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Baby it’s cold outside.
Living in Vermont I have come to understand that the best way to get through the long winter months is to fully enjoy them. Play in the snow, ski, build snow people, snowshoe, etc. Don’t let the lack of sun and the low temperatures keep you inside.
That being said, I should note that I hate to be cold. I put on layers and must have a warm hat on my head. I have found the warmest hats to be from Turtle Fur in Morrisville, VT. Turtle Fur sent hats to my family and wants to send a hat to you too. More details on that below.
I have been wearing this lovely cable knit hat lined with faux fur. It’s beyond warm and it’s really pretty. I love it and highly recommend this hat. Green is one of my favorite colors and the pop of pink is a lovely feminine touch. This hat is also made in purple and white.
Turtle Fur also sent me the hat below, which I like to call my “Stylish Vermont Mama” hat. It’s a wool blend hat lined with (warm) fleece. The buffalo plaid is traditionally found worn by men in November. But Turtle Fur has add a ruffle to make this design work for women too. It’s super cute.
Below you will also see my son in his “Villie Chamilly Hat” from Turtle Fur. The bright orange color is playful and the creeping creature is fun and delightful for a four year old. Because this hat is lined with Turtle Fur Fleece it’s warm enough for long days in the Vermont cold. My son could stay outside for hours and keeping him warm is a top priority!
(My apologies for the self portrait. This picture wasn’t staged as a blog photo, we just happened to have our hats on enjoying a fun fall day.)
The last hat I want to share with you is a Vermont Original earflap knit hat. It’s sized for adults, but my four year old has made it his new winter hat. Wool and fleece paired together made this hat one to keep your ears warm, and possibly make them sweat!
Here is more information about Turtle Fur’s Vermont Originals: “Vermont Originals was founded in 1971 by a business professor from Cornell and one of his students as a case study on cottage industry for the Cornell Business School. The main products are 100% wool hats knit in the traditional handcrafted manner by knitters in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. These skills have been handed down from generation to generation by their mothers, aunts, cousins or sisters. In addition to having a beautiful collection of 100% handcrafted hats, Vermont Originals also specializes in knitting logos for teams, schools and resorts directly into the hats.”
The Turtle Fur Group produce over 400,000 hats and over 400,000 neck warmers each year! They have a talented group of “turtles” working both in Vermont and in other US states. Turtle Fur finds many ways to give back to the community. Each year before the holidays they send boxes of hats, gloves and more to homeless and family shelters throughout Vermont and New England. Let’s all give a high five, a cheer, and word of thanks to Turtle Fur for their generosity and compassion!
Two lucky blog readers will also get a chance to stay warm with Turtle Fur this winter. See below for details on how to enter this giveaway! Thank you Turtle Fur!