woollybearknit

Cozy, modern knitwear for everyday adventures. MN-made.

White Bear Lake, Minnesota

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Announcement    At Woolly Bear Knits, you'll find cozy, modern knit accessories all hand-knit with ethically-sourced yarn to keep you warm on all your everyday adventures.

Shipping:
All items are ready to ship unless noted, and I drop all orders off with USPS within 48 hours of your order. You will be provided a tracking number when your item ships, but please note the USPS may be experiencing delays beyond my control. Shipping via USPS First Class mail is free for orders over $35 in the United States, but you have the option to pay for expedited shipping upgrades at checkout.

Fall/Winter Markets:
Try on and take a hat home in person! Here's where to find us this fall and winter:
Sept 23: Downtown White Bear Lake Ladies’ Night Out, White Bear Lake MN
Oct 9: The Kindred Space Fall Occasional Sale, Grant MN
Nov 6: Pop Up at Blank Inside, Minneapolis MN
Nov 21: Old Saint Anthony Holiday Bazaar, Minneapolis MN
Dec 5: Old Saint Anthony Holiday Bazaar, Minneapolis MN
Dec 11: Plate and Parcel Holiday Market, Minneapolis MN

Follow Along:
You can follow along on my knitting adventures by following me on Instagram @woollybear_knits or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/woollybearknits/

Stay Updated:
Join my email list to receive occasional updates on new product (copy/paste link into your browser): https://mailchi.mp/c26798464f9d/general

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 28, 2021

At Woolly Bear Knits, you'll find cozy, modern knit accessories all hand-knit with ethically-sourced yarn to keep you warm on all your everyday adventures.

Shipping:
All items are ready to ship unless noted, and I drop all orders off with USPS within 48 hours of your order. You will be provided a tracking number when your item ships, but please note the USPS may be experiencing delays beyond my control. Shipping via USPS First Class mail is free for orders over $35 in the United States, but you have the option to pay for expedited shipping upgrades at checkout.

Fall/Winter Markets:
Try on and take a hat home in person! Here's where to find us this fall and winter:
Sept 23: Downtown White Bear Lake Ladies’ Night Out, White Bear Lake MN
Oct 9: The Kindred Space Fall Occasional Sale, Grant MN
Nov 6: Pop Up at Blank Inside, Minneapolis MN
Nov 21: Old Saint Anthony Holiday Bazaar, Minneapolis MN
Dec 5: Old Saint Anthony Holiday Bazaar, Minneapolis MN
Dec 11: Plate and Parcel Holiday Market, Minneapolis MN

Follow Along:
You can follow along on my knitting adventures by following me on Instagram @woollybear_knits or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/woollybearknits/

Stay Updated:
Join my email list to receive occasional updates on new product (copy/paste link into your browser): https://mailchi.mp/c26798464f9d/general

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About woollybearknit

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I create cozy, modern knit accessories all hand-knit with ethically-sourced yarn to keep you warm on all your everyday adventures.

I create cozy, modern knit accessories all hand-knit with ethically-sourced yarn. My knits are inspired by everyday adventures, whether it be a winter walk with a warm beverage in hand, snowshoeing through a state park, or the perfect addition to your après ski outfit. Woolly Bear Knits hats feature simple, minimalist textures in colors that will add the perfect pop to your winter wardrobe.

Everything is knit by hand with highest quality, ethically sourced natural fibers like Peruvian or merino wool. The wool I use is very soft and warm without being scratchy. Wool and merino wool are body odor-resistant, moisture-wicking, and breathable. Wearing natural fibers means you’ll stay warm but not overheat, and you’ll be left with minimal hat hair. When properly cared for, wool will last a lifetime, but if you are ready to part with your hat, you can rest assured knowing that wool is biodegradable! As an animal lover, I'm committed to sourcing yarn from companies that do not practice mulesing on their sheep. Hats include your choice of pom pom, all hand made with cruelty-free faux fur fabric.

All packages are shipped in compostable mailers, with minimal packaging to reduce waste, and include a reusable muslin bag to store your hat or cowl in the off-season.

I believe there’s no bad weather, only bad clothing, and I want to help keep you warm on any adventures that come your way!

The name "Woolly Bear Knits" comes from my love of finding woolly bear caterpillars in the fall (my favorite season). They literally freeze solid in the winter, and the bands of color on their bodies are said to predict the harshness of winter. These fuzzy little creatures make the perfect mascot for my knits.

Prefer to shop in person? You can find Woolly Bear Knits hats at the following retailers:
Homespun, Minneapolis MN & Minnetonka MN
Upsy Daisy, White Bear Lake MN
Fox Run, Maple Grove MN
University of Minnesota Alumni Market, Minneapolis MN
Serendipity Shops of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia PA

Shop members

  • Emily Sheehan

    Owner

    Hello! I’m Emily, creator of Woolly Bear Knits. I create cozy, modern knit accessories all hand-knit with ethically-sourced yarn. I'm a nature lover, book worm, wine enthusiast, and of course a knitter!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jun 8, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Occasionally I can accept custom orders, depending on supply availability and capacity. Please send a message with what you're looking for and I'll respond back to let you know if it's possible. If I can accept a custom request, you'll be sent a listing to purchase, and work will begin once the item has been paid for. I will provide an estimated turnaround time at the time of your order, typically 2-4 weeks.

There are no returns on custom orders, and discount codes do not apply.

In fall/winter 2021, custom orders will be accepted during a designated timeframe. Follow me on Instagram @woollybear_knits or join my email list for specific updates on custom order timelines.

Care instructions

- Hand wash cold in gentle detergent, reshape and air dry flat.
- Do not put in washing machine or dryer, as this will cause your wool item to felt.
- Remove pom pom before washing for best results (pom pom can be removed by untying from inside).
- Fluff pom pom to refresh by gently brushing with comb or cool heat from a hair dryer.

All wool will stretch over time. If you feel your hat has gotten too stretched out, follow the instructions above to wash it, then reshape it to desired shape, and allow to dry. This should reshape it to its original size.

Sizing details

Detailed measurements of each item are provided in each listing description. Hats are made with chunky merino wool or wool. Hats will be fitted on medium/larger heads with taller foreheads, or slouchy/tall on smaller/medium heads with short foreheads.

If you have any questions about sizing or fit, feel free to send me a message! All listings include a video of the fit on my own head (which is larger, with a tall forehead).

All wool will stretch over time. If your hat feels small (especially at the brim) when it arrives, know that it will stretch over time (after a few wears) and mold to your head shape.

Returns and Exchanges

Returns are accepted if your item is not to your liking. Per my return policy, contact me within 5 days of delivery to initiate a return, and item must be shipped back within 7 days of delivery at customer's expense. Please keep your tracking number for the return. Item must be in original condition.

Refund will be processed within 24 hours of receipt of return. Refund will be subject to a restocking fee if the customer originally received free shipping (restocking fee will be the cost Woolly Bear Knits paid for "free" shipping to you originally, typically $3-5), which will be deducted from the refund.

I need a new pom pom!

Lost your pom pom or maybe your pet ate it? Or maybe you just want an additional color so you can switch it out? Send me a message to order a new one.