The Bay Bee — Hand Knit Wool Beanie Hat | Red Hat Factory

The Bay Bee Hand Knit Wool Beanie Hat

While not yet ready to sail the open seas, the next generation frolics in the safety of the bay. And preferably, under the protection of a Bay Bee. The stretchy knit pattern enables the beanie to last from infancy up to the first couple years of life. It only changes its shape and character as the child grows. A perfect gift for the newborn.

Beanie Knitting Time Knitting Hours 3.5
Beanie Wool Percentage Wool Percentage 80
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Each product comes with a Certificate of Authenticity — a card signed with the initials of the one who knit it.

Beanies may seem surprisingly small when you first open them. That is to allow for the stretching that occurs when wearing natural wool.

Care and clean: Read more about how to wash and care for wool products.

Beanie FAQ

Why hand knit beanies?

We hand knit because we are here to honor and tell the story of our Norwegian heritage. Generations after generations hand knitting wool apparel to keep their families warm. And the tradition is still alive and well. Also hand knit beanies comes a personal touch and history that machine knit just can't match.

Why are the beanies so small?

Many of our beanie models look very small when you unpack them. That is because of wool's nature — it's not "pre-stretched", and has to start out tight. It shapes itself around you head after little time. If you lend it to someone, and it get's stretched out too much, it can simply be dipped in warm water, and after drying, it's back to where it started.

Why wool beanies?

We did not choose wool — hundreds of years of Norwegian tradition chose that for us. It is an amazing insulator, with the special feature that it pulls moisture away from your skin. Norwegians have sworn to wool both historically, and in modern day outdoors apparel. You just can't beat the natural fiber that is wool.

Why are there loose threads in my beanie?

When a beanie is finished, the thread is attached by sowing it into the finished product several rounds. Sometimes that end thread comes poking out — most often on the inside, as we try attaching it that way. It doesn't mean it is coming loose. If it comes out on the outside, try pushing it back in — use a needle if needed. The beanie will not unravel — and if it does, please refer to our guarantee.

Does your mom and grandma really knit all the beanies?

It all started with my mom, then my grandma joined the team. My mother designs all the beanies (sometimes with input from me), and we recruit as many knitters as we need from around Norway. But it is always hand knit, the traditional way, and quality controlled by my mom.

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