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.