Cheverly resident Ann Barsi makes wonderful hats from recycled sweaters -- Merino wool for her Performance and Commuter hats and cashmere for her Encore Cashmere line. The sweaters are washed and semi-felted to create a slightly denser, incredibly soft fabric.
Perfect for anyone, the Performance hats are perfectly suited for the serious cyclist -- they fit under a helmet perfectly and have no thick seams, and the recycled Merino wool wicks away moisture and has natural antibacterial properties (so they don't get stinky!) These hats come in interesting color combinations and are sure to please the pickiest wearer.
The Encore Cashmere line is a luxury you can feel good about -- recycled 100% cashmere sweaters make incredibly lush, warm hats. The hats have a deep fold-back cuff and come in a beautiful array of colors from bright to subdued. Thoughtful, responsible gifts (or something very special for yourself!)
Make sure to stop by and visit Ann Barsi at Thanksgiving Market this Saturday. You'll definitely want to add an Encore Hats by Nonna Barsi hat to your cold-weather gear!