Fisherman Beanie | Red Hat Factory
Arriving Winter 2022

The World's Grittiest
Fisherman Beanie

Hand knit 100% wool beanie hat
The Westcoaster — a 100% hand knit wool beanie hat

Hand Knit in Norway
100% Sheep Wool
Coming Next Winter

Gritty double thread knit wool fisherman beanie
Gritty double thread knit — for rough weather. Seamlessly knit in one piece.
Naturally insulating wool fisherman beanie
Naturally insulating, even when wet. Wool fibre draws moisture away froim your skin.
Fisherman beanie knit with stretchy wool
Stretchy material and no tag, so you can fold it however you like.

Designed to Withstand

Wool beanie by the sea

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.

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10 year warranty

We’re in it for the long run.

The world is a slow moving machine. The longer we use a product the less strain we have on production chains, and the earth gets more rest.

Our 10 year warranty is in place in order to encourage you to patch up rather than discard your hat if it begins unravelling. We will repair it completely for free, you only have to pay for shipping — and when your warranty has run out, patching will still be available for a price. Properly cared for, this hat can last you many decades.

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Free shipping

We're putting in the work for you.

Back in the days no one priced their products 9.99 to make them look cheaper than they are — we want to go back to that and be transparent and honest from the outset.

We believe in an integrated price. Shipping is absorbed into our costs, and to make that possible we've scoured the earth for the best possible shipping options.

As with all our products, free shipping has no tracking. If you want tracking, there is a paid alternative in the checkout.

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