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
Category: Red Hat Culture Red Hat Culture

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 […]

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: News Reel News Reel

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.) […]

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: News Reel News Reel

50 Shades of Aleks Grey — Meet the Norwegian Artist

My grandfather played the accordion, his brother the traditional Norwegian violin, hardingfele. My mom plays the violin, and my father plays piano and sax. Suffice to say, I have always had a lot of music around me. I grew up in a beautiful, quiet township called Heggjabygda, located near Nordfjordeid on the West Coast of […]

Aleks Grey
Category: People:Passion People:Passion

Conquer Your Fear of Beanies in 3 Simple Steps

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

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: Red Hat Culture Red Hat Culture

In Search of Stories — Behind the Westcoaster Film

“The other side of the mountain however,” he continued with stars in his eyes. “It’s west-facing, you know. One kilometer of straight climbing, and not one rotten section.” Instantly my mind wandered to the western fjord-ridden coast line of Norway. And I saw the dark storms; the hurricane gales bringing along a whipping sea spray, […]

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: Adventure Stories Adventure Stories

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
Category: Red Hat Culture Red Hat Culture

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.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: News Reel News Reel

Turning a Labour of Love Into a Job

I have always admired and sought after the feeling of being able to go to work and enjoy your craft together with friends. No stress, only good company and the satisfaction of a job well done. The world has a way of pushing against this, turning up the heat, and demanding slightly more than you can produce. At times, I think we should push back.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: Red Hat Culture Red Hat Culture

No Bull, Just Wool

The words handmade, organic, authentic, and such are thrown around so lightly. It’s almost like a stamp of approval you have to have on your products. We do not want to jump on that band wagon just for the sake of it – we want no bull, just wool.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: Red Hat Culture Red Hat Culture