We would drive 2 hours to a store that was recommended by a co-worker. Finally fed up with the hunt he said “honey you know how to sew right?”, I replied with “yes I do”. He then proceeded to ask me “could you make me a welding hat”, and I said “sure”. I had an old Singer sewing machine I picked up from a garage sale for repairs on clothes and hemming pants. I had no idea where to start, so I bought a pattern from the oh so many options provided online. I took a couple of days and made him a hat. Well, he hated it because, well, it was no different then every other welding cap he had bought. He turned to me again and said “Lets design a welding cap that fits my head”, and once again I said “okay”.

After our children came into our lives we both decided to sacrifice my income for me to be a stay at home mom to raise our 2 beautiful children. We moved to Airdrie, Alberta, Canada in 2006 right after our son was born. I have never been a sit still kind of girl, I am always doing something whether it be cooking, crafting, going for walks, taking the kids to the park, or helping others, so making him the perfect welding cap was right up my alley. I have always enjoyed a creative challenge and this was going to be one hell of a challenge.

Teresa Wilson
Owner / Operator

Hi, my name is Teresa, owner and designer of Bluecollar Beanies, I welcome you to read about my page and follow me if you dare on Social Media. (I’m not very politically correct)