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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 an 8 row repeat it should be fairly straight forward for a beginner.

Donegal 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!


  • PDF downloads are available immediately after purchase and can be printed off on your own printer if you desire; links are valid for 7 days.
  • Printed & Posted patterns are printed in full colour on 120gsm office paper.  Patterns are sent 1st Class Royal Mail delivery in hard-backed envelopes and protective sleeves to ensure they arrive to you in the best possible condition.



Donegal in Southern Ireland are where my family are from.  My father was born in Killygordon and Mammy Castlefinn.  All my childhood summers were spent at “The Cross” and when knitting this poncho I remember granny telling me a story…….

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.

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.  Embellishments have been handmade by Allison.

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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6 reviews for Donegal

  1. Doreen Pool (verified owner)

    Beautiful patterns and very easy to follow I am working on this poncho pattern for my two wee granddaughters at the moment they can’t wait till they are done, I’m really enjoying knitting this

  2. Fiona Richmond (verified owner)

    Quick and easy shopping experience, I chose the pdf option and the pattern was available immediately, the patterns themselves are fab , very well written and easy to follow , my granddaughter absolutely loves her poncho , thank you x

  3. JAN Tizard (verified owner)

    Absolutely loved making this pattern it is so easy to follow and makes.up very quickly..the pdf download is delivered instantly and ready to print witheasy to follow instructions so you can get creative. Fantastic service as always .

  4. Janet Leckie (verified owner)

    Loved knitting this pattern found it a bit tricky making it up but when I figured it out it was so easy ❤️

  5. Janet Leckie (verified owner)

    Loved knitting this it was so quick and easy to follow❤️

  6. Rosie Lavery (verified owner)

    have knitted this but simply CANNOT work out how to put it together! HELP!

    • admin

      Annmarie will be pulling a video together shortly. In the meantime, I shall send you a diagram through email and some instructions xx

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