With the rugged terrain of the western fjord-coast of Norway in mind, we set out to design our first beanie to face the winter gales.
The Westcoaster, and its longer cousin The Westcoaster Arctic Circle, are knit with two threads simultaneously, which gives them both the gritty look and the heat you might expect from a 100% sheep wool beanie.
For a Norwegian, sheep wool is the one and only choice, and having grown up wrapped in the stuff, I am happy to pass it on to any one who would like to take part.
Wool’s supreme insulation abilities absorbs sweat, leading it away from your skin, diminishing shivers and discomfort as you go conquering the unknown. No man-made material can really match it.
The Westcoaster is for the tough winds on the ocean a rainy day. Your commute in a snow fall. The beanie you hide in your backpack when on a late fall hike, in case the cold winds come creeping.