This cute hemisphere rainbow hat knitting pattern is half blue skies, half rainbow stripes and it has a big fluffy white cloud pom pom on top!
If you haven’t noticed, or are new around here, I like to try and think outside of the box and I am definitely not a stuffy rule-following knitter. It’s more fun that way, I think! So when I had the idea to knit a hat that was half blue skies and half rainbow stripes (but not the top and bottom half) I thought surely, I would find such a thing.
Spoiler alert, I did not! How are half and half hats, not a thing, this one is SO cute! I topped it with a big fluffy white cloud pom pom on top and it’s just one of the most fun things I’ve knit in a really love time.
By the way, those of you who hate DPN’s, this one is knit flat and seamed, it’s your lucky day! And please be aware that I purled a lot for you for this one. You owe me. Ha, just kidding.
The change between light blue and rainbow stripes is essentially knit with Intarsia techniques so please be aware that basic knowledge of intarsia knitting is required to complete this project. Don’t forget to twist the yarn as you change colors mid row so you don’t get a gap.
Also, you can choose to cut the yarn for each stripe color or carry it up on the inside. I cut mine so it was fewer strands to deal with but then, of course, there were more ends to weave in at the end. I don’t mind, but if you hate ends, consider another strategy!
Are you ready to knit a Hemisphere Rainbow Hat? Let’s do it!
Hemisphere Rainbow 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!)
This cute pattern is available for sale only. When you purchase this pattern, you’ll get an instant download PDF pattern in a few nicely formatted easy-to-print pages that includes written instructions and step by step photos. This pattern is available in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry where it will also be permanently stored in your Ravelry pattern library.
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