Hand knitted in our New York studio. The balaclava helmets are most popular style in our store and it is a perfect gift for holidays.
This unisex hat made with soft French Yarn 80% merino wool, 20% kid mohair, not scratchy.
When you buy handmade, you are buying a commitment of authenticity, a guarantee that no other piece will ever be the same.
We are using limited stack of a high quality yarn from European and US companies. As soon as the current yarns runs out, all products will be discontinued.
Don’t miss the chance to purchase it!
History of balaclava:
The history of the Balaclava is associated with the appalling conditions met by British troops during the Crimean War. During the siege of Sevastopol, in terrible winter of 1854/55 the troops were held up in the little port of Balaclava, south of Sevastopol. The condition of the road made it impossible to transport supplies held in the port of Balaclava to Sevastopol. The British troops, who were running short of food and supplies, soon began to suffer from Starvation and frostbite. Reports from the battlefield began to reach Britain; in particular articles in the Times detailed the British commissariat’s failure to provide winter clothing for the troops. The resulting public outcry stirred the commissariat to send out protective clothing in the form of a hood which covered the top of the head and also the ears and neck. These hoods subsequently became known as Balaclavas.