Adult's Basic Plain Bobble Hat

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.


1 x 100g Balls of chunky knitting yarn
1 x 5.5mm Knitting Needles


sts      Stitches      
    Knit (number after it refers to how many stitches to knit)
 K2tog     Knit next two stitches together as one stitch (decreases the number of stitches by 1)
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    Repeat instructions within [ ] as specified by the instruction directly following the bracket

Print copy of free knitting pattern ribbed bobble hat

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.

Shape Crown:
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

Row13:  K1, [K2tog] repeat to end (10 sts)
Break off yarn, thread yarn through remaining stitches and secure.



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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