Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Haute Tots Review & Giveaway (Closed)

I was so happy to receive the mail this morning and find a cute crocheted hat from Angela of Haute Tots.  She generously sent a hat for Aleena and it's just in time for her birthday photo shoot coming up!  If you haven't heard of Haute Tots, it is based out of Calgary, Alberta and they make adorable hats for babies, toddlers, mommies and soon to be daddies too with their new Haute Pops line!  I tried out the term Haute Pops on Jeremy this morning but it took him a while to catch on.  He did appreciate the little cartoon joke on the Haute Tots Facebook page though which you can check out when you visit it.

Angela's story is very similar to many other mommy businesses that have started out in the home.   She also began crocheting hats for her own little one when she wasn't able to find what she was looking for in baby stores.   After receiving compliments on her adorable hats, she began taking orders and couldn't keep up with the demand on her own.  Now, she has a hard-working team of mommies in China helping out and Haute Tots stays in constant communication with these women to ensure they are rewarded for a job well done.   Each hat tag says 'Home Made by Hand in China' so these are truly still handmade hats.  You can find their line of adorable hats in a variety of styles and colours in baby stores all across Canada.  There is a store locator on their website to find a store near you. Their website is http://hautetots.ca/.

Now to the hat itself.  It is very soft and the flower is not a clip-on type.  It's actually crocheted into the hat but only onto the outside of the hat so there aren't any annoying bumps or strings rubbing against baby's head.   I'm not a crocheting expert but it's definitely solidly made and I can see it being able to handle a lot of wear and hold up very well.   As for washing, the tags says "gentle wash - dry flat".  Of course, little girls don't get dirty anyway so I'm sure this won't be a problem, right?!  Last but not least, it's adorable and I think it looks lovely on my baby girl.  I can't wait to try it on her with different outfits.


The Giveaway:
As I mentioned earlier, there are a variety of colours and styles available for boys and girls and Haute Tots is going to give away one of their hats to one lucky winner!  The winner will have their choice of colour and style.

How to Enter:
There are four ways to enter this giveaway contest.  Only separate comments will count as entries so make sure to make separate comments for each.  I will number the entries and select a winner using www.random.org.

Required Entry:
1.  Follow A Sophisticated Mommy via Google Friend Connect.

Bonus Entries:
2.  Like Haute Tots on Facebook and let us know your favourite style/colour of hat in the comments.  You can find these in their Facebook photo albums.  (Also feel free to let them know I sent you!)
3.  Like A Sophisticated Mommy on Facebook.
4.  Share this giveaway.  (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Blog)

This contest is open until Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at Midnight SK Time.

Open to Canada only.

102 comments:

  1. I'm a follower! I need this hat! LOL

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  2. I've liked Haute Tots, and I do! :)

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  3. I like A Sophisticated Mommy on Facebook.... and I like the Sophisticated Mommy behind the blog!

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  4. I've shared to FB... but MY friends better not win, unless they plan to give it to meeeeeeee!

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  5. I am an avid google acount follower and am so excited to see Haute Tots! Which I am a huge fan of already!

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  6. I already like you on facebook!

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  7. I also have already Liked Haute Tots on Facebook!

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  8. and I will share this giveaway, I love the urban brim hats!!! pink and gray are my favourtie!

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  9. I follow you already on GFC

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  10. I liked Haute Tots on FB and like the urban brim in white(mostly because they don't have DD's size in the steel)

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  11. I shared on FB (even though a part of me says (dont share...you might have a better chance of winning then....)

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  12. Megs, I don't think their website is updated quite as well as the Facebook page so feel free to say whatever you love. There are even a few styles on the Facebook page that aren't on the website yet.

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  13. already a google friend connect!!!

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  14. like sophisticated mommy on fb!

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  15. I "like" Haute Tots on FB and would love the brown brimmed hat with the aqua flower that is fleece lined... very cute!

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  16. Loving the slouch hats, liking haute tots on FB right now!

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  17. I LOVE Sophisticated Mommy on FB... You're awesome! ;) (do you accept bribes?)

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  18. I shared the giveaway on FB! (even though I'll be really annoyed if someone else wins!)

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  19. I have "liked" Haute Tots on FB, not sure how I would ever choose which one I like best though!! So many cute hats!

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  20. I'm an online stalker of A Sophisticated Mommy!

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  21. I have shared on Facebook!!!

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  22. I follow A Sophisticated Mommy via GFC (and can use the acronym now that you have told me what it means!)

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  23. I am follower of this blog! Love Love this!

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  24. I tweeted this post! would love to have this on my little girl!

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  25. I follow you now on friend connect!

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  26. I like the white hat with the little pink flower on the side. And I have liked Haute Tots on FB.

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  27. I love the Urban Brim in Haute Coal, adorable!

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  28. I liked Haute Tots on FB.

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  29. I follow A Sophisticated Mommy:)

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  30. I like A Sophisticated Mommy On FB

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  31. I shared the giveaway on FB.

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  32. I shared the giveaway on FB.

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  33. I love these hats! I would also love to win one! Simply adorable!

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  34. I love the Urban Brim in Haute Moss!

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  35. Shannon FeatherstoneMarch 3, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    I already like you on FB!!!

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  36. Shannon FeatherstoneMarch 3, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    I love the little brim hats! So cute!

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  37. Shannon FeatherstoneMarch 3, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    I Liked Haute Tots on FB!

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  38. I follow your blog with GFC :)

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  39. I already like a Sophisticated Mommy on Facebook!

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  40. I liked Haute Tots on Facebook and I love their Boy Brim Hats, especially in Haute Steel and Navy!

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  41. And I shared the giveaway on my Facebook :)

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  42. I liked Haute tots and like the Urban Brim Hat...

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  43. I Like A Sophisticated Mommy on Facebook....

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  44. ...and I shared on Facebook :)

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  45. I follow & I'm sharing on fb & I like Haute Tots & I like the slouch hats. Did I miss anything?

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  46. Yep, you have to enter each as a separate comment. :-P

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  47. I like Haute Tots on FB too :) My favorite style is the Urban Brim hat.

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  48. I like Haute Tots on FB and my favorite style is the gray brim hat.

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  49. I already like a Sophisticated mommy on facebook.

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  50. I shared the giveaway on Facebook.

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  51. I'm now following you on Google Friend Connect too!

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  52. I like Haute Tots on fb too!

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  53. I like the Urban Brim Hat for girls!

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  54. I like Haute tots on FB - LOVE the boy brim hat in black - would look SUPER cute on my little man!!!

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  55. I already like A Sophisticated Mommy on FB :)

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  56. I like you on fb cjpeters at zoho dot com

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  57. Love the blue slouch hat!! cjpeters at zoho dot com

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  58. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/giveawaytreats/status/44109161134428160 cjpeters at zoho dot com

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  59. I like Haute Tots of FB and commented my favorite hat. Really they are all cute though.

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  60. I already like a sophisticated mommy on fb - great to see all the new little giveaways and fun to read the blogs.

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  61. Can somebody tell me how to do google friend connect?

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  62. Sure! You should be able to click follow on the box in the right side bar. Currently, there are 148 followers of my blog. If it says "Sign In", you may need to link up one of your e-mail addresses with Google to make it work or simply create what my husband calls a "Spam Account" just for online giveaways. Let me know if that works!

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  63. I love haute tots!

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  64. I like sophisticated Mommy!!

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  65. I have gotten so many adorable hats from Haute tots! I would love another....

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  66. I like google friend connect!!

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  67. I "liked" Haute tots and Sophisticated Mommy and I shared!!!

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  68. I shared the giveaway on fb too!

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  69. I now "LIKE" Haute Tots on FB. Our daughter has two of these hats and everybody always comments on how cute they are. Would love for her to have a pink one with a cream flower...A girl can't have too many hats, right? :)

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