Wednesday, January 25, 2006
New for 2006 is the squirrel hat. I don't see much demand for these things though. This hat was made from 5 roadkilled squirrels. Don't tell me you were never out for a ride and passed by a freshly roadkilled animal and thought 'maybe I could make a hat from that hide?'
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Happy New Year! I had a nice holiday break, ate some squirrel pot pie, hiked around the Pennsylvania woods and hung out with friends and family. I'm happy to be back in rainy Portland though. Alright, so I am back to the studio now and workin' hard on some new hats.
Pictured is my new reversible 4 panel merino wool earflap cap. Black on one side, electric blue on the other. For 2006 I plan to offer this new and improved version of the knit merino wool earflap cap. In the past these were made of just one layer of merino wool so that when turned inside out all of those ugly seams were visible. My solution to this was to basically sew a hat inside a hat creating a reversible cap that has no ugly seams to be seen, is warmer, and is reversible so that you can choose between 2 colors to go with any outfit. (See photos)
Because I feel that this is the quality of cap I am happy to put my name on, it will be taking the place of the previous non-reversible cap. In addition to this I plan to replace the old 8 panel and 3 panel styles with a new 4 panel style. This is because it has fewer seams than the 8 panel and is easier to sew than the 3 panel thus making a more durable and more easily made cap. It is also slightly deeper so that it pulls down further over the head, keeping those ears warm.
What I would like to do is keep the price at $46 (the same as the old merino caps) while selling a warmer, stronger, more stylish, and overall better quality cap. It's that balance between form and function, quality and affordability that I am trying to strike. The caps will still be made by me from recycled wool garments as long as I can keep up with demand. Also, I am still making my 3 panel, 8 panel, and millitary style caps.
If you are interested in ordering email me at email@example.com. My turn around time is about 2 weeks.