Easy Rainbow Hat

crochet hatThis 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 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. 


Note: The pattern comes with two PDF downloads. One download includes the step-by-step photos and the other download has less photos for ease of printing. Also, the instructions and stitch counts for each hat size are color-coded to help you follow the instructions for the hat size you’re making.


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.



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 making your own pompom (optional).


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Easy Rainbow Hat
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 by Carol Williams
LOVE this pattern

Susan did an excellent job with this pattern. It is easy to follow and she includes many pictures illustrating how to do the ldc technique. I have already made 3 hats and the scarf to match. Looks complicated, but it is not. You will not be disappointed. Susan quickly answered any questions I had. SO pleased

I'm so glad you enjoyed this hat (and scarf) pattern, Carol! Thanks for leaving a review of the pattern. May God bless you with many hours of enjoyable, relaxing crochet time in the New Year and for years to come!Happy crocheting,Susan