This adorable rainbow love stocking cap knitting pattern for babies and toddlers includes a fun rainbow colored fair isle design that goes all the way to the very top!
Good morning! Are you feeling colorful today? I hope so because my new Rainbow Love Stocking Cap knitting pattern is colorful joy personified. This one is a big hit with Baby V who is very into rainbows and unicorns.
And I have to say that I love it too, it’s so cheerful! I dare you to knit up this pattern and not smile! (Ok maybe the smile is not require while weaving in the ends and this pattern does have a fair amount of ends to weave in but just put a show on netflix and they’ll be finished before you know it!)
This baby hat knitting pattern does require basic knowledge of fair isle or stranded knitting techniques so make sure you have some experience with knitting with more than one color of yarn before you choose this pattern.
I know some people don’t love knitting colorwork on double pointed knitting needles and I’m going to suggest that if you are one of those people (which is totally reasonable), you might consider taking a little time and learning the magic loop method of knitting. It seems confusing at first, but once you pick it up, it is SO worth it and you will almost never need DPN’s again.
And magic loop is especially handy for knitting colorwork in the round. Hint, hint, baby hats, hint… I always find getting the tension right for the floats between double pointed needles to be tricky, and that’s another thing that magic loop helps you avoid!
This cute pattern is knit in the round and includes color charts and instructions to make this easy baby stocking cap in any of four sizes. If you knit one, I would love it if you’d share it with me!
Rainbow Love Stocking Cap Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
Rainbow Love Stocking Cap Knitting Pattern Supply List
(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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