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2022 Stitching Hearts

The world’s biggest Beanie Festival is one of those iconic Alice Springs events, held during the colder months of winter, when everyone needs a beanie…

Check out our photographs of a selection of some of the amazing beanies on display at the 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival Exhibition. Where listed you can also view by artist name under our Beanie QuickLinks.


Queen of Hearts by Pat Robshaw

— Winner of the Heart of Hearts category

Heart of Hearts category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Queen of Hearts by Pat Robshaw
Winner of the Heart of Hearts category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Heart of Hearts category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Queen of Hearts by Pat Robshaw
Winner of the Heart of Hearts category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Heart of Hearts category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Queen of Hearts by Pat Robshaw
Winner of the Heart of Hearts category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Queen of Hearts by Pat Robshaw (75 yrs), Banora Point NSW
Yarns, beads, gems, pearls, fabric, lace, ribbon foam, hearts, florist wire and plastic canvas knitted and crocheted base and roses, knitted crown.


Shooting Love by Charina Thomas

— Special Mention in the Heart of Hearts category

Special Mention of the Heart of Hearts category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Shooting Love by Charina Thomas
Special Mention of the Heart of Hearts category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Shooting Love by Charina Thomas (60 yrs) Rubicon VIC
Felt hat & hearts stuffed with Love and stitched with cotton. Hand and machine stretched. Fabric glue.

Special Mention of the Heart of Hearts category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Shooting Love by Charina Thomas
Special Mention of the Heart of Hearts category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Chocoloco by Magdalena Pereyra

— Special Mention The Heart Replacement category

The Heart Replacement category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Chocoloco by Magdalena Pereyra
Special Mention in The Heart Replacement category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Chocoloco by Magdalena Pereyra (42 yrs), Ozzy-Argentinian
This beanie is dedicated to my darling departed Dog: Chocoloco. I love you, more than I loved this old jumper. As much as there is eyes & more. You were my companion, lildo-ug & super extra special fur child. To all the naughty times & the special times. Eye ♡ U . Made from: Recycled materials = unused jumpers.

The Heart Replacement category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Chocoloco by Magdalena Pereyra
Special Mention in The Heart Replacement category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Bottletop Beanie by Dan Murphy

— Winner of The Heart Replacement category

The Heart Replacement Special Mention category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Bottletop Beanie by Dan Murphy
Winner of The Heart Replacement category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Bottletop Beanie by Dan Murphy, Alice Springs NT
Made by drinkin’ & fiddin’ with pliers.


‘Puppy Love’ by Marilyn Hunter

— Winner of The Love of your Best Friends category

The Love of your Best Friend - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
‘Puppy Love’ by Marilyn Hunter
Winner of The Love of your Best Friend category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
The Love of your Best Friend - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
‘Puppy Love’ by Marilyn Hunter
Winner of The Love of your Best Friend category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
The Love of your Best Friend - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
‘Puppy Love’ by Marilyn Hunter
Winner of The Love of your Best Friend category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

‘Puppy Love’ by Marilyn Hunter (69 yrs), Alice Springs NT
This beanie was inspired by the recent addition to our ‘family’.

In August 2021 we welcomed young “Beanie” into our home. Beanie was one of 5 dachshund puppies born locally. Mum and Dad along with their 5 puppies sit upon this beanie. Each puppy has its own distinctive features.

The hat was knitted using hand spun yarn. It was then felted, shaped, and embellished with a section of a recycled scarf and heart buttons.

"Puppy Love" by Marilyn Hunter - The Love of your Best Friend, People's Choice Award - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
“Puppy Love” by Marilyn Hunter – The Love of your Best Friend, People’s Choice Award – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

‘True Love’ by Dina Van der Gaag

— Special Mention The Love of your Best Friends category

"True Love" Special Mention The Love of your Best Friend category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
‘True Love’ by Dina Van der Gaag
Special Mention The Love of your Best Friend – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

‘True Love’ by Dina Van der Gaag (77 yrs), Adelaide Hills SA
I was inspired by this old couple and their obvious love for each other. They have been together 55+ years and after all this time they are still very happy and totally at ease with other and each other’s company. Their relationship can’t always have been smooth sailing but they weathered difficult times together and grew old “gracefully”.

The hat I made represents part of their house with a garden bench against a wall.

The house is covered with a deciduous vine and showing beautiful autumn colours. This represents the current stage in this couple’s life, a beautiful autumn they can experience together boyed by the love for each other and their surroundings.

Hand wet felted hat. Wet and needle felted. Figures & embellishments knitted garments. Crocheted inner hat.

"True Love" Special Mention The Love of your Best Friend category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
‘True Love’ by Dina Van der Gaag
Special Mention The Love of your Best Friend – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Following links to select beanies that appear in Beanie Central…
Anita Miller > AM 2 | Anna Hussar | Belinda Drury | Beryl Hayes | D. Scarce | Helen Taylor | K Fleming > KF 2 | Liz Thwaites | Lyn Drury | Lyn Paterson | Marcia King | Marilyn Hunter | Natalie Sheather | Rita Matthews-Carlyle | Robyn Mac Shane | S Cooper | Tanya Hallingin | Tanyer Hallington | Val Pascallplease bear with us as we add more beanies… )


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