peerie flooers hat


Peerie flooers is available for £2.75.

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“Peerie flooers” means “little flowers” in Shetland dialect.

In the Summer, Shetland’s coastline and moorland spring to life with the jewel-like colours of tiny wildflowers. These have wonderfully evocative names, such as “buggie flooer” (sea campion), “sookie flooer” (lousewort), and “lammas flooer” (eybright). This hat celebrates the colours of Summer in a happy riot of peerie flooers.

The pattern includes instructions for two sizes (small and medium – size ‘small’ is pictured) and full colour charts.

You will need 1 of each of the following shades of Rowan Fine Tweed: Arncliffe, Bainbridge, Hubberholme, Leyburn, Murker, Nappa, Richmond. If using a different fingering weight/ 4ply yarn (that knits to the same gauge), for the small hat you will need 50 yards or less of each of two background shades (oatmeal and palest blue); 25 yards or less of four major contrast shades (red, mid-blue, and two different shades of green) and 10 yards or less of one minor contrast shade (yellow). The medium hat uses approximately 10 more yards of the background and contrast colours, and 5 more yards of the minor contrast shade. Jamieson and Smith jumper weight is a good alternative yarn for this pattern. I recommend shades 202 and 14 for the background, and 29, 65, 131, 93, and 91 for the contrast colours.

You will need a 40cm/ 3mm circular needle, and a longer 3mm circ (or dpns) for working the top of the crown.

You may also wish to read this post, where I discuss knitting and designing the pattern.



7 responses

  1. Oh it´s so beautiful! I really love your creations. You´re an artist. My fingers are tingling right now. A visit to ravelry may come soon :o)))

    Greetings from Germany!

    Btw: Thank you for the updatet Owlet-Pattern, too.

  2. Så vacker mössa = what a beautiful hat ( in swedish)

    Do you have a book that includes this pattern ?

    Inger Holmlund, Skellefteå, SWEDEN

  3. HI
    going to buy this pattern its fantastic , can i knit it in Jamiesons spindrift as i love their colour pallette

  4. Thank you, Kate! This is my first colour work project that involves 7 colours….in Jamieson & Smith’s 2ply Jumper Weight…thanks to you, I’ve finally conquered my fear of colour work! Focusing on working on 2 colours at a time, that I can handle…

    This helps me practice being in the present moment, focus on the row I’m working on, not the big picture :)

    Instead of repeating Chart B twice, I only repeated the first 9 rows – wanted to make to this for my little girl…finished it last night (started it the day before after lunch)!! It knitted up much faster that I had expected….teaching my left index finger to work is a bit trying, but all good.

    Turned out it’s too deep for her 8 year old head…so I’m starting a new one today…probably not repeating Chart B…or only work the first 9 rows of Chart B :)

    THANK YOU!!!!!

  5. Love your hat and wanted one the minute i saw it on the programme with a pair of matching mits. Can you do this please&what are the costs involved? Hope you get better soon! Best wishes Norma

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