Gaddani by Ann Weaver


January 2013
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 13 - 9.0 mm
80 - 90 yards (73 - 82 m)
One; fits head circumferences from 19.5 to 22 inches
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Named for the largest shipbreaking yard in Pakistan, Gaddani was styled after the hats and head wraps the shipbreakers wear to protect themselves. As I created the hat, I was grateful to be making it to protect my head from winter chills.

You can read more about shipbreaking in Gaddani here:

The work of photographer Gmb Akash was central to this design and to my understanding of hard labor and industry in developing countries: