After various requests from friends and local bike messengers for a custom cap, the first prototypes were tried and tested in order to come up with a perfect fit; they've endured life in a messenger bag, been thrown in the wash and worn in all weathers. The result: our classic four piece cycling cap.
Each cap is designed, made and hand finished by Kate in South London. As an advocate of the slow fashion movement, she only buys small quantities of fabric in order to keep every cap a limited edition and also to avoid the wastage that occurs when bulk buying or over producing.
A costume maker and tailor by trade, Kate has over ten years' experience of pattern cutting and as a cyclist herself, she understands the importance of a comfortable, machine washable, and durable cap. Whether it's for a cycle tour, weekend ride or just your daily commute, she hopes you'll agree that an Alleyhats cycling cap is the perfect addition to your kit.
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Our stockists are listed below:
Head for the Hills
43-44 West Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1BUwww.head-for-the-hills.co.uk
Jermyn St/Gresham St/Canary Wharf, Londonwww.bespokecycling.com
Via Pignolo 38/C, 24121 Bergamo, Italywww.release38.com