Hopf solitions (after Heinz Hopf) are topological solitons with a non-trivial hopf invariant (charge). We are interested in their occurence in field theories. Suppose we are concerned with a field theory, taken as a continuous map, $\phi: \mathbb{R}^3 \to S^2$. As in, for example, the O(3) sigma model. We are interested in the effects of imposing the (natural) boundary condition: $\lim_{\|x \| \to \infty} \phi = \phi_0$.