The official Shetland Wool Week 2016 hat pattern is being launched today (March 18 2016) at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. You can get a PDF version of the current Shetland Wool Week pattern from the Shetland Wool Week website. You’ll need to enter your name and email to receive a copy of the pattern.
NOTE: this pattern is no longer available free on the Shetland Wool Week website – the current pattern is available for about a year and is then replaced by the new pattern. You can purchase the 2016 pattern on Ravelry.
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.’