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
Category: Red Hat Culture Red Hat Culture

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

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

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
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

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
Category: Red Hat Culture Red Hat Culture

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