I create cozy, modern knit accessories all hand-knit with ethically-sourced yarn. My knits are inspired by everyday adventures, whether it be a winter walk with a warm beverage in hand or snowshoeing through a state park. They make the perfect addition to your après ski outfit or a warm, cute accessory for your winter errands. Woolly Bear Knits hats feature simple, minimalist textures in colors that will add the perfect pop to your winter wardrobe.
I believe there’s no bad weather, only bad clothing, and I want to help keep you warm on any adventures that come your way!
Everything is knit by hand with the highest quality, ethically-sourced Peruvian or merino wool natural fibers. The wool I use is very soft and warm without being scratchy. Wool and merino wool are body odor-resistant, moisture-wicking, and breathable. Wearing natural fibers means you’ll stay warm but not overheat, and you’ll be left with minimal hat hair. When properly cared for, wool will last a lifetime, but if you are ready to part with your hat, you can rest assured knowing that wool is biodegradable! As an animal lover, I'm committed to sourcing yarn from companies that do not practice mulesing on their sheep. Hats include your choice of pom pom, all hand made by me with cruelty-free faux fur fabric.
All packages are shipped in compostable or recycled ocean-bound plastic mailers, with minimal packaging to reduce waste. Hat and cowl orders include a reusable muslin bag to store your hat or cowl in the off-season. Also included in hat and cowl purchases is a sample of my favorite wool wash for you to wash your hat at the end of the season.
The name "Woolly Bear Knits" comes from my love of finding woolly bear caterpillars in the fall (my favorite season). They literally freeze solid in the winter, and the bands of color on their bodies are said to predict the harshness of winter. These fuzzy little creatures make the perfect mascot for my knits.
Prefer to shop in person? You can find Woolly Bear Knits hats at the following retailers:
Upsy Daisy, White Bear Lake MN (Team colors hats only)
University of Minnesota Alumni Market, Minneapolis MN
Serendipity Shops of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia PA
Harriet & Alice, Edina MN
ROAM Bike Shop, White Bear Lake MN
Wild Rice Retreat, Bayfield WI
The Lake & Company, Stillwater MN