Paving Rainbow Stones Hat


Paving Stones Hat by Renita HarveyWhen I saw this cute hat, I knew that a lot of you would be interested in making it. I contacted Renita Harvey, the designer of this darling hat and she was happy for us to showcase her latest design. She has videos demonstrating how to accomplish the stitch pattern. Scroll to the bottom of the pattern to view the videos. Enjoy! And a big thank you to Renita for letting us showcase her design.

Design by Renita Harvey

The Paving Rainbow Stones Hat pattern

Loom: All-n-One loom set for 72 pegs. Sample made on the All-n-One.

Yarn: 1 skein Bernat Mosaic in Calypso – Color A (or any medium weight yarn color of your choice). 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver in Black – Color B (or any medium weight yarn color of your choice)

Notions: Loom tool, Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Pattern Notes

· Use only one strand of yarn.
· Carry yarn to the inside of loom when not using. Do not cut.


· K – flat or u-wrap knit

· P – purl

· S – slip (skip)

· Rnd(s) – Round(s)


E-wrap cast on all pegs.

Rnds 1 – 18 – With color A, K all

Place cast on loops back on pegs, knit over

Rnd 19 – K all

Drop Color A to inside of loom. Add Color B.

Rnd 20 – With color B, K all

Rnds 21-23 – P all

Drop Color B to inside of loom. Pick up Color A.

Rnds 24-29 – With color A, K3, *S2, K6*, repeat from * to * until last 5 pegs, S2, K3

Drop Color A to inside of loom. Pick up Color B.

Rnd 30 – With Color B, K3, *S2, K6*, repeat from * to * until last 5 pegs, S2, K3

Rnds 31-33 – P all

Drop Color B to inside of loom. Pick up Color A.

Rows 34-39 – With color A, S1, *K6, S2*, repeat from * to * to last 7 pegs, K6, S1

Drop Color A to inside of loom. Pick up Color B.

Rnd 40 – With color B, S1, *K6, S2*, repeat from * to * to last 7 pegs, K6, S1

Rnds 41 – 60 – Repeat rnds 21 – 40 once

Rnds 61 – 63 – Repeat rounds 21 – 23 once more

Cut Color B leaving a 6″ tail to weave in. Pick up Color A.

Rnds 64 – 65 – With color A, K all

Rnds 66 – 70 – With color A, K2, P2 around

Bind off with flat drawstring bind off developed by Jeannie Phillips.

· Video for bind off –

Weave in ends.

Video for stitch pattern

Part 1 –

Part 2 –

©2013, Renita Harvey. Published on the blog with her permission.

A little bit about Renita~

Renita Harvey is a single mother of 2 young children from Naylor, Arkansas. She graduated from Harding University with a degree in Mathematics in 1994. Due to her health, Renita has been unable to work and has been on disability for several years.

Living with a long term disability can be challenging, especially if someone is unable to work and earn a salary because of their disability. That being said, it is important to remember that financial support is out there for people living with disabilities that are unable to work. Accordingly, you can learn more about long term disability insurance and other financial resources for disabled individuals who are struggling by doing some research online.

As for Renita though, she has found therapy in the form of yarn. Making and designing loom knit items gives Renita a sense of purpose and helps her feel productive at the end of the day. Her love of knitting has even helped her to set up a business from home to boost her income.

Although Renita has always enjoyed all types of crafts including sewing, crochet, beadwork, and cross stitch, loom knitting is her passion. She is self taught expanding her loom knitting knowlege as more information has become available. Her first looms were a spool loom and a very small round loom that were part of a kid’s craft set given to her by her parents when she was about 8 years old. Her first full size round loom was the Knit-A-Round which was also given to her by her parents when she was 13 years old. Her first projects were hats and scarves that she gave as gifts. After putting loom knitting aside for several years, she returned to the craft when her sister bought a Knifty Knitter set.

Over the years, Renita has expanded her knowlege of techniques with loom knit books and the internet. She has only started designing patterns this year. Although she has various looms in different gauges, she loves using her Knifty Knitter long looms and has now added the smaller gauge All-n-One among her most used looms. Renita enjoys knitting a variety of items from afghans to coasters. She gets her inspiration from all places but mostly from the questions “how would you make this?” and “can this item be loom knitted?”

You can find more about Renita’s projects at her blog String Theory Fiber Works

Pattern copyright belongs to Renita Harvey.


4 thoughts on “Paving Rainbow Stones Hat

  1. Followed the instructions for this hat with two modifications – I substituted a 2×2 rib brim because I don’t like the fold & stitch type, and I added an extra row of paving stones. Since I don’t have an All-in-One loom yet, I did this on a loom that is suggested on Renita’s site as an alternative. The hat is quite pretty but it is VERY small. We are talking toddler-sized! Is it supposed to be a child’s hat?

  2. I’ve done the ht to the pattern it’s very small is this a child’s hat and how many stitches and rows would I need to do for an adult hat
    It’s still lovely x 🙂

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