NZD $355.01
excludes applicable taxes

Purchase of a product on a pre-order requires a Wētā customer account. Please sign-in or create an account to purchase.
? * PLEASE NOTE: The amounts are indicative. Shipping costs and applicable taxes will be added and Wētā Dollars and discounts deducted before the final instalments are calculated. You will have the option to pay off early if you should change your mind.
Shipping now from our NZ warehouse.
In stock
100 % of 100

From New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. comes J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, brought to the big screen in an epic trilogy. Weta Workshop was thrilled to return to Middle-earth once again, contributing design, specialty props and specialty costumes to all three films.


Prop Replica
(W x H x L) 0 cm x 0 cm x 0 cm

Wandering Middle-earth’s winding paths is the travelling conjurer Gandalf, known by many names to many peoples in many lands, though few could guess the true extent of his powers or purpose.

His fireworks may delight many a Hobbit youngster, but the Grey Wizard is no mere magician or trickster. Gandalf is old beyond reckoning and wise beyond the reach of mortal men.

This premium quality prop replica of the hat of Gandalf the Grey, worn by actor Ian McKellen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been crafted by Stansborough to the exact size, design and proportions of the original.

Our authentic prop replicas and collectibles are designed by the very same artists who have worked on the three films, so effectively they come straight from Middle-earth.

Richard Taylor - CEO & Co-founder, Weta Workshop

Individually hand crafted from the unique and totally natural Stansborough Grey wool felted fabric, molded and hand stitched, like the original. The Stansborough Grey sheep are some of the rarest sheep in the world.

The hats are created individually by artisan craftspeople at Stansborough using traditional methods and vintage 19th century worsted looms. Each piece is carefully hand finished and processed without the use of chemicals. Right here in Middle-earth (New Zealand).

No Gandalf costume would be complete without it.

One Size Fits:

Metric: 55-60cm
US: 6 ⅞ - 7 ½
UK: 6 ¾ - 7 ⅜
France: 4 - 6 ½

Colour: Natural Blue/Grey

Content: Stansborough Grey Wool Felted Fabric

The hat comes carefully packaged in tissue paper and a sturdy carton.

Please do not wash. If cleaning is necessary please consult a professional dry cleaner.

Returns Policy

pin it


  1. I tip my Hat.
    The wool feels fantastic and has a nice heft to it, without being heavy, so it does not feel loose or flimsy when placed upon your head.
    The apparent quality and lovingly applied details make the hat both a nice display piece and even more so a great addition to a full costume.

    Review by

  2. Perfect.
    What can I say? The hat is brilliant. The NZ wool is fantastic, and the shape, colours, handcraft and finish of the hat is just perfect. This is how props should be made: using authentic materials. To whomever made this: You bow to no one.

    Review by

  3. This is THE HAT!
    I bought this hat at the Weta Cave in March 2019.
    This is the kind of item you see online and you\'re are just not sure to buy for two reasons:
    1 - The price tag
    2 - The doubt regarding if its usable and durable.
    Well, this hat is amazing! When I first had it in my hands understood the price! The material is high quality, fits perfectly almost any head; so YES, you may use it as much as you want without worrying about it breaking or anything.
    I used it during my whole visit to Hobbiton and believe it or not, I use it also at home when I watch the movies(you know the feeling right?).
    In a nutshell, is a high cost item that is worth every penny! If you love Gandalf as much as I do, do not hesitate to get this!
    PD: This item guarantees a Balrog free environment :)

    Review by

Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account