Handmade Hats+Natural Hair=Your Own Distinctive Style

Natural hair and hats always seem to compliment one another.  You can make a statement without having to utter one single word.  This past winter, I was introduced to handmade hats and have been hopelessly hooked ever since.  Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for?  Have a hat custom ordered to the style and color you desire.  Check each artist’s Etsy shop for individual shop profiles and information regarding custom orders.  

The following Etsy fiber artists are highly skilled and have created some of the most beautiful head and neck accessories I’ve seen to date.  Mature Natural would rock every one of ’em in a heartbeat!  

KNOTTY LOOP CREATIONS   These glossy pics look like they’re straight out of a high-profile fashion magazine.  I’ve discovered that Knotty Loop Creations owns a unique twist on “the hat set”; the scarflette is just as classy as the hat itself.  Either one can be easily worn alone or together.  How about that for versatility and getting your money’s worth?  Classy + Chic = Classy Chic.

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  1. Valentine, $45.00 – Fiery Red Hat and Scarf set.  Scarf is 55 inches long and done in a spiraling fashion.  Can be draped or wrapped.  Hat is one size fits all.
  2. Robin Neckwarmer Set, $40.00 – Hat and neck warmer set provides perfect mix of sass with class.  Set is designed with style in a wonderful light blue and cream yarn.
  3. Winters Warmth, $45.00 – The cap and neckwarmer are done in a mink brown and grey combo. They are crocheted with in an acrylic/wool blend.
  4. Retro-Active, $48.00  – This set is designed with a retro feel in wonderful chocolate and aqua combo.  Hat is great for anyone wearing locks as it expands a bit to fit.
  5. Camouflage Cap, $30.00 – This cap is hand crocheted in a super soft medium worsted yarn.  This medium weight hat is easy care in 100% acrylic.
  6. Honey Cocoa Neckwarmer, $15.00 – This neckwarmer is crocheted in a wonder nylon/acrylic/wool blend.  Mink brown & honey gold with simple wood buttons.

BUTTA.FLY WEARS (aka b.flywears) – Located in Anchorage, Alaska, I believe this sista knows a thing or two about keeping warm.  Can’t help but drool over the colorful designs and texture of Butta.Fly Wears’ neckwarmers.  They look so warm and toasty.  Got medium-to-long locs or a fluffy halo of hair?  She has hats that are definitely and fashionably roomy enough for those of us with big and long hair.  Also check out Butta.Fly Wears blog at butta.flywears.  Textured + Hipness= Textured Hipness.

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  1. Mandara-Fuschia, $35.00 – Crocheted skullcap with a big, beautiful flower accent on the side. The flower is not detachable.  Made with 100% acrylic yarn.
  2. Gold & Camo Crown, $30.00 – Crochet dread crown made with gold & camouflage acrylic.  The crown will hold medium to long locks.
  3. The Mean Green Scarf, $32.00 – A mix of celery, grannysmith, dark khaki, and brown yarns (wool-mohair blend).  Guaranteed to keep you warm.
  4. Alaskan Sunset Neckwarmer, $38.00.  This neckwarmer is made with 100% wool yarns. It will definitely keep your neck & ears toasty on those cold winter days.
  5. Technicolor Dream Cycles Crown, $30.00 – Dread crown is made with 100% acrylic yarns.  This crown will hold medium to long locks.
  6. Camouflage Neckwarmer, $38.00 – This neckwarmer is made with 100% wool yarns.  It will definitely keep your neck & ears toasty on those cold winter days.

RAIMBOW TREE – Raimbow Tree’s intricately felted flower designs and wool headbands are amazing.  I’ve never seen fine art on a headband……until now.  It would be impossible to have a “bad hair day” while wearing one of these.  Raimbow Tree also used some of the most beautiful, colorful yarns I’ve ever seen, hand-dyed and handspun courtesty of  Knitty Dirty Girl Etsy ShopFunky + Elegance = Funky Elegance.

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  1. Multicolored Crocheted Natural Fiber Dreadlock Headband, $39.00 -Crocheted free-hand from a number of gorgeous handspun and hand-dyed wool yarns, organic cotton, recycled sari silk, and banana fiber yarns.
  2. White Lotus Flower Felted Wool Headband, $34.00 – Beautiful olive green band.  The Lotus flower has two layers of fluffy white petals from wool and mohair with a vintage button. Headband features two long felted ties you tie up or let dangle down your back.
  3. Ginger Red Roses Felted Wood Headband, $28.00 – Band crocheted from silky wool/ mohair yarn.  Band is a light brown color with a creamy-orange border.  The flowers have been needle felted on.  It secures around your head with two long felted ties.
  4. Special Edition Red Poppy Felted Headband with Sparkle, $33.00 – Red Poppy is felted wool and mohair.  The band crocheted from dyed wool yarn.  The colors are different shades of rich reds, warm pinks and subtle coppers.
  5. Spice Scarflette Crocheted from Handspun/Hand-dyed Yarn, $48.00 –  Shades of mustard, cinnamon, curry, chili, ginger, and cumin all intertwined in this chunky, thin weight yarn.  A big wooden vintage button and some decorative crochet stitching in shades of mustard.
  6. Ultrawarm & Cozy Felted Wool Headband with Elegant Red Poppy, $40.00 – This headband is excellent for a chilly fall or winter day.   Crocheted from 100% wool yarn.  Dark olive band with red felted wool poppy.

3 responses to this post.

  1. WOW!! I love it! All these artists are great and what awesome picks 😉 Thanks so much for including me in this!


  2. these wool felted headbands from raimbow tree are GORGEOUS! what beautiful work. and what AMAZING yarn from knittydirtygirl, too! wow…both are true artists!


  3. Posted by Classynapps on February 3, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    WOW I am a hat ADDICT ok and when I went natural I thought “oh, well no more hats” and I was ok with that becasue I love my natural hair but this is FLY OMG. These are some very classy, and very fine hats. Thanks for posting.


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