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Winter Weather Toppers from Pip-Squeak Chapeau Etc.

Hats That Keep Heads Warm

pip-squeak chapea etc. knit hats!

Getting all the necessary winter outerwear onto your kids each day feels like an Olympic sport.

But just as you’ve nailed the puffy coat compulsory (a technically flawless execution!), you fall short on the mitten maneuver.

Thankfully the hats from Pip-Squeak Chapeau Etc. have got their heads covered. The Brooklyn-based knitters use a chunky alpaca-wool blend to handcraft the adorable, made-to-order toppers.

Available in boy- and girl-friendly earth tones, the wide-gauge yarn and loose knit account for the hats’ enviable softness. But it’s that back-to-basics artistry that will have you wishing for one of your own. And since the styles are also available in adult sizes, you could give it a try.

Which would really take your out-the-door routine to the next level.

Available at Pip-Squeak Chapeau Etc., 99 Franklin Street, between Greenpoint Avenue and Milton Street, Greenpoint (718-383-8029 or pip-squeakchapeau.com), $70-$130.

this week in new york!

CELEBRATE
I Love Lucy Screening
What:
Spend Valentine’s Day with your brood and the lovable Miss Ball. Three classic episodes will keep them laughing.
Why: One more heart cookie and you’re going up a pants size.
When: Today, 4 p.m.
Where: Big Movies for Little Kids, Cobble Hill Cinemas, 265 Court St., at Butler St. (718-596-9113). Tickets online at cobblehilltheatre.com. Adults and children, $7; infants, free on lap.

REGISTER
Little Athletes Holiday Camp
What:
Kids ages 3-5 work up a sweat during February break doing gymnastics, rock-climbing, soccer, basketball, and dance.
Why: Your apartment is barely big enough for hopscotch.
When: Register now. Camp runs Feb. 21-25, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
Where: The Field House at Chelsea Piers, 23rd St., at Hudson River Park (212-336-6500). Cost is $75 per day; $360 for the week.

WATCH
Circus Incognitus
What: Cirque du Soleil alum Jamie Adkins charms with a performance that’s part clown, part acrobat.
Why: All the wonder of the big top without any sad elephants.
When: Sat. & Sun., noon & 5 p.m.
Where: The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves. Tickets at 646-223-3010 or online at newvictory.org. Adults and children, $14-$38.

Photo: Courtesy of Pip-Squeak Chapeau Etc.

LOCATIONS
99 Franklin St
bt Greenpoint Ave & Milton St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
718-383-8029
265 Court St
@ Butler St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718-596-9113
23rd St
@ Hudson River Park
New York, NY 10011
212-336-6500
209 W 42nd St
bt 7th & 8th Aves
New York, NY 10036
646-223-3010
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