Super soft alpaca fur baby bonnets. Handmade by our skilled artisans in Peru. Alpaca fur forehead and earflaps and inner neck, lambskin outer and inner crown. Baby's head sizes vary a lot. Some smaller or premature babies would be able to wear this till 9 months, but average will fit up to max 6 months.
Crochet ties so hat stays on
To clean the hats and to restore the fur to former glory simply brush Talcum Powder into the skin/fur inside and out with a wire pet brush (available from any good pet store). This will successfully lift out any dirt and restore the volume of the fur.
Alpaca Ethical Fur:
The Alpaca fur used in our products is ethically sourced. The Alpacas from which the skins are removed are not killed for their fur.
There is a tradition in Peru which has developed as a result of the death of weaker and very young Alpaca in the harsh Andean Winters. Alpaca roam freely in their natural terrain on the Altiplano of the Andes where temperatures can plummet in the Winter. The fur sourced is mainly from baby Alpacas - or “cria” - which have died of natural causes.
The farmers do not kill their baby alpacas for their skins because it is not financially viable for them to do so. The skins are tiny. Alpacas can live for 20 years, promising a lifetime of shearing potential of far greater value than a single pelt.