BoyBandzAndBabyGear

Baby Headbands and Clothes in a Hip, Understated Style

Eugene, Oregon · 250 Sales

BoyBandzAndBabyGear

Baby Headbands and Clothes in a Hip, Understated Style

Eugene, Oregon 250 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(57)

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Note from shop owner I am on vacation mode while we are moving to the Isle of Man in the UK. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or needs. I will be filling the last of my orders and also checking back often. I will also try to stay active on Instagram and Facebook. Thank you for your support. Because of you I have reached my 250th sale!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 9, 2017

I am on vacation mode while we are moving to the Isle of Man in the UK. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or needs. I will be filling the last of my orders and also checking back often. I will also try to stay active on Instagram and Facebook. Thank you for your support. Because of you I have reached my 250th sale!

Melanie Manning

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5 out of 5 stars
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tdanielle56

tdanielle56 on May 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Perfection!! My son and I couldn't be happier with his bear boy band! He is 3 and when I ask him to pick his clothes out for the day, he starts by grabbing his boy band! As far as the quality, communication and customer service....Melanie is by far the best person I've ever done business with! She welcomes custom orders and truly strives to perfect them! We look forward to getting more bands...and of course Melanie is now our only boy band creator! So happy we found her! Melanie...Thank you for being awesome and being proud of your work...it truly shines through the end product!!

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A matching fabric BoyBandz set makes the perfect boymom mother's day gift!
Root for the Oregon ducks, or Beavers basketball with these colorful crochet headbands!
Let this turtle swim into your heart: the perfect bright and colorful one-piece for baby boys and girls.
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About

a Mom wanted a cute headband for her baby boy

When my first son was born, I really wanted a headband for him. He was pretty bald for months and it just seemed like he needed an accessory. I ordered a cute brown crocheted headband, but for some reason, the seller never delivered it. Then I bought a blue headband from a festival booth. I thought I could take the flowers off and put something else on it that I liked better. But the flowers wouldn't come off, they were glued down good!

So, this was the germination of my idea. How about making headbands for baby boys? It's not my style to wear things that are pink and frilly and flashy, so I wanted to make something subdued and cool for my product. A simple crocheted headband, of medium thickness, with a button on the side.

I relearned how to crochet and learned a simple process to make a headband, learning more techniques for the perfect stretch and consistent look. I asked experienced friends about what kind of yarn would be good for a baby headband. I visited the yarn shop with some of my baby's clothes to look for colors that would match common baby boy clothes (and revisited as I changed my mind about color and yarn fibers). I picked out buttons, then picked out different buttons that were a little more classic and muted. I made prototypes, tried out lengths, tried out looks, and found a finished product that I am really proud of. After searching the trademark database to make sure it was unique, I decided to call my product BoyBandz.

So, now I am making my Etsy shop. Making decisions about fonts, models, business cards, photos, and more. Sharing it with more people, little by little. It's been a joy for me to see BoyBandz come to fruition. My hope is that other Mothers (Fathers, Grandparents, etc.) will enjoy having a product that fits their style and the style of their baby boy (or girl).

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  • Melanie Manning

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    Hi, I'm Melanie, the owner and creator of BoyBandz. I am also a stay-at-home mother of two, wife, and photographer. I hope your little ones will enjoy wearing BoyBandz as much as I enjoy designing and making them.

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Last updated on Jan 10, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

The crochet bands are designed to fit average baby/kid head sizes. Measure your child's head and see where those measurements fit in the average sizes. Bands are stretchy: the bigger the band the more stretch.

Newborn-2 mo:
(Band goes from 13 - 15 inches)
Average head sizes: Newborn 13.8 inches - 2 month old at 15.2 inches

3-9 mo:
(Band goes from 14 - 17.5 inches)
Average head sizes: 3 mo old 15.2 in - 8 mo old 17.7 in

9-24 mo:
(Band stretches to 20 inches)
Average head sizes: 9 mo old 18 in - 24 mo old 19.5 in

2 yrs-child:
(Band stretches to 21 inches)
Average head sizes: 2 year old 19.5 in - Young Teens 21 in 

Adult:
(Band stretches to 24 inches)
Average Head sizes: Adult 22.5 in-24 in

More info on sizes

Measurements for BoyBandz are suggestions based on average head size. For the most accurate fit, please measure your child's head. You can even request a custom BoyBandz to fit your child exactly. Don't worry, if you get the wrong size, I will do an exchange. If you ship the item back to me, I will ship the correct band back to you for no additional cost...

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are welcome and encouraged. We will work together through a series of proposals and conversations to make the BoyBandz of your dreams. Custom buttons usually cost around $2 extra. Custom yarn also usually costs around $2 extra. I can even make a button with a custom design. After we decide on the custom BoyBandz, I will put up a special listing just for you. Once you order and pay, I will make your custom BoyBandz. I will also give you a time line for when to expect your custom BoyBandz based on what supplies I might need to order. Custom orders are so much fun, let's do it!

Gift wrapping and packaging

All BoyBandz come in gift-ready packaging, with a gift tag if you request it. This is at no extra cost. Need a hand written note or want a specific yarn for the bow? Let me know, the lines of communication are open!