A delightfully soft beanie hand crocheted in finest quality pure 100% alpaca wool. It will keep your ears lovely and warm. It features a beautiful 'star' pattern and this pattern gives it a soft, squidgy feel. Alpaca is four times warmer than lambswool and it doesn't pill (bobble), so you will find this hat looks good for ages. Choose from 9 popular colours, all ready to dispatch immediately. You will find this hat gets softer and softer as you use it! You won't need to wash it often as the properties of the natural fibre repel dirt and moisture. When you do wash it, hand wash in warmish (about 30 degrees) water with delicate detergent or shampoo and it will wash brilliantly and stay like new. Do not tumble dry, just lie flat to dry. This will quickly become your favourite beanie to pull on when it's chilly outside! Treat yourself to a touch of luxury for the cold winter months. Our hats are all washed and pressed so they will reach you in perfect condition. One size. They are slightly stretchy so will fit all head sizes. Mamacha produces luxury alpaca knitwear for men and women designed in England and lovingly hand made by expert knitters in Peru. In 2008 we began working with a women's co-operative on the outskirts of Lima with the aim of providing employment for struggling families. We discovered some fantastic knitters with incredible skills, who needed a little help designing and marketing knitwear, and that is how our story began. You can enjoy your purchase in the knowledge you have made a difference to a family in Lima. Your purchase will have a tag featuring the name of the knitter and an outline of our work in Peru, bringing you a little closer to the maker of your new purchase! All of our 100% alpaca products are made using top quality, truly luxurious alpaca fibre which we source from the highly regarded Peruvian manufacturer 'Michell'. It is known for its softness, superior warmth, lightweightedness and durability - it will last much longer than synthetic fibres. We have some gorgeous hats, snoods, shawls, gloves, socks, slippers, legwarmers, as well as jumpers and ponchos. We'd love you to take a look around our shop!