Announcement Due to my work schedule I am currently only able to make drives to the post office to mail packages on Tuesday's. Please understand under normal schedule it can take up to 2 - 3 (possibly) weeks to receive your package, but do know I make every effort to ship as soon as possible. Thanks for understanding and happy shopping!! :)
Due to my work schedule I am currently only able to make drives to the post office to mail packages on Tuesday's. Please understand under normal schedule it can take up to 2 - 3 (possibly) weeks to receive your package, but do know I make every effort to ship as soon as possible. Thanks for understanding and happy shopping!! :)
Anonymous on Dec 25, 2012
Beautiful hat! Excelletn communication and very honest seller!
Making Hats For The World - Because The World Needs Hats
My journey to Etsy was a long one, but a joyous one. I started making and selling handmade hats for men in 1999, having seen someone else online selling hats, I was inspired to do the same. My story begins with that inspiration and found love back in the day of making my own custom made hats.
My mother taught me how to crochet back in the 80's when I was young, and I taught myself how to knit not long after. I never really put those skills to any meaningful production however until I found inspiration to start my own business. That business would be producing my own line of handmade knit and crochet hats or beanies as some call them.
I started out first on ebay in 1999, and had a few websites I maintained, from where I sold some of my products, but it took until 2010 to really come up with a name of my shop to settle on, and I decided to call it The Hat Pit. I'm really into grunge color schemes, and I love anything with skull designs, which was the inspiration for my shop name because I love designing my website with a skull and gothic-like theme.... which is kind of ironic because I'm not a gothic type person really at all.... but my theme fits the target market I'm going for which is the younger male crowd... which is also another ironic thing since most of my customers tend to be older men, and women who buy my hats for their husbands/boyfriends :-)
One of the biggest reasons I really got inspired to start producing my hats was because I noticed years ago that there really wasn't a lot of men doing this and it was mostly women. I wanted to break the cycle so to speak. I knew that I loved making hats for myself, and I just had a hunch that I might be successful at selling my hats made for men. So I gave it a shot, and here I am today, sometimes shipping out hats faster than I can make them.
Beanies have been around for decades, however they really started growing in popularity in the 90's as far back as I remember. My greatest inspiration for making the handmade beanies you find in my shop comes from having bought a really cool crocheted beanie I found at a department store in the mall after I got out of the Army in 1996. I wore that hat out... and it was my favorite beanie..... and I could never find another one like it, or one that fit. So I started making my own. And sometimes I still buy name brand beanies..... but you can't beat a good old fashioned handmade beanie... and I just love making them, and I love all the compliments I get from my customers about them.
My hats can be purchased either as custom made to order items from my website, or you can purchase ready made and ready to ship items from my etsy shop.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Shipping, Listing Items, Book Keeping
Hat maker who loves getting outdoors, photography, movies, music, and dining out occasionally. Currently working on my first book, and trying to fulfill my dream of working from home permanently.
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