You know how you’re not supposed to shop for yourself before Christmas? It’s taking everything in me not to visit Askov Finlayson (North Loop, Minneapolis) to grab one of these new winter hats ($24) made in collaboration with Wear-a-Knit.
Yeah, it’s a pretty basic winter hat, but there is a pretty cool story behind it. From Askov Finlayson’s website:
If you grew up playing hockey in Minnesota, chances are your team’s warm winter hat came from the Wear-a-Knit factory in Cloquet, MN. We partnered with Wear-a-Knit to create this hat for the North, which is a new team we’re starting. Long considered part of the Midwest, we’d like to see Minnesota claim its rightful place as the keystone state of America’s North. This hat is the beginning of that effort. We hope you’ll join us.
“Cloquet” is French for “ass frozen shut.” If you’re going to buy a winter hat, buy one made in Cloquet.
And Go Team North!