elements of wool and pigment
meet by nature, hand and machine
to reveal a singular story,
framed by a sky like snow
Limited Edition, Process-Patterned Hats
Every Sky Like Snow hat is unique, created on a vintage knitting machine from hand-dyed skeins of yarn. The flowing spirals and expressive zig-zags are distortions of the original design, caused by varying tensions in every step of the process. This creative practice strikes a balance between controlling the materials and letting go of a specific outcome so that the yarn reveals its own story in the different patterns.
Follow Sky Like Snow on Instagram for daily process and inspiration musings.
Farm to Fashion
All of the hats are made from wool and alpaca sourced from local shepherds and custom-spun for Sky Like Snow in a small New England mill. The dyes are extracted from plants and fungi farmed and ethically foraged from the landscape around Sky Like Snow studio.
The regional fiber producers and processors:
Crooked Fence Farm CVM Romeldale sheep
Cas-cad-nac Alpaca Farm
Snowshoe Farm Alpacas
Sallie's Fen Alpacas and Fiber Mill
More process, inspiration and dye plant images on Pinterest.
About the Artist
Sky Like Snow is the creative endeavor of Vermont artist Hannah Regier, who has made knit hats since her childhood and thinks they are the perfect union of artistic expression, cold season practicality and joyful fashion. The vision is for these hats to embody the serenity of the forests and fields that they arise from and offer warmth and peace to their wearers' heads and hearts.
Read an extensive interview with Hannah on the ethical fashion blog Life+Style+Justice.