ObeyMyBrain

Handmade Plush Squid Hats and more

California, United States · 2659 Sales

ObeyMyBrain

Handmade Plush Squid Hats and more

California, United States 2659 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(695)

Announcement   Yes, these are the squidhats as seen in season 4 of The Guild http://watchtheguild.com Woo! If you're wondering which hat was used, it was a small blue one. Like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59453535/the-guild-squidhat-small-fleece-squid

Interview with LAWeekly's Style blog
http://blogs.laweekly.com/stylecouncil/art/would-you-put-a-squid-on-your/

Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/ObeyMyBrain

Announcement
Last updated on Feb 8, 2016

Yes, these are the squidhats as seen in season 4 of The Guild http://watchtheguild.com Woo! If you're wondering which hat was used, it was a small blue one. Like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59453535/the-guild-squidhat-small-fleece-squid

Interview with LAWeekly's Style blog
http://blogs.laweekly.com/stylecouncil/art/would-you-put-a-squid-on-your/

Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/ObeyMyBrain

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Fleece Squid Hat - Large Blue Tie-Dye Plush
US$58.00
Small Fleece Squid Hat - Yellow Tie-Dye
US$35.00
Large Plush Squid Hat - Dark Green
US$58.00
First Flight 8x17 Fine Art Print
US$28.00
Fleece Octopod Hat/Pillow - Very Dark Blue
US$38.00
Large Fleece Squid Hat - Light Turquoise
US$58.00
Mini Valentine's Day Plush Heart
US$6.00
Small Fleece Squid Hat - Hot Pink
US$35.00
Fleece Sloth Animal Scarf
US$27.00
Fleece Panda Scarf
US$27.00
Mushroom Cap Floppy Hat Blue Tie-Dye Fleece
US$28.00
Fleece Sloth Animal Hat
US$37.00
Squid Hat Plush Fleece Medium Light Turquoise
US$42.00
Fine Art Print - They're Watching You - 8x10
US$18.00
Fine Art Print - Soviet Bears - 8x10
US$18.00
Plush Squid Hat - Red
US$58.00
Fine Art Print - "Lead Climb" - 8x10
US$18.00
Mini Squid Plush Blue or your choice of color
US$15.00
Small Fleece Squid Hat - Red
US$35.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(695)
josephbashe

josephbashe on Apr 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome product, super fast shipping.

Pat Jordan

Pat Jordan on Mar 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very high quality material and craftsmanship. Pictures do not do justice. Will be back for more.

Leslie Ross

Leslie Ross on Mar 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I loved it so much that I almost didn't want to gift it... But she's insanely glad I did. :)

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Updates

New fleece fox hat now available! Choose white or orange belly.

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Fleece Fox Warm Hat Orange
US$37.00
Still time to get a zombie squid for halloween

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Zombie Squid Hat - Large Fleece Plush
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About

Controlling your brain meats.

Hi, my name is Josh and I make squids, that you wear on your head, as hats!

I made my first squid hat in May of 2008 as a wedding gift for my sister. I had decided that I wanted to make something by hand rather than give a generic store-bought forgettable. Why a squid hat? Well, the idea popped into my head while driving home one night. Thinking back on it later, I had made a drawing of a pirate with a squid on his head about a month earlier.

The gift went over so well that I decided to try selling them on Etsy. The first sold in a week, the second a week later. The third took another month. It wasn’t until September that sales really took off as Halloween rolled around. After that thing just kept rolling.

I have since expanded my designs to include sharks, octopuses, jellyfish, angler fish and mushrooms. I have also started making a range of small plush, non-hat, creatures. Whenever I design something, I try to imbue it with a feeling of fun and enjoyment. I mean, how can you feel bad about something if you’re wearing a stuffed jellyfish on your head?

My Etsy store has been a tremendous help in getting my hats out there. I don’t know if I could have made it without it. Especially since when I started making them I was suffering from near constant migraines and the Etsy store allowed me to make some money in the times I was able to sit upright. In 2010 one of my small squids appeared in season 4 of the web-series, The Guild, it was an incredible boost both to my ego and in people finding my work.

I will keep crafting and no matter what I make in the future, it will be to make someone smile and laugh.

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  • Josh Freeman

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Grew up in El Cajon, Ca. Started making hats in 2008. Squidieeees!

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