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Below the Beanie — The Stories I Hear

Honestly, I’ve questioned why I started this brand, and I can’t come up with an answer. It just came alive from a hodge-podge of different inspirations, skills and desires. And here it is, flesh and blood. I think the challenge of building something from scratch — to understand every component of a whole — beckoned […]

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Foxtail Beanie Origins

The Animals of Farthing Wood. (Say that out loud.) It is a great tale about a bunch of animals that are forced out of their homes because of human building projects (boo humans!). Led by a mellow old badger and a wise old fox, they set out on the adventure of their lives. When this […]

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Summer Beanies of 2022

It is really that easy to come up with something new. That is the fun of crafting it right at home (though I live in Sweden now) and having raw materials, production and packaging in the same house. Especially since the Limited Editions are made in very low amounts (as opposed to our main collection.) […]

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“If It’s Not Beanies, I Don’t Care” — A 2021 Recap

This article is a look back on 2021, but to get this story right, I have to rewind to something I merely brushed past in our 2020 recap article, but turned out to be pivotal. “This fall, I chose to put many side projects on ice, to let Red Hat Factory get the love it […]

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2021’s Best Outdoors Giveaway — Grease Point Workwear, Misc. Goods Co., VSSL, Hikers Brew, WESN, Sarva, Red Hat Factory

The sweetest giveaway package we’ve ever been part of. Take a peek here to see the items included.

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A Quick Look in the Rear View Mirror

This picture spurred a memory of all we’ve been whipping up since our humble beginnings in 2016 — four full years ago now.

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The 2020 Recap

Taking an extra side job didn’t leave much extra time for developing the Red Hat Factory brand second quarter of 2020. And then we slid directly into a sweet long vacation. But the vacation brought new clarity.

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Piles of Gold — New Beanies Out In Store

Slowly by slowly the family of beanies, knit caps, or toques are growing. Whatever you want to call them, they are what they are — a long thread of colored wool masterfully knit together into the shape of a head.

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Old Lady Advice from My Mother (And New Packaging)

“There’s a difference between daddy and the cat,” my grandmother said while we were eating dinner with her. Now we’re adding Norwegian proverbs with each of our products.

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Olives are Dropping

The Olive Red Hat Factory beanie has been long expected by many. After all, Red Hat Factory’s roots are firmly planted in the adventure of the green-dyed outdoors, and it only makes sense to match that color in our wooly apparel.

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The 2018 Recap

The keywords for 2018 has been ‘Adventure Stories’, ‘New Colors’ and ‘Limited Editions’, but the best part of the year has been the increased human connections we have experienced.

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Limited Edition Coral & Deep Sea Green Caps

We made one of each of our beanie models in Coral and Deep Sea Green. So all in all, there are 6 beanies. One of each type in each color. You can only get them through the Facebook shop.

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Black is Back! — Moving Away from Red Only

Red Hat Factory started with… you guessed it… red hats — or in more technical terms, red knit caps. Every hat is hand knit, and the factory part of the name is none other than my mother. You should see her as she keeps those knitting needles active all day, whether she travels, sits at home or works. Millennials have their smart phones, my mother have her knitting needles and her yarn basket.

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Every Stitch of 2017

So the globe has turned the 365.25 times it takes for 2017 to become 2018, and with it, Red Hat Factory has twisted and turned, and been through a lot of exciting changes. Here is a summary for you.

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