Chesapeake, Virginia · 8037 Sales



Chesapeake, Virginia 8037 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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💛I will be away from my shop every Friday evening until Saturday evening, If you message me during that time, I will make sure to write you as soon as I am back.

My Hats come in all sizes, from PREEMIE to ADULT SIZE.

💛My items are available for wholesale through ETSY WHOLESALE!!!❤💛❤💛
Please Contact Me For More Details!!!!
All designs and photos are copyrighted by C. Hodges. Please do not copy or use without permission.
For all further information, Rules and regulations please visit my policies section.


Last updated on Jan 24, 2018


💛I will be away from my shop every Friday evening until Saturday evening, If you message me during that time, I will make sure to write you as soon as I am back.

My Hats come in all sizes, from PREEMIE to ADULT SIZE.

💛My items are available for wholesale through ETSY WHOLESALE!!!❤💛❤💛
Please Contact Me For More Details!!!!
All designs and photos are copyrighted by C. Hodges. Please do not copy or use without permission.
For all further information, Rules and regulations please visit my policies section.


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sally311 on Apr 30, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These hats are the greatest and she has OUTSTANDING customer service.

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Out of great Struggle I received a great Beginning

I have been influenced from such a great melting pot of creative people in my life. My Grandma's Silk Quilts or the many talented knitters and crocheters or embroideres I have met through out my life.
Born and raised in Germany and born to Turkish parents, I have experienced a wealth of different crafts.
Especially the turkish women that would sit outside their houses and knit and crochet all day long. The German ladies that would tell me stories of how knitting was very important during the World wars, which was also one of the only sources of creating fashion on a budget.
I have always knitted and crocheted. I cannot remember how I learned it or where I learned it from. All I know is, that I always did and would create things for family members and my babies.
It never occured to me, that I could make a living out of it, until my husband was laid of in the first big wave of lay offs before the economy went down hill.

To me the hard times were a blessing, it pushed me to overcome my fears and helped me to push me towards a new level.

The level of indepence and being my own boss, which I always had the desire to be.
I refuse to believe that all this is my own doing. I am a firm believer, that I know my Lord, My God and my Saviour had HIS hands all in it and helped me to push me forward to show me a life beyond that which I had before.

I am very humbled when I think about where I was and where I am at now.

Now living in the US, the US has proved itself to me as my PROMISE land. I always admired the USA and would dream about living here and so today, living here and being my own boss and having my wonderful Husband and my Kids surrounding me, makes me the most blessed woman in the world. :)

I can help out my husband with whatever we need and my kids have already started to think about which businesses they will be creating when they grow up, and this is a gift I am blessed to give them one day. This is my wish.

I am thankful for God to provide for me in bad days and good days, I am thankful that He is always with me and fills me with creativity which shows up in my designs. Also, besides being so happy about what I am doing, I am in awe about the most wonderful friends I have made on Etsy.

Customers became my long lasting friends. I am a better person today, because I am being surrounded by such wonderful Customers. I am actually always at home and always tell them to write me whenever they like. Even if it isn't hat or design related. Since I am available, the least I can do is to be available for whatever.

Thank you Etsy for all you do.

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  • Nini

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I am a 40 something passionate knitter and blessed to be able to own my own business. Nini's Handmades is my absolute dream job, which I can imagine doing for the rest of my life. I know that God has everything to do with it. And I love HIM for that.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 19, 2018
Welcome to Nini's Handmades.
Come on in and checkout my Wide Variety Of BABY and CHILDREN'S HATS. CUSTOM CREATIONS ARE WELCOME!!! Thank you so much for stopping by, and if you have an questions or requests, feel free to contact me anytime. :)Have a lovely day.

PLEASE ENSURE TO NEVER LEAVE YOUR CHILD ALONE WITH ANY HATS ON, TO ENSURE THAT THE BABY WILL NOT PULL ON POM POMS OR APPLIQUES!!! I always make sure that my sewn items and Pom poms are secure, but you can never be safe enough. :) Thank you so much!!!

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.
Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.
Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.
Transfers of Personal Information outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Canan Hodges, owner of Nini’s Handmades, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at
If you would like to access, correct or delete personal information held by Etsy, you may contact Etsy at for assistance.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
All babies and children are unique and it can happen, that the US standard size knitted hats will fit differently according to childs size. So if you think it's too big or too small, I would absolutely exchange it for another customized hat.

I understand, that it can happen sometimes that maybe some stitches come lose. Even though I try my best to stitch them securely, it can happen that some dotts come lose or unravel. If that is the case with your hat and you have purchased it within 3 months, I will gladly sew them back on for you. :)

All Items in new condition can be returned for a full refund minus shipping costs or exchanged within 30 days of purchase. If you would like to return or exchange it, you would have to pay the shipping cost for that. Please email or convo me, before you would like to return/exchange an item.
I accept Paypal, and creditcards/debitcards only.
I ship worldwide via USPS.

* Please be aware, that when ship INTERNATIONAL Packages, I will declare the exact amount and I CANNOT ship it via "gift" but it will be shipped as marked "OTHER". Therefore an additional fee in your country might apply. :)
Additional policies and FAQs
In compliance with the new TRACKING AND LABEL requirements here is the information about the Manufacturer and the place I purchase my yarn and felts.

YARN Manufacturer: Caron International, Washington, NC 27889,, and

FELT Manufacturer: The Kunin Group, a division of Foss Manufacturing Company, LLC,
This felt is an Eco-Fi, Polyester made from recycled postconsumer plastic bottles, 100% made in the USA.
All my yarn and felts are purchased at the Michael's Arts and Crafts stores in Virginia, and online shops in the US.
The yarn I use, which is from Caron, is 100% Acrylic, and my newest yarn is a Red Heart Yarn 100% Acrylic as well.

In compliance with the CARE AND LABELING RULE here are the washing instructions:
Machine washable, machine wash cold on gentle cycle and do not dry in dryer but lay flat to dry, do not under any circumstances iron the items I make, because they will lose shape. Or handwash with cold water and lay flat to dry. Do not dryclean.