Cape Agulhas Fisherman's Beanie by Jen Tyler

Cape Agulhas Fisherman's Beanie

December 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
273 - 284 yards (250 - 260 m)
Child. Teen, Woman, Man
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A chunky, textured Beanie based on the classic Fisherman’s Beanie.

Usually made by the Fishermen’s Wives or Grandmothers, from an assortment of Yarns recycled from old sweaters. Warmth and protection, from gale force winds endemic to our beautiful, yet stormy and treacherously wild southern coastline, is the aim of these chunky, colorful beanies.

Fishermen have provided for their families using traditional line fishing, for hundreds of years and many small villages along our southern coastline still continue this tradition. Daily, their boats can often be seen pulled up onto the beaches, while happy customers collect the “catch of the day”.
Sadly, the sustainable practice of “line-fishing” is endangered as quotas are reduced to favour commercial Fisheries, leaving many traditional Fishermen with no option but to supplement their income elsewhere. This pattern is a tribute.

Sizes can easily be adapted ( I have included a sizing chart ) to fit a Child, Teen, or Adult Woman or Man.

Recommended Yarn:
Scheepjes River Washed XL and Scheepjes Stone Washed XL.
Hook: 5mm/H

I have included three colourways to choose from ( or make all three! )

ALL YARN, YARN AMOUNTS, AND COLOURWAYS information are included in the pattern.


This pattern is for personal use only. The pattern and photographs contained in this document are all copyright of Jen Tyler. Rewriting, reselling, distributing, or copying the pattern (or its photos) is prohibited.


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