In case you’ve ever desired a hand-crocheted beanie with an embroidered sloth patch: look no further. The Dahlia Soleil Collection features a variety of hand-crocheted hats and machine-embroidered patches created in Queens, New York. The owner and designer, Paulette, named her business Dahlia Soleil after her 10-year-old daughter. She pulls the inspiration for her work from her upbringing in Barbados, where her grandmother taught her to crochet. Paulette says on her Etsy profile that crocheting gives her an opportunity to speak without using words.


Dahlia Soleil’s iron on patches range from the awesome Whoop Ass design pictured above to adorable like the heart-spotted camera. These easy-to-use patches could jazz up an old jean jacket or backpack in a heartbeat, and those hand-crocheted hats will keep your ears nice and toasty in the coming winter months.

Loving what you see? Be sure to check out the Dahlia Soleil Collection this weekend, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 26-27, at the 6th Annual BUST Craftacular at the World Maker Faire. Along with more than 60 other vendors, Dahlia Soleil Collection will have a booth with fab merchandise for sale. Grab your tickets for the Maker Faire, or enter to win through our online giveaway


Follow the Dahlia Soleil Collection on Twitter to get an inside look at preserving the art of handmade, or visit her Etsy shop. Can’t wait to see all you crafty ladies this weekend at #BUSTCraftacular!

Photos via Etsy.

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