The Cwtch is a quintessential bobble hat. It’s constructed of 50% Merino wool and 50% acrylic. The acrylic keeps it durable and a lighter weight, while the Merino wool is naturally odour resistant. Now, nobody can call you “smelly head”. Even if you’re a stranger to the washing machine.
When the Cwtch Beanie bobbled its way into Alpkit HQ, we all revelled in its cosy glory. Arguments ensued about who would be the first to get their favourite colour. There was blood, sweat and tears. And friendship breakdowns. OK, not quite, but…
Merino wool keeps its warmth while wet, which is super handy for a damp camping trip or a wintry wild swim. It’s also breathable so you don’t overheat on your weekend Win Hill walk. Our photographer, Joe, described the bobble as ‘lightweight for a bobble’ meaning it won’t weigh you down if you’re popping it on for a spot of mid-winter bouldering.
The Cwtch Beanie has a fold-over headband to keep your ears roasty toasty even on a breezy hike. Our Design Team have specially constructed the Cwtch so you can wear it folded up or folded down for a slouchier fit. And it’s nice and stretchy so it fits even the biggest of brains.
Material: 50% acrylic / 50% merino wool
The Merino wool in this beanie naturally odour resistant so it doesn’t need washing often; hooray, environment! When it absolutely does need it, wash it on a gentle cycle at 40°C. Dry it flat and iron on a low heat if necessary. Do not bleach, do not tumble dry or dry clean. When your partnership with this beanie is over, visit alpkit.com/continuum to find out how you can give it a new lease of life.
Non-Mulesed Merino Wool
We only use Merino wool from certified non-mulesed sources. Mulesing is a practice some farms use to guard against parasitic fly strike. We believe this practice is cruel and unnecessary and something that can be easily prevented by regular shearing.
Merino wool is 100% natural, biodegradable and renewable (sheep produce new fleece and sheep produce new sheep... usually in spring... they gambol... you know all this...)
If you get a hole in your Cwtch Beanie, just snip another one in the other side and repurpose it as your own Alpkit branded tea cosy. You can thank our Design Team for that ingenious idea!