Bousta Beanie and Beret

The Shetland Trader

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Bousta Beanie and Beret by The Shetland Trader | This hat was originally designed for Shetland Wool Week 2017. I am always impressed by the myriad shades of colour that can be seen in Shetland, the blues of the sea, the mossy greens and browns of the hillside and the bright pops of wildflowers and heather in the summer. I never tire of walking in this landscape and soaking in the rich palette. I also love to wear a slouchy style hat that can be pulled down to cover my ears when it’s cold and windy outside! All of these elements played a part in this design. The Bousta Beanie uses three colours combined to great effect within a simple Fair Isle pattern. What with all the colours available in Shetland yarn the possibilities are endless!

Gauge: 31 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches

Finished Measurements: 18 inch circumference at brim; 9 ½ inches tall from brim to crown

Materials Used: Three shades of 4ply/fingering weight yarn in the following quantities:

  • Yarn A: 120m / 130yds
  • Yarn B: 60m / 65yds
  • Yarn C: 60m / 65yds
  • Pom pom (optional): 45m / 50yds

Needle Size:

  • US 2/3mm 16-inch circular needle
  • US 4/3.5mm 16-inch circular needle
  • US 4/3.5mm set of dpn’s or long circular needle (if prefer using magic loop)

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions, Charts & Option for Beanie & Beret

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner