These Hats are all Finger-Knitted as part of 'The Forage Finger Knitting Project' which we set up in Northern India (see below).
Each hat is totally unique - they have all been made with love and laughter and it really shows!
Each beautiful, colourful hat comes with a tag attached with the name of the woman who finger-knitted it and a full colour leaflet with information on the project and photographs of the women we worked with this year - so you can see exactly who made your hat!
We have decided to name our hats in this collection after the women in our finger-knitting team.
To choose your colour select the name of the hat from the drop-down list.
The 'Forage finger-knitted' project was set up in 2008, with the aim to encourage confidence and personal empowerment through financial independence for unemployed women in rural communities in Northern India.
The concept is simple; armed with bags of wool, we organise free, finger-knitting workshops in poorer communities, where local women are invited to come and learn how to make our hats. At the end of each session, they get paid for each hat they have made.
Finger-knitting is a technique of knots and loops, similar to crocheting but using no needles or tools, and the beautiful hand-spun wool we use is sourced from a small village shop in the Himalayas.
By contacting people directly to make our hats, we can offer work to people who really need it.
Whilst having fun and learning a new skill which they can use in the future, these women also have the chance to bring some much needed money into the household.
One size Handmade using hand-spun wool Each hat is unique Warm and cosy to wear Comes with full colour leaflet about our project
Bury your nose in the wool and you can still detect traces of the charcoal fires they were sitting round as they knitted the hats!
Made with the same soft, cotton jersey as our Hoop Scarves, these Wrist Warmers are the perfect accessory to match your Hoop Scarf! Elbow length and light enough to sit comfortably inside the sleeves of your clothing, sure to keep out that winter chill...
Handmade using cotton jersey
Same material as our Hoop Scarves
Elbow length with thumb holes
Warm and soft against skin
Available in six different colours: äó¢ Blackäó¢ Brownäó¢ Plumäó¢ Turquoiseäó¢ Claretäó¢ Boudoir Red
Hoop Scarves - Plain - 8 colours
Beautiful and versitile; the Hoop Scarf is an accessory with a difference! Made of the softest cotton jersey, these hoop scarves will keep you toasty warm through the winter months, while still feeling smooth and soft around your neck.
As the seasons change, so can your scarf: Wrap it round your neck as a scarf, round your shoulders as a shrug or snood, or over your head as a cowl. Get creative - add a belt and a broach and it becomes a halterneck dress, or tie a knot in the side and it's a sarong!
One size Handmade using the softest cotton jersey Versatile: wear as a dress, scarf, sarong, shrug or more! Warm and smooth against skin
Available in 2 materials:
Light & soft: a silkier more flowing cotton blend jersey
Heavier Jersey: a thicker, springier cotton blend jersey
You'll love your Hoop Scarf so much, you won't want to take it off!
Reversible Lace Hoop Scarves - 5 colours
Beautiful and versatile! The Hoop Scarf in an accessory with a difference!
Made of the softest cotton jersey, these hoop scarves will keep you toasty warm through the winter months, while still feeling smooth and soft around your neck.
You'll love your Hoop Scarf so much, you wont want to take it off! As the seasons change, so can your scarf! Wrap it round your neck as a scarf, round your shoulders as a shrug or snood, or over your head as a cowl. Get creative - add a belt and a broach and it becomes a halterneck dress, or tie a knot in the side and it's a sarong.
Made with soft cotton jersey, with a delicate lace lining.
Colours: Black Claret red Green Turquoise Boudoir red
*Matching wrist warmers available!
For other colours, fabrics & designs look at our "simply plain", "chiffon" and "striking patterns" ranges
Lace Wrist Warmers - 5 Colours
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Lace Wristwarmers: 5 colours
These wristwarmers are made with the same, soft cotton jersey as our Lace Hoop Scarves,
Elbow- length and light enough to sit comfortably inside the sleeves of your clothing, making them sure to keep out that winter chill.
Fantastic on their own, these wrist warmers are also the perfect accessory to match your Hoop Scarf.
Available in Black, Green, Claret red, Boudoir red and Turquoise.
Leather Wrist Warmers: faux sheepskin
These wrist warmers are handmade with high quality Nubuck leather, and a
faux sheepskin trim & lining.
Ultra thick and warm , these sturdy gloves are going to keep you toasty.
A chunky brass zip runs down the inner wrist to adjust size.
Last few in stock, reduced to clear
Leather Clip Scarf
We can't tell you how excited we are about our leather Clip Scarf!
Made using superior nubuck leather, with a luxuriant faux fur lining these scarves will stand out a mile!
The scarf is adjustable in size and clips shut with a heavy antique brass clip on a series of brass rings, stitched on with a strip of nubuck.
▲••• One size, fully adjustable ▲••• Handmade using Nubuck Leather and Faux Fur ▲••• Versatile design ▲••• Clips shut with heavy antique brass rings ▲••• Wear with fur on the inside or the outside ▲••• Available in four different styles/colours:
Wildcat (main picture): dark brown leather with short beige faux fur
Lynx: lighter brown leather with light brown/blonde faux fur
Wolf: dark brown/black leather with a very dark brown/blackish faux fur
Arctic Fox: black leather with white/grey faux fur **
** As leather is a natural product there are variations in colour and texture. While the faux fur on our scarves and wrist warmers will be uniform, the colour of the leather may vary slightly.
Can be paired with our exquisite matching wrist warmers!