Pom pom hat knitting pattern

Keep little ears warm with this quirky lace and rib bobble hat by Kirstie McLeod. It's quick to knit in chunky yarn and finished with two pom poms.

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Pom pom hat knitting pattern

Finding a hat that kids want to wear can be a challenge, but we think this fun pom pom hat knitting pattern is a winner. Great for both boys and girls, it’s quick to knit up in chunky variegated yarn. Why not make a few in different colours? You could get creative with the pom poms too!

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If you don’t have a pom pom maker, you can create your own using two doughnut shapes cut from a piece of cardboard. Give your finished pom pom a trim to neaten it up, and remove any stray threads before sewing it onto the hat.

Our pom pom hat knitting pattern was designed by Kirstie McLeod and first appeared in Simply Knitting magazine issue 139.

For more colourful crafts check out our rainbow craft ideas and get inspired.

Pom pom hat knitting pattern
This pom pom hat knitting pattern is sure to be a hit with the kids – and it’s fun to knit too!

To make this pom pom hat you will need:

  • Wendy, Evolve Chunky (50% wool, 40% acrylic, 10% alpaca, 100g/180m), 1 ball of Green (3263). Can’t find this yarn? Try Rico Creative Melange Chunky from LoveCrafts.com.
  • A pair of 5½mm (US 9) needles
  • A pair of 6mm (US 10) needles

Pom pom hat knitting pattern

Tension

Yarn used knits as chunky to this tension: 14 sts and 20 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over stocking stitch using 6mm needles

Measurements

To fit head circumference 50-55cm

Knit a pom pom hat

Before you start, check out our knitting abbreviations.

Cast on 66 sts using 5½mm needles.

Row 1 (Knit 1, purl 1) to the end of the row.

Last row sets K1, P1 rib.

Continue to work in K1, P1 rib for 8 rows in total.

Change to 6mm needles.

Row 1 (RS) Purl.

Row 2 Purl.

Row 3 (RS) *P3, K1, yo, K1, yo, K1, yo, K1; rep from * to last 3 sts, P3. [93 sts]

Row 4 *K3, P7; rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 5 *P3, K1, k2tog, K1, k2tog, K1; rep from * to last 3 sts, P3. [75 sts]

Row 6 *K3, P5; rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 7 *P3, K2, k2tog, K1; rep from * to last 3 sts, P3. [66 sts]

Row 8 *K3, P4; rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 9 *P3, K4; rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.

Row 10 *K3, P4; rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Repeat from rows 1–10, 2 more times.

Next row Purl.

Cast off.

To make up the pom pom hat

Sew the back seam and then the top seam using mattress stitch and matching yarn. Weave in all loose ends. Make 2 small pom poms and attach to the corners of the hat.

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