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 Walnut Creek handmade wool hat is one of our top style picks for 2020. This ethically sourced, 100% virgin wool hat features a dusty pink vintage French grosgrain ribbon wrapped with blush pink handmade glass beads and brass nugget highlights. A raw cut edge on our wool hat brims highlights the wool’s beautiful thickness for a minimalistic, clean finish. Topped with a soft tassel made from hand-dyed, hand-spun wool, and its long brim offering optimal sun protection and style, the Walnut Creek offers a bold statement with quiet and unassuming elegance.
- Hand shaped
- Cruelty free wool
- Vintage grosgrain ribbon with variegated beads
- Hand-spun wool tassel with gold caps
- Leather interior sweatband
- Long brim | 8-9 cm
- Crown height | 10 – 10.5 cm