Easy Rainbow Hat by Susan Lowman

Easy Rainbow Hat

December 2020
both are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet (US) ribbing
5.0 mm (H)
105 - 205 yards (96 - 187 m)
small (child), medium (teens/women), large (men)
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This pattern is available from thecrochetarchitect.com for $4.95.

This hat coordinates perfectly with the Easy Rainbow Scarf pattern. The hat pattern comes in 2 styles: one with 6 colors plus black and the other with a light color and a dark color. There are 3 sizes of hats in the pattern: small (for children), medium (for teens & women) and large (for men).

The hat is worked from the sc ribbing at the bottom to the top of the crown with decreases at the top for shaping the crown. This is a quick hat to make that delivers a lot of visual appeal!

The pattern includes full written instructions for making the hat, plus many extras, such as instructions and step-by-step photos for working in the back bump of the foundation chain, joining with a dc and making the Long double crochet stitch, which is used in the crown section of the hat.

Watch my FREE YouTube video to learn the Ldc (Long double crochet), along with the single crochet ribbing and the decreases used in this hat. Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swb9UyyR0Vw.

Small (medium, large)
To fit average child (teen/woman, man)

Note: Pattern is written for small size. Changes for medium and large sizes are in parentheses.

Approx. 16” (19”, 22”) circumference



(For Rainbow Hat):
Worsted weight acrylic yarn,
70 (95, 130) yds black
10 (15, 20) yds pink
8 (13, 17) yds orange
8 (10, 15) yds yellow
8 (10, 11) yds green
7 (10, 11) yds blue
5 (8, 11) yds purple
Size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size required for gauge
Tapestry needle

(For Two-Color Hat):
Worsted weight acrylic yarn,
70 (95, 130) yds dark
35 (55, 75) yds light
Size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size required for gauge
Tapestry needle

Photographed rainbow model made with Caron Simply Soft in #9727 Black, #9604 Watermelon, #9605 Mango, #9776 Lemonade, #9607 Limelight, #9608 Blue Mint and #9610 Grape.

Additional yardage may be required if you ars making your own pompom (optional).