Thursday, August 14, 2014

Guest Post from HATalk e-Magazine

We all know someone who has battled with cancer and has had to deal with hair loss due to chemotherapy. It can be really difficult for cancer sufferers to find comfortable and stylish ways to cover their heads so one young British crafter has come up with an ingenious solution – knitted wigs!

Louise Walker is a 22-year-old Commercial Photography graduate from England with a real penchant for knitting. As well as knitting more conventional hats, Louise has recently developed a line of knitted wigs. This novel form of headwear has been winning her lots of press attention, including an article in the UK’s Daily Mail and a feature on English TV Channel ITV.

The pastel colours and unique shapes of the wigs make them a great style option for any trendsetter wanting to stand out from the crowd. Plus, as Louise only uses high-quality wool and yarn, the wigs are comfortable and warm, making them a good choice for cancer patients suffering from hair loss as a result of chemotherapy and still wanting to feel fashionable.

Here are a few more examples of Louise’s knitted wigs, all photographed by Louise herself, which were originally featured in Issue 86 of HATalk e-magazine. As you can see, the designs have been carefully planned and each one takes many hours to complete.

To learn more about Louise’s work and tryout some of her free knitting patterns, visit the Sincerely Louise blog. To read about hundreds of other unique and inspirational headwear ideas, subscribe to HATalk e-magazine today - Red Hatters only pay $19.95 a year!


  1. These knitted wigs are fantastic! The first one I would image be the best seller.
    However, the clutch is great!

  2. These are beautiful. I love to crochet but not very good at knitting.