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Our removable earmuff accessories fit into your hat and are perfect for a little extra warmth and/or style whenever you may need it.
Our removable earmuff accessories fit into your hat and are perfect for a little extra warmth and/or style whenever you may need it.
112 backers pledged $3,630 to help bring this project to life.

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HOW THEY WORK

COLORS

We are offering 8 solid colors, 3 pattern types, and a wide range of tassel colors. Take a look at the options below to find the Hat Flaps for you.

Solids

Ruby Red
Ruby Red
Kelly Green
Kelly Green
Forest Green
Forest Green
Royal Blue
Royal Blue
Navy Blue
Navy Blue
Royal Purple
Royal Purple
Heather Grey
Heather Grey
Black
Black

 Patterns

USA
USA
Red Flannel
Red Flannel
Green Flannel
Green Flannel
Camouflage (pictured without tassel)
Camouflage (pictured without tassel)

OUR STORY

Steve hatched the idea for Hat Flaps in college, where the St. Louis winters wreaked havoc on his poor little ears. Unfortunately, beanies make him look like a big baby so he needed a novel solution. Thus, Hat Flaps were born.

With Brendan on board they have worked through countless prototypes- experimenting with different sizes, materials, and attachment mechanisms. The end result is a product that fits seamlessly and works great. 

We need your Kickstarter pledges before we can make our first production run.  Right now we only have the equipment necessary to prototype our designs. But with your support, we plan to scale up our manufacturing infrastructure and open wholesale accounts with our USA based suppliers, so we can produce the best possible product at the best possible price.

We started Doodle with hopes of turning our dreams into a reality.  As classically trained mechanical engineers, we are in love with the design and build process.  Yes, we would marry it if we could, but we can't.  It's impossible.  So this is our next best option.  Please make a pledge in support of our first product.  Your ears will thank you!

FAQ

Will they fall out? 

No. We have tested them in a variety of environments and activities, including skateboarding, golfing, wake surfing, and boating. They don't fall out.

Can I keep them attached to my hat when I take it off?

Of course! Simply tie them above your hat before you remove it and you'll be all set. Your hat and Hat Flaps will stay together as a pair.

Are they machine washable? 

Yup. All the materials are washer safe. Just throw them in with your other laundry. 

Dryer safe?

It's not recommended, better to let them air dry.

Do they work with ANY hat? 

Any hat with an open seam sweatband!

My hat is a tight fit, can I still rock it with Hat Flaps? 

Shouldn't be a problem.  While the attachment tab inevitably takes up SOME space, we've designed it so that this margin is minimized.  If your hat is a skin tight fit then you'll certainly feel their presence, but without any discomfort. We've found in most cases you barely even feel them.

FULFILLMENT

When the Kickstarter is over, we will send you a survey to get your shipping address and desired Hat Flap colors! Then, we will ship the Hat Flaps in the order in which they were backed.  First to back, first to get Hat Flaps. With our in-house manufacturing process, we'll have the first Hat Flaps in the mail by November! 

Risks and challenges

While delays can happen, we have taken all the precautionary steps to mitigate the associated risks. We have our materials and equipment sourced with USA based suppliers, and fully expect to be producing within a week of receiving the funding.

Then, we will work tirelessly to ensure that you get your Hat Flaps on time. In-house manufacturing allows us to eliminate communication delays and take full control over our timeline. When your set is made, they will be put in the mail that day. We want you to have your Hat Flaps even sooner then the estimated ship date!

We will keep all our backers up-to-date on the status of our fulfillment timeline. Since transparency is our goal, please don't hesitate to ask any questions you have, either in the comments or via email to us personally:

brendan@doodledez.com
steve@doodledez.com.

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