Modern Knit Accessories

Hats On

Think you’re not a hat person? Think again. These fall beauties may just go to your head. They’re from Pistil Designs, an independent design firm based in Hood River, Oregon (founders on the left.)

Pistil is known for hats that are soft and stylish, functional and original. Far from itchy knits, they frame your face, shed the elements and keep you feeling warm and looking great. They’re a perfect fit for everyday life, when you’re running errands, on a hike or heading out for a date. Like your favorite jeans… for your

The women's Sydney and the men's Eliot demonstrate that the details make all the difference. Sydney's lower, smaller profile looks feminine around women's eyes in gorgeous, wearable colors. Eliot interprets the traditional twill ball cap in a soft, fine knit for fall. Both have elastic backs, so one size fits all, comfortably.

We heard about Pistil from Denyse Miller (shown with daughter Charley), who went to the University of New Hampshire with Pistil co-founder Tood Douglass. Good thing, because Tood and her equally detail-oriented partners, Forrest Jones and Peter Hixson, have created two great fall caps we’ll be reaching for again and again this season.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Tood

    Hello everyone!

    We are very excited and honored to share our hats with you on Daily Grommet!

    Pistil is entering its 7th year and our goal remains the same. We simply wanted to create hats and accessories that were a bit more unique by focusing on little details that make them special. Hats are very personal. It's the little things that make us love them and feel comfortable wearing them every day. We focus on those things, without making too much of a statement. This is the essence of Pistil. We hope you love them and find a favorite...or three! Thank you!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/19/2010 4:49 PM

    These are very nice, casual yet sophisticated. Jen and Julia, you wear them well!

    This sizing information can be found by clicking the Details tab located above the story but I thought that I would repeat them here:

    The Sydney fits circumference 22.25 - 23.5"

    The Elliot fits circumference 22.75 – 24”

  • Tood
    Tood – Special Guest
    10/19/2010 5:24 PM

    Hi Katherine. Thanks for the size reminder. A lot of women have small-ish heads so we work very hard to get a good fit. Both the Sydney and the Elliot have a small inner elastic in the back for better sizing and comfort.

  • Kate
    10/19/2010 6:10 PM

    I have been noticing caps on people this season, they seem to look great on everyone! Thanks for finding us a cool supplier, Grommet. Tood it was fun to get a sneak peek inside your company. Thank you for sharing!

  • Tood
    Tood – Special Guest
    10/19/2010 6:36 PM

    @Kate: Hi Kate! Thanks a lot! We've found the brimmed styles to be very flattering on nearly everyone - somehow they soften the face and really highlight the eyes. There really is a style and shape for everyone...even for those who say 'I don't look good in hats'!

  • Stacey
    10/19/2010 6:26 PM

    I have been trying to order for about half an hour - can't get the shopping cart to work. I keep getting sent to a window called Daily Grommet Sandbox, which won't let me update my account details or process the order. :o(

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/19/2010 7:03 PM

    @Stacey Drucker: I am contacting you directly so we can get this worked out. Thank you for posting!

  • marty angus
    marty angus
    10/19/2010 7:42 PM

    ialso have trouble getting something put inthe shopping cart...do you want to actually sell things?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/19/2010 8:03 PM

    @marty angus: Yes we do want you to be able to order these great hats!! We see orders going through so it's not a problem that everyone is having. Thank you for posting and helping us identify the little hiccups that our new site is experiencing. I will be in contact with you directly to get more information about your experience.

  • Susan Gummow
    Susan Gummow
    10/19/2010 8:56 PM

    I have a bunch of these hats from both spring and fall/winter catalogs. Not only are they so comfy but are a lot of fun to wear. I receive many compliments every time I wear one. My daughters love them as well. These hats are very high quality and super warm so treat yourself or a friend to one!

  • Tood
    Tood – Special Guest
    10/19/2010 9:30 PM

    Thanks a bunch Susan!!

  • connie
    10/20/2010 1:21 PM

    I really wanted to this in private but there wasn't a support on this site. I didn't receive my order but it was on my credit card. I contacted my credit card and they will be in touch with you. I would have liked to have had my order and worked this out but I even looked it up on here and it showed I didn't even have a order.If you would like to contact me you may do so.You do have my information.Thank You Connie Thompson

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/20/2010 2:33 PM

    @connie thompson: Thank you for posting. We will be in contact with you directly. We just launched a new site and order information from orders prior to the launch are not visible. Going forward, every purchase you make and its status will be viewable within your account. That's one of the great new features with our upgraded site. Again, thanks for letting us know about your experience.

  • michael
    11/3/2010 2:11 PM

    i wear mine once a week at least and love it -- i didnt know mine was a girls version though i have a wool green version i bought in brekenridge colorado. Think about marketing the girl version as unisex? The reason i like the smaller bill it seems a little more acceptable to wear in a more formal business/casual work setting than the full brim. Does that make sense? Thank you for my favorite hat, and I have a ton of hats!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/3/2010 3:16 PM

    @michael: You are absolutely right, the Sydney would look great on a guy or a gal. I am glad that you love your hat and will pass along your feedback!

  • Ralph
    11/18/2010 12:34 PM

    I'm finding it impossible to change my (assigned) password to one of my choice. I tried MY ACCOUNT which keeps cycling back and not allowing a new password. I'd like to make a purchase....Help!!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/18/2010 12:51 PM

    @Ralph: Thank you for posting. I have sent you an email so that we can get you all set and shopping again!

  • Peg Christensen
    Peg Christensen
    12/2/2010 10:58 PM

    i ordered two hats over a week ago but have not heard ant thing from you. Cant wait for them.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/3/2010 1:18 AM

    @Peg Christensen: I will forward your information on to our customer service team!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

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