I had a lot of ponchos when I was little. It was the ’70s, and my grandmother knitted them for me. One of them was two shades of blue…like a big, fringed, knitted diamond that pulled over my head. It had pockets with little crocheted flowers on them and a matching purse. My grandmother had some game. I knit baby blankets for my nieces and nephews. They typically come out a very strange shape. I haven’t yet ventured into knitting anything anyone would actually need to wear. Except that one time I tried knitting a mitten. When I finished, it looked like an oven mitt. I stitched a little snowflake into it and my mom uses it as a door decoration at Christmas. She fills it with greens and holly sprays. I am not kidding.
Karen at Po Po’s Ponchos has come to the rescue of all of us who can’ t knit anything children could actually wear, by creating the softest, snuggiest, fleece and sweatshirt fleece ponchos imaginable. Promise number one, they won’t itch the way the knitted ones from 1976 did. All the trim is 100% cotton. Oh and did I mention they are adorable?
When the winter coat is too hot and it’s too cool to go without anything, reach for a poncho. When the idea of trying to wrangle your wiggling wee one into a jacket and zip it up or button it seems like so much work that you’ll wait and go to Target tomorrow when it’s warmer, reach for a poncho. Or if your girl likes to wear things that are fancy and you like her to wear things that are warm and hooded, reach for a poncho. Did I mention they are adorable?
We love Po Po’s Ponchos for so many reasons. This is a mom-owned and run business. Karen was inspired to make these ponchos by her daughter, Lily, and each one is made in Vancouver, British Columbia. The ponchos come in three sizes and fit children ages 0 – 6. The hoodies are lined with the same cute contrasting fabric that makes the front pocket. Did I mention they are adorable?
And here’s the best part of all. Just in time for the holidays, Karen is offering one lucky Babies Gotta Have It reader a chance to win a free poncho! Any style! Any size! As long as it’s in stock when the giveaway is over. Woo Hoo! Happy Holidays!
To Enter the Po Po’s Ponchos Giveaway:
- Go to the Po Po’s Ponchos website. Take a look at all the ponchos in the store, come back, and leave a comment stating which one you’d choose if you won. It’s that easy!
***Want an extra chance to win? Blog or twitter about this giveaway, leave me an additional comment letting me know you did (please include the url), and I’ll put your name in the hat twice! Not a blogger? Subscribe to my blog using the button to the right, leave me an additional comment, and you’re entered twice. Or, email a friend about the giveaway, cc me in the message at firstname.lastname@example.org (I promise I will not spam you or your friends – cross my heart) and you’ll have two entries. Make sure you include your email address with your entry.***
Giveaway open to those with U.S. and Canadian addresses. Giveaway begins on Tuesday November 25th and ends on Thursday December 4th at midnight Eastern Standard Time. On Friday December 5th, my baby girl will draw the winning name, and I’ll email you immediately. It’s not a terribly scientific drawing, but I assure you it could not be more random. Thanks for entering!