Adult's Poinsettia Bobble Hat

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.


1 x 100g Balls of chunky knitting yarn (Red)
1 x 100g Balls of chunky knitting yarn (Cream)
1 x 5.5mm Knitting Needles


sts      Stitches      
 P     Purl (number after it refers to how many stitches to purl)       
    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 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.

Poinsettia hat template

Break off the red yarn and secure.  Continue to shape the crown of the hat, using the cream yarn.

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 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.


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