"Your work is splendid, creative, and joyful! Thanks
so much!" L.F., customer email
have only one rule here - and it's to have fun.
are hand-made, hand-dyed freeform wool hats .. with character!
They are quite lightweight, airy, flexible, comfortable, and
soft, with a lovely pebbled texture and beautiful colors.
start with white scraps and odd pieces of a 100% USA Wool
felt-like material, recycled from the small Taos "woolworks"
that makes it for a different product. I hand dye the scraps
and then create freeform, original designs that are suggested
by the shapes of the scraps themselves; I love to find expressions
are very warm, but they "breathe" and never get
hot and sweaty or clingy like polyester fleece hats can. Many
folks have told me that they are the most comfortable hats
they have ever owned...and they come back for more.
tho I have some general styles, no patterns are used in the
making of these hats; every one is individually designed and
hand-made. And many can be folded and worn in different shapes
and styles. They have no "front" or "back",
wear them any which way! Each one seems made for someone before
I even know who it is, and people know it when they try it
on - this one is for them!
HeadSpins come in roughly Small (approx 21" head diameter),
Medium (approx 22"), or Large (approx 23"); because
these hats rest gently on the head, more precise sizing is
generally not needed. But of course special requests and alterations
are cheerfully provided when possible.
What happens in the dye pots. For me this is the inspiration
of the moment. Tell me a range you like, and I will show you
what i have!
"Flippy-hat" style has a soft, folded over brim,
often with pointed ends and little tails. Brimless hats tend
to be a pillbox shape and often are appliqued in layers. All
other hats are- whatever they are. Of course I will happily
provide email images of whatever I have on hand (or should
that be On Head?) at any time, and I will take custom orders.
Email me with your interests!
100% USA Wool needlepunched felt-like fabric (sometimes with
beads, handspuns, and other additions). These are quite easy-care;
they do not shrink, fade, or bleed, and can be handwashed
in lukewarm water and simply set out to dry, or turned inside
out and tumbled in dryer. They can be steam-ironed to return
their shape... or to find a new one!
and exchanges: are available within reason; of course it's
got to be Right for you!
methods: I take PayPal,VISA/Mastercard, and personal checks.
Info: Please contact
me for ordering and payment details.