Mini Up Helly Aa Hap


For over 45 years Betsy, Elizabeth’s mother, had thought about a hap with viking galleys/longships but it never came to fruition.
They designed the Up Helly Aa Hap together and this is the mini version of that hap.
The hap features the galleys sitting upon the waves. The centre represents the flames of the burning galley on its way to Valhalla.

Up Helly Aa is a Viking fire festival; they take place in Shetland beginning in January, to celebrate the end of winter and the coming of spring.

Finished size – 53cm x 53cm/21in x 21in square

The mini hap is joined with the Betsy Join but other methods can be used. This pattern does not contain the instructions for the Betsy Join.