Who doesn’t want a new bobble hat?

I’m so excited to be able to announce this new knitted bobble hat pattern!

Those of you that follow me on Facebook or Instagram will have seen the sneek preview of this hat that I posted last week (too excited to keep it to myself any longer!).

After a final test yesterday (and a quick photo-shoot) my new hat pattern is now officially HERE!

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It is knitted using two colours, using slipped-stitches to let the contrast-colour “peep” through.  It somehow reminds me of a blackberry, hence the name.

This is the “Blackberry Bobble Hat”.

I’m a little in love with these faux-fur bobbles, and I’ve tried it out with a pink one and also made one with a purple bobble.

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You could of course try this hat without a bobble!  I think it a more “masculine” palette it would look great for guys as well as gals (of course, if you boys want pink then go for it!)

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If you fancy having a go at knitting this bobble hat, you can find the pattern over on my Ravelry store.

It’s knitted in the round, either on circular needles or DPNs, you could also knit “magic-loop” if you prefer.

It used two contrasting colours of “chunky” weight yarn and size 6.5mm (US 10.5) knitting needles.  I used Cascade Pacific Chunky for the main colour and James C Brett Marble Chunky for the contrast.  The good thing about this hat pattern though is that it doesn’t need much yarn, c.90-110m of the main colour and only c.5-15m of contrast colour.  That makes it a perfect “stash-buster”!

The pattern comes in three sizes:

  • Small: 8.5” (21.5cm) tall x 19” (49cm) circumference
  • Medium: 9.5”(24cm) tall x 19” (49cm) circumference
  • Large: 11”(28cm) tall x 20.5” (52cm) circumference

I’d recommend knitting a hat that is smaller than the circumference of your head to get a nice fit.  I have a small head apparently, so I’ve gone with the size small for my own one!

If you do have a go, and you use social media platforms, please share your projects on Ravelry, Instagram or Facebook so I can see the lovely colour combinations that I’m sure you’ll all come up with!

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That’s all for now, although I have so many ideas buzzing around my head at the moment, I hope to be able to share some more patterns with you very soon!

Take care everyone!

Jo

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