Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith

Baa-ble Hat

Knitting
March 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
330 - 404 yards (302 - 369 m)
One size, average adult head, 52-57cm/20-22 inches (with instructions to make it smaller)
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This was the official pattern for Shetland Wool Week 2015, an event held every year in Shetland to celebrate Shetland wool and it’s associated crafts.

This was originally a free pattern during the time I was Patron of Shetland Wool Week to promote the event, but it is now available to purchase from my Ravelry store.

It is knitted in Shetland Aran weight yarn at a fairly tight gauge making a warm and cosy hat, good for keeping your ears warm in the Shetland wind!

It is a quick knit and it makes an ideal introduction to Fair Isle / colour work knitting.

Yarn required:
Green and blue version:
Jamieson’s of Shetland Heather Aran (50g balls):

  • shade 998 Autumn x 1
  • shade104 Natural White x 1
  • shade 101 Natural Black x 1
  • shade 1390 Highland Mist x 1

Brown and Grey Version:
Jamieson and Smith Worsted Aran (50g balls)

  • shade Peat x 2
  • shade Snaa White x 1
  • shade Coll Black x 1
  • shade Silver Grey x 1

Here is a link to instructions on how to adapt the Baa-ble hat pattern to make it smaller and suitable for children or a smaller adult size. You would first need to purchase the Baa-ble hat pattern.

The small should fit an older child or a small adult head and the extra small should fit a younger child (age 3 - 5)

Size small: Circumference: approx. 46 cm / 19.4 inches; Height from edge of hat when turned up: 20cm / 7.35 inches.

Size extra small: Circumference: approx 41cm / 16.25 inches; Height from edge of brim when turned up: approx. 17cm / 6.75 inches.

For details of stitch numbers etc. please visit the linked blog post.