Apr 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm #1272294
The website still needs some work, but it's up and running.
Thanks for your support, Katharina
PS I don't have a "shopping cart" or "basket", because I would rather have some communication with a buyer, before payment is sent : )Apr 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm #1724976
Congratulations on a professional-looking website, as well as a viable industry for yourself.
Good luck with your business!Apr 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm #1724992
Very cool Kat! Website looks great!Apr 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm #1725007
Can't wait to get my head into one of those hats :)Apr 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm #1725008
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
Here's a hyperlink to your page:Apr 15, 2011 at 4:13 pm #1725035
Thanks everbody, and thanks for the hyperlink, Eugene.Apr 15, 2011 at 8:52 pm #1725133
@jnelson871Locale: CA Bay Area
WOW! Great site. Once I finish paying off my latest acquisitions I'll throw some business your way. Got some friends in the market for gear, I'll let them know as well.
JustinApr 16, 2011 at 12:18 am #1725166
Yes – very well put together web site. Not and easy task. I'm looking forward to pictures and information on the detachable mesh pockets, when you finish up your site. Take your time and continue the excellent work!!!Apr 16, 2011 at 8:49 am #1725211
@jacobdLocale: North Bay
Way to go Katharina.
Love the quality of your hats. My beanie has been magnetized to my head lately :)Apr 16, 2011 at 11:46 am #1725268
Wordpress + Elegant Themes (Simple Press) if memory serves me right…
Good job!Apr 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm #1725294
Thanks again. The website is not my doing; someone else has put their work and knowledge into it. It's a gear coop and there is room for more cottage manufacturers.Apr 16, 2011 at 4:23 pm #1725347
Congratulations on the site Katharina. But I don't know which one to get. I normally only wear one from maybe 20-40 degrees when backpacking. Which type do you suggest?Apr 16, 2011 at 5:02 pm #1725366
Depending on how cold you get and how much hair you have, either the thinner Merino and baby Alpaca blend, or the thicker one.
The longer hair in the Alpaca yarn, make it a little fuzzy, which helps trap a bit of air.Apr 16, 2011 at 5:37 pm #1725376
Uh, let's take the discussion about how much hair I have to email. :) Message sent.Apr 17, 2011 at 10:15 am #1725596
@blackrockLocale: Pacific Northwest
Excellent looking hats! I love a good knit beanie. I'm a big fan of hats and have fairly large collection…
Now to decide which one to get :) Any plans on expanding the line with more materials? I'd love to see an organic cotton like Pakucho or maybe a nice hemp. Any Merino or Alpaca that's USA made would be a great option. I'd definitely pay more for anything spun in the US though going with the Organic yarns or wools is always a plus along with any recycled yarn would be awesome.
Nice work!Apr 17, 2011 at 11:58 am #1725635
Nice input and suggestions on the yarns..
In my experience, cotton and hemp tend to stretch and don't bounce back to shape well, which results in hats becoming unshapely pretty quickly.
I just bought some locally spun, hand dyed wool, which is just beautiful, but pricey, at $33.00 per skein. Takes almost a full skein per hat. Between 3 and 4 hrs to make the hat….how much can I realistically charge for a beanie? Right now I buy quality yarn from a local store and keep my materials cost between 10.00 and 15.00 each. If there is a market for higher end hats, I'd love to make more of those. For now, just ask me exactly what you would like,I'll tell you what I can do and it's a custom project, for each customer, as far as the priciest goods.Apr 17, 2011 at 3:19 pm #1725724
" I'm looking forward to pictures and information on the detachable mesh pockets, when you finish up your site. "
Gene, here are a couple pictures of the detachable pocket, on an ULA Amp. This one weighs 25 grams, including the shock cord. I make them to requested specs, using No See Um.Apr 18, 2011 at 10:38 am #1726076
I've been looking at your beenies for a while… the website will likely entice me to get one, don't konw why, just my neurosis I suppose.Apr 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm #1727121
@yogruLocale: Land of too much rain!
Just received my 100% merino beanie from Kat today. 45g of awesomeness! She even got the color scheme I wanted exactly right. I love it!Apr 21, 2011 at 6:56 pm #1727756
@fredmax56Locale: New England
MY light colored camo hat arrived today! I am very happy with it. I opt for the folded edge vs the rolled edge, size M/L. Fits great and covers my ears! Ear coverage was one of main conerns. The color is perfect also. Great work Katharina! I highly recomend these hats. I hope there is going to be gloves in the future.
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