We have some very exciting news – the official Shetland Wool Week 2016 hat pattern is being launched today at Edinburgh Yarn Festival.
This year’s pattern is called ‘Crofthoose’ and it has been exclusively designed by Ella Gordon, the patron for 2016.
Ella Gordon said: ‘I have always loved the little crofthouses you see dotted all over Shetland. I am known for making cushions in the shape of traditional crofthouses and my design for 2016 is another use of my favourite motif. My hat is a great introduction to Shetland inspired colourwork using traditional skills and a contemporary pattern.’
Knit the hat in any of the suggested colours or your own variations and wear it to Shetland Wool Week 2016. You can spot your fellow Wool Weekers and compare hats at the opening ceremony.
If you are at EYF make sure you pop along our stand H7 and pick up a printed copy of the pattern. You can also download a copy of the pattern online here.
Please do share your pictures with us using #crofthoosehat, we can’t wait to see your creations.
Happy knitting everyone.