Hats for Sale!

I posted this in my blog, but then I realized that not everyone reads everything.

I was at a shop that sells hand-made items. I stop by there every year, they have beautiful pottery, jewelry, wood work, ornaments, etc.

This year they had knitted items for the first time. The first hat I picked up had fairisle on the side and a flat top. $74!!! There were simple hats and berets and none of them was less than $40. A red seed stitch scarf with fun fur trim was priced for $50. The least expensive thing I saw was a pair of simple wrist warmers for $26.

I didn’t see people buying anything, but when someone asks you to make them something, remember what the tags say out in the 'real world."

:shock: WOW! I can’t imagine paying that for a hat or scarf, but it makes me feel better about buying pricey yarn :smiley: Don’t imagine that logic would work on DH though, lol!

This is so true Ingrid! Down the street from me at Barney’s where I can’t afford to buy anything, they have these simple hats, albeit in beautiful stripes and soft yarn, for $175 !!! ??? Even when they go on sale in January they’ll be like, $80 or so. And I ripped a page out of a magazine the other day, Town and Country, just to keep in my knitting notebook that has a “cashmere pom pom hat” for $260 and matching cashmere scarf for $1,680. I’M NOT KIDDING! Available at Malo, on Madison Avenue in case anybody wants to buy one. :smiley:

:shock: I guess I’ll just hop on the train and head down. :rollseyes: Maybe I should set up a blanket on the sidewalk out front :thinking:

Just like my mom used to say about her quilting, she could never put a price on it…at least not one that someone would pay…LOL…she did every stitch of her quilts by hand and there is no $ amt for that!!
Yes, I couldn’t sell anything, I would price it quite high…LOL, bc of time & material…but I love gifting the same item that I wouldn’t be able to sell bc I would charge too much for it :wink:

:shock:

wow.

all our proceeds went to charity last week so we priced ours what we thought was high side: scarves were $20-40 and hats were $10-20.

Thanks, Ingrid! I’m not feeling so bad about taking money for my hat. :wink:

There is small art gallery in downtown here. I brought a friend there and he was thrilled to buy a scarf made of fun fur in garter stitch for $35. :doh:

I could never imagine buying something that exspensive that I could go down to the store, get the yarn, and make it myself for alot less :shock:

:rofling: Yup Ingrid, we could set up on that blanket and sell some of our stuff.

I think I will get that $1680 scarf for EVERYONE for Christmas.

Robin

Victoise and I will be selling them out front for half that price, if you want to stop by! :wink: Just one sale should cover the bail money, and the rest will be ours!!!

I have a friend that keeps trying to convince me that not everyone has the “I can make that” spirit. She thinks those crunched for time or ones who don’t knit are willing to pay a more for something original and handmade. So of course, she think I should be selling stuff. The problem is, I just don’t think there is enough time in a day!

Ok I’m camera/computer crazy coz I just got my new digital and my repaired computer back soooooooooo

just for your amusement, here is the scarf. To prove I wasn’t exagerating! :rollseyes:

You’ve gotta be kidding me…this is for people who have so much money they don’t know what to do with it. That scarf is pretty, yes, but it’s not a mortgage-payment pretty.

~Sharon, who is off to make herself a $2K scarf and hat set, too…

For that price, I expected to see something at least attractive. It would be pretty without the balls on it. That is hideous, in my opinion. It looks like it has a disease! :rofling: Absolutely ridiculous!!

<Ed from Lion King voice> Man, is that UUUUUUG-LEE!!!</voice>

That belongs on the you knit what blog!!!

two words…
Yarn Tumors
:shock:

better yet… Fiberoids :roflhard:

[size=7]FIBEROIDS!!![/size] :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

:roflhard: :roflhard: Too funny!

I can’t believe THAT is the scarf/hat set that costs so much!