This cute Rainbow Brim Hat knitting pattern is a cute, colorful twist on a classic folded brim baby hat knitting pattern, perfect for your baby or toddler this Spring!
You guys, after I designed the classic Easy Folded Brim baby hat, I thought, this hat has so many options for customization! So today I’m showing you one of them, the Rainbow Brim Hat!
This hat is so stinking cute, I can’t even stand it. I’m a sucker for rainbow colors. I honestly have like a million rainbow-y baby hats already. Ok, that might be a slight exaggeration, but you guys always like them too!
I decided to make the top of the Rainbow Brim Hat light blue, like the sky, but you can make it any color you like! And a word about the brim, if yours won’t stay folded the way you want it, go ahead and tack it down with a few tiny stitches around the edge so it stays in place!
Looking for the pattern? Here’s how it works: This pattern is available for FREE in one size right here on my site (keep scrolling down). Or for just a few dollars, you can choose to purchase an upgraded PDF pattern that is nicely formatted and easy to print. Besides being easy to print, the PDF pattern also contains MORE SIZES with instructions for additional sizing including 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+! Thank you for supporting Little Red Window!
(12 mo. size, see PDF for additional sizes including 0-3 months, 6 months and 2T+)
Rainbow Brim Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List
Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches
- Worsted weight yarn in blue, pink, orange, yellow, green, dark blue and purple
- US 7 16″ circular knitting needles
- US 7 double pointed needles
- Yarn needle
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
Easy Folded Brim Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions (12 months)
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with pink yarn. Join to knit in the round and knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch in a rib stitch for 1 more round. Then switch to orange and k1, p1, in a rib stitch for two rounds. Repeat 2 rounds of rib stitch for each of the remaining colors: yellow, green, dark blue and purple. Then switch to sky blue and knit all rounds until the hat is about 5 inches long (measure with the brim folded up).
Decrease (divide the stitches between 3 double pointed needles and knit with the 4th):
Round 1: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 2: Knit all stitches
Round 3: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4: Knit all stitches
Round 5: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 6: Knit all stitches to the end of the round.
Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8: Knit all stitches to the end of the round
Round 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 10: Knit all stitches
Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 12: k2tog repeat to the end of the round
Cut yarn, thread on yarn needle, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.
And that’s it! If you want a super easy to print rainbow brim baby hat knitting pattern that includes sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+, click the button below!
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