The official Shetland Wool Week 2016 hat pattern is being launched today at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. You can get a PDF version from the Shetland Wool Week website. You’ll need to enter your name and email to receive a copy of the pattern.
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.’