Donna's Hat by Karen Juliano
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Donna's Hat

October 2013
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
160 - 200 yards (146 - 183 m)
Woman's Medium
This pattern is available for download for $5.00.

When I was given the opportunity to knit a hat for Halos of Hope, I immediately thought of my friend Donna, who battled cancer for many years. A percentage of all sales for this pattern go to Halos of Hope. For more information on their mission, go to

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Skill Level: Easy - Intermediate
Size: woman’s Medium (about 20”)
Techniques used include: knitting in the round, cabling

Yarn: Windy Valley Muskox, Cashmere, 1 skein, (218 yds, 1 oz / 28.5 gm), shown in 3003 Peacock Blue
Needles: US 6 / 4.0mm 16” circular and double points
Also: a cable needle, yarn needle, and 2 stitch markers

Gauge: 23 sts & 36 rows = 4” of Stockinette stitch after a gentle blocking. Be sure to wash and block gauge swatch to ensure accurate gauge.