Create Magic with Your Stash: Harmony Hues Knit Hat Pattern

Transform your remaining yarn scraps from the Color Kaleidoscope Poncho into a stunning masterpiece with my new knitting pattern. The Harmony Hues Knit Hat pattern is a delightful fusion of color and creativity, designed to bring warmth and style to your winter wardrobe.

Scrap Yarn into Stranded Knit Hat Goodness

When I finished the Color Kaleidoscope Poncho I had a lot of leftover yarn scraps for my stash. Well, I didn’t want just to put that yarn away as I loved working with those colors and wanted to do MORE fair isle knitting! So, I began to think of things I could design and use the remaining yarn from the poncho.

I thought about making gloves, mittens, a cowl, a colorwork stocking, warm slipper socks, or a hat. I LOVE making hats (check out these hats from the year of hats)

Once I decided I could make a hat, I knew it was to be my first project. And I didn’t have to do a swatch because I had my entire poncho to measure since I used the same knitting needles and yarn for that piece. #winwin!

The first knit pattern I designed was the Kaleidoscope Harmony Knit Hat >> Coming Soon <<. This particular hat knitting pattern used all 9 colors of the poncho and had a color change EVERY SINGLE ROW! Dude, the amount of ends almost got to me. But I gotta say, after all was said and done with the colorwork, I fell in love with that knit hat pattern.

Kaleidoscope Harmony Hat - free knit hat pattern - Marly Bird

🌟You can get that hat pattern here >> Coming Soon <<

When I finished the Kaleidoscope Harmony Hat I still had enough leftover yarn to make at least 2 or 3 more hats if I wanted…and yes, I wanted! That was when I decided to cast on for the Harmony Hues Knit Hat.

Harmony hues knit hat partially complete with all colors of the Paton's classic wool yarn wound in balls - Marly Bird

This hat only uses 7 of the original 9 colors, and the hat only uses two charts for the body of the hat so it is a bit more of a fitted beanie than the other stranded knit hat I made.

One thing to note about this hat is, after using the remaining Indigo color on the first hat I made, I did have to add more of what was my color A in my poncho for this hat as I ran out before I got to the crown. But it wasn’t much, only .3 oz. I could have totally used a different color and made it work but I wanted the two colors on the crown to be the same as the corrugated ribbing.

Anyway, that is how this beautiful fall accessory was born from the yarn scraps of the Color Kaleidoscope Poncho.

What to Expect with the Fair Isle Harmony Hues Knit Hat Pattern

Let me start by introducing you to this knit hat pattern. It’s a super fun and addictive design that will definitely keep you entertained and challenged. I knew I was in for an adventure from the moment I picked up the knitting needles. I wrote the pattern instructions clearly and concise, making this project perfect for both adventurous beginners and seasoned knitters looking for a new project to tackle with leftover yarn.

One of the things I love about this pattern is the versatility it offers. It gives you the freedom to play around with different yarns (so go yarn stash diving all you want) and colors, allowing you to create a customized and one-of-a-kind piece. Whether you prefer bright and vibrant or soft and cozy, this pattern can easily accommodate your personal style and make a statement in your wardrobe.

As I mentioned, knitting this hat is a great way to use up those remaining bits of yarn from the Color Kaleidoscope poncho *wink. Making this a great scrap yarn project.

Now, let’s talk about what you can expect in terms of difficulty. Don’t worry, even if you have a limited amount of knitting experience, this knit hat pattern is definitely manageable. The instructional paragraph gives you a step-by-step breakdown of each stitch and technique, making it easy to follow along. Plus, helpful tips and tricks are sprinkled throughout to ensure you feel supported every step of the way.

Pages of the Harmony Hues knit hat pattern displayed in a mockup to show what is inside the pattern - Marly Bird

This knit hat pattern includes:

  • Three adult sizes for versatility.
  • Two-color corrugated 1×1 rib brim.
  • 7-color fair isle colorwork body.
  • Striking two-color vertical stripe crown.
  • Optional faux fur pom-pom for added umph.

Plus, you get full color charts to follow and access to comprehensive video tutorials.

Is This a Free Fair Isle Knit Hat Pattern?

So, let me start by saying that yes, this is indeed a free knit hat pattern! You can find all the details you need right here at the end of this blog post. However, if you’re the type of person who loves to have everything neatly organized in a PDF format without any pesky ads, then there’s an option for you too.

If that’s the case, you can head on over to the Marly Bird Store and purchase the ad-free PDF of this pattern. It’s totally up to you and what makes you feel most comfortable. I totally get it if you prefer to have a clutter-free experience and want to get straight to the pattern without any distractions.

Screenshot Harmony Hues Knit Hat Pattern inside Marly Bird Store

But hey, don’t worry if you’re not interested in purchasing the PDF. The free pattern provides all the information you need to start your project. It’s a great option for those just looking to try out a new project or who may not want to invest too much upfront.

Harmony Hues Knit Hat-Free Knitting Hat pattern on Marly Bird Website

So, go ahead and take a look at the end of this blog post for the free pattern details. And if you’re interested in the ad-free PDF, you can find it in the Marly Bird Store. Either way, I hope you enjoy this pattern and have fun creating something beautiful!

Don’t forget to Favorite and Queue this project on Ravelry!

Favorite This Pattern on Ravelry - Marly Bird

So without further adieu, here is the colourwork knit hat pattern for the Harmony Hues Hat.



Designed by: Marly Bird

Project Description:

Elevate your knitting game with the Harmony Hues Hat – a true masterpiece of color and craftsmanship. This knit hat, adorned in seven captivating shades of Patons Classic Wool, is a testament to the beauty of intricate colorwork.

With sizes to suit everyone, this versatile hat can be customized to your style, whether you prefer it with or without a pompom. The charming two-color corrugated ribbing at the brim seamlessly blends into the vibrant colorwork that wraps around the hat’s body.

Skill Level: Intermediate


To Fit Size

Small (Medium, Large) Adult

Finished Size

20 (22, 24)” [51 (56, 61)cm] circumference


20 sts and 24 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in Fair Isle Stockinette Stitch in the round



Patons® Classic Wool™ (100% Wool, 194 yds / 177 m, 3½ oz / 100 g, CYCA #4 worsted weight yarn), 1 (1, 1) skein each of:

Color A #77757 Brown Mustard (main color for this hat)

Color B #77772 Indigo (seond most used color)

Color C #77759 Sprout

Color D #77219 Seafoam

Color E #77764 Rich Grass

Color F #77768 Rich Teal

Color G #00202 Aran

–Or 7 colors of scrap yarn of your choice.

Knitting Needles:

US Size 9 [5.5 mm] 16” [40.5 cm] and set of 5 double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge.


Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle, Pom Pom (optional)


Approx = Approximately

Beg = Beginning

Rep = Repeat

RS = Right side

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit two together

P = Purl

PM = Place marker

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

SM = slip marker

Tog = Together


Corrugated 1×1 Ribbing

Round 1: * K1 with color A, p1 with color B; repeat from * to end.

Repeat Round for Corrugated 1×1 Ribbing.



  • Instructions are for size S. Changes for sizes M and L are in parentheses. When only one number is given then that number applies to all sizes.
  • Read stitches on charts from right to left, and rounds from bottom to top.
  • The chart represents a portion of the project, therefore each row of the chart will be worked on repeat until all the stitches of the round are complete.
  • When stranding a color beyond 4-6 sts, tuck the float (see Video Tutorials).
  • Weave in tails as you go and use them to close the color change join.
  • When stitches become too snug around the 16” circular, transfer stitches onto the double pointed needles (dpns).



With color A and circular needle, cast on 100 (110, 120) sts. Join in round and place marker on first st.

Round 1: Knit

Begin Corrugated Ribbing

Set-up Round: * K1 with color A, k1 with color B; repeat from * around.

Round 1: * K1 with color A, p1 with color B; repeat from * around.

Repeat Round 1 for Corrugated 1×1 Ribbing for 1½” [4 cm].

Next round: Knit with color A around.

CORRUGATED RIBBING - Harmony Hues Hat Pattern - Marly Bird


Using the stranded knitting technique (see Video Tutorials), work in Stockinette St following the color chart for Body of Hat through Round 24. You have 10 (11, 12) repeats of 10 sts.

Harmony Hues Hat - color body Chart


The crown shaping for each size is different. Refer to the chart for the size you are making.


Harmony Hues Hat - Small Crown Chart


Harmony Hues Hat - Medium Crown Chart


On round 16 of the large crown, remove marker, slip first color B stitch, mark the next stitch as the start of the round, then proceed with chart. The slipped stitch will be worked in the k2tog with the last stitch of the round.

Harmony Hues Hat - Large Crown Chart


Cut color A and B, and use tapestry needle and color A to slip each of the remaining sts off the needles as if to knit, then pull tight like a drawstring.

Fasten tail securely to the wrong side of Hat.

Make a pom-pom and sew to top (optional). So many colors look good with this hat…have fun choosing one!

Weave in all loose ends.

Harmony Hues Hat with three different faux fur pom poms on top to show how different colors work with this pattern - marly bird

More Yarn Remaining?

If you are like me, you still have more yarn left over from the poncho. You can always make this hat again and change your colors and where you use them. Or you could try some of the other Fair Isle patterns I have available here on the Marly Bird Website. I know the Game Changer Cowl would be awesome…try that out!

Game Changer Cowl - free pattern - Marly Bird

If you make this hat or any of the patterns, please share with me on social media! Use hashtag #marlybird or #mmmdi or #marlymademedoit

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