Nuku Beanie PDF Knitting Pattern
The Nuku Beanie is a collaboration between Francoise of Aroha Knits and Qiane of the Nuku Podcast. Earlier this year, Qiane reached out to me to ask me if I was interested in designing a beanie for her to help raise funds for her work. Her goal for her podcast is to interview 100 kick-ass Indigenous wāhine in Aotearoa “who are doing things differently” and then publish a book. With 50 interviews down, she needs funding for the remaining 50. This beanie was originally meant to be sold as handmade items, but due to the Pandemic affecting the yarn production, that fell through. So we decided to release the pattern to help raise those funds.
The motif utilizes the nihoniho (teeth), a symbol of strength and resilience. The horizontal zigzagging of the nihoniho is a reference to the aramoana motif, ocean pathways, illustrating the diverse journeys we have all undertaken.