Brand NEW Fisherman Beanie Coming in '22 | Red Hat Factory
Arriving October 18th

A True Norwegian
Fisherman Beanie

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

The Westcoaster is a hand knit wool fisherman beanie, knit in Norway and designed for the wild weather of the Norwegian West Coast.

Gritty double thread knit wool fisherman beanie
Knit with two 100% sheep wool threads simultaneously. 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. Fold it however you like.

A Fisherman Beanie Against the Elements

Wool beanie by the sea

Imagining a classic fisherman from the Norwegian West Coast, rowing against the rolling waves and seaspray — we designed the beanie he would need and want.

The Westcoaster, and its longer cousin The Westcoaster Arctic Circle make out our new family of fisherman beanies.

The fisherman hats are knit with two threads of 100% sheep wool yarn, which gives them both the gritty look and the heat and insulation an old timey fisherman would need.

Or, in our case — what we needed when we scaled this fjord on the Norwegian West Coast.

Sheep wool as the fisherman’s choice

For a Norwegian, sheep wool has been the primary winter knit material for generations, and having grown up wearing it, I am happy to pass it on to any one who would like to take part.

For a true fisherman’s beanie, you can’t find a better material than wool. It insulates on a fibre level, by drawing moisture away from your body and into the material itself. For small amounts of moisture like sweat, moist air, a light drizzle, or the fisherman’s favorite — seaspray — wool does the job.

No man-made material can really match it.

Our first winter beanie

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.

Of all the beanies we’ve made, this is the first one made with winter in mind. And while the Westcoaster is made primarily to be rolled up over your ears, we made a longer version called the Westcoaster Arctic Circle, which fits over your ears even when doubly folded.

I am confident the picturesque fisherman of the Norwegian West Coast would be proud to wear this beanie.

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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.

Fisherman beanie at the docks

Arriving October 18th

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