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Quick and Easy Bobble Hat

Designed by Julie Taylor

Copyright Julie Taylor 2016-03-03


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You may make items to sell using this pattern, but you cannot reproduce or redistribute the pattern in any form
Quick and Easy Bulky Weight Bobble Hat
This is a quick to knit, easy pattern suitable for a beginner.
The pattern has instructions for both knitting in the round and knitting flat on two needles.Choose
whichever method you prefer. If you are knitting in the round, the pattern always says double pointed
needles (dpns) but you can use a circular needle and just switch to dpns for the final few decrease rounds if
you prefer.

Suggested yarns:
The pattern uses super bulky yarn (5-6 wpi) (this is super chunky in the UK)
I used Wendy Serenity Super Chunky in Tarmac (1706)
Any super bulky yarn which knits to the correct tension will be fine.
Materials needed
Approx 75(85)(100) grams / 60(68)(80) metres / 66(75)(88) yards of yarn
8mm (US size 11) knitting needles either straight or double pointed according to your knitting method
10mm (US size 15) knitting needles either straight or double pointed according to your knitting method
Cardboard and scissors to make bobble template
A large eye tapestry needle to attach bobble and finish

Abbreviations
dpns = double pointed needles
K = knit
K2tog = knit two stitches together
K2togtbl = knit two stitches together through the back loops
P= purl
P2tog = purl two stitches together
st(s) = stitch (es)
[ ] = work the instructions in the brackets by the number of times indicated

Sizes:
3-6 years - head circumference 48-52cm (19-20) hat height 19cm (7) excluding bobble
6yrs - teen - head circumference 52-54cm (20-21) hat height 21cm (8) excluding bobble
Adult - head circumference 54-57cm (21-22), hat height 23cm (9) excluding bobble
Hats are stretchy and there is overlap between sizes. Measurements are a general guide only.

Gauge/Tension
9 to 10 sts to 10cm (4) square in stocking stitch on 10mm (US Size 15) needles
Please take time to knit a tension square. If the square is too small, knit again using larger size needles. If
your square is too big, try smaller sized needles

Instructions are given for the first size. The figures in brackets ( ) refer to the larger sizes.
Where only one figure is given, this applies to all three sizes.
It is a good idea to circle with a pencil the size you wish to make

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Instructions for knitting in the round Instructions for knitting flat

Using 8mm (US 11) dpns, cast on 44(48)(52) Using 8mm (US 11) straight needles, cast on
sts. 45(49)(53)sts.
Place marker and join ready to knit in the round.
Row 1: (right side) [K1, P1] to last stitch, K1
Round 1: [K1, P1] to end of round Row 2: (wrong side) [P1, K1] to last stitch, P1
Rounds 2 - 8: Repeat round 1 Rows 3 - 8: Repeat rows 1 and 2 three more
Change to 10mm (US size 15) needles times
Round 9: [K1, P1] to end of round Change to 10mm (US size 15) needles
Repeat round 9 until hat measures Row 9: [K1, P1] to last stitch, K1
15(17)(19)cm {6(6)(7)} from the cast on Row 10: [P1, K1] to last stitch, P1
edge. Repeat rows 9 and 10 until hat measures
15(17)(19)cm {6(6)(7)} from the cast on
edge, ending with a wrong side row.
Crown Shaping
Next Round: [K2togtbl, P2tog] to end of round
22(24)(26)sts Crown Shaping
Next Round: [K1, P1] to end of round Next Row: [K2togtbl, P2tog] to last stitch, K1
Repeat this round 2 times more. 23(25)(27)sts
Next Round: [K2togtbl] to end of round Next Row: [P1, K1] to last stitch, P1
11(12)(13)sts Next Row: [K1, P1] to last stitch, K1
Next Round: Knit Next Row: [P1, K1] to last stitch, P1
Next Round: (1st and 3rd sizes) [K2tog] to last Next Row: [K2togtbl] to last stitch, K1
stitch, K1 12(13)(14)sts
(2nd size) [K2tog] to end 6(6)(7)sts Next Row: Purl
Next Row: (1st and 3rd sizes) [K2tog] to end
Cut yarn, leaving approx 25cm (10) tail. Use a (2nd size) [K2tog] to last stitch, K1 6(7)(7)sts
tapestry needle to thread yarn end through the
live stitches remaining on your needles. Cut yarn, leaving a long enough tail to sew up
Remove them from needles, draw up thread seam. Use a tapestry needle to thread yarn end
and secure. Weave tail in on reverse of hat through the live stitches remaining on your
Weave in tail from cast on edge. needle. Remove them from needle, draw up
thread and secure.
Sew the side seam.

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Instructions for bobble

1. Cut two 8cm (3) diameter cardboard 2. Place the two cardboard circles on
circles. Cut a 3cm (1) diameter hole in the together and wind the yarn through the centre
centre of each. and round the circles in an even and close
Cut long lengths of yarn and wind into manner.
sausages small enough to fit through the
hole.

3. Continue until no more yarn will fit through 4. Use a sharp pair of scissors to snip through
the centre hole. the yarn around the circumference of the
circle.

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5. Take a length of yarn and pass between the 6. Cut through the cardboard and remove.
two cardboard circles.Tie a tight knot to hold all Use the ends of the yarn to sew the bobble to
the layers of the bobble together. the top of the hat.

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