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Why Are We Fascinated by Handcraft

We can have more, faster, using machines. But somehow humans are drawn to old timey handcraft anyway. Why is that?

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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Every Kind of Beanie — A Comprehensive List

Now that we have several years of beanie related content behind us, we’ve learned quite a bit along the way. We even dug deep into the etymology of several of the most common beanie names. After all, if you want to know what a word means, the clearest path to take is that of language. […]

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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Why a Fisherman Beanie Should be Red

We’ve often mentioned the red fisherman beanie carrying characters Steve Zissou and Jacques Cousteau as inspirers and poster children for the red beanies. Zissou is a fictional character, based on the real life Cousteau — and they are connected to the sea. However. They aren’t fishermen. So why would I argue the red beanie is […]

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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What is a Fisherman Beanie?

My first instinct is, of course, to hone in on the fisherman aspect of the name. As we explore two aspects of the fisherman beanie, we do it in the context of old rugged fishermen and how they chose their beanies. A fisherman beanie is rough, simple and preferably hand knit All the way back […]

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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Every Day Battles That Hold the World Up

The war in Ukraine shook me out of my stride and reminded me again that this world is fickle. I am reminded that the peaceful Norwegian countryside I grew up in came at a cost. That it has been held up by the wars waged by those who came before us. But not all of […]

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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The Secret Ingredient to Enjoying Work

It makes a blatant show in our hand knit wares, and that is where it first made it’s way into our language. After the skill of knitting has been learned, and the talent honed, all it takes to craft a great beanie is two knitting needles, yarn, and patience. And the moment you let that […]

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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Conquer Your Fear of Beanies in 3 Simple Steps

If there is one thing you should fear, it’s this.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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What to Wear in the Summer Rain

A beanie tested in the Norwegian summer rain The weather in Norway, along with all the other Nordic, coast-long countries is always shifting. A hike might not be in the rain, but you never know if rain will pay a short visit as it passes by (probably on its way to Bergen — but that’s […]

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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Beanie is the Word — The Linguistic Roots of Beanie, Hat, Toque and Cap

Let’s dive deeper into the linguistic roots of the beanie.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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The Wheel of Time — Two Rivers Woolens and the Esthetics of Handcraft

The two first episodes of The Wheel of Time were premiered on Stockholm Film Festival — we went to see them, enjoy, and then explain to our Red Hatters why The Wheel of Time and Red Hat Culture fits like the infamous hand in the glove.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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Who Decided the Pom-pom was a Good Idea?

The pom-pom was always natural to us when growing up. But come to think of it, it’s actually super weird and useless. Could it be kinda cool though?

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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A Beanie a Hobbit Would Wear

The Lord of the Rings is much more than a book. It’s part of a universe that celebrates nature, and if you didn’t know it — the slow progress of handcraft.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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You Can Wear a Beanie in the Summer — Here’s How

Once summer hits, the beanie tends to hit the shelves for most of us. But are we missing out on our best tool for late night heat-adjustment?

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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A Midimalist Ponders Minimalism

My favorite definition of minimalism is not to own as little as possible, but that you only own what you need, or deeply enjoy.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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Hot Take: You Don’t Have to Earn Money on Your Hobby

The path from a pure hobby to actually earning a bit off of your work, can be a slippery slope. The inherent culture of competition online can easily slip in and force out the calm, simple love of the craft.

Brad Knipping
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The Benefits of Wool — A Tale of Smells and Temperate Body Climates

Norwegian children wear wool. It’s a thing. Parents buy it, sell it, hand knit it, and promote it. There’s nothing like a mom-made sweater, or even a pair of cold-resistant inner wool-trousers to get you through the -20℃ winters.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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How to Declutter Your Digital Life

Alarms, notifications, emails, ads. They all scream for our attention. Sometimes the silent mountaintops seem so far away. Maybe it’s time to declutter your digital life.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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5 Timeless Red Beanie Outfits

The red hand knit cap is the beginning and the heart of our company. Everyone from Jaques Cousteau to Kanye West wears them. But what outfits go well with a red beanie?

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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Jacques Cousteau — A Deep Dive

A deep dive into the life and times of explorer and oceanographer Jaques Cousteau. Red Hat culture owes him a lot.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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The History of the Fisherman Beanie

The fisherman beanie! It’s become an absolute established classic in the wardrobe of 2020. But did fishermen actually wear beanies? Join us as we dig into its history.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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The Shaping of Our Beanie Models

Simplicity has always stood in the center of every product we’ve designed. It’s a reflection of the origins of the products — a mother knitting wearables for her children to face the onset of winter.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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The Steve Zissou Hat — An Iconic Red Beanie

The Red Hat Factory hand knit beanie style has multiple sources of inspiration, but one sticks just a little bit above the crowd. The Steve Zissou hat from Life Aquatic. The film is a study in red hats.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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How to Wear a Red Hat Factory Cap

There are actually more ways than you might think, and the choice is all yours.

Our models deliver as a tube that you are free to fold as you like, and the lack of any tags on the edges makes your freedom total.

One thing I’ve noticed through selling beanies all across the world — no one wears it the same, and that is the beauty of it.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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The Red Beanie as a Symbol of Adventure

Red beanies stand for adventure and exploration. It’s a worldwide phenomenon, but it also has some roots digging through Norwegian folklore into underground WWII resistance groups. How did it become such an iconic piece of headwear, and what is the origin of the red beanie?

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
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