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Worked in Erika Knight’s ‘Vintage Wool’, this unisex bobble hat is made up of knit, slip and cabled stitches to create a warm, woven-look fabric.

As the hat is made with worsted weight yarn, this knits up reasonably quickly on 5mm (US 8 ) needles, and the pattern is written and charted.

I have worked the decreases into the cables, so the pattern flows nicely all the way up to the top.

The pompom adds a fun touch, however it can be omitted if you’re after something a little more minimal.

To Fit Head Circumference
XS (S: M: L)
53 (57:61:65)cm
21 (22.5:24:25.5)in

Actual Hat Circumference
48 (52:56:60)cm
19 (20.5:22:23.5)in

Length Crown to Hem
22 (25:26.5:28)cm 83/4in (10:101/2:11)cm

Erika Knight Vintage Wool (Aran weight, 100% wool, 50g/87m/95yds)
2 (2:3:3) skeins of Leighton (305) (to include pompom)

Suggested substitute
Jamieson’s Shetland Heather (Aran weight, 100% wool, 50g/92m/101yds)
2 (2:3:3) skeins

A set of 4mm (UK 8/US 6) double pointed needles (DPNs) or a circular needle, 40cm long
A set of 5mm (UK 6/US 8) double pointed needles (DPNs) or a circular needle, 40cm long
Cable needle
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

20 sts and 24 rounds to 10x10cm (4x4in) over patt using 5mm (UK 6/US 8) needles