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 realized the need for comfortable, practical winter hats for small children. She designs handknitted items for world-renowned designers including Donna Karan and Calvin Klein. Nuriya now sells her coverall hat and mitten sets online through Etsy.