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Blue Fish

Blush pink chechia hat


The traditional hat of Tunisia, the chechia is a small felt cap, but really, it’s much more. It’s the work of thousands of artisans, who have been making the chechia the same way for generations — importing wool, crocheting it into a simple shape, felting, brushing, dying and baking until it emerges as a graceful, petite cap. The process to make each delicate blush pink chechia takes four months, but place it on your head and you’re wearing years of craftsmanship and tradition.


100% wool
Available in size Small (21″ Circumference, 6.6″ D), Medium (22″ Circumference, 7.16″ D), Large (24″ Circumference, 7.64 D)
For sizing, measure the circumference of your head at mid-forehead.
Alima is 5’10” and wears a size Small
Care: Dry clean
Easy returns


To Blue Fish founder Leila Ben Gacem, Tunisia means hope. She sees a country at a geographic crossroads where cultures have collided and co-mingled, and she’s dedicated herself to telling that story. Through Blue Fish, Ben Gacem promotes and celebrates Tunisian heritage, supporting local artisans and creating sustainable economic impact by introducing their handmade work to new customers. Her favorite place to visit inside Tunisia is the Medina of Tunis, a place she describes as “dense with human and heritage stories” where there’s a new discovery around every corner.