NINAKURU hand-shaped wool hats are lovingly crafted in collaboration with our South American partner millinery, family owned and operated for over 80 years. Our wool hats are individually shaped by hand using an artisanal “blocking” process, which uses steam and water to mold the wool over handmade wooden hat blocks, or molds. We spend several weeks in South America carefully selecting our wool and color palettes for each season, and work side-by-side with our team of artisans pre-shaping our hats and preparing them for their journey to our studio in Ojai, California. Once the hats arrive in Ojai, we complete the shaping, and design and adorn them to be distributed to our boutique partners and customers around the world.
The Carmelita hand-shaped wool hat is part of the NINAKURU exclusive collection. Adorned with nothing more than two fun and flirtatious abundant cotton pompoms with beaded necks, the Carmelita offers a touch of femininity and is incredibly easy to style up or down. Made with ethically sourced, 100% virgin wool, it is semi-firm and delivered with a flat brim that can be shaped and molded at home with steam, if desired. The Carmelita’s long brim offers optimal sun protection and style, and the raw cut edge on all our wool hat brims highlights the wool’s beautiful thickness for a minimalistic, clean finish.
- Hand shaped
- Ethically sourced, 100% virgin wool
- Handmade cotton tassels with variegated beads
- Leather interior sweatband
- Long brim | 8-9 cm
- Crown height | 10 – 10.5 cm