The Rainbow Double Pom Pom Hat knitting pattern is an easy straightforward knit with no decrease and a cute rainbow on top that ends in two fluffy cloud pom poms!
There are a lot of things to love about my new Rainbow Double Pom Pom Hat knitting pattern. Number one, of course, is the rainbow colors. I love how they’re just on top of that like a cute little surprise. This works well for a baby and kids’ hat because they’re shorter than us and so we can see this adorable detail easily.
Number two, is the double pom poms. When your little one wears one of these double pom pom hats, the poms will bounce around when they run and it’s pretty much the cutest thing ever. I always like a regular pom pom hat, this style is double the fun!
And finally, and possibly, best. The way this rainbow double pom pom hat is knit in the round, there is NO decrease. And do you know what that means? NO double pointed knitting needles required! Hooray! I know that DPN’s are not a favorite for a lot of people and that’s ok. That also makes this hat a great one for beginners, you don’t have to juggle the double pointed needles.
This cute double pom pom hat is finished with a three needle bind off at the top and if you grab the pdf version of the pattern I will walk you through that technique to finish the hat. Don’t worry, it’s super easy and it makes for a nice neat finished edge (since you can see it at the top of the hat, that’s important). There are also instructions in the pdf pattern for making fluffy pom poms without a pom pom maker!
Are you ready to knit with me? Let’s go!
Rainbow Double Pom Pom Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
Rainbow Double Pom Pom Hat Supply List
- Worsted weight yarn in light blue, white, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
- US 7 16″ circular knitting needles
- Either longer US 7 circular knitting needles or a set of straight US 7 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!)
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!
Rainbow Double Pom Pom Hat Instructions
(size 0-3 months, see pdf pattern for additional sizes and step by step photos)
With a long tail cast on, cast on 56 stitches onto your 16” circular knitting needles with light blue yarn and join to knit in the round.
(k1,p1) and repeat in a rib stitch for 1.5 inches. Then knit all stitches until the hat is 5.5 inches long. Then knit all stitches for one round each in purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and pink.
Finish the hat with a three needle bind off with pink yarn.
Make two white pom poms with a pom pom maker (following its instructions) and sew them very securely to the two top corners of the hat.
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