This free crochet hat pattern by Melissa Masterson combines 3 of our favourite things - simple crochet stitches, rainbow stripes and a giant pompom! As long as you know how to make a half treble crochet stitch and how to crochet in the round, then you'll be able to hook up this free crochet bobble hat pattern in no time - perfect for crochet beginners! And if you're not a fan of bobble hats, remember that you can always leave off the pompom for a simple crochet beanie hat!

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You will need

Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic, 100g/ 295m) or alternative Dk yarn, 1 ball of each:

  • Silver (1203) - grey
  • Emperor (1425) - purple
  • Violet (1277) - violet
  • Aspen (1422) - green
  • Lapis (1831) - blue
  • Citron (1263) - yellow
  • Spice (1711) - orange
  • Lipstick (1246) - red

A 4.5mm (US 7) hook

A 7cm (2¾in) pompom maker

Tension

16 htr and 12 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) using a 4.5mm hook

Measurements

Crochet hat measures approx 52cm (20½in) in diameter, 19cm (7½in) tall

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Notes

This free crochet hat pattern is worked top down in the round.

Free crochet bobble hat pattern

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Crown

Using Silver, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch2 (counts as first htr throughout), 9htr into magic loop, ss to top of beg ch-2 to join, pull magic loop closed. [10 sts]

Round 2 Ch2, htr in same st, 2htr in each st to end, ss to top of beg ch-2. [20 sts]

Round 3 Ch2, 2htr in next st, (htr in next st, 2htr in next st) to end, ss to top of beg ch-2. [30 sts]

Round 4 Ch2, htr in next st, 2htr in next st, (htr in next 2 sts, 2htr in next st) to end, ss to top of beg ch-2. [40 sts]

Round 5 Ch2, htr in next 2 sts, 2htr in next st, (htr in next 3 sts, 2htr in next st) to end, ss to top of beg ch-2. [50 sts]

Round 6 Ch2, htr in next 3 sts, 2htr in next st, (htr in next 4 sts, 2htr in next st) to end, ss to top of beg ch-2. [60 sts]

Round 7 Ch2, htr in next 4 sts, 2htr in next st, (htr in next 5 sts, 2htr in next st) to end, ss to top of beg ch-2. [70 sts]

Round 8 Ch2, htr in next 33 sts, 2htr in next st, htr in next 34 sts, 2htr in next st, ss to top of beg ch-2. [72 sts]

Rounds 9-19 Ch3 (counts as first tr), tr in each st to end, ss to top of beg ch-3.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Brim

Round 1 Holding Hat with top furthest away from you, join Emperor with a ss to fl of any st of last round, ch2 (counts as first htr throughout), working in fl only: htr in each st to last st, 2htr in last st, ss to top of beg ch-2. [73 sts]

Fasten off.

Join Violet with a ss to any st of last round.

Round 2 Ch2, htr in each st around, ss to top of beg ch-2. Fasten off.

Rounds 3-8 Rep Round 2 in the following colour sequence: Aspen, Lapis, Citron, Spice, Lipstick, Aspen.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Pompom

Make a large pompom with a pompom maker, using an equal mix of yarn in all colours except Silver. Attach to top of Hat.

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Authors

Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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