This fun cloud brim hat knitting pattern has a cute puffy cloud brim and a pretty striped rainbow on top, what more could want to knit in spring?
I had a total inspiration moment for this cloud brim hat knitting pattern and I’m pretty sure I invented a new technique that I know I’ve never seen before to make this fun bubble cloud brim. I know it kind of looks like magic but I promise it’s actually really really easy.
And to top it all off I finished this cute baby hat knitting pattern with a rainbow on top. I love to throw in a little surprise pop of color and a rainbow on top works well on a hat for young people who are shorter than grownsup, right?
Are you ready to learn how to knit my cloud brim hat knitting pattern, I promise, this is a really fun knit. You will definitely not have knit anything quite like this before!
Cloud Brim Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
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Cloud Brim Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions (size 0-3 months)
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 56 stitches with white yarn onto your circular needles. Join to knit in the round and then knit all stitches for 20 rounds. As you knit, the brim of the hat will start to roll up on its own. Switch to light blue yarn and keep knitting until the hat, measured with the brim rolled up, is about
4 inches long.
Decrease (divide your stitches between 3 double pointed needles or use magic loop):
Round 1 with purple yarn: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 2 with purple yarn: knit all stitches
Round 3 with blue yarn: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4 with blue yarn: knit all stitches
Round 5 with green yarn: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 6 with green yarn: knit all stitches
Round 7 with yellow yarn: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8 with yellow yarn: knit all stitches
Round 9 with peach yarn: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 10 with peach yarn: knit all stitches
Round 11 with pink yarn: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 12 with pink yarn: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round
Cut yarn, thread through loops and pull to close. Weave in ends.
To finish the hat, cut several 8 inch pieces of white yarn. You will be gathering the rolled brim about every 4 stitches. Thread one piece on your yarn needle and insert it through the hat from back to front right where the knitting changes from white to light blue. Bring the yarn down around the rolled brim, back to the inside of the hat. Take the yarn off the yarn needle, pull and knot the two ends to gather. Then weave in those ends. Repeat with a new piece of white yarn 4 stitches to the right, until you have gathered the rolled brim about every 4 stitches as shown.
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