Here is a basic knitting pattern for a 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 bobble hat is perfect for anyone new to knitting as it has very simple shaping and knits up very quickly.
To make hat (make 1):
Using 5.5mm needles cast on 74 stitches.
Work 4 rows in K1, P1 rib
Then starting with a knit row, work 24 rows in stocking stitch.
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 and attach securely to the top of the hat.The Pompom shown here was prepared by wrapping wool around my hand, tying in the centre and trimming to shape.
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