2022 Stitching Hearts

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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 and Competition, as well as those created for sale in Beanie Central (see our Beanie QuickLinks).


Happy Hearts Together Again – Celebrate! by Mirum Elkin
Happy Hearts Together Again - Celebrate! by Mirum ELkin - Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022
Happy Hearts Together Again – Celebrate! by Mirum ELkin – Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022

Happy Hearts Together Again – Celebrate! by Mirum Elkin (78 yrs), Bardon / Brisbane QLD
Pure Merino wool – knitted and then felted. Needle felting – eyes.

Happy Hearts Together Again - Celebrate! by Mirum ELkin - Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022
Happy Hearts Together Again – Celebrate! by Mirum ELkin – Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022

Love of Nature by Charina Thomas
Love of Nature by Charina Thomas - Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022
Love of Nature by Charina Thomas – Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022

Love of Nature by Charina Thomas (60 yrs), Rubicon VIC
Felt machine stitched hat. Felt flowers and bugs made by hand and sewn with cotton, some fabric glue.

Love of Nature by Charina Thomas - Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022
Love of Nature by Charina Thomas – Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022
Love of Nature by Charina Thomas - Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022
Love of Nature by Charina Thomas – Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022

Hearts and Stripes by Louise Thackray
Hearts and Stripes by Louise Thackray - Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022
Hearts and Stripes by Louise Thackray – Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022

Hearts and Stripes by Louise Thackray (79 yrs), Geelong VIC
Multi stripes of different coloured wools. Felt hearts green pom pom coloured braid with beads. Lots of knitting cutting out, sewing etc. as Beanie evolved!

Hearts and Stripes by Louise Thackray - Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022
Hearts and Stripes by Louise Thackray – Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022

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Snapshots from the Alice Springs Beanie Festival | Bird Watching at the Beanie Festival