Bubble Bobble Hat (Free Pattern)

Bubble Hat

Flickr pics here.

Measurement: 50cm head circumference, 19cm from forehead to top of head

Materials:
1 x 50g ball 12ply wool in MC
1 x 50g ball 12ply wool in CC
(I used Rustic 12ply from Bendigo Woollen Mills)

Needles: 6.5mm (US 10.5)

Gauge: 18 stitches x 18 rows in bubble stitch pattern on 6.5mm

Bubble Stitch Pattern:
Row 1 (WS): *P3 tog, (K1, P1, K1) into the same stitch*, repeat from * to *.
Row 2 (RS): P all stitches

Ear Flap (Make 2, at risk of stating the obvious)
CO 14 stitches in MC.
Row 1: K1 (edge stitch), repeat row 1 of bubble stitch until last stitch, K1 (edge stitch)
Row 2: K1, row 2 of bubble stitch (i.e. P) until last stitch, K1
Row 3: K1, M1, repeat row 1 of bubble stitch until last stitch, M1, K1 (16 stitches)
Row 4: K2, P to last 2 stitches, K2
Repeat rows 3-4 once more (18 stitches), always K edge and increased stitches.

Knit in pattern until ear flap is 9cm or desired length. End with WS row.

Body of Hat
CO 10 stitches in MC. P all stitches on 1st ear flap. CO 34 stitches. P all stitches on 2nd ear flap. CO 10 stitches (90 stitches). First and last stitches are edge stitches. K these on every row.

Row 1: K1 (edge stitch), repeat row 1 of bubble stitch until last stitch, K1 (edge stitch)
Row 2: K1, P to last stitch, K1
Repeat rows 1-2 twice.
Join CC and repeat rows 1-2 three times.
Switch back to MC and repeat rows 1-2 three times, then row 1 again. Hat should measure about 10cm.

Begin shaping…
1st shaping row: K1, *P5 tog, P17*, repeat from * to * three more times, K1 (74 stitches)
Knit 3 rows in pattern
2nd shaping row: K1, *P5 tog, P13*, repeat from * to * three more times, K1 (58 stitches)
Knit 3 rows in pattern
3rd shaping row: K1, *P5 tog, P9*, repeat from * to * three more times, K1 (42 stitches)
Knit 3 rows in pattern
4th shaping row: K1, *P5 tog, P5*, repeat from * to * three more times, K1 (26 stitches)
Knit 1 row in pattern
5th shaping row: K1, *P5 tog, P1*, repeat from * to * three more times, K1 (10 stitches)
Knit 1 row in pattern.

Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Tighten and sew seam. Add pom pom and twisted cords if so desired.

Feel free to email me if you have any problems with this pattern or if you find a mistake.

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7 Comments

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7 responses to “Bubble Bobble Hat (Free Pattern)

  1. is this done on circular needles? i am just begging my knitting and am not sure if i am reading the pattern correctly, this is a great hat and i would like to make it eventually.
    thanks

    • Hey Kate,

      Only just got your comment about the Bubble Bobble Hat on my WordPress blog now. The pattern is knitted on straight needles and then you have to seam it but I can certainly see the advantage of turning it into a circular pattern. Do let me know if you try the pattern. Would love to get some feedback.

      My regular blog is actually here but I haven’t been updating that regularly either!

      Elaine

  2. lizzyb

    I would like to crochet this hat. It is beautiful and I love the stitches. Please email me
    thank you
    Lizzyb

    • The instructions are written for knitting. I don’t know how to crochet so I can’t help you there unfortunately! Let me know if you successfully convert this into a crochet pattern! Perhaps you can have a look on Ravelry for a similar pattern for crochet?

      Elaine

  3. lizzyb

    would like to crochet this hat patterns

    thank you

  4. Hmm…I think you’re missing something here — don’t you need to have a row 3 and 4 of the pattern in which 3 is the inverse of 1? In other words, instead of P3 tog, (K1, P1, K1) you need to have it do the reverse, right? (K1, P1, K1), P3 tog?

    Otherwise you get sort-of columns of bubbles instead of mosaic tile ones as in your photo.

    Cute hat! I was looking around for “bubble stitch” and stumbled on your page.

    hth!

  5. soni

    hi wondering if you have a baby pattern with ear flaps. ps im new to knitting so find it difficult to convert adult size to baby size.
    thanks
    xxxx

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