Knitting pattern: How to make a bobble hat

Knitting pattern | How to make a bobble hat | Mollie Makes

Free knitted bobble hat pattern for #woolweek

Nothing makes us feel oh-so cosy during autumn like a soft knitted hat does. This super-simple knitting pattern’s the ideal project if you’re preparing for breezy weather like us, or making a batch of handmade gifts for your clan. Here’s a cool idea: you could make a whole set of colourful, interchangeable bobbles – that way you’d have a pom pom to match your mood and any outfit!

You will need:
• 5 x 7mm double pointed (or circular) knitting needles
• 100g chunky merino yarn, main colour (MC)
• 50g chunky merino yarn, contrasting colour (CC)
• Scissors
• Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
• Stitches (sts)
• Double pointed needles (dpns)
• Slip (sl)
• Knit (k)
• Knit two together (k2tog)

Knitting Patterns for Beginners | How to make a knitted hat step 1 | Mollie Makes

Step 1
Cast on 56 sts in CC and divide 14 sts onto four dpns. Make sure sts aren’t twisted. Sl first and last sts over one another to connect the round.

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Step 2
Using the fifth dpn *[k2, p2], repeat * until end of round (56 sts).

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Step 3
Repeat step two 8 times. Switch to MC. Break off CC, leaving a tail.

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Step 4
Knit each st in round (56 sts).

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Step 5
Repeat step four 22 times.

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Step 6
*[k5, k2tog], repeat * 7 times (48 sts in round). *[k4, k2tog], repeat * 7 times (40 sts in round). *[k3, k2tog], repeat * 7 times (32 sts in round). *[k2, k2tog], repeat * 7 times (24 sts in round). *[k1, k2tog], repeat * 7 times (16 sts in round). *[k2tog], repeat * 7 times (8 sts in round). Cast off, tighten hole and weave ends.

Knitting Patterns for Beginners | How to make a knitted hat step 7 | Mollie Makes

Step 7
Make a pom-pom. Take a look at this tutorial to see how. (You might want to scale. Ahem.)

Free knitting pattern | Mollie Makes

Step 8
Attach the pom-pom to the hat by sewing the yarn tails to the crown using a tapestry needle. Weave in the ends and pull on for a warm noggin.

Prefer to crochet a bobble hat? Find this slouchy number in Mollie Makes 45 by Kat Goldin.
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Crochet bobble hat pattern | Mollie Makes 45

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  • Maureen Valley

    I see no bobbles on this hat.