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Shetland Trip and Two New Hats

As amazing as Shetland was, it feels so good to be home! Hayley and I are happy to be back home with our boys (both human and canine!) and sleep in our own beds. It seems fall officially arrived while we were away, too!


We are adjusting back to our timezone and have already been busy prepping for the update on Sunday evening/Monday morning. It’s due time for a full-scale, pre-order update and I wanted to be sure to share the “souvenirs” we brought back for you!

We are happy to share with you two new (and FREE!) hat patterns inspired by our time in Shetland. We hope you’ll enjoy these quick and simple knits as much as we have! So, without further adieu, here are Marled Hat and Lerwick Roofline!

Marled Hat: A hat recipe for playing with color and texture. Choose two of your favorite Plucky worsted bases, knit them held together on large needles and the result is a thick, cushy, marled fabric, suitable for the entire family. This recipe can be easily adjusted by choosing varied bases and needle sizes, or casting on more or less stitches. Keep those noggins warm!

marled blue pom 2

marled hat three marled-hayley-4-web


Lerwick Roofline: The picturesque town of Lerwick sits amidst rolling green hills dotted with hardy sheep and bold, stocky ponies. After a day spent wandering the hills of Shetland, the stone cottages of this coastal town offer a warm and welcoming glow, inviting you to come sit and knit a while. Inspired by the adorable Baa-ble Hat I knit in preparation for Shetland Wool Week, this pattern is our postcard home of our fond memories of Lerwick.