Babar Ski Gondola Patch Beanie
Knit wool beanie featuring an embroidered Babar Ski gondola patch.
100% wool. Made in Portugal.
One size fits most.
Our ongoing collaboration with Babar continues with a new installment of our ski-inspired collection based on 1966’s Babar Fait du Ski.
Babar the Elephant first appeared in the 1931 French children’s book Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff, inspired by a story his wife Cecile invented for their children. Brunhoff and his son Laurent developed Babar’s rich world in a series of subsequent books, which came to encompass glamorous, mid-century jet-set travel; family dramas and diversions; feasts and parties; and, occasionally, even matters of state.
From Rowing Blazers founder Jack Carlson: “Some of my favorite Babar illustrations are those of Babar skiing. I’d wanted to produce a Babar ski capsule for a long time, both creating ski and après pieces emblazoned with the illustrations, as well as recreating pieces from the books themselves, like Babar’s geometric ski jumper, matching mittens, and his red hat with the ear flaps (how were they supposed to cover his elephant ears anyway?). That’s what we’ve done in this collection, and it’s one of my favorite collections we’ve ever produced!”