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Offline Alex

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Re: Olive Doughboys and Navy Dreadnoughts.
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2017, 03:06:33 pm »

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Re: Olive Doughboys and Navy Dreadnoughts.
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2017, 03:07:47 pm »
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Re: Olive Doughboys and Navy Dreadnoughts.
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2017, 03:38:16 pm »
I feel like @Sam is peering directly into my soul....

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Re: Olive Doughboys and Navy Dreadnoughts.
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2017, 04:21:28 pm »
These look kinda “small” - meaning they don’t cover the ears much - @sam , would you consider this a tighter fit than the convoy?


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Re: Olive Doughboys and Navy Dreadnoughts.
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2017, 05:17:06 pm »
@Appfaff They are smaller... cover less of your head than the convoy caps. I adjusted the turn up to fit my head better but I actually have a smallish head so some may find them too small. I wouldn't say it felt tight though...

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Re: Olive Doughboys and Navy Dreadnoughts.
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2017, 08:25:59 pm »
Thanks for the info @Sam - I feel like my somewhat large noggin might not fit these well..

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Re: Olive Doughboys and Navy Dreadnoughts.
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2017, 10:20:08 pm »
I never really buy beanies since my wife knits all sorts of great stuff for me with excessively fancy, expensive yarns, but I wanted to comment that this seems like a really great price for a professionally made, hand-knit beanie. With Japanese workers making reasonable wages and a pro probably needing something close to 4 hours to knit this by hand (perhaps 2 if there are hand-operated looping machines involved), there can’t be much profit by the time you factor materials, export, etc. So, in case anyone thinks $115 is a lot to spend on a wool hat, go make it yourself and see how you feel afterwards.  :D

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Re: Olive Doughboys and Navy Dreadnoughts.
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2017, 10:24:35 pm »
^ As a proud owner of the PN Convoy that cost the same, I can confirm that I wouldn’t think twice about paying that again should the need arise.

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Re: Olive Doughboys and Navy Dreadnoughts.
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2017, 08:11:30 am »
With Japanese workers making reasonable wages and a pro probably needing something close to 4 hours to knit this by hand (perhaps 2 if there are hand-operated looping machines involved)
Our bad.  These are knitted in Montana USA.  I think your argument still holds though......
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Re: Olive Doughboys and Navy Dreadnoughts.
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2017, 08:14:43 pm »
With Japanese workers making reasonable wages and a pro probably needing something close to 4 hours to knit this by hand (perhaps 2 if there are hand-operated looping machines involved)
Our bad.  These are knitted in Montana USA.  I think your argument still holds though......

Haha yeah. Roughly similar wages either way.

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Re: Olive Doughboys and Navy Dreadnoughts.
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2017, 12:48:29 pm »
Sold out
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Olive Doughboys and Navy Dreadnoughts.
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2018, 01:54:19 pm »
Had to pick one of these up direct from the Papa as I missed out on the IH drop. Great cap, slightly smaller than the Convoy cap and with a thinner weave. Will be good to have outside of the coldest winter months.