About Little Lids
the Story of Little Lids
The idea to create a brand of children’s vintage wool tweed caps came out of my love for scally caps and a gap in the market. Growing up my brothers, uncles, cousins, friends and of course, my dad, always wore a scally cap. If you are not sure what a scally cap is, it’s a flat cap, ivy or paddy cap. Some people refer to it as an “old-man cap”. The cap goes by many different names but scally cap is the name we use here in the Big, small city of Boston.
My father, a true Kerryman, left Ireland and traveled to Boston as a young lad to pursue the American dream. Taking only two things with him, a bag over his shoulder and the Irish scally cap on his head.
When my baby boy was born I know I wanted him to have a cap just like my fathers. Searching all over Boston and the internet I cound not find one. Nobody was making them or if they were, they were not very good quality. Being made of pure wool with lots of hand-me down potential was a must. And the story goes – Little Lids was born.
Our Little Lids caps are true replica’s of the one’s worn by the hard-working Irish/English immigrants. Brilliantly made with 100% pure wool. A little Boston luck and a drop of Irish magic is sewn into each cap. Our caps are handed down from one child to the next or tucked away as a childhood treasure. Little Lids caps have been sold to friends all over the world (over 30+ countries) and we stand behind each and every one.
We have added a "Made in Ireland" collection this season and expanded into adutls caps too. It's been a crazy rollercoaster ride, with lots of ups and downs, but we are very proud of how far we have come and what we have planned for 2018.
We hope you fall in love with Little Lids as much as we have. Honestly, there’s something special about a boy in a cap.