Gift Knitting Guide // Donna Hat Pattern Release

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ATTENTION WORLD: I've got a very important message concerning a very important person. Today is my mother's birthday! I know most of you don't know her but she's the best & she deserves to be celebrated. And what better way to celebrate than with a new hat pattern designed just for her?!

This is technically version 2.0 of the Donna Hat - she got one last year but this one is way better. It fits better, it has a freakin pom pom, & that's basically all you need to know about how it's a superior hat. It mirrors all of her best qualities - it's a ton of fun while also being like a nice cozy hug. Mom = super cool & fun (seriously, she's the coolest - ask anyone) & also basically the definition of home for me.

This hat has a pretty simple yet really effective knit/purl pattern that creates a directional design which is very flattering for the face. It's actually knit inside out to make the small cables & decreasing easier, so when you finish you get to flip it right side out & it's a blast! It's like all the goodness is revealed! And then you get to add a pom pom (if desired, but you definitely should because I think it gives the hat that extra oompf of fun!).

Also HOW CUTE IS SHE?! I love these photos. She's also sporting the Golden Wrap, which is a part of the Gift Knitting Guide and available as a pattern purchase here (or email me for your own handknit wrap!).

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I REALLY want one of these for myself, but alas due to holiday knitting & markets (read more about that here, by the way) my own Donna Hat will have to wait. But on size 9 needles & with DK weight yarn this lil' buddy will knit up super fast, so you have plenty of time to make one for yourself or a loved one for the holidays! And if you want to order a handknit hat, shoot me an email at

You can purchase the pattern below at 25% off through Saturday, & it's also available for purchase on Etsy or Ravelry. Happy Knitting!