Last year’s all time record of four and half thousand beanies sold, bringing in almost $180,000, will likely be surpassed this weekend, the 20th anniversary of the Beanie Festival. Story and photos by KIERAN FINNANE.
What's a beanie? How long have you got? "Everyone, no matter who they are, needs a beanie to enjoy the outdoors during our crisp, cold winter nights," says organiser Jo Nixon. "There is no limit to the shapes, textures, colours and patterns that are evolving." ERWIN CHLANDA reports.