This bobble hat knitting pattern would make a great project to make for the colder weather.
The knitted beanie hat is a relatively easy pattern and can introduce you to working with three different coloured yarns.
This hat is made from thick chunky yarn, which will keep you warm and toasty in the colder weather.
An Easy Level Knitting Pattern
This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, k2tog and knitting in the round.
Using mainly knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.
If you have never knit in the round before you can watch my video tutorial here.
*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*
Fair Isle Knitting
This hat features some fair isle knitting.
Fair Isle knitting, which also known more accurately as stranded knitting, is a technique for working two (or more) colours of yarn in the same row.
The colour changes in Fair Isle are close together, as this allows you to simply carry the yarn you aren’t knitting with across the back of the piece as you go.
You will pick up each strand as you need it and this leaves a strand of yarn on the inside of the work.
The Yarn I Used…
I made the beanie hat using three yarns – 3 skeins of Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca in 430, 431 and 438.
This is super bulky yarn (in dark brown, brown and light brown) suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles.
This was knit up quite quickly and used less than one skein of yarn from each colour.
Any super bulky weight yarn 06 will be okay to use for this pattern.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should be comfortable working the purl stitch.
- You should be comfortable knitting in the round.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
Bobble Hat Knitting Pattern
The hat knits up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
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- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
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Skill Level – Easy
- Adult woman
- Hat length lying flat w/o pom = 9 inches
- Width lying flat = 9 inches
- To fit a head with circumference size – around 22-26 inches.
Gauge – 10 sts and 15 rounds = 4in/10cm
The Supplies You Need…
- 3 colours x 30g-50g (for the main colour and pom) of super bulky yarn (in dark brown, brown and light brown) suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles.
- I used Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca in 430, 431 and 438.
- Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick or something similar will also be fine to use.
- Super bulky weight – 106 yards. / yarn weight guide
- Pom pom maker Clover 2 – 1/2 inch Large.
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- Approx = Approximately
- Beg = Begin(ning)
Cont = Continue(ing)
- K = Knit
- K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
- P – Purl
- PM Place marker
- M1 = Make 1 stitch
- Rem = Remaining
- Rep = Repeat
- Rnd(s) = Round(s)
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
Yarn A = Dark Brown / Yarn B = Brown / Yarn C = Light Brown
- Cast on > 38 sts in Yarn A, join in the round and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.
- 1st rnd: K1, P1 to the end of the round – to form 1 x 1 ribbing.
- Cont to knit every round in ribbing until work from beg measures 2′′.
- Next round: Change yarn colour to Yarn B then knit every round until that colour block measures 2′′.
- Next round: Change yarn colour to Yarn C and knit 1 round, in the last stitch, Kfb to create a stitch. Now you have 39 sts.
- Add in yarn A and work as follows;
- *Knit 2 sts Yarn C, knit 1 Yarn A – rep to the end of the round.
- Next 2 rounds knit in Yarn C*
- Follow this pattern from * to * until the hat measures 9′′ from the cast on edge.
Next start to decrease the top >
- Shape top: 1st rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * to the end of the round to the last st K1.
- 2nd rnd: Knit – – rep to the end of the round.
- 3rd rnd: *K2tog – – rep to the end of the round.
- Break yarn.
- Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
- Sew in any loose ends.
- Make a pom pom and stitch it securely onto the top of the hat in a coordinating colour.
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