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Seattle is a city of loyal fans. Whether our team is winning, losing, or even playing yet is kind of irrelevant; what matters is that they're ours.
That's why, long before the start of the Kraken hockey team's inaugural season, several parties at a Ballard brewery got up to cheer for a random man in a deep-sea-blue jersey. That's why our first-ever preseason game in Spokane sold out. That's why we want to get in on the fun. Here's our favorite Kraken gear for casual fans and hockey-heads alike: We're all, after all, on the team.
Seattle Kraken Beanie Hat, It's in the Bag Crochet
For the true-blue superfan, this handmade "beanie"—the understatement of the season—is crocheted by a former local (and current Kraken supporter) who grew to love Seattle sports after a stint working for the Mariners at Safeco Field. Handmade items, naturally, take time to arrive—but it'll pay off eightfold in stadium stares.
Does it get more legit than the actual jersey? Go big (and, uh, prevent jersey theft) with customization, either serious or silly—plenty of fans go with their own last names; Macklemore got his emblazoned with "Goose Magee," the name of his new vintage mall on Capitol Hill.
All Star Dogs Seattle Kraken Jersey, All the Best Pet Care Local
Available from size extra small to extra extra large—because a fan's best friend, whether Maltese or mastiff, will not be left out of the festivities. Various locations
Kraken Unisex Shirt, Alair Seattle Local
Look the part at an NHL watch party without regretting the event-specific wardrobe addition: Featuring an original graphic designed in Ballard at Factory 43 (and the only Kraken we've seen wearing tentacle ice skates), this seafoam-blue unisex T-shirt is cool in its own right. West Seattle
American Needle Seattle Kraken Basic Knit Beanie Navy, Standard Goods Local
Turns out it's actually pretty cold in hockey arenas? Give that trendy Carhartt knit cap a break with a cozy beanie from our go-to shop for products made in and for the Pacific Northwest. Various locations
Seattle Kraken Women's Racerback Hockey Tank, Bench Clearers
June 30, 2022: the last possible day of NHL playoffs. Tentacles crossed we'll be there; regardless, we want to rep the Kraken all year long. This moisture-wicking, jersey-inspired polyester tank is built for off-season cross-training (aka jogging around Lake Union). Check out the Bench Clearers website for the men's version, and the mesh shorts to match.
Ah, the secondary logo. To the naked eye, a simple anchor; to the trained local, the least touristy Space Needle graphic ever concocted. Embroidered on a cozy knit cap, it makes fandom look damn near fashionable.
Kids Seattle Kraken Teddy Fleece Zip-Up Jacket, Nordstrom Local
If you're a parent in the age of the Kraken, it's only a matter of time before you get dragged to the Northgate iceplex for a round (and around, and around, and around) of skating. Avoid complaints about the frigid indoors by wrapping your family's littlest hockey fan in fuzzy fleece that'll do the trick on and off the ice. Various locations
Let's Get Kraken Sweater, Mimic Gaming Company
While this unisex sweatshirt isn't technically designed with our hometown team in mind, that just means you're less likely to be involved in a "Who Wore It Better" situation with everyone else in line for poutine. Which means more alone time to think of additional Kraken puns.
Hocktopus Ice Blue Hoodie, Simply Seattle Local
We don't actually know what the mysterious Kraken looks like—our only hint is in the single tentacle and glowing red eye of the official logo. This imagining manages to be both intimidating and adorable. Various locations
Puck Drop T-Shirt, Simply Seattle Local
Simply Seattle was among the first shops in town to stock Kraken gear, and they went big for the home team. Their exclusive unisex tee isn't just for Seattle Kraken fans, but for fans of Seattle, complete with all three team colors and a modern-day city skyline (yes, those are the Amazon Spheres). Various locations
The Kraken's signature ice blue is perhaps the most universally flattering primary color of any Seattle team ("action green" may be fun, but it isn't doing us any favors). Stand out in the crowd with a cap that gives that design team the credit they deserve.