Hipster Hat, Swedish Style

The Swedes have a rather bizarre sense of humour sometimes.  I have learned about this to some extent, as partner is from Sweden.   But let’s not go there….

Now a pair of Swedish knitters have designed the “Hipstörmössan” – or Hipster Hat.

Not Amy Duncan’s Ironic Hipster that I knitted with Indigodragonfly’s luscious yarn.

copyright Amy Duncan

Nope, designers Tove Greitz and Minna Magnusson have designed the Hipster Hat for the frozen ear:

And here it is modeled for us:


While I agree that it’s pretty funny, I confess I’m at a bit of a loss.  I mean…if your ears are frozen, why not just knit a hat that’s long enough to cover the ears?  Granted, the little  ear hat is pretty cute, and would be a very quick knit.  But still, isn’t this much better (and superbly hip)?

Maybe I’m totally missing the point, which isn’t that all unusual.  If so, I do hope that someone will enlighten me?


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4 Responses to “Hipster Hat, Swedish Style”

  1. Carla Says:

    The big hat is worn rakishly over the head and a single ear — whichever you choose — and the little hat is very practically worn over the exposed ear. Both ears are now covered. See? Take a reeeeeeal close look at the illustration.


  2. Roberta Says:

    I still prefer the one in the last pic 😉

  3. Jenni Says:

    it is clearly a ironic solution to the frozen ear problem the swedish hipster dudes have because of the way they wear their beanies, like in the illustration above. the whole concept is to make fun of it, i think.

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