It started at the markets with the occasional person vaguely looking for a black beanie..I resisted... thinking that the colourful ones looked so great on everyone and they'd come round to my way of thinking... but now I concede the black beanies are cool... they go with everything and they're in a group all on their own. We are now making 100% New Zealand wool black crochet beanies they come decorated with bright buttons, or ask for a naked one (they come bare!) The photo has lightened them slightly..They're very black and the buttons are very bright. If you're not crazy about black the same beanie can be made in any colour (or in a variegated colour or stripes).. and for a little more you can ask for a special felt flower brooch, or crochet flowers to make it special for you. I'm about to do a commission one in sequin thread for a roaring 20's party dress...just contact us and ask, we make them all ourselves so there may be a couple of days wait but we'll keep you posted! If you're wanting a beanie (US$20 NZ$25 plus postage, commissions vary) contact us from here and remember we're now also gradually building our shop on Etsy, see the link on the right.