Summer Beanies of 2022
Benjamin Antoni Andersen
| June 10, 2022
I was in my mother’s basement browsing though yarn, and noticed a few pastel colors laying next to each other. Then I picked up another and then another. And as quickly as that, we had put together the 2022 Limited Edition beanies.
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.)
We called the new pastel beanie line up The Subtle Summer Shades.
What would a pastel beanie line up be without Peach — maybe the most pastel pastel there is.
Going with the summer theme, we named the other beanie after the delicious fruity flavors you often find in your ice cream.
While naming this beanie I learned the difference between violet and purple. In Norway we only have one word for that color (unless you’re a painter, then you probably have more).
Peach and Pear for your summer tastes, Violet like the viola flowers sprouting in early spring — what better to round it off with than the Sky itself.
So in spite of it being summer, we’ve prepped something new to cover your precious head. After all summer is not all sun, and you’ll be better off with a woolen beanie in your pack.
Mom’s Market is something we set up so that we could have some creative freedom. When my mother or I come up with an idea that’s epic, but it’s not quite an entirely new product — then we have a place to put it.
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.
We have been purposefully slow to expand, since the red knit cap, as the foundational idea of the company had to be there alone and have its time in the spotlight before getting any siblings.
Red Hat Factory is after all not just any beanie collection, but a parlor of carefully hand knit beanies that takes about four hours of meticulous crafting per piece. We don’t just want to drop something with no care.
In 2018, the color expansion started with a couple of grays, which are not really colors but what we like to call non-saturated versions of the red (wink wink), and then a few more bold Limited Editions. But now that Red Hat Factory brings in the first actual color into the base collection, what better color to come first than the green of nature itself.
Say hello to the Olive, available in all our models.
We wanted to try something new, so we did.
It’s my favorite way of trying new things.
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.
So if you’re into Coral or Deep Sea Green, strike fast!
The colors are coming! Well… shades of gray really.
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.
Because Red Hat Factory was born through the idea of the red hat as the ultimate adventurers apparel, we held back on producing more colors, since we felt it important to let the company have a season of being what it was conceived as. But now that it’s established what we are and why we are the Red Hat Factory, the time to expand has come.
For starters we are adding two shades of gray to the original red, but more is already in the making. We are keeping a vote active over at our Instagram account. You can still find it in the highlights on top of the profile — @redhatfactory.
I’m just warning you. They have the photo genes. Don’t blame me if you end up starstruck.