Hand Knitted Unisex Beanie | The Blue Danube
Made from the most lusciously soft pure Cotton, these beanies are a social upliftment project; hand knitted by Christine & Constance in the Imizamo Yethu Township in Hout Bay, Cape Town.
The effects of the pandemic are still hitting the core of society and we believe in trade over aid. Christine & Constance (and their extended community) usually rely on the heavy tourist trade around Chapmans Peak to whom they sell their knitted soft toys. The past year and a half has been extremely tough on them and their community. Women, who's varied skills are often a lot more applied are mostly the sole income earners right now.
We were inspired to commission Christine, Constance and their friends to make some high quality 100% cotton beanies to help provide them with a bit of additional income during these strained times. 100% of the profits go directly to them. We've started with a limited run but if there's a demand for more, Christine & Constance will only be too happy to keep their knitting fingers busy! So thank you for helping us to help them ♡
And you have our word, it's a great beanie! Super comfy, soft and with it's tight knit style, it's super warm. The turn up lip means you can wear it as loose or as close to your head as you like.
Note that it may feel tight to begin with but after you wear it in, the natural yarn stretches out a bit. If you would like it without a pompom, let us know are we can remove it.