Albatross Chick Hats for Sale

Albatross Chick Hats for Sale

When I first made TrossHat it hadn’t occurred to me that other people would be interested in having one as well, but I’ve had a number of requests and am now doing my best to make a small number of albatross chick hats for those interested in purchasing one.

I knit each hat from two yarns: a super-bulky wool/acrylic blend and polyester eyelash-style yarn. The super-bulky yarn gives the hat shape and the eyelash yarn gives it fluff. After I’ve knit the body of the hat and wings and sewn the latter into place I make the face and feet with a combination of felting techniques. The face and feet are attached with pin backs so that they can be removed if the hat needs a wash.

The hats are one-size-fits-most. I haven’t made a child-size pattern yet. The current hats are suitable for adults to wear. Due to small pieces (button eyes, pin backs) I do not recommend these hats for small children. If you are interested in a child-size hat with sewn on felt elements and embroidered eyes please let me know! I’m considering working up an appropriate pattern.

The nitty gritty:

$155 US plus shipping and handling per hat

Orders will be completed as I am able. Due to the time required to make each hat I can’t guarantee quick delivery.

If you would like to order a hat or have any questions please contact me through my contact page on this site or through Twitter (@rownsmith).

Thank you!

knitting needles and yarn
The beginning of knitting a TrossHat
The face is backed with two lapel pins, one behind each eye. These keep the face firmly in place.
The face is backed with two lapel pins, one behind each eye. These keep the face firmly in place.
Partially finished felt elements (face and beak) tested for fit on hat.
The felt elements are tested for scale on the hat.
Each foot is attached to the hat with a brooch-style pin.
Each foot is attached to the hat with a brooch-style pin.
TrossHat is indeed warm. The brim flips up to reveal the feet.
TrossHat is indeed warm. The brim flips up to reveal the feet.
When your albatross chick hat isn't on your head s/he can keep you company sitting on display. Lei, visor and cold beverage optional.
When your albatross chick hat isn’t on your head s/he can keep you company sitting on display. Lei, visor and cold beverage optional.

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