Nudu, by Order

October 2nd

Remember that crazy African nudu cap I made for my friend Jerry? Yep, the replica of the hat worn by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top fame. That hat.
Well, would you guess that hundreds of people each month stop by this site looking for a nudu cap of their own? So say my stats, anyway. I know, it is hard to believe.
That said, I had a fancy movie director in New York City (get a rope) ask me to make him a hat a couple months ago. At first, I balked. I haven’t ever done work by order before and I remember how long this hat took.
Then he said he’d pay me $250. Sold.

Nudu nubs

If you’re stopping by to see a Nudu cap and how you can have one — shoot me an email and we’ll talk. The going price is $200 and the wait is 2 months. It is entirely hand knit and sewn and it takes that long. africankelli at gmail dot com

P.S. This little project just bought my reunion jeans and shoes!

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37 Responses

  1. Woo Hoo! You go girl!

    That is a cool hat. I hope you get lots of orders.

  2. You go girl, that’s awesome!!

  3. oh hell, that’s out of my price range! Good for you!

  4. That’s so awesome!!! And you are going to look *smashing* at your reunion.

  5. Congrats! This is how businesses start! Copyright the pattern quickly! Either way, selling the hat or the pattern, you’ll be better protected! Good Luck and have fun!

  6. Look at you hot mama, making fancy African caps for even fancier NYC movie directors. I would give you a big hi-five if I could! No, I think a hi-ten would be in order here. Way to go!

  7. That’s awesome. You’ll have a nudu-cap making business before you know it! Oh and I LOVE the shoes!

  8. that is hysterical!! good grief. enjoy the jeans and shoes. i know you will. and the purses? they really are kinda awesome.

  9. Sell the pattern! And congrats…

  10. Holy bleep! Can I sell something for over $200? Talk about supplementing your income. Go girl!

  11. That is GREAT! I’m so glad for you! I guess the old “do what you love” expression really worked out for you… although you may fall out of love with these hats (but I hope not).

  12. This is so cool.
    Certainly some story worth telling your grand children one day… who will then refer to you as the granny that made the weird caps for weird movie directors… cuuute!

  13. I remember that hat, Kelli, it was amazing! Good for you in funding your reunion outfit in this way.

  14. Way to go Kelli. Awesome.

    Love the shoes. I am starting a new job later this month and now need a business wardrobe – steel toes, and jeans wont cut it. Maybe I could add these to my list of wants.

  15. It’s this way that big fortunes begin! And only $200 for a pair of Gap jeans and those shoes? I must go shopping in the States from now on!!!

  16. Classic, this post bought to you by the letter N and the number 250! πŸ˜‰

  17. uau!
    You’ll look great in those shoes!

  18. You are off to make a load of money! Go for it! πŸ™‚

  19. how fabulous kelli! πŸ™‚

  20. Holy crap, Kelli! Way to go!

  21. Um, that is INSANE. So proud of you miss kel.

  22. That’s some mighty fine accounting when you can offset those yummy shoes with some hand-made, in demand goodness.

  23. Awesome Kelli! You’re so cool.

  24. Is the director anyone we know? πŸ™‚ That’s so awesome!

    (I just bought a pair of those jeans…love them!)

  25. Think of all the jeans you will be able to get!

  26. In the words of Tyra Banks- those shoes are “Fierce!”

  27. Larissa Stretton October 3, 2007

    Ah….I love it when good things happen to good people!! Knit on girl, knit on!!

  28. Wow! That is awesome!

  29. That’s awesome Kelli! Good for you! And I am glad that you were able to get your reunion jeans and shoes. πŸ˜‰

  30. That is soooooo cool, Kelli! And to see that it bought you a new outfit, too! Wonderful! I don’t have a clue as to what these nudu things are, so I’m about to go further back into your site and find out. Congrats again!

  31. ROFL @ “get a rope”. i so totally remember those tv adverts!

  32. that’s so cool! custom order by kelli. hooray for you!

  33. You are so creative. You are very inspiring.

  34. hooray! what a cottage industry you’re turning into.

  35. That just rocks!!!!

    Knit like the wind, BullsEye!

    (and if you ever get swamped with orders – I’m always available for subcontracting!) πŸ™‚

  36. Hi, will you post to the UK please?