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NinisHandmades is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Nini's Handmades is taking a short break and will be back on the 28th of November.
Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 24, 2022

Nini's Handmades is taking a short break and will be back on the 28th of November.
Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!


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About NinisHandmades

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On Etsy since 2007

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Trying times bring out the best in us!

Nini's Handmades has been around since 2007.
After my husband was let go from his job right before the 2008 economic crisis, I decided to make my hobby a source of income in order to take care of my family and help my husband out during a stressful season in our lives.
I started on Etsy and to this day I am still here.

I love what I do! I love knitting and sewing and crocheting and I feel blessed to be able to call my hobby my business.
Everything I create is knitted, crocheted, sewn, stitched, by me.
Every single felt patch is handmade/cut from scratch and hand sewn unto each piece.
I strive to create each piece with passion and care for long term use and with heir loom quality.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have learned and loved to knit and crochet.
My knowledge of knitting and creativity comes from my heritage, and my birthplace in Europe.
My love for bright colors and knitted things come from
my early memory of my grandma's creative talent.

I would watch her for hours sew on a very old hand turned sewing machine.
She would create this absolutely perfect sheep's wool filled silk quilts, in all colors and display them on one long wall in her living room. The overwhelming array of colors overloaded my senses and ever since then I wanted to create bright and pretty things.
I love and miss her and every piece I create is a memory of my grandmother.

I believe that everything happens for a reason, and 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 Savior 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 now.

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.
Everything mentioned above was written before 2021. The year that hit me like a ton of bricks.
My baby boy, lovely son has left this earth to be with the Lord at the young age of 21. Now...everything is different, everything has changed. My work helps me when I am sad and grieving. I am grateful for God for keeping me busy and occupied. Where would I be without HIM?

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  • Nini

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Nini's Handmades started on etsy in 2007. I strive to create each piece with passion and care for long term use and with heir loom quality. I use the German 5 needle knitting technique, and use my own knitting formula which stands out.

  • Nini

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Nini's Handmades started on etsy in 2007. I strive to create each piece with passion and care for long term use and with heir loom quality. I use the German 5 needle knitting technique, and use my own knitting formula which stands out.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
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!!!


ALL POM POMS WILL EVENTUALLY HAVE WEAR AND TEAR and it is IMPORTANT NOT TO PULL OUT THE STRINGS when they are poking out, but need TRIMMING only. That will ensure the longevity of the Pom Pom. If the strings are pulled out it will eventually fall apart.

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Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 24 hours of purchase


I accept Paypal, and creditcards/debitcards only.


I ship worldwide via USPS.

*Domestic/United States**

We ship 1st. Class USPS. Once it's shipped it should within 3-5 business days.
A tracking number will be provided via an automated e-mail with all orders.

If you would like an item sooner, Priority 2-3 day shipping is available. Please contact me in advance.

**We are NOT responsible for lost or stolen packages. Once shipped it is out of our control and in the hands of the USPS!!!
Please make sure you have provided Etsy with the correct shipping address.

* 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.

I do now also use wool felt from several shops on etsy and internet. Such as
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 hand wash with cold water and lay flat to dry. Do not dry clean.