Each year there is an official hat of Wool Week. Last year it was the very popular Baa-ble Hat designed by Donna Smith. It's been spotted everywhere, even on the streets of New York and someone saw it on a TV show in the UK.
This year's hat was designed by the 2016 Wool Week patron, Ella Gordon, the Crofthoose Hat. I liked it immediately. It puts me in mind of the houses you see dotting the Shetland landscape. I knew I was going to have to make it and take it to Wool Week. What I didn't realize was that I would want to make a second one. As I was knitting, my mind went to other color combinations. I can still think of other colorways that I'd like to see, but I doubt I'll make a third one. I .. don't .. think .. I .. will, but then..... :-) No, I have other project that need attention.
Here's the first one, modelled by my daughter, Jessica:
Pattern: Crofthoose Hat
By Ella Gordon
For Shetland Wool Week 2016
The pattern is free. You only have to fill in a short form and it's yours.
Yarn: I used more colors than the pattern called for. Some were a gift from the yarn shop, A Knitted Peace, that recently closed in Littleton, CO, some were purchased at Jamieson & Smith last year in Lerwick, Shetland and I picked up a few colors at Fancy Tiger in Denver, CO. For this hat, I used only Jamieson & Smith 2-ply Jumper Weight Wool.
Brown #FC58H - A Knitted Peace
Brown #78MIX - Jamieson & Smith
Brown #3H - A Knitted Peace
Natural/Undyed #202 - Fancy Tiger
Blue #142 - Fancy Tiger
Red-orange #FC38MIX - Jamieson & Smith
Gray #54 - Jamieson & Smith
Blue #FC15MIX - Fancy Tiger
Green #65 - Jamieson & Smith
Green #FC62 - Jamieson & Smith
Needles: US #2-1/2/3.0 mm and US#4/3.5mm - double points