Here is a knitting pattern for a poinsettia bobble hat. The bobble hat is made using stocking stitch and uses chunky yarn. This free knitting pattern produces a thick but supple bobble hat, which is close fitting for extra warmth on a winters day. This free knitting pattern for a poinsettia bobble hat is perfect for anyone with a basic knowledge of working with colour.
To make hat (make 1):
Using 5.5mm needles and red yarn cast on 74 stitches.
Work 5 rows in K1, P1 rib
Change to the cream yarn and starting with a knit row, work 25 rows in stocking stitch following the template below. Work with the red and cream yarns as shown to create the design.
Break off the red yarn and secure. Continue to shape the crown of the hat, using the cream yarn.
Row 1: K2, [K2tog, K6 ] repeat to end (65 sts)
Row 2: Purl to end
Row 3: K2, [K2tog, K5] repeat to end (56 sts)
Row 4: Purl to end
Row 5: K5 [K2tog, K4] repeat to last 3 stitches, K2 tog, K1 (47 sts)
Row 6: Purl to end
Row 7: [K2tog, K3] repeat to last 2 sts, K2tog (37 sts)
Row 8: Purl to end
Row 9: K1, [K2tog, K2] (28 sts)
Row 10: Purl to end
Row 11: K1, [K2tog, K1] (19 sts)
Row 12: Purl to end
To make up
Carefully sew down back of hat ensuring that the seam cannot be seen on the outside of the hat. Make a Pompom using the red yarn and attach securely to the top of the hat. The Pompom shown here was prepared by wrapping wool around my hand, tying in the center and trimming to shape.