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 colored yarns.
This hat is made from thick chunky yarn, which will keep you warm and toasty in the colder weather.
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An Easy-Level Knitted Hat Pattern
This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are the knit stitch, purl, k2tog, changing yarn colors for the stripes, and knitting in the round.
If you have never knit in the round before using circular needles you can watch my video tutorial here.
The hat has no turn-up brim but does have extra length for some slouch.
Fair Isle Knitting
This hat features some fair isle knitting.
Fair Isle knitting, which is also known more accurately as stranded knitting, is a technique for working two (or more) colors of yarn in the same row.
The color 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 color.
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 an easy knit for any advanced beginner knitter.
- Knitting cast-on methods.
- Knitting Lessons
- How to cast on knitting.
- How to cast off knitting.
- How to knit the garter stitch.
- How to knit the purl stitch.
- How to knit stockinette stitch.
- How to read knitting patterns.
- Knitting abbreviations and terms.
- How to knit rib stitch.
- How to kit two stitches together – K2tog.
- How to knit in the round.
Bobble Hat Knitting Pattern
The hat knits up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
Make warm hats to gift to your whole family with this quick knit.
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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 a circumference size – of around 22-26 inches.
Gauge – 10 sts and 15 rounds = 4in/10cm
The Supplies You Need…
- 3 colors x 30g-50g (for the main color 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
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- Approx – Approximately
- Beg – Begin(ning)
- Cont – Continue(ing)
- K – Knit
- K2tog – Knit the 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 color to Yarn B then knit every round until that color block measures 2′′.
- Next round: Change yarn color 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 crown) >
- Shape top: 1st round: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * to the end of the round to the last st K1.
- 2nd round: Knit – – rep to the end of the round.
- 3rd round: *K2tog – – rep to the end of the round.
- Break yarn.
- Draw the 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 color.
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