About Me

I’m a park-ranger-turned-fiber-artist, out to save the world, one felt hat at a time.

Felt hat fiber artist, Carrie Cahill Mulligan dances wildly on the banks of the McKinley River, hoping to fend off hypothermia while hiking in Denali National Park, Alaska, in early September, 2002.

Dancing in my felt hat to avoid hypothermia on the McKinley River Bar Trail, Alaska, 2002.

Born in Canada and raised in northern California, my life changed forever when I ventured to Alaska for a summer job in 1991.   

Picking blueberries at Wonder Lake, Denali Park, Alaska, September 2002.

Picking blueberries at Wonder Lake, Alaska, September 2002.

Crowberry Craftworks, the 1st fiberarts business of Carrie Cahill Mulligan of Healy, Alaska

Art by Jean Balay

After canning salmon in Bristol Bay, I went to Denali National Park, where I waited tables on my way to volunteering at the NPS Backcountry Desk, entering data for the bear biologists, and running dogs for the Denali Park Sled Dog Kennels.

Eventually, I landed a seasonal job as a Park Naturalist, leading hikes and giving slide shows.  

With the long winters providing plenty of motivation and ample opportunity, I began to knit and sell my felt hats under the business name, “Crowberry Craftworks.”

Although we loved Alaska, my husband & I returned to his home state of New Hampshire to follow our artist dreams.

I’ve been a proud member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen since we moved to Canaan in 2004, where I enjoy growing (some of) our own food & playing with our dog.

If you like, read on to learn more about my felt hats, check out various felt hat styles & prices, or discover 25 Random Things About Me.

And for the truly adventurous, a little banjo ditty for you:

4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Carrie,
    I just don’t know why I looked you up but I just remember you as someone very special. Love your hats and creativity. I returned to UCSD in 2006 and oversee the orientation programs at ERC.


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