I don’t know why I was born with a desire to wear hats, but with a head that mocks my wish. I just don’t look good in hats. And to make matters worse, I sell hats. Nice alpaca hats that I love on other people. They’re comfy, colorful, soft, knit, crocheted and embroidered. They’re made from baby and superfine fleeces that my customers wear and love. Heck, they email me photos of themselves in Sirius Alpacas’ hats, thanking me for finding a hat that they enjoy wearing.
The closest I come to looking OK in a hat is wearing a baseball cap. So, when I saw this alpaca knit visor cable cap, I thought I’d found the perfect hybrid. Here is an alpaca hat that looks a little like a baseball cap. And, it’s warm and has a cute brim. It’s got that buttery soft alpaca feel and it’s knit in a patterned design that looks cabled, but is really simply a knit-and-purl trick. And, it works well casually as well as dressy. What’s not to like?
I love it.
When I tried it on, I thought of my sister, Kelly. She’s a hat wearer and looks good in nearly anything she tops her head with. She teaches Zumba and usually wears a visor cap during most of her classes. She tried on this new alpaca hat and as you can see in these photos, she looks good in it.
By the way, probably the one thing this alpaca hat is not good for is doing Zumba, an activity that causes dancers to shake and shimmy so much that they usually start removing their warm-up jackets and sweatshirts about 5 minutes into their session. As much as I like to extol the virtues of alpaca fiber for nearly any activity, I can’t really get excited about wearing it in a gym – or on a beach for that matter.
But for chilly weather walks, skiing, waiting for the bus or simply looking casually chic as you amble about town on errands, Sirius Alpacas’ visor cable cap is a fantastic alpaca hat.
By the way, my favorite alpaca hat is a homemade one-of-a-kind needle felted monster hat that’s not for sale.
Sirius Alpacas is a family farm in Chardon, Ohio that raises and boards alpacas for fun, therapy and profit. The farm uses its fleeces in the production of high-quality yarns and felted goods.
Sirius Alpacas also imports fair-trade Andean items including socks, scarves, hats, gloves, sweaters and more from Peru and Bolivia, offering the style and culture of South American goods while helping the farmers, artists and craftsmen of that region. Lori Weber, co-owner of Sirius Alpacas, is the creator and writer of this alpaca blog. You may reach her at email@example.com.