Where to buy online
Back 40 Designs’ website
Located in Courtenay, B.C. on Vancouver Island, Back40 Designs creates modern, handmade knitwear for the whole family.
Designed for life’s outdoor adventures, this Canadian company offers a variety of fun styles of toques topped with the most luxurious, hand-made faux fur pom poms. Back40’s soft and cozy toques, headbands and scarves are available in two lines – a Classic Line and a Luxe Line made from 100% natural, sustainable Merino or Peruvian wool.
Want a matching or coordinating knit toque set? It’s easy with the custom order feature on their website! Design your own or choose from available ready-to-ship items listed online. Toques come in sizes for newborns to adults – they are a great way to stay warm and stylish during the cooler months, and make a treasured hand-made gift for friends and family too.
Meet the Maker
Back40 Designs is inspired by owner and maker Tyra’s love of the outdoors. Tyra loves getting out and exploring nature with her family, especially her young son. They live on an acreage in the beautiful Comox Valley that is home to horses, cows, chickens, dogs, cats and a revolving mix of wildlife – all making her “Back 40” her favorite place to be. A mild obsession with cute hats when her son was born grew as he did, and eventually led to her creating her own toques. She makes all the items by hand – including those amazing pompoms! – with much care and attention to detail and loves seeing her customers and their kids out and about wearing her creations.