Visit CCM Hats at the 2016 LNHC Fair

Hey, what are you up to next Saturday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Aug. 14?


The LNHC Fair is the oldest in the nation, 83 years & still going strong!

Please allow me to tempt you to visit scenic Newbury, New Hampshire for 9 days of mingling with most beautiful, functional, locally-made fine craft along with the folks who make it…

NH fiber artist, Laura Chowanski at the 74th LNHC Fair, sporting her 2nd CCM felt hat!

Imagine, if you will: 8 big white tents nestled along the slopes of beautiful Mount Sunapee, full to bursting with the handmade work of over 200 League of NH Craftsmen juried in wood, clay, glass, metal & fiber.

Plus! You can enjoy hands-on workshops, demonstrations, exhibits, tours, a sculpture garden, live music and even ride the ski lift for a spectacular view of the surrounding Lakes Region.

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's fiber artist, Carrie Cahill Mulligan takes a ride on the chair lift at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH during the Annual Craftsmen's Fair.

I love the view of the Lakes Region from the lift!

I am honored once again to share my Heirloom Handknit Hats with fairgoers who visit Tent 8, Booth 808 at the 2016 LNHC Annual Craftsmen’s Fair. I’ll be there 10am – 5pm, rain or shine… I hope you’ll come say hello!


Mark your calendar: the LNHC Fair begins the 1st Saturday of August every year!


NH Open Doors 2013

After weeks of unseasonably warm temperatures, the weather over the past weekend finally turned towards autumn just in time for the statewide 2013 NH Open Doors event.

Felt hat maker, Carrie Cahill Mulligan's house in Canaan, New Hampshire, ready for the 2013 NH Open Doors event.

Custom felt hats available at 693 Canaan Street, Canaan, NH 03741.

This year, I had a real mix of visitors: friends, neighbors (a few whom I’d never met!), some in-state folks finally cashing in a holiday gift certificate, and several intrepid travelers from out-of-state, too.

I love having people over to my hat studio. There’s something wonderful about sharing where my hats are made. And folks love seeing all the different types & colors of yarn in their natural setting.

Thanks so much to everyone who managed a visit. If you couldn’t make it this past weekend, you can always contact me to arrange your own personal road trip to Canaan.

Of Road Trips and Gift Certificates

Recently, my hat studio had the good fortune of being the final destination for a birthday party road trip taken by 4 friends from Milford, NH. This is their story, in their words:

Mary Albina, Shelly Ciccone, Liz Michaud & Janet Smithe try on hats in my Canaan studio... let the frenzy begin!

Mary, Shelley, Liz & Janet trying on hats in my Canaan studio… let the frenzy begin!

“Carrie’s hats are warm, beautiful and unique. We first fell in love with them for ourselves at the League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair at Mount Sunapee and then found they make wonderful gifts, especially when coupled with a journey to CCM’s warm and cozy hat studio in Canaan.”

Liz Michaud & I work on designing her custom embroidered hat in my studio in Canaan, New Hampshire

Liz Michaud & I work on designing her custom embroidered hat in my studio.

Viola! Liz Michaud's custom Leaf & Vine embroidered felt hat is finished.

Viola! Liz’s custom Leaf & Vine embroidered felt hat is completed.

“It’s well worth the visit to enjoy Carrie’s hospitality, while trying on a variety of beautiful hats and sifting through bins of colorful yarn and ribbon to customize your CCM original.”

After much searching, 4 hats found their perfect homes!

After much searching, 4 hats found their perfect homes!

Warning….Carrie’s hats can become an addiction and a hat intervention may be required :). All our best, the Rocking Hot Hat Mamas from Milford”

Milford friends on a road trip to hat heaven ends successfully with new hats for everyone.

Contact me if you’d like a gift certificate or to arrange a trip to my hat studio!