Nuriya Khegay is an expert knitter based in New York. Brought up in Kazakhstan, her mother instilled in her a love of handicrafts. Upon moving to New York, with its cold winters, Nuriya realised the need for comfortable, practical winter hats for small children. She has produced hand knitted items for a Manhattan company selling to world renowned designers including Donna Karan and Calvin Klein. Nuriya now sells her coverall hat and mitten sets online through Etsy.