Free Super Chunky Bobble Hat Pattern

April 12, 2024

Make a super quick bobble hat using just three balls of super chunky yarn. 


Stylecraft Special XL Tweed - Super Chunky
97% Acrylic, 3% Viscose 

M - Main Colour x 1 ball

C - Contrast Colour x 1 ball

B - Bobble Colour x 1 ball

You can use any super chunky yarn that achieves the same tension that I've used. I recommend using to find the best alternatives. 

9mm (US 13) knitting needles - You can work this hat using straight needles and seam it up - that's what I like to do. Or you can knit it in the round, but you'll have to use the magic loop method or DPNs when decreasing the crown of the hat.

Darning Needle

9 stitches x 12 rows = 10cm x 10cm (4in x 4in) using 9mm (US 13) needles in stocking stitch. Please swatch in M before starting this project as knitting it in the incorrect tension will change the size, and it may not fit. Sincerely Louise cannot provide any extra yarn if this project is knitted using the incorrect tension

Adult - one size fits most.

K Knit
K2tog Knit 2 stitches together, decreasing from two stitches to one stitch 
P Purl
St st Stocking stitch, knit a row then purl a row alternately 
Sts Stitches
* Repeat the instruction within the asterisks 


 - Make One of these

Cast on 46 stitches using C. I recommend using the long tail cast on method as it will give the hat an elasticated edge and create the first row of knitting, the pattern is therefore written from Row 2. You can watch my video on how to cast on using the long tail method here

Row 2
 *K1, P1* all stitches 

Repeat Row 2 until the piece measures 10cm (4in) from the cast on edge. 

Next row Change to M, working all stitches in it from here on. K

Next row P
(If knitting your hat in the round, change all the purl rows to K rounds)

Work in stocking stitch, knitting a row and then purling a row alternately, until the piece measures 22cm (9in) from the cast on edge.
(If knitting in the round, K all rows until the piece measures the length stated above)

Next row With the right side facing you (you'll have previously worked a P row), K1, *K2, K2tog* eleven times, K1 (35 sts)

Next row P

Next row K1, *K1, K2tog* eleven times, K1 (24 sts)

Next row P

Next row K1, *K2tog* eleven times, K1 (13 sts)

Next row P

Cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing up. Thread the yarn tail through a darning needle and then through the 13 stitches remaining on the knitting needle. Pull tightly, as shown below. If you knitted your hat using straight needles, you'll need to sew it together. If you worked in in the round, weave in the loose ends and go to the pompom instructions.



Using the yarn tail, sew up the M section of the hat using mattress stitch.   

When you reach the C part of the hat, sew it together using mattress stitch in C. Weave the loose ends into the inside seams. 


Make a pompom using the C yarn. To make your pompom you could make a pompom maker or a piece of cardboard, or you can watch my easy pompom video! Sew the pompom onto the top of the hat. Weave the loose ends into the wrong side. Finally, fold the brim and spread some Christmas cheer!

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