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
Category: Red Hat Culture Red Hat Culture

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 […]

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: News Reel News Reel

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

“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 […]

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: News Reel News Reel

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

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
Category: Red Hat Culture Red Hat Culture

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
Category: Red Hat Culture Red Hat Culture

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.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: News Reel News Reel

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
Category: Red Hat Culture Red Hat Culture

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
Category: Red Hat Culture Red Hat Culture

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

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.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: News Reel News Reel

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.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: News Reel News Reel

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.

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: News Reel News Reel

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

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
Category: Red Hat Culture Red Hat Culture

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