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“Pictish Hunter” hats

We are pleased to announce the launch of Julie’s latest design in the range of our Pictish-themed knitted hats, the Pictish Hunter, inspired by a carving in Court Cave.
This carving is sometimes known as Thor and his goat, but we take that with a pinch of salt, firstly because the figure is not holding a hammer like Thor’s, but a Pictish spear with its distinctive “doorknob” base, seen in other Pictish carvings, such as the Collessie standing stone; and secondly because Thor didn’t have a goat – he had two, named Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjostr, mystical goats who pulled his chariot, and you can’t have one without the other.
So we think this may be an image of a hunting scene, with our redoubtable hunter about to bring some venison home for dinner.
Like all our hats, this is knitted in 100% merino superwash wool, no synthetics, just natural fibre, and they are available from our online shop at the giveaway price of £10.00.