Free April Pattern: Whānau Hats

Aprils free pattern features fun for the whole family with the Whānau hats!

Whānau in Māori translates to Family! Whānau share a strong sense of connection and love. They may be small or large including people of several generations like grandparents or great-grandparents. Aside from the literal meaning of Whānau, it also considers the physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions of family and connection.

Whānau is very significant in Māori culture, enhancing and shaping the way Māori values are respected and upheld today. It is through Whānau ancestors that values, histories, stories and traditions are passed down, allowing the Māori culture to thrive and develop over time. Whakapapa, referring to ones Māori identity, is affirmed and supported by family members and forms part of your sense of community, making family essential to Māori culture.

The Whānau hat is perfectly customisable to suit everyone in your family, with Cozi being the perfect yarn to fit snuggly on your loved ones.

We can’t wait to see your very own Whānau Hats. Make matching hats using the same colour or select different colours to capture the wonderful personalities of your family members. Our Cozi range has lots of colours to choose from, including multi-colours, check out the full range here.

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