A fantastic winter hat for skiers, snowboarders, penguin lovers, and kids.
Do you enjoy winter sports? Have you ever dreamed of skiing or snowboarding with a majestic penguin? Having it ride along with you as you soar down the hill, sitting on top of your head as you both embrace the wind and bask in the winter sun with open arms and radiant smiles? Well, I have. Quite often actually. So I made the Penguin Hat.
The Penguin Hat is what it sounds like. It's a penguin sitting on your head. It is THE hat for penguin enthusiasts - there simply is no other option.
I made the first Penguin Hat two years ago and wore it while skiing at Mohawk Mountain in CT. The response was great - nearly everyone I ran into was complementing it, laughing, smiling, or asking where they could get one. That same winter, I wore it while walking around New York City and the response was equally fantastic. People wanted them for themselves, for friends, and for their kids. Now, the time has come where I can actually deliver Penguin Hats to those who long for them!
There is one last hurdle though - I need the funds to order the first run of these hats. $11,000 will cover the cost of ordering the hats in two sizes, and in one color - navy blue. If there is more interest, I will expand to other colors.
The hats will retail for $20 (child size) and $25 (adult size). By making a pledge here, you are preordering a Penguin Hat (or multiple Penguin Hats). Shipping within the USA is included with any pledge that you make.
With your support I am aiming to start shipping Penguin Hats to backers in early November. I hope that you are as excited about this as I am and will choose to support this project. Please spread the word to all of your friends, fellow penguin enthusiasts, or people who have children. Children love penguins.
The video was shot before the design was finalized. The hat in the photos is the final version of the hat that you will recieve - with the black plastic snap buckle.
For international shipping, please add $15 to your pledge for 1 or 2 hats, and $25 for 3 or 4.
The video was shot by Josh Sobel and edited by Gavin Shapiro. The footage from Mohawk Mountain was shot by Jason Doornick. The song is Sunday Brunch by Dr. Quandary. The photos were found on flickr.com through the Creative Commons license and the photographers' work can be seen at the following links:
pledged of $11,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 26, 2011.
Jun 27, 2011 - Aug 26, 2011 (60 days)
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As one of the first supporters of Penguin Hats, have a hat for just $5! Be sure to specify if you'd like a child size or an adult size.
Pledge $20 or more
Child size - By pledging $20, you are preordering a child size Penguin Hat in navy blue.
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Adult size - By pledging $25, you are preordering an adult size Penguin Hat in navy blue.
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Two kids - By pledging $40, you are preordering two child size Penguin Hats in navy blue.
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One of each - By pledging $45, you are preordering two hats - an adult size and a child size Penguin Hat in navy blue.
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Two adults - By pledging $50, you are preordering two adult size Penguin Hats in navy blue.
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Family of four - By pledging $90, you are preordering four hats - two adult size and two child size Penguin Hats in navy blue.
Pledge $350 or more
Pledge $350 to get 20 hats - that's 10 child size and 10 adult size Penguin Hats in navy blue. This is a great option if you want to sell Penguin Hats yourself, or if you'd like to take care of all of your holiday shopping at once. You also save $100 with this option!