It’s High Time For Hats

It's High Time For Hats - Man wearing wool beanieBeing a bald man means the first thing I reach for when the weather turns cold is my hat. Funnily enough it’s also the first thing I reach for when it gets warm and sunny too!  It turns out that having no hair means you can have a whole new range of practical hippie accessories.

Not just me who loves hats though as of course the ladies love donning nice funky head gear in various weather too. They really are a great piece of hippy clothing and this is exactly why it’s high time for hats.

Hippy Headgear

Hats are great! They add style and colour while at the same time providing much needed warmth on a cold day. Or, some face shade from the sun on a scorcher.It's High Time For Hats - Welsh Mountain HippyI must confess I have always been a big fan of hooded wool jackets rather than hats. Its not that I don’t like them, it’s just that I like a nice big hood that’s fleece lined and great for putting up over your head in the cold. The bigger the hood the better in my opinion as it keeps your whole head warm including the back of your neck.

Hoods aren’t for everyone and I well know that there are many men and women out there who just don’t like hoods. For these hippy folk, hats are the way forward.

The great thing about hippie clothing is you will never find a lack of hats to perch on your head.  The Nepalese are masters of the wool hat. Whether it’s one of those over the ear hats or a fun and funky bobble hat these guys have got the knitted wool hat down to a fine art.  One of our most popular is our wool and recycled silk  dreadlock hats.  These beauties are perfect for anyone wanting the dreaded look but without all the hassle of looking after real dreads.  Each hat is made from a mix of wool and recycled silk really making a unique fun and funky hat that also helps keep you nice and warm. And of course, in true hippy style they are all nice and colourful!

So Many Hats

Time For Hats - Cotton HatsWe have just come back from a weekend in North Wales and boy do you need a hat when you are walking through those mountains.  The scenery is outstanding but it does get a little nippy.  I decided to go with one of our new wool beanie hats.  These hats are made from a lovely warm wool that has a nice fleece lining to help you stay warm. The hat sits snugly over my ears and provided instant relief from the cold winds.  I found that due to the stretchy material I could also shape the back of the hat folding it over itself so it didn’t sit high in the air.

When it comes to winter hats I always go with wool however I have noticed that quite a lot of people still like going for cotton hats.  Lets face it whether the hat is made from cotton or wool it is still really going to help with the cold.  One style that seems to be popular is our Thai rim hats. These great summer hats also provide a great layer of warmth in the winter months and they come in some very bright and funky colours. The cotton lining helps make the hat feel more comfortable and also helps by adding that extra layer.  Probably more suited to a night out on the town instead of a walk in the mountains though.

I have heard that some folk feel that hats can be a little stuffy and for some, uncomfortable. For these lovelies we have a great range of headbands.They remind me of the ones that you see on tv that the skiers wear…. It’s surprising how warm a headband can be! It’s time for hats and headbands folks…

Why Hats?

For me, I know that as soon as my head is covered I feel instantly warmer.  I find that when my head is covered I am much warmer. Could be making up for the lack of hair?!?!?!
I get that warm that at the weekend I was walking around with as short sleeve top on. Now, whether this was just me being  warm or stupid, I have no clue. Your guess is as good as mine – the jury is still out on that one. One thing that I can say for certain that come rain of shine, a hippy hat truly is a wonderful accessory for the ladies and the gents.

So whether taking a walk up a Welsh mountain or just taking the dog for a walk we have something to match every outfit.  Weddings and every other occasions are covered. We’ve got our back, well head actually but you know what I mean…. So folks, as you can see, every day means that it’s high time for hats!