The Baa-ble Hat by the talented Donna Smith was the official pattern for Shetland Wool Week 2015. It is a quick knit using 4 colors in Shetland Aran weight yarn at a fairly tight gauge on US6 & US7 size needles, the perfect introduction to Fair Isle and color work knitting.
The inspiration for this hat, as well as the matching cowl and mitts, came from the sheep and colors of the croft the designer lives on in Shetland during the winter. The strong Shetland wind blowing through the hillsides is blocked out with this tightly knit, cozy hat. Try her matching Baa-ble Cowl and Mitts Pattern to complete the entire set.
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See what the Ravelry Community is using for their Baa-ble Hat, Cowl and Mitts.
Try these yarns from Paradise for your cozy set:
Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted / Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran / Malabrigo Rios Superwash / Plymouth Homestead Tweed / Cascade Yarns Cascade 220
Yarn weight: Aran
Recommended Yarn: Jameson's of Shetland Heather Aran & Worsted Aran
Yardage: 330 - 404 yards (302 - 369 m)
Needle size: US 6 - 4.0 mm & US 7 - 4.5 mm
Gauge: 23 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
One size: One size, average adult head, 52-57cm/20-22 inches
Yarn used in photos:
Green and blue version:
Jameson’s of Shetland Heather Aran (50g/101yd balls):
- 1 each: shade 998 Autumn/ shade104 Natural White/ shade 101 Natural Black/ shade 1390 Highland Mist
Brown and Grey Version:
Jamieson and Smith Worsted Aran (50g/67yd balls)
- shade Peat x 2/ 1 each: shade Snow White x 1/ shade Coal Black x 1/ shade Silver Grey x 1
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