The Snowbound Bobble Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

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The chunky bobble beanie you’ve been waiting for is finally here! The Snowbound Bobble Beanie will delight your friends and customers with its bulky bobbles and perfect fit. The texture, warmth, and comfort of this design can’t be beat. Make one today and you’ll be hooked!

Ok, if you’ve been following along for any length of time, you know that I have an obsession with bobbles and this new design is a little bit of a guilty pleasure, in that respect.

The Snowbound Bobble Beanie was actually birthed about a year ago, as an accessory to be work with the Snowbound Cowl, but there never seemed to be the perfect time to release it, until now.

So, here it is! I’m just sad that I don’t have a photo of the bobble hat being worn because it is SO CUTE!

I know you’re going to love working on this one-hour crochet project for this amazing, chunky, bobbly goodness. Enjoy!

The Snowbound Bobble Beanie

Skill Level

Easy (Adventurous Beginner)

Materials

  • Lion Brand Hometown USA, super bulky weight #6 yarn. (100% acrylic, 81 yds/74 m per 5 oz/142 g skein)
  • 1 skein Dallas Grey
  • 10.00 mm (N) Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle
  • Branded product tag (optional)
  • Printable PDF Pattern for the Snowbound Bobble Beanie

Gauge

Should measure 5″ after working the pattern for 4 rows.

Sizes/Finished Measurements

Women’s: fits head circumference 20″- 22″

Stitch Abbreviations

beg – Beginning

CH – Chain

HDC – Half-double Crochet

MBS – Modified Bobble Stitch

RND – Round(s)

SC – Single Crochet

SLST – Slip Stitch

st(s) – Stitch(es)

Pattern Notes

  • Skill Level: Easy (Adventurous Beginner)
  • US Terminology 
  • All sts are worked through both loops unless otherwise indicated.
  • When a row begins with a CH1, the ch does not count as a st. 
  • Please read through full pattern before beginning your project.

Special Stitches

Modified Bobble Stitch (MBS): Worked similarly to the regular bobble stitch but with 3 incomplete double crochet stitches instead of 5,

YO, insert hook into next st and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops (two loops remain on the hook,

YO, insert hook into the same st and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops (three loops remain on the hook),

YO, insert hook into the same st and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops (four loops remain on the hook),

YO, pull through all four loops on the hook.

Note: normally, a bobble stitch will be popped toward the back. Since this piece is worked in the round, our bobble will be popped to the front. (I know it’s unorthodox, but it works!)

Here’s a video tutorial on how to create this modified bobble stitch. https://youtu.be/tlVFYcfykuo

Half-double Crochet worked into the third loop: Worked similarly to a regular half-double crochet except that the stitch will be worked not into the front or back loop, but the third loop which sits directly below the back loop.

Here’s a video tutorial on how to hdc in the third loop:  https://youtu.be/3uOOuGWZjlw

How to Make This Fun Bobble Beanie

Working into a magic ring or a ch-3 loop,

RND 1: CH1,  SC 8. Join with SLST to beg SC. (8 SCs)

RND 2: CH1, 2 SC in same st as beg CH-1 and each st around. Join with SLST to beg SC. (16 SCs)

RND 3: CH1, SC in same st as beg CH-1, *MBS in next st, SC in next st*, repeat * to * 6 more times, MBS in last st. Join with SLST to beg SC. (8 SCs, 8 MBSs)

RND 4: CH1, 2 HDC in same st as beg CH-1, *HDC in next st, 2 HDC in next st,* repeat * to * around until one st remains. HDC in last st. Join with SLST to beg HDC. (24 HDCs)

RND 5: (working in the third loop) CH1, 2 SC in same st as beg CH-1, *SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in next st,* repeat from * to * around until two sts remain. SC in last 2 sts. Join with SLST to beg SC.(32 SCs)

RND 6: CH1, SC in same st as beg CH-1, *MBS in next st, SC in next st*, repeat * to * 14 more times, MBS in last st. Join with SLST to beg SC. (16 SCs, 16 MBSs)

RND 7: CH1, 2 HDC in same st as beg CH-1, *HDC in next 7 sts, 2 HDC in next st,* repeat * to * around until 7 sts remain. SC in next 7 sts. Join with SLST to beg HDC. (36 HDCs)

RND 8: (working in the third loop) CH1, SC in same st as beg CH-1 and each st around. Join with SLST to beg SC. (36 SCs)

RND 9: CH1, SC in same st as beg CH-1, *MBS in next st, SC in next st*, repeat * to * 16 more times, MBS in last st. Join with SLST to beg SC. (18 SCs, 18 MBSs)

RND 10: CH1, HDC in same st as beg CH-1 and each st around. Join with SLST to beg HDC. (36 HDCs)

RND 11: Repeat rnd 8.

RND 12: Repeat rnd 9.

BRIM

RND 13: (working in back loop) CH1, SC in same st as beg CH-1 and each st around. Join with SLST to beg SC. (36 SCs)

RND 14 – 16: Repeat rnd 13.

Finish off. Tuck ends. Add product tag.

Get the Downloadable, Ad-free PDF of this Design

The free pattern for this shoulder wrap is shared, above. However, I know many of you like to print your patterns (without all those pesky ads cluttering your printout) or save them, digitally, for later use.

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Copyright notice: This pattern and its images are copyright protected and the sole property of Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur®, a division of Montgomery Grice Enterprises, Inc. Please do not redistribute, transfer, or sell the pattern, or alter it to claim as your own  You may sell any products you create from this pattern. Please credit the designer by linking online listings to www.madewithatwist.com or tagging @madewithatwist.

Suggested Pricing: a Guide for Crochet Sellers

Permission is given (even encouraged) to sell your handmade products created from this original Made with a Twist pattern. I only ask that you give credit to Pam Grice from Made with a Twist as the designer, when possible, and link back to www.madewithatwist.com and/or @madewithatwist (on social media) when selling and sharing images online.

Suggested Retail Price

*Note

  • Marketing to bargain shoppers is not recommended.
  • Increase value for boutique buyers with luxury yarns, packaging, and/or embellishments for boutique shoppers.

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©2020 Montgomery Grice Enterprises, Inc | Made with a Twist | Pamela Grice This pattern and its associated images are copyright protected. The pattern is for your personal use only. Please do not copy/paste, distribute, or alter and claim as your own.

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8 Comments

  1. Both the snowbound bobble beanie and cowl are so cute and looks easy to make. Thank you Proverbs 31 sister!

    Because of you, somebody will receive a very nice holiday gift set this year.

    Thank you again. ❤️

  2. Thank you very beautiful and detailed

  3. Thank you for you free pattern it is beautiful!

  4. Thank you for this adorable addition to the 24 Days of Quickies with Marly Bird. I’m a big fan of bobbles too! (and wishes for your new home)

  5. Love the hat and also the coordinating cowl!! Thank you!!

  6. Thank you for the bobble beanie, I can’t wait to make it (so cute)!

  7. Marcie Swazer says:

    Is there a mistake? I don’t think it’s possible to round 13 after repeating round 9 because round 9 isn’t HDC and therefore there is no back loops to work into? After I did round 12 (repeating round 9) – I had to then do a round of HDC in order to get those back loops to start the brim. Other than that I LOVE THIS BOBBLE HAT!! So much fun to make and so quick. Easy to ready pattern.

    1. Hi Marcie,

      Thanks for your kind words. As far as round 13 goes, you’ll be working in the back loop (as in, not through both loops, but just the back loop) rather than the third loop. So, this can be worked into a SC round.

      Hope that helps!
      Pam

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