Brain Blankets

Ohio, United States · 31 Sales


Brain Blankets

Ohio, United States 31 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

BrainBlankets is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Make a note and talk to me in mid-October.
Take time to be in wonder. Be back soon!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 21, 2016

Make a note and talk to me in mid-October.
Take time to be in wonder. Be back soon!

Kate Westfall

Contact shop owner

Kate Westfall


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

TDaleF on Mar 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Although I liked the hat based on the picture, I hadn't realized what a really great hat this would turn out to be. It is even more attractive in person than on line. I think it is the most perfect hat I have ever owned! I really do love it. While I am happy that it will be a long time until winter, it will make next winter easier to manage, because I will be so happy wearing my Brain Blanket.


JetTanaka on Dec 10, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Top notch! Great product and great customer service. Will buy from this seller again for sure. Two thumbs up!

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It's no Snorgasborg, but something outrageous is in the works. And it's TEAL.
Crochet like ricochet - on the go!


Adornment is Instinctual.

Originally, crochet hats were made for friends and family as gifts. The intent has always been to make unusual shapes, and as originally as possible. After several rounds of gifting, a small surplus of hats accumulated. An opportunity to sell them in a local shop presented itself, and offering my wares as sellable items began. I've continued developing accessories to insulate suave potentials ever since.

After a small hand injury, I had to take a break from crochet, and started focusing more on sewing. I have also become much more interested in the ethics of avoiding new materials, and started focusing more on repurposing found materials. It has been a pleasure to create new products and designs in this way. Unwanted materials become fodder for fashion. Plus, purchasing materials from thrift stores benefits represented charities, and adopting the materials of retiring crafters diminishes waste. I prefer this effect rather than feeding an impersonal "big company" by my purchases, thereby poisoning community water sources with dyes in some instances, and supporting irresponsible consumerism. Repurposing is the Way!

It is possible for me now to continue to crochet, but there is certainly an impending expansion of the Brain Blanket line with more repurposed creation.
Thank you for taking the time to read about Brain Blankets in its current mode!

*Brain Blankets: Preventing Synapse Collapse and Inspiring Intelligence by Wrapping Your Mind in a Smart Crochet Chapeau or Accessory with Unforeseen Fashion Sense.*

"The most exquisite modern-day thinking-cap!"
"Eccentric wear for the genius of today."
"A sure-fire safety bin for the synapses, a portable huggable thinktank."

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  • Kate Westfall

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Designer of adornments, delver of semi-conscious concepts, explorer of seams.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 25, 2016
As part of my endeavors to be a conscientious producer, expect repurposed packaging. It is my intent to make efforts to reduce consumption and waste. This will sometimes produce a quirky presentation that I hope will be seen not as unprofessional, but as responsible.

* Please be kind and patient as we all continue to learn the most efficient, fair, and pleasant ways for everyone to enjoy their handmade goods!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment is accepted through Paypal, money order, or check. Please make money orders and checks out to "Kate Westfall".
Currently, shipments are made through the basic USPS system. Shipments will be made as soon as possible after payment is cleared.
Refunds and Exchanges
Keep in contact. We'll treat each other fairly.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you like the items here, but maybe want something a little different, just ask! I’m happy to try different colors, designs, and style ideas. I do ask for a little lenience with new designs (as in possible slight differences in the planned color, thickness of stripes, etc.), as it does take time and work to dance with the element of unpredictability while putting a new Brain Blanket or garment together. Exact custom fittings are not available at this time, but let me know your needs, and I will adjust where possible.
And remember, yarn is helpful by being kinda stretchy.