• Angelica Blondin

Warm Hands and Cozy Hats: Local Handmade Winter Wear

Last month, I wrote about three different pottery makers that create beautiful mugs (and so much more) that can help keep you warm with your favourite hot drink this fall and winter. This time, I will be talking about 4 different local makers that will help keep us cozy with their gorgeous handmade hats, mittens, ear warmers and scarves.

Stray Sheep Co.



Stray Sheep Co was created by Anissa who also owns Urban Art Market and is an Event Organizer for the Rose City Etsy Team. Talk about one creative and busy woman! Not only does she make gorgeous hats and scarves but also adorable slippers! Anissa creations are available for peoples big as well as small and comes in many colours, patters, pompom or no pom pom so there’s one for everyone! Check them out for yourself on her social media or head over to her store Urban Art Market and see for yourself. If you want my opinion, do both and see all the other local goodies at Urban Art Market.

Xovee Knits




Veronica, who owns Xovee Knits, makes the most adorable hats not only for adults but children as well. She also makes head warmers and mittens. Veronica tries her best to use natural fibers and therefore uses superfine merino wool in some of her creations. Her chunky cable beanies look so comfortable and warm that it gives me that “sitting in the comfiest chair with a thick blanket and a warm coffee” type of feel. If you want to check out Veronicas hats for you, a friend or even a little one, check out her Instagram and be ready to feel cozy.

Tuqozy


Stephanie, who owns Tuqozy is Queen of the slouch hat. If you check out her social media and Etsy shop you will see the many patterns and colours available. (I also have to say her pictures are amazing.) I myself own one of these slouch hats and can say they are soft and comfortable. Stephanie is very passionate about animals and practices a vegan lifestyle. That being said, her creations are vegan as well by using a wool-free material to create her hats. She also states that a minimum of 10% percent of her hat sales goes to an animal sanctuary or rescue. She is a monthly donor to Charlottes Freedom Farm and Black Goat Farm Sanctuary . If you want more information, visit her social media and see some pictures of adorable animals and beautiful hats that will keep you warm this chilly season.

Doodle Loom Creations


Michelle started Doodle Loom Creations during quarantine and I have to say I am all for the puppy pictures with her beautiful hats. She even named her business after her lovely doodle pups, Finnegan (yellow) and Aero (grey). Adorable models, am I right? She has many different styles that will satisfy everyone's liking. From pompom, no pompom, to messy bun hats and even toddler hats. The bright colours and creative patterns are gorgeous and are done with premium yarn. She has been working hard to create plenty of warm, cozy hats for winter so you can visit her Etsy page to get your hands on one, or two. Never hurts to have more hats or get some for gifts!


**Don't forget to check out our Holiday Gift Guide for over 500 local business' to shop from for the holiday season. Or any season for that matter!!.**

Blog post written by: Angelica Rocheleau-Blondin

Photos: Used from business' social media

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