HOW THEY WORK
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
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