This was the official pattern for Shetland Wool Week 2015, an event held every year in Shetland to celebrate Shetland wool and it’s associated crafts.
It is knitted in Shetland Aran weight yarn at a fairly tight gauge making a warm and cosy hat, good for keeping your ears warm in the Shetland wind!
It is a quick knit and it makes an ideal introduction to Fair Isle / colour work knitting.
Green and blue version:
Jamieson’s of Shetland Heather Aran (50g balls):
shade 998 Autumn x 1
shade104 Natural White x 1
shade 101 Natural Black x 1
shade 1390 Highland Mist x 1
Brown and Grey Version:
Jamieson and Smith Worsted Aran (50g balls)
shade Peat x 2
shade Snaa White x 1
shade Coll Black x 1
shade Silver Grey x 1
Here is a link to instructions on how to adapt the Baa-ble hat pattern to make it smaller and suitable for children or a smaller adult size. You would first need to purchase the Baa-ble hat pattern.
The small should fit an older child or a small adult head and the extra small should fit a younger child (age 3 – 5)
Size small: Circumference: approx. 46 cm / 19.4 inches; Height from edge of hat when turned up: 20cm / 7.35 inches.
Size extra small: Circumference: approx 41cm / 16.25 inches; Height from edge of brim when turned up: approx. 17cm / 6.75 inches.
For details of stitch numbers etc. please visit the linked blog post.
It is knitted in the round using either circular needles or DPNs.