It takes about 2 hours to put together one of these, it requires an LED string of 18 lights, a fedora hat, batteries and battery holders a little resistor and a lot of patience to make it work. No, there are no robots that can come up with one of these hats, they must be made by hand.|
After all that, you wonder why I charge $40 for one of them. 2 hours translate into $20 for the person working on it, another $18 are spent on the items needed to put them together. That leaves me with no profit. I do this just because it is Christmas. I still need the box to ship it in, etc. Well, when this catches up I will increase the price. The batteries on these hats will last 24 hours, probably longer, I just tested them. It takes 3 AAA batteries.
When I started making these hats I put batteries on all of them, bad choice. The interaction between the aluminum in the batteries and the stainless steel in the battery holders spring, makes the batteries to start producing a powdery substance that damages the batteries as well as the holders. The batteries will be installed the same day I ship them, that way I know everything is working as expected Please make sure to remove them when you are done using them. A Qtip dipped in wet baking soda will help clean clear all the damage most of the time.
The size of these hats is 58cm, or 23" or in Amazon size chart, size 7 which is a Large but many have different ways to make them smaller. Some have a sweat band that is elastic, you don't have to do anything to those, they will coform to your head size. Some have a string on the sweat band which you can tie to make the hat smaller. Others which have only the sweat band, you can put light cardboard strips between the sweat band and the hat. That will make them smaller. In any case, the Chinese seem to have only one size heads, and that is the only size hats I can get.
Local? Don't even place an order, just call me at 610 942-9114 to find out what I have left, then come and pick it up, no shipping, no tax. 12 Brook Circle in glenmoore. If you have a GPS it will bring you to the door.
The cart is setup now so you can place your order and pick it up. ( It does not charge you postage ) so, if you are not in SE Pennsylvania I would have to ship it to you. Please send me email so we can arrange shipping and payment. These hats do not flash, blink or anything else, they have solid lights. There is a modificatoin that can be made by replacing the LEDs with different LEDs that blink. Yes, that can be done but it takes me another 3 hours to do one hat. There are other requests out there, Someone wants me to put white lights on the red hats for a different use ... ( Cardinals? ) Another idea s earrings. These will have blinking LEDs, they blink in about 8 different colors. The only drawback is that they go thru a set of batteries in about 5 to 6 hours. As of now, December 7, 2018, I am completely out of hats. I already ordered some more but they will not be here until January (china) and any orders I get will be for the Christmas 2019 season. Sorry.
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|H10- Fedora Bowler Bow - This hat is prefered by the ladies because of the bow|
|H11- Fedora Beanie Cap - Unisex? This hat can be worn with the brim up or down. You may have to touch it up with steam to remove any wrinkles.|
|H12- Fedora Wide Brim -||H13- Fedora Fur -Faux|
|Please select the type of hat you want (Click on gray square) and press Add to cart|
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