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By Julie Schneider
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About

This all began in December 2016 when I gave a Rainbow Hat to one of my oldest and dearest friends.

I had made it as a token to honor the occasion of her healthy pregnancy and the Rainbow Baby she and her husband were expecting.

Have you heard the term "Rainbow Baby"? A Rainbow Baby is a thriving child born to parents who have mourned over miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death.

And it is a thing, right? Giving a tiny hat to a baby? And one with the colors of the rainbow could be a way to celebrate the child in a way that recognizes the parent's long and harrowing journey toward parenthood.

A crocheted rainbow hat that I made.
A crocheted rainbow hat that I made.

My friend agreed. In fact, she exclaimed that she wanted to give a Rainbow Hat to everyone in her support group. Our conversation then followed some twists and turns but ultimately left me wondering how I could make enough hats for her to share...

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

When we parted ways, I began doing research and development. In the last five months I have done market research, partnered with a manufacturer, and built prototypes.

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A person knits three stripes, pauses the machine to re-thread it, knits three more stripes, pauses the machine and re-threads it, and continues. The results are beautiful!

Baby Rainbow Hat on 9 month old child.
Baby Rainbow Hat on 9 month old child.

 

MINIMUM PRODUCTION ORDER

This Kickstarter campaign will fund the minimum production order to make the first batch of Rainbow Hats. As supporters of this Kickstarter campaign at or above the $23 level, you will get Rainbow Hats for less than the projected retail price.

Little Rainbow Hat on 2.5 year old child.
Little Rainbow Hat on 2.5 year old child.

A STORY TO TELL TOGETHER

The story of Rainbow Hats will be shaped by the people who buy Rainbow Hats and wear them. Designed for persons of all sizes, Rainbow Hats are for anyone who celebrates love.

How will you help tell the story of Rainbow Hats?

My children wearing prototypes!
My children wearing prototypes!

 

MORE

As a Backer you will get updates on the progress of the Kickstarter campaign and the production of Rainbow Hats.

If you want to learn more I have a Blog and a Resources Page for you to read more about Rainbow Babies and how this business is coming alive. 

You can also follow along via social media. Rainbow Hats, LLC is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The Big Rainbow Hat fits people ages 7-107 years!
The Big Rainbow Hat fits people ages 7-107 years!

 

Risks and challenges

The manufacturer has committed to a production time that meets the estimated number of hats that would fully fund this Kickstarter.

If, however, the campaign goes gangbusters then it will take more time to complete the full order.

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    Plus, my kids and I will shout a great big grateful "whoo!" and high five each other.

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Funding period

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