Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Farewell, my sister, fare thee well!

I know it might seem silly, but I have a pretty hard time parting with some of my favorite Hoos. Once you've spent that much time with 'em - from the moment you spot that perfect wool sweater in a long, dreary row of endless blah-schmah acrylic garbage at Value Village, until that last tie gets tied & the ends gets snipped - you can really get pretty attached.

It was especially tough saying goodbye to this feisty little girl, a custom Hoo Hat for a lucky tot in Cottage Grove, Minnesota:

I love how the muted, classic brown wool contrasts with the flashy pink & orange eyes. At mom's request, we broke all the rules on this one (a pink nose!!) in order to make it extra girly & fun.

Do you have a special Hoo Hat idea in mind that you'd love to see on your favorite kiddo? Send me a note! We can try to work something out! Since all my wool finds are completely random, I cannot guarantee I can make your dreams come true, but you have my assurance I will do my level  best to craft something fun & unique.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Wool hats in summer?

Why, yes! It's been a busy summer here at Hoo Hat headquarters. I've been cutting & sewing up a storm in preparation for the coming craziness of winter (crossing my fingers & hoping things explode!). We've designed & printed all our marketing materials, including the cutest, sweetest little hang tags. It's starting to look really professional around here, despite the fact that we're still routinely trashing our dining room in order to make it happen.

And I've managed all this while being just a little bit pregnant. That's right, we're adding a girl to the Hoo Head family & she should make her appearance by early February. It's going to be an insane Winter 2011/12 on more than one front & we couldn't be more excited about it!