Louisa Harding has released the seventh and final hat in her Himalayan Hiking Hat series.
You’ll remember that Louisa designed these hats to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, which provided assistance when her husband was undergoing treatment.
As part of her fundraising effort, last month Louisa did an 11 day hiking trip in Nepal.
The final hat, Silkes, was designed and knit while she was on the hike.
Talk about your travel knitting! Usually I take a pair of socks for on the plane.
Louisa’s goal was to raise £5,000 and she is excited to announce she has raised £7,500 to date. The group she hiked with raised a combined £180,000. Wow!
She thanks you for all your support!
The Silkes hat is knit using 2 hanks of Grace Hand Dyed. This beautiful 50% Merino Wool, 50% Silk yarn has 6 new colors this season.
Louisa knit her hat in four days, so there is probably time for you to whip one out for gift giving.
A fun thing about this final pattern is that it includes pictures and stories from the hike.
Louisa’s fundraising pages are still active, so you can still contribute to her efforts.
If you would like to donate for this hat pattern you can at http://www.justgiving.com/Louisa-Harding-Jessup
The whole ‘Himalayan Hiking Hat’ pattern collection is available to download at http://www.louisaharding.co.uk/macmillan.