What Inspires: Hinckley Boats

When I was a little girl my parents and I lived in Camden, Maine – a small town where the mountains meet the sea. I was a baby when we lived there, so my memories are a mixture of reality, dreams and stories my parents tell me now. One that I especially cherish is about the trips my dad and I would make to the Hinckley boat yard. For those of you who didn’t grow up with a sea-faring¬†parent, a Hinckley is a very nice boat. We were there to see the sail boats and check out the gift shop for Hinckley hats and other knick knacks as Christmas presents – the closest we would get to owning a “Hinckley” for the time being. My whole life, my dad is either dapperly dressed for business or casual in his Hinckley baseball hat.

Hinckley – our dream boat

So when I was asked to design a men’s hat for the Fall 2015 collection, I wanted to make something for my Dad, something inspired by sailors.¬†Hinckley, the hat, is knit in Vintage Chunky. It is long and can be worn slouchy or, my favorite way, folded twice at the brim like a watch cap.

I’m hoping to knit one of these for my dad very soon… though I may have to knit two because I can foresee wanting to steal it from time to time.

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Happy Making,


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