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How I price

I have been asked by customers and by other bloggers how I price my hand knit items. I do everything by a set price plus cost of yarn. I do this for 2 reasons, 1) It makes it simple for me to remember what I quoted to which customer and 2) I really LOVE to knit and want people to enjoy the things I make and by having a set price it seems to bring in return customers a lot. I couldn’t imagine paying $20 for a hat, so why would I charge someone else that price. I will be knitting either way so if I can make a couple dollars while at it great, but I don’t want to make it a job or have people iffy about coming to me for things because they have sticker shock. With that said her is my list. I have this also in PDF form that I send out to people when they show interest in ordering:

Pricing Guide
All prices quoted are that price PLUS cost of yarn, unless otherwise stated. Yarn prices depend on what materials you want.
1. Hats (all sizes) $10
2. Gloves/Mitten Child $8
Adult $12
3. Socks(Price includes yarn) Child $12
Adult $15
4. Scarves Child $15
Adult $20
5. Dish cloths(price includes yarn) $3
6. Hand Towels(Price includes yarn) $6
All other Items are priced per order.

I find these to be fair prices and I don’t feel like I am losing any money doing it this way.

I actually feel like I am gaining since I don’t give back left over yarn(one of my rules) so I always have extras to use for personal use(BONUS) and I use the money I make to buy more yarn!!

So thats how I do it for those who had asked. Hope this helps you maybe get started.

My models

I love seeing my FO being used. It really makes me feel great to know that the things I work so hard on are not just being thrown in a drawer somewhere. So here are a few pictures of some of my projects being “modeled”.

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Pooh bear new born prop. How cute is she?

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Just look at that tush!!!

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Same baby but older and wearing the infamous pumpkin hat!

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Mouse hat!! The first one I made.

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Another mouse hat!!

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Pink spingish hat. This one is neat since this is the second child to wear this hat! I don’t have a pic of the original owner but I love that it is still being used by new babies!

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Jester hat!! Adorable!!

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Old pic of Thing 2 rocking her booties I made her.

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I made her this whole outfit to come home in from the hospital but since she was enormous none of it fit except the booties.

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Thing 2 rocking her “knitty Titty”. Love these hats.

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Old pictures of Vicious modeling a monster hat and a head band!

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Not anything I made but here is a picture of Vicious making my Pom poms. Child labor at its best 🙂

Now off to finish up the hat I am working on and start on a diaper cover!