I put these packs together for last year’s Shetland Wool Week hat, Katie’s Kep, after phone calls from some of my regular Wednesday night Knit & Knatter ladies asking for yarn. After lots of conversations that went along the lines of ‘I want bright colours, but not gaudy’ and ‘I want a pretty one, but not wishy washy’ I decided to put together a selection of colourways.
The new 2021 hat has just been released as a free pattern and that also uses 4 pattern colours and 2 balls for the background. The new hat does have a second background colour, but it's only used in half a dozen rows, so you could just use 1 background colour and you would still have plenty of yarn.
Each yarn pack has 6x 25g balls of Jamieson and Smith Shetland 2 ply yarn
2x main colour and four other colours for the pattern.