Who doesn’t love a cute hat? Especially this time of year! Ambassador Lori talks to us today about some super cute hat she came across at Klowa Handknits in British Columbia, Canada. Read below to learn more about them.
I love a crisp cold Fall hike or a Winter snowshoe with a cute little hat/toque on. They keep my head and ears toasty warm while adding a little pizzazz to my hiking attire. My hats are all unique. They’re knitted or crocheted usually with wool and always with love. Some even have a story to tell.
Most recently I traveled to Lytton (Camchin, pronounced Kumsheen in the Nlaka’pamux language). A small town of about 2,000 people in beautiful, British Columbia, Canada. There, by chance, I popped into a little store named, Klowa Handknits. I instantly fell in love with Meghan’s hats. They are soft, handmade with love and comfy.
Some of her hats have Pictographs on them. It’s not just any Pictograph but one of meaning. These Pictographs are drawings that you’ll find all over Lytton by Nlaka’pamux, First Nations people who’ve resided there for the past 10,000 years. Those reasons are why I wanted to buy two of Klowa Handknit toques. They’re cute, warm and are uniquely different. No two are alike. Meaghan’s hats have personality with a story to tell.
Meghan uses organic cotton and Canadian wool that is either undyed or plant-dyed. There’s no heavy processing or heavy chemical dyes which means no heavy environmental impact. Meaghan says, “Organic cotton is ideal for hats. It is smooth, almost silky, resists static and “hat head”, and they breathe well.”
There are many earthly colours to choose from and there are other styles too. You can send her an email and she’ll knit the hats I found in her store for you. Her hats are reasonably priced at $45 (Canadian) and up. She ships to the USA and Canada with free shipping for Canadian orders of $75 and more; and for USA orders of $100 and more. Check out her toques and buy yourself a little bit of Canadian happiness from a small business with plans to pay it forward in her teeny community of Lytton; Camchin, B.C., Canada.
Check them out here.