The Minnesota days are becoming more crisp, cool, and comfortable, and that means my favorite time of year is here! I’ve been knitting all year long to stock the shop with cozy knits for you. My knits are inspired by everyday adventures: everything has to be practical and warm when you live in the north.
You may notice my color palette and style offerings are a bit more narrow this year. My goal is to work more efficiently with a clear style and brand. There will occasionally be one-of-a-kind items added, be sure to watch for special launches on Instagram or via email! You can view the entire lookbook on in my Story Highlights.
This year’s collection includes the following lines:
Classic, cozy, warm: these are back again this year too. Made with high quality, sustainably sourced Peruvian wool, your heart and your head will feel good about wearing this hat. This yarn is 100% mulesing free, biodegradable, retains its shape, and naturally insulates your head to keep you warm, but not sweaty. My supplier uses Oekotex certified dyes as well.
Squishy, plush, comfy: you will not believe the softness of these hats. Knit with merino wool from free-range sheep in Uruguay and Peru, this yarn is hand-dyed in tiny batches of five skeins, so each hat is truly unique. A few of this year’s colorways are hand-dyed yarn from one of my favorite indie-dyers: Bella Vista Knits in Milwaukee, WI. When you buy one of these hats, you’re not only supporting my business, but another small woman-owned business as well!
Merino wool comes from the merino breed of sheep, whose wool has finer fibers than typical wool. It’s naturally moisture-wicking and odor resistant. It’s the perfect option for your outdoor adventures because it’s breathable while being warm. I wore mine hiking eight miles in Banff last fall and didn’t get sweaty once!
The wool headbands were a big seller last year, and they’re back again! Perfect for those crisp fall mornings, or for people who wear their hair up often and don’t like hats. The twist in the front is adjustable, so you can style it in the front or on the side.
Also returning this year are the gorgeous textured headbands. Available in three colors, they’re made of a unique thick-and-thin 100% Peruvian wool. I’ve been really inspired to add unique textures this year, so here’s my spin on that!
These merino wool cowls pair great with the merino wool hat line. They’re made with the yarn leftover from making hats, and typically will have a coordinating hat! Send me a message if you need help finding a matching hat.
This merino wool is hand-dyed in tiny batches of five skeins, so each cowl is truly unique. They are a fitted cowl, perfect for keeping your neck warm without being heavy on your shoulders, and tuck nicely into a zipped up jacket.
Want to make your own? The pattern is available in my shop too.
I don’t have any plans to release any new patterns this fall, but you’ll find all my current patterns on Etsy, my website, and Ravelry! Be sure to tag me on Instagram if you make one, I’d love to see and share it in my weekly feature.
Where to Shop
In Stores: this year, you’ll find Woolly Bear Knits at the following retailers!
- , Minneapolis MN & Minnetonka MN
- , White Bear Lake MN
- , Maple Grove MN - shop or take a !
- , Minneapolis MN
- , Philadelphia PA
Special Events and Markets
I’m still evaluating how many markets I’ll be doing this year, and that likely will be in flux due to Covid. So far, you’ll find me at the following events (stay tuned for updates)!
- September 23: White Bear Lake MN
- October 9 and 16: , Maple Grove MN
- November 6: Pop Up at , Minneapolis MN
- November 21: , Minneapolis MN
- December 5: , Minneapolis MN
- December 11: , Minneapolis MN