Direct from the peaceful snow-dusted woods of Vermont, we’ve discovered Sky Like Snow hats, woolly and wearable art that knits beauty and warmth into one perfect package. Unique and whisper-soft, each of these hats is individually crafted by Hannah Regier a knitwear angel devoted to doing what she loves.
“Making art and adding beauty” is how she sees her one-of-a-kind creations. Each knit hat is individual and stunning in its own way.
“I am really in love with the idea that dyes can paint their own landscapes and yarn can knit its own story,” Hannah explains. “I’m just here to bring them together and add a bit of order and direction.”
These small-scale, fine-art garments are created with luxury-spun, ultra-fine sheep wool and alpaca fibers. She knits exceptionally soft yarn in very limited edition runs, usually five, rendering each hat a true fashion heirloom.
Hand painted with natural dyes grown and foraged by the artist, it begins with growing plants in her gardens or foraging from the Vermont woods: leaves, flowers, mushrooms, lichen, bark and roots are painstakingly gathered to produce stunning all-natural dyes. The wool is collected from a selection of local sheep and alpaca farms.
“I know it’s funny but I do know most of the sheep I work with! Otis is my favorite, he has a super soft, pleasant personality and his wool does too.”
We’re wearing our Sky Like snow headwear from the bright lights of the city, straight onto the snowy hills of Aspen and starlit sleigh-rides through the Alps. The fine luxury fibres deliver the ultimate warmth. And when form and function meet beauty, such singular creations cannot be loved enough.
$195 includes shipping
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Plumes of flower-power orange (dyed with coreopsis blossoms) send good vibes out to a crazy world. And the comforting comfrey-dyed interior may calm your internal unrest..
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Fiber: New England sourced and spun 60% alpaca/40% superfine wool
Exterior dyes: Coreopsis blossoms, red-gilled cort mushroom, umbilicaria lichen
Interior dye: Comfrey leaves (khaki)