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News, 12/19/2016

There’s a hat for that: Finland’s shiny happy “pipo” people

Photo: Susanna Ekfors

Antti Putkonen, now in his late 30s, first got hooked on knitting hats during his schooldays, and soon started selling his hats. After a break to devote time to his kids while they were small, he’s now increasing the amount of time he spends on his business.

He makes woolly pipo hats and beanies by hand, and wears the wintry accessories all year round. “A pipo is a natural extension to whatever you wear,” he says. “In a slightly anarchic spirit, I often like to wear a pipo indoors – though I’ll always take it off when heading for the dining table.”

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Updated 12/19/2016

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