We want our customers to have the best experience with our products, and therefore we have decided to elaborate on the care process. These additional instructions are designed as a guide and results can vary depending on how the processes are carried out and what cleaning products are used.
Just like most specialty fabrics, sweater knits require special treatment. Use the following as a guide to help ensure the life of your beanies. In cases where spot cleaning is not an option, we suggest a gentle hand wash, avoiding heat or agitation. Google has some simple instructions if you need help, search "hand washing knit fabric". Friction causes pilling in stretchy fabrics, as the fabric fibers rub against themselves or other fabrics, they can start to ball. Washing in a washing machine may be done at your discretion. Many people choose this method for simplicity, but as with any item made from a sweater knit, this may cause pilling or change the texture/feel of the item. Should you choose to machine wash, we recommend turning the beanie inside out and using a cold water, a gentle cycle, with like colors. A garment bag is also a great option when washing. Heat may cause disproportionate shrinkage, therefore it is important not to use hot water, or to dry your beanie in the dryer. In all cases the beanie should be laid flat and reshaped to dry without pulling or stretching.
When caring for any accessories or delicate fabrics, the bottom line is to use your own judgement. If you’re worried the item won’t survive a wash in the machine it is always safer to hand wash it. Treat your items with care and they should last you for years to come!
We personally touch every fabric before we buy it to make sure that our products will be not only stylish, but ultra comfortable. Because we use a wide variety of knit fabrics, each beanie may fit and feel slightly different.
If you want the hat to fit right away, we recommend ordering by current age or measuring. Our beanies are very stretchy, therefore they tend to run on the bigger size and fit even longer than the suggested age groups.
***For newborn photos or coming home outfits please order the NEWBORN size. These are very stretchy, so even if your baby has a big head it will be okay. :) The infant size will not fit until your baby is at least a couple months old.***
PS - All of our beanies can be worn 2 ways! You can wear them folded at the bottom for a "cuffed" look, or unfolded for a "slouchy" fit. The photos on our site show a combination of both styles.
>> Signature Style - Our original design! These are made from only 1 layer of fabric (most beanies you find on the market are double-layered), this makes them super lightweight and breathable. They are super comfortable (you'll hardly know they are there) and even the most picky babies don't seem to mind them! These are great for year round wear, but are most popular for spring, summer and fall.
>> Jersey Knit – These beanies are going to be very thin, lightweight and stretchy. This fabric is similar to what most “leggings” are made from. They are great for year round wear and best for when you just need a little something over your ears, without overheating. They’re also very popular for those who like to wear a beanie while exercising. They run true to size or slightly bigger because they are so stretchy.
>> Sweater Knit – These beanies are going to be a little thicker than the jersey knit, but still light-mid weight and great for year round wear. These are most popular for fall and spring weather, as well as winter in places that don't get too cold (Arizona, California, Texas, etc). They are stretchy, comfy and fit true to size.
>> Ribbed Knit - This fabric is the same as our sweater knit, except with a ribbed look/texture.
>> Cozy Sweater Knit – This fabric is the same as our sweater knit, except it's a little thicker and has a “fuzzy” feel to the outside for added warmth. These beanies are soft and stretchy, but due to the thickness of the fabric, they are not as “floppy” as the other options and run true to size or slightly smaller. These are the "warmest" beanies we offer and are popular for the fall and winter months.
*All fabrics are made from any combination of polyester/cotton/rayon/spandex/wool. If you need more information on a specific beanie for allergy reasons just let us know!