FAIRY FALLS is part of our Waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge series. Wahkeena creek cascades through a mossy rock slide lined with ferns, until rocky ledges of basalt break the water into various lacy streams. Kat knitted this hat in a beret-style for a slouch effect. The yarn is Mohair, Cotton, Acrylic and Metallic in grayish blue. This item is unique because: While this hat is made from commercially available yarn, we doubt that it could be reproduced in the exact way, since every knitter's stitches are unique. Much care and work has gone into this hat, and it should be hand washed. Hand-washing is actually rather simple: Put the item in a sink with warm water and a little bit of detergent or shampoo and let it sit for a little. Gently knead it a bit, rinse and gently wring it, and roll it into a towel to absorb the remaining moisture. Then let it air dry flat. Please do not hang it up to dry. It might stretch because wool is a natural fiber. For hand-dyed items, you can put a little bit of vinegar into the rinse for better color retention.