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Solas (Irish for light) is all about little hints of rainbows!

The hat is knit in the round; it begins with a corrugated ribbing brim; the body of the hat is knit without shaping, and it is finished with a folded hem. The top of the hat is drawn closed using an i-cord with rainbow pom poms. The pattern include pom pom guidelines.

Size: baby, toddler, child, small adult, large adult.
To fit head (40, 44, 48, 53, 58 cm / 16, 17.5, 19, 21, 23”)

Yarn Sport or fingering weight in the following quantities:

Colour 1 (105, 140, 165, 180, 200 m / 116, 153, 180, 200, 216 yards)
Colour 2 - 7 (8m / 9 yds) each for hat and pom-poms.

The sample was knit using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in the following shades:
Col 1 (Light Blue) 202 Light Blue
Col 2 (Purple) 95 Cyclamen
Col 3 (Dark Blue) 59 Teal
Col 4 (Green) 80 Emerald
Col 5 (Yellow) 83 Butter
Col 6 (Orange) 92 Orange
Col 7 (Red) 34 Red

Gauge 28 sts & 39 rows per 10 cm / 4” in stocking (stockinette) stitch
Needle 2.75 mm or size needed to achieve gauge. Circular, or your preferred style for knitting in the round.

Additional Materials
Darning needle for weaving in ends
Stitch marker
For pom-poms: pom pom maker, or cardboard, pencil, ruler, compass,
crochet hook
(Optional: Needle & thread for sewing pom pom)

Pom pom instructions are included; these pom poms are made using cardboard discs. It is possible to use a pom pom maker, but even colour distribution is more difficult.

Want more rainbow fun? You might like Stua and Cuar too!

This purchase is for a digital knitting pattern containing instructions to make your own version of the pictured handknit hat. 
You will get a PDF (11MB) file
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