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Donegal Tweed Wool Patchwork Walking Hat

Price: $75.00

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Weather-resistant and extremely durable, Donegal wool tweed has long been one of the world's highest quality fabrics and a symbol of the Irish county where it is made. This tweed hat with a removable pheasant feather tucked in the band is a timeless way to protect against wind and weather. A patchwork of herringbone and houndstooth reflects the area's quilting traditions and retains the tailored look of a bygone age.


Made in Ireland. Wool, with poly lining and inner cotton sweatband. Each hat is unique and patterns will vary.


In the shadow of the Bluestack Mountains in northwestern Ireland, the town of Donegal has been renowned for its handwoven wool tweed for generations. A skilled weaver, working at a bench loom, could make up to 30 yards of fabric in a day, using home-raised wool that was often dyed using natural and local materials including moss, yellow gorse, and blackberries.


Today the town's largest manufacturer of wool tweed is the Magee, Molloy & McNutt factory, which presides over Donegal's town center in a large redbrick building. The fabric is prized by the largest international fashion houses as well as tourists looking for an authentic piece of highest quality Irish artisanry. About 25 local craftsmen still work on hand looms in their homes, filling the demand for the bespoke look of a well-tailored tweed suit or cap.


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Donegal Tweed Wool Patchwork Walking Hat
 
3.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Stylish (6)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Not adjustable (4)
  • Poor fit (4)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (8)
  • Travel (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      56% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (8), Practical (7), Comfort-oriented (5), Stylish (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5), Yes (4)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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5.0

Great Hat. So happy I found it.

By Brown eyes

from Little Rock, AR

About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Not Adjustable

Best Uses

  • Casual Wear
  • Commuting
  • Travel

Comments about Donegal Tweed Wool Patchwork Walking Hat:

This was a gift. The person I gave it too is absolutely elated with this hat. Gets compliments everytime he wears it. Very good buy.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

I would recommend this product

By Bernard

from Québec

About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish, Trendy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear

    Comments about Donegal Tweed Wool Patchwork Walking Hat:

    The hat is useful in any circumstance

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    A Hat of Many Colors

    By Hat Lady

    from Syracuse, NY

    About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Travel

      Comments about Donegal Tweed Wool Patchwork Walking Hat:

      I have several very well made hats (including two Tilleys) and this one is right up there. The patchwork is done very nicely and the hat is well formed and seems very durable. I live in the snow belt and this hat is nice and cozy. I feel this hat is good for being out and about town, but probably would not recommend it for anything athletic. I like patchwork and the bright colors in the photograph are what attracted me. There was even a review online complaining about how brassy the colors were, which encouraged me. However, I have to say I was a little disappointed that the hat I received is mostly browns and deep blues, but I am still very happy with it. Also, I measured my head and went by the measurements list on this site and the hat fits wonderfully. I my experience, almost every high quality hat manufacturer has their own sizing guidelines, and suggest a buyer always check first.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Donegal Tweed Hat

      By futuretraveler

      from Dallas, Tx

      About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Adjustable
      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Travel

      Comments about Donegal Tweed Wool Patchwork Walking Hat:

      Like this hat even though it is still a bit big despite ordering the smallest size. I'll still use it not y'alls fault I have a small head.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Disappointing.

      By Timbo

      from Mpls, MN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Fit

        Best Uses

          Comments about Donegal Tweed Wool Patchwork Walking Hat:

          Hat is made incredibly large. Also, very bright/brassy looking, rather than the softer, more subtle tones shown in the catalog. Sent it back, since I would NOT be wearing that thing.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels full size too big
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Rich fabric, great look & fabulous fit

          By The Hawaiian

          from Honolulu

          About Me Casual

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear

            Comments about Donegal Tweed Wool Patchwork Walking Hat:

            Fits just as the measurement guide suggests. The materials and workmanship feels very sturdy and the overall design is really quite cute!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            cool hat but had to return

            By dalemary

            from Nebraska

            About Me Casual, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Poor Fit

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear

            Comments about Donegal Tweed Wool Patchwork Walking Hat:

            cool hat but oversized. All my other hats are Large, but this in Large size was much too large. Loved the look but had to return it. Afraid that if I reordered in medium it would be too small. The shipping to return and reorder and possibly have to return again would total to as much as the hat cost itself. So I guess no hat for me. It really is a nice product but just don't fit right

            • Sizing:
            • Feels full size too big
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            I would have loved to keep this hat BUT

            By dalemary

            from Nebraska

            About Me Casual, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Not Adjustable
            • Poor Fit

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear

            Comments about Donegal Tweed Wool Patchwork Walking Hat:

            Had to return hat, every other hat I have is a large, but his large was way too large, at least a half size if not more. Would like to order it again but worried the medium would be too small and paying postage both ways on two hats would amount to $52+. So guess I admire it in the catalog.
            Also wish it were available with concealed ear flaps.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too big
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            My husband loves this hat!

            By Doug the Pharmacist

            from Washington State

            About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Not Adjustable

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Commuting
            • Evening
            • Travel

            Comments about Donegal Tweed Wool Patchwork Walking Hat:

            My husband lost his hair from chemotherapy and now he looks healthy when he wears this hat outside in our cold weather. People comment on how much they like his hat, too.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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