Hats, Cowls and Original Crochet and Knitting Patterns

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Hats, Cowls and Original Crochet and Knitting Patterns

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Announcement   Original knitting and crochet patterns, handmade hand knit hats and organic crocheted accessories in a rich colour palette ...Pixiebell - Connecting the World Through Warmth.

Last updated on Apr 26, 2016

Original knitting and crochet patterns, handmade hand knit hats and organic crocheted accessories in a rich colour palette ...Pixiebell - Connecting the World Through Warmth.

Diane and Christopher Serviss

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Diane and Christopher Serviss


Another busy evening of yarn and cappuccino. I'm working on a couple of Charlotte Slouchy hats, one in marble and one in obsidian. I could really go for a lemon biscotti.
I've spent my morning hand washing and fringing linen and hanging it to dry in the sun. It was oddly therapeutic and olde world feeling. I am excited to present my new flax linen summer scarves. They're so versatile, lightweight and gauzy.
"Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels
The dizzy dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale comes real
I've looked at love that way"
I'm working on a variation of our Monarch Newsboy hat tonight and it's giving me s Ferris wheel vibe.
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Connecting the World Through Warmth

There is something magical that occurs when you can take a raw material like yarn and turn it into something tangible ..something unique and warm and comforting, something that envelopes you and fosters a sense of security. One of my favorite memories as a child is being cuddled by my Grandmother in an afghan she made with her own two hands out of remnants of raveled sweaters she had made for her nine children. It is a connection I will carry with me throughout my days. Our eldest daughter now owns that afghan, it is my Grandmother's legacy and wrapped within it is where my idea for Pixiebell grew.

I did not know in 2007 that I had so much to say as a designer, I was merely trying to construct a hat for myself that spoke of my own sense of style. I soon realized that I craved this outlet and that although I cannot paint a picture or write a song, I have a voice that needs to be heard in the form of woven bits of yarn and string, a need to comfort and envelope and connect.

Not long after teaching myself to knit, my husband asked if I could teach him too. Needing an outlet as well and encouraged by the rhythm and serenity of knitting, he took to it like he'd been knitting his whole life. Now we share an even stronger bond that is truly tight knit.

Meet Diane and Christopher!

Diane - I was born and raised in Northfield, Vermont into a family of dairy farmers, professional chefs and stewards of the land. I am a self-taught knitter and crocheter and the head designer for our brand, Pixiebell. I am the person whom you are communicating with in emails and convos and in the Etsy Forums, I handle the office work, the shipping and about half of the items we handknit and crochet are made by me. I have been a proud member of Etsy for 8 years.

My first book of knitting patterns "Knitted Beanies & Slouchy Hats: 31 Original Designs to Suit Your Style & Attitude" launched on October 1st, 2014. It is available in stores such as Joann's, Michael's, Hobby Lobby and AC Moore as well as online at Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Signed copies are available here in my shop.

Christopher - I am the son of a police officer and master seamstress from Oneida, New York. I am of Native American descent, a trained butcher, a former construction crew foreman of 17 years and a US Army Veteran. I have been knitting for 7 years and in 2009 joined my wife fulltime to expand our brand. I handknit our Signature Pixiebell hats, our cat beanies, our beehives and cable berets.

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Pixiebell in the media/Press:

We were featured in the October 2014 US Edition of Mollie Makes Magazine. Checkout the wonderful write up about us by Kim Layton.

Our Swirl Beanie Pattern was featured in the Fall/Winter 2013 Issue of Better Homes and Gardens Make It Yourself Magazine

Our Signature Pixie hat and our gnome style beanies were featured in a 2012 episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Ty Pennington can be seen wearing out pixie hat in olive in the photos above!

You can see our work in action on the big screen in an upcoming film titled "Chloe and Theo", starring Dakota Johnson and Oscar award winner Mira Sorvino. In the movie trailer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1754736/ Dakota Johnson can be seen wearing our signature Pixie Hat in Barley. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w3l3OCTEmM

You can see our work in a Beastie Boys parody video starring VH1's Jim Shearer http://vimeo.com/30456710

Etsy Success Stories: Conversations with Etsy's Top Sellers http://www.amazon.com/Etsy-Success-Stories-Conversations-ebook/dp/B009K8BHC8/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1349228438&sr=8-15&keywords=etsy+success

Issue 2 of Knitsy Magazine available on iTunes

Our hats have also been worn by:

Jim Shearer on VH1's Top 20 Video Countdown - October 30th, 2011 episode http://www.flickr.com/photos/earthlyfae/6294678472/in/photostream

Nina Dobrev of Vampire Diaries http://www.flickr.com/photos/earthlyfae/5329070547/in/photostream

Articles and blog posts:

Interview: Etsy Business Advice from Top-Selling Knitter, Pixiebell http://www.marketyourcreativity.com/2012/09/interview-etsy-business-advice-from-top-selling-knitter-pixiebell/

UK publication In Treehouses featured us in a 3 page spread! http://www.intreehouses.com/wp-content/uploads/OneThousandTrueFans.pdf You can see us on pages 14 - 16.

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/elfinwear
Tumblr: http://pixiebell.tumblr.com/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/elfinwear/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/pixiebell_elfinwear

Shop members
  • Diane

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Shipper

    I am an old fashioned girl from Vermont who cherishes the old ways, the warm layers, the embrace of family and the heirloom quality of handmade.

  • Christopher

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Heavy Lifter

    Who needs a gym membership? I got these guns from knitting!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 15, 2016
With the motto “Whimsical Knits For Mischievous Imps”, we specialize in unique hand knit pixie hats, funky cable berets, scarves and oversized cozy accessories. Our warm and toasty knitwear is classic in design, yet playful in its appeal to our younger selves. Our original designs, rich colour palette and chunky yarn selection are a sure sign that this isn’t your Grandma’s knitting.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
For you convenience we accept paypal and credit cards through Etsy's Direct Checkout.
When will my items ship?

Instant Download Patterns will be available for download immediately after payment clears. Check your email associated with your account and/or the purchases section of your account for your download.

Ready To Ship items will ship the following business day after payment clears.

Made To Order items will ship the following business day after the item is made. Currently our made to order turn around is 1 to 3 weeks.

If both Ready To Ship and Made To Order items are purchased in the same transaction, all items will ship together when the made to order items are finished, unless otherwise arranged.

Shipping fees are based on the weight of the item in its packaging. Items shipped in the US weighing 15.9 ounces or less are sent via first class mail. Items weighing over 16 ounces are sent via priority. International sales are shipped via first class international.

International customers are responsible for all fees associated with shipping to their respective countries. Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates. All international orders will have full value declared on customs forms - no exceptions.
Refunds and Exchanges
Our goal is for you to be extremely satisfied with your purchase. We stand by our items and make every effort to describe them properly and offer clear photos. Returns will be accepted within 7 days of receiving your purchase, if an item is grossly misrepresented or arrives damaged. Return authorizations are required for proper processing via a conversation. Should you need to return your purchase, you will receive store credit in the amount of the original purchase, less the shipping.

Customized items are a final sale.

PDF patterns are a final sale.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact us with any questions about trading, shipping, additional photos, details, etc. If you see something you like but would prefer a different colour, fiber or size ..let us custom design something unique for you!

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