This pattern contains instructions for a Poncho and Hat to fit 6 months to 7 years approx.  This poncho is made in two rectangular pieces and joined together.  Because there is no shaping and it is a 12 row repeat it should be fairly straight forward for a beginner.

Cork is an Aran Knitting Pattern available to purchase in PDF form for immediate download or to have printed and posted to you (UK only) for a flat fee of £2.95 to cover postage and packaging – so you’re always best ordering a couple of patterns together!


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This cable has to be one of my favourites – it makes such an impact.  It is a lot easier than it looks.  Knitted over 12 rows it has only one cable row!  The testers loved it and felt it knitted up super quick.  I would recommend reading the pattern through before commencing to get a real feel for it and if you are new, to familiarise yourself with layout.  A lot of time has been spent simplifying and my ethos is, why give loads of instructions when it can be condensed – keep it simple.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it.


AGE (please measure)              6-12m 1-2yrs 2-3yrs 4-5yrs 6-7yrs 

TO FIT CHEST cm                       46       51       56        61      66                    

                          in                        18       20       22        24      26  

My Irish roots have inspired my love of the Aran style of knitting and I have introduced a modern twist to my creations.  This pattern is suitable for a beginner comfortable with cables and was updated 24.05.2021.

Size Guide:  The pattern for a Poncho and Hat has instructions to fit 6 months – 7 years. That hat is designed for either one or two pompoms.

Wool & yarn recommendation…

I often get asked which wool I use and who my yarn supplier is!  For this knit I have used Stylecraft Special Aran which I selected for its softness, it is very gentle on a baby’s skin.  There are over 88 different shades available through LoveCrafts, who are my preferred yarn and wool supplier.  (Spend over £25 to get free P&P and sign up their newsletter for 15% off your first order!)… I would also recommend Paintbox Aran for this pattern.

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4 reviews for Cork

  1. Margaret Smith (verified owner)

    This is a lovely pattern to do cables are easy and turn out lovely instructions to sew it up are excellent to follow would recommend it

  2. halladaysharon (verified owner)

    Cute poncho and hat pattern. Customer was quite please. Pattern was very easy to follow. Will knit this many times more.

  3. Deborah Grimshaw (verified owner)

    Another beautiful poncho set to knit. It looks great sewn up. I can’t recommend this highly enough. Thanks team for another perfect pattern.

  4. Sheila Welton (verified owner)

    My very first Donna design pattern. I loved it and was hooked. Donnas pattern writing are easy to follow cable was lovely. Did ask for help sewing it up but received a response within 15 mins and a video. I have since purchased other patterns

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