The official 2016 Shetland Wool Week ‘Crofthoose Hat’ knitting pattern has been exclusively designed by Wool Week Patron Ella Gordon. If only I could attend in person.................but I can knit this wonderful patterned hat. Shetland Wool Week is a world renowned celebration of Britain’s most northerly native sheep, the Shetland textile industry and the rural farming community on these islands. Shetland wool is a world class natural fibre, with a long standing reputation for quality, strength and excellence from the fleece to the textile products. Shetland knitwear has a deserved respect gained from many generations of hard working knitters and crofters producing some of the finest lace and Fair Isle knitwear. Events and other information will be available in April for the fall event.