TheYarnOwlsNest

Hand knitted baby bonnets, photography props and hats.

Bolton, United Kingdom | 2271 Sales

TheYarnOwlsNest

Hand knitted baby bonnets, photography props and hats.

Bolton, United Kingdom 2271 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement    Welcome to The Yarn Owl's Nest. I specialise in hand knitted baby and children's hats and bonnets for photography props and everyday wear. A hand knitted hat makes the perfect photography prop as well as a beautiful and useful gift for a new baby. I have hats to suit both boys and girls, as well as unisex hats, in a huge range of designs and colours.


Custom orders are always welcome, if you see something you like but need a different size or would like a different colourway/yarn please contact me.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 17, 2019

Welcome to The Yarn Owl's Nest. I specialise in hand knitted baby and children's hats and bonnets for photography props and everyday wear. A hand knitted hat makes the perfect photography prop as well as a beautiful and useful gift for a new baby. I have hats to suit both boys and girls, as well as unisex hats, in a huge range of designs and colours.


Custom orders are always welcome, if you see something you like but need a different size or would like a different colourway/yarn please contact me.

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My new merino bonnets are perfect for twins and triplets
Alpaca blend pixie bonnet and matching heart stuffie, available in denim blue as well as a range of other colours and neutrals
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About

Hats and mittens for special little heads

I learnt to knit as a girl but put my needles down as a teen and only picked them up again when I was expecting my first baby. I enjoyed knitting for both my children and as they grew and I met more Mums and children I started to knit for friends and family as well. After much encouragement from those close to me I finally realised my dream to start my own business and here it is!

I have always loved owls, their quiet watchfulness, their ability to see through the darkness and their association with Athena (the Greek goddess of Wisdom). I have always wanted to knit an owl, something which I am yet to find time to do so the yarn owl is still a work in progress!

I want my shop to be somewhere to buy a quirky everyday hat or mittens as well as a place to come for something a bit more special. I enjoy working with photographers to create photo props for those special newborn photo shoots.

I enjoy creating from a broad range of yarn, from the practical acrylics through cottons and bamboos to the warm merino and wool mix yarns. I love rainbows and stripes and try and incorporate lots of colour into my work whenever I can.

I am a work from home Mum and the sole breadwinner in my household so as well as being my passion, my business provides my family's bread and butter (and cake ingredients!). I am extremely blessed to be able to do the work I love every day, and grateful to each and every customer for helping me to achieve this.

If you would like more of a glimpse into my life check out my blog here

http://theyarnowlsnest.blogspot.co.uk/

Shop members

  • Alice

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I have been knitting for around 30 years, having been taught by my lovely Grandma as a child. I returned to knitting when I had my babies and have been able to realise my dream of creating my own children's accessories as they have grown.

  • Miss E and Mr T

    Models And Muses

    My inspiration!

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Last updated on May 30, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

The measurements I have listed for my hats are the unstretched measurements. To get a comfy fit you need to choose a hat that measures about an inch smaller than your babies head in the smaller (newborn) sizes and one and a half or even two inches smaller for the larger toddler/child sizes. Knitting is stretchy so if you chose a hat the actual size of your babies head it may be too loose and could fall down.

To measure ideally use a tape measure but if you don’t have a tape measure a piece of string or wool would work to gently hold around their head. Measure around the head across the widest part just at the top of their ears. If you are unsure which hat to choose contact me with your measurements and I can help.

Care instructions

The majority of the yarns I use are machine washable (except the angora and more delicate ones) but as my hats are handmade items I would always recommend a gently hand wash and drying flat to keep them in great condition.

Custom and personalised orders

I love working on custom orders so please get in touch with your ideas and requirements and we can work together to come up with something together.

Photo props and baby safety

Many of my hat and bonnets are made to be used as photo props only.

They are often made of delicate yarns and include things that could be a choking hazard such as buttons, pompoms and long ties.

Please do not purchase these items other than for use as photo props or give them as gifts, and do not leave babies wearing them unattended.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I wrap my items in tissue paper and post in mailing bags. A business card is included in the parcel but no receipt. If you would like a gift note added please include details in the checkout pages.