My Abuelita lives in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico and was taught to crochet and knit at the age of two by her great-aunts. She is highly skilled with the needles and has created beautiful and intricate pieces throughout her life.  She was knitting until she turned 94 and had to stop due to poor eye sight. It is something I know she misses very much especially now that she has so many great-grandchildren, including my new, baby girl. Abuelita taught me to crochet when I was five and knit at seven and I have been doing both ever since. I plan on passing on everything she patiently and lovingly taught me to my little girl.

In 2001 I created the label One Tough Monkey, in 2003, Spanglish for Grandmother's Monkey, was  created and  over the years I have sold tiki lamps, hats, scarves, purses and waterproof, wool skull caps (for surfers) on the website.

In 2006  the pattern for the Anarchy Irony Hat was featured in Debbie Stoller's book,  Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy HookerInspiration arrives via changes in the seasons, trips to Mexico, old movies, The Monkees, roller skating, listening to my record collection, vintage shopping, thrifting on Saturday mornings and on and on.

Returns and Exchanges: 
We will be happy exchange your item or refund your payment (less shipping charges).
email us  and tell us what is wrong with the item or that you are returning it. 
Return the item to Abuelita's Chango in new and unused condition within 15 days.

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We respect your privacy and will never sell, rent, loan, or disclose specific information about you that could be used by a third party for their commercial gain. We will never disclose your e-mail address to a third party. This is a small operation and we are able to give your privacy the utmost priority and do so.
Care of Tiki Monkey Items: 
Unless otherwise noted in item description all hats can be machine washed gentle in cold and hang dry or tumble dried low. Unless otherwise noted in item description all scarves and scarflettes should be hand washed and hang dry or can be washed in gentle cycle and machine dried if placed in a lingerie bag or pillowcase.
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Tiki Monkey items sold on this website are protected by copyright and other proprietary rights that are the exclusive property of Tera Avila, Abuelita's Chango and Tiki Monkey. 
ALL materials used to construct Tiki Monkey items are made in the US, Mexico, Italy and Norway.