A Warm Felt Hat for a Cold, Snowy Winter

Do you remember my LNHC colleague, glass artist, Wendy Besett?

She recently posted this lovely photo to my Heirloom Handknit Hats Facebook page with the following note:

Vermont glass artist, Wendy Besett, caught wearing her favorite winter hat, a Carrie Cahill Mulligan original hand-knitted felt, with freehand spiral embroidery/

Vermont glass artist, Wendy Besett, caught wearing her favorite winter hat.

“More than a foot of white, powdery love today. Snowy and blowy, but my head didn’t mind it a bit! Thanks Carrie!”

Thank you, Wendy. You sure wear it well!

Anyone else out there braving the Winter of Endless Snow comfortably in a CCM knitted felt hat? I’d love to hear from you…

“Exquisite & Practical” – CCM Hat Testimonial from Wendy Besett

“If you’re just stumbling upon this site, let me tell you something…

Vermont glass artist, Wendy Besett wearing her latest CCM felt hat with dragonfly embroidery.

Glass artist, Wendy Besett wearing her latest CCM felt hat with dragonfly embroidery.

Carrie’s craft is distilled with skill and has integrity visible from miles away. Each stitch of her hats represents perfection.

I own three of her hats (so far!). They are practical for life here in Northern Vermont, yet provide just the touch of understated elegance I like. They wear so well that my seven-year-old hat looks as fresh as the one I just bought.

Glass artist, Wendy Besett, of Hardwick, VT in her latest Carrie Cahill Mulligan felt hat, with dragonfly embroidery.

Wendy Besett in her latest CCM felt hat, with dragonfly embroidery.

Carrie offers her basic hats ripe for personalized embellishment that suit individual styles–always perfect for each wearer!

At the nine-day craft fair we work together each August, I see many women (and men) wearing her signature hats—each so perfect a fit for that particular human that it seems a part of them.

Glass artist, Wendy Besett of Hardwick, VT, camped out asleep at a fall craft show in her CCM felt hat.

Wendy Besett sleeping cozily at a fall craft show in her CCM felt hat.

I love hats and have assembled a largish collection: vintage hats inherited from my great-aunt, hats I’ve traded our hand-blown glass for with contemporary hatters and many made of fleece.

Vermont Glass Artist, Wendy Besett sports a CCM felt hat with Spiral Vine embroidery.

Since getting my first one, I wear no hats but hers, and whether it is winter sports, doing errands in town, or at a fancy-pants craft fair in urban America, Carrie’s hats always get compliments.

Buy a hat birthed from the exuberance of this woman’s soul and, like me, you may feel beautiful, inside and out.

Exquisite & practical, Carrie’s hats are truly ‘art to wear for every head.'”