Believe it or not, I know of a woman making shawls at around $25 at most an item and she's selling them at an overseas boutique for $350. Simple items, no fancy stitching. Amazing.
I would also be concerned about putting people off re the price but I have seen people including a yarn describing how many balls of yarn, the fineness of the yarn and the time spent to make the item. This tends to inform the buyer it wasn't really done in an hour!
I'd be scared I admit to charge $50 for a scarf given large dept stores sell them more cheaply. I KNOW it's not the same but..you know..
Glad to hear though that you can receive due pricing credit for your work!