Free knitted bobble hat pattern for all you makers! The weather is getting chillier so we all need a knitted bobble hat to keep us warm.
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)
• Tapestry needle
• Stitches (sts)
• Double pointed needles (dpns)
• Slip (sl)
• Knit (k)
• Knit two together (k2tog)
How to knit a bobble hat
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.
Using the fifth dpn *[k2, p2], repeat * until end of round (56 sts).
Repeat step two 8 times. Switch to MC. Break off CC, leaving a tail.
Knit each st in round (56 sts).
Repeat step four 22 times.
*[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.
Make a pom-pom. Take a look at this tutorial to see how to make a bobble for a hat. (You might want to scale. Ahem.)
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.
And you’re done! One free bobble hat knitting pattern, one toasty warm head. If you make this knitted bobble hat tag us in a picture on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, we’d love to see the finished result! And remember to subscribe to Mollie Makes for more creative inspiration and tutorials.