Handmade felted merino wool winter hats

Toronto, Canada · 305 Sales


Handmade felted merino wool winter hats

Toronto, Canada 305 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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One of our fur hats, very much in the wild! Order by midnight on Sunday to receive your order for the Holidays. Just let us know in the notes to seller that it's a gift, so that the elves know to make it snappy!

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Great gifts for men still in the shop. Order by midnight tonight to have it shipped to you by Christmas! Use standard shipping rates and just let us know with your order that you want it by the 24th!
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Knit, Felted, and Ready-to-Wear

Julie Sinden Handmade is a Toronto-based company that designs and produces 100 percent merino, boiled wool winter hats. While most cold weather hats can be bulky and unattractive, ours are super stylish yet deceptively warm.

Each piece is first knit, loose and large, then felted (or shrunk), to create a new fabric, one that is seamless, durable, and super duper warm. Using merino wool means that our hats are also incredibly soft, comfortable, and breathable.

While many hats have to sacrifice warmth for style or vice versa, our unique boiled wool process allows for a hat that is both functional and chic. Our hats can be worn to a nice dinner out as easily as they can be worn on the ski slopes. We create our hats with timeless, classic fashion in mind as we know that the hats will last for many seasons.

All of the hats are size medium or one size fits all, but you can easily request size small or large. Better yet, send us the circumference of your head with your order and we will make sure that the hat you choose is the perfect size for you!

All pieces are made by Julie and her small team, and all of our materials are sourced within North America.

Shop members
  • Julie Sinden

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Julie has been a lover of the fibre arts since she was a child, and studied textiles at art school before launching her business in 2006. Aside from hat-making, Julie is passionate about natural dyeing, and teaches workshops on the subject.

  • Ricky Smith

    Knitter, Sales

    Sales by day, knitter by night, Ricky does it all. An invaluable member of the team, especially come Christmas Show season, when Ricky is there to help each and every person find their perfect hat.

  • Clare Preuss

    Seam Sewer, Sales

    Clare is in charge of one step per hat - but it's a big one! She sews the seam that makes each hat a hat, on every single hat we make. Clare is also a sales superstar, and is stopped on the street daily by folks who want a hat just like hers.

  • AJ Sly


    AJ knits the summer away, usually while listening to 90's angst ridden singers like Ani DiFranco and Tori Amos.

  • Ken Joy


    Superstar photographer Ken takes all the shots that bring our products to your computer screen. He's also been known to pinch hit for a sales shift at the One of a Kind.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 31, 2016
Welcome to Julie Sinden Handmade, and our line of 100% merino wool felted winter hats. Our hats are the perfect marriage of fashion and function - finally a super warm winter hat that looks amazing too! With a vintage modern style reminiscent of the 1920s, the hats have a timeless, classic feel that means that you'll wear it season after season. One size fits most, or request a custom size if you prefer.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Any duties or taxes incurred are the responsibility of the buyer.
All products are shipped Canada Post light packet, which provides no tracking number or insurance (but are still guaranteed!).

Shipping upgrades to include tracking are available at checkout.

Orders should arrive within 2-6 business days in Canada and the US (from the date of shipment).

For orders outside of North America, please allow 2-10 days for delivery, depending on the speed of postal service in your country.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want you to be happy with your purchase and gladly offer exchanges and returns! Our products are entirely made by hand which means they may have slight inconsistencies – no two hats are exactly alike. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return or exchange it. Return postage is the responsibility of the customer. Returned items must be received in the same condition they were sent to you in. Please contact us before you return your item and we can help you!
Additional policies and FAQs
Because of the way the hats are made, no two hats are exactly alike, and the size between hats may vary slightly. However, our hats have a lot of give and with wear will naturally take the shape and size of your head. For online sales, we ship our medium, or one size fits most, which will fit 98% of people.

If you would like to request a smaller or larger size, just send us your head size in a note to seller to let us know. Not sure about your size? Measure the circumference of your head, along the top of your ears and across your forehead, and send us the number with your order - we will make sure the hat we send you is the right size for you.

And again – if you receive your hat and are not satisfied with the size, (or anything else) we will gladly exchange or return it for you.

We will happily gift wrap and include a note with your purchase if it is a gift.

Find more answers to your questions at www.juliesinden.com/faqs