Rainbow Cake

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 & Techniques

  • Simple lace knitting

  • Knitting in the round

  • Both charts and full written instructions are provided

Materials Needed

  • 1 skein of madelinetosh Pure Merino Worsted (100% merino wool; 200yds/182m per skein) or madelinetosh 80/10/10 Worsted (80% merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 187yds/171m per skein), or 107 (143) yards / 97.8 (130.8) metres of worsted-weight yarn

  • You will need about 35yds/32m for the pompom

  • US 6 / 4mm needles (or needle size that gives you the right gauge) for knitting a small circumference in the round

  • 1 end-of-round stitch marker

  • 3-4 contrasting stitch markers for each repeat (optional)

  • A needle for weaving in the ends

  • A pompom maker (optional)

Finished Measurements

  • 15” (19”) / 38cm (48.3cm) circumference, and 7” (7.5”) / 17.8cm (19cm) length, not including pompom

  • To fit 16-19” (20-23”) / 40.6-48.3cm (50.8-58.4cm) head circumference.