Lesley on Dec 27, 20215 out of 5 stars
Hat is very beautifully made and has a beautiful design in the stitching. It came very fast, and my friend loved her gift.
Lewis on Dec 13, 20215 out of 5 stars
This is a very good hat. It's nice. It's very warm. It's soft. I let absolutely no wind touch my ears, which is the most important thing now. As an avid hat wearer, I would recommend you buy this hat or a different type of hat from Stephen. In fact, maybe buy all your hats from him? Just a thought. It's a good hat.
thejihongjin on Dec 10, 20215 out of 5 stars
I was so excited to receive this item! It finally got cold enough to test this baby out and I'm happy to report that it exceeds expectations in design, fit, comfort, warmth, and every other category I can think of.
Stephen was really easy to work with and extremely patient with all of my questions. Made-to-order and shipping times were accurate, and I'm definitely going to purchase something else from KruegerKnitting once I decide which items I want (too many awesome choices!!).
Nancy on Dec 4, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, soft, and oh-so-comfortable (the alpaca lining!) and warm. This is a beautiful hat! Thank you!
Bree on Nov 10, 20215 out of 5 stars
The seller is so nice and easy to work with. My kids LOVE their new, warm hats and letting people know which flag they are wearing. Thanks for the great winter gear!
Banner and icon by Lewis Ward (email@example.com).
Pronouns: he/him/his. Farm kid by birth, librarian by trade.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
There are several made-to-order listings in the shop. You can buy one of those and specify size and other details. I'm happy to work with you on other custom orders; message me to discuss specifics and pricing.
Sizing: Sizes and corresponding head circumferences are below. Note that knitting is flexible, so don’t worry too much about measuring exactly. If you aren't sure what size to get, message me and I can help you decide. If you end up with a size you don’t like, return it in new condition with the tag still on and I will be happy to exchange it for a different size (though this may take more time if I don't have the replacement in stock, and if it was a unique yarn the replacement won't be the same). No returns or exchanges for custom orders.
Extra small: 51-53 cm. or 20-21 inches
Small: 54-55 cm or 21-21.75 inches
Medium: 56-57 cm. or 22-22.5 inches
Large: 58-59 cm. or 22.75-23.5 inches
Extra large: 60-61 cm. or 23.75-24.25 inches
Washing handknit wool clothing
Spot clean as needed with a damp sponge or towel. For more thorough washing, which you don’t usually need to do with wool unless the clothing actually seems dirty or smelly, fill a dish or bucket with enough cool-to-lukewarm (not hot!) water to cover the item(s). Add a mild soap. Something designed for wool is best, but a few drops of dish soap will do if necessary. Let the clothing soak in the soapy water for about 15 minutes, then swish it around in the water a little and let it soak again. empty the bucket, refill it, and move the clothing gently in the clean water to rinse off the soap. After washing, lay the clothing out to air dry, turning over as needed. Note that wool can take a while to dry thoroughly.
Stretch and shape
Knitting naturally stretches over time because of the way the stitches function, as well as the natural elasticity of wool. If your hat or other knit clothing gets loose, wash it as described above. This will help it regain much of its original shape.
Compared to factory-made hats and scarves, my pieces may seem expensive, but expensive does not mean overpriced. The costs are partly because of the materials (for example, a hand-dyed skein of merino is usually around $30; this is as it should be to pay the dyer for their skill and labor, and the unique colors are worth the cost, but it means that nearly half of the money you pay for a hat goes to yarn), shipping/packaging (usually $6-$7 per item), and additional costs (10% of each sale goes to Etsy, and tools and other supplies add up). This is all before counting my own labor, which accounts for the remaining cost.
I wrote more about this here: https://www.stephengkrueger.com/post/pay-your-crafters