We Canadians are a tough bunch. Where I live it’s winter and quite cold for eight months of the year. I never want to sacrifice style when it comes to staying warm. Staying warm or great hair? Great hair or staying warm? Why can’t we have both? The great news is that yes, now we can! This adorable hat (we call them toques here in Canada) from ilex.every.day allows you to rock your top knot or pony and stay snug as a bug at the same time. When I saw this cute toque on Holly’s Instagram feed at @ilex.every.day I wanted one so bad! Luckily she gave me one to keep and talk about today so I am super happy. And warm. And stylish.
For those unfamiliar with ilex.every.day, the owner Holly loves making beautiful knit and crocheted things for people to wear. Everything in her shop is handmade and designed by her, unless specifically noted. She also gives credit to pattern designers whose work she’s borrowed, so if you’re a crocheter yourself and you find something beautiful, you’ll be able to replicate it using their pattern. All of her materials are high-quality and traded fairly. Many are manufactured in the USA or Canada, and those sourced from exotic locations are strictly Fair Trade. With every purchase, you are supporting local, sustainable production practices. Also when you purchase an Ilex product, you’ll receive a complimentary “Story of Me” card, detailing where the materials in your product originated. See something you like, but want it customized? Simply send her a message, and she will work with you to make your vision a reality.
Want one for yourself and for 30% off? Then head on over to ilex.every.day’s new ilex.everyday VIP Facebook Group where she will be giving out 30% off coupons for this awesome toque. Also for those here in Edmonton and want to see the toques in person, head on over to Made Local and grab one of your own. With this being such an awesome idea, I’m sure they’ll sell out fast.
Now here’s me rocking my new toque! Thanks Holly!
Hat: c/o ilex.every.day // Choker: eBay // Bomber: Forever 21 // Shirt: Ardene (In Stores Now) // Pants: Smart Set // Boots: Walmart