Rainbow Cake by Amy van de Laar

Rainbow Cake

August 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
107 - 178 yards (98 - 163 m)
Two sizes: S, L
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Arcs of ribbing and seed-stitch sprinkles decorate this cute beanie, which can be topped with a pompom or left plain if you prefer.

A one-skein project, Rainbow Cake features simple textures which complement speckled and gently-variegated yarn, making it a perfect project for that pretty single skein in your stash. I got some cool colour-pooling happening in the smaller hat!

Two sizes are included, for children and adults.

Skills needed include knit and purl stitches, simple lace, and knitting in the round. Both charts and full written instructions are provided.

Materials: 107 (143) yards / 97.8 (130.8) metres of worsted-weight yarn, plus about 35yds/32m for the pompom.

The Small sample used 1 skein of madelinetosh Pure Merino Worsted (100% merino wool; 200yds/182m per skein) in ‘Pocket Rainbow’, and the Large sample used 1 skein of madelinetosh 80/10/10 Worsted (80% merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 187yds/171m per skein) in ‘Holi Grunge’.

Sizing: S (L), to fit 16-19” (20-23”) / 40.6-48.3cm (50.8-58.4cm) head circumference.

Finished hat dimensions after blocking:
15” (19”) / 38cm (48.3cm) circumference, and 7” (7.5”) / 17.8cm (19cm) length, not including pompom.

Both written and charted instructions are included.

Tutorial: Pooling on purpose