CROCHET HAT DESIGNED BY JOANNE WARDLE
Harriet Hare has been a very lucky hare. Her good friend Joanne Wardle has made her a bobble hat.
It is a crochet bobble hat which is below.
I have also sort of translated the hat into knitting which I will put in a separate post. Below is the crochet instructions.
Harriet has quite an unusual shaped head. This hat is boat shaped with little holes for her ears.
The crochet stitches are English (rather than American)
4mm crochet hook
sc single crochet
Sc crochet around both sides of chain, 2 sc in each end stitch.
KNITTED VERSION BASED ON JOANNE'S HAT
This knitted bobble hat is based on Joanne Wardle’s crochet bobble hat. It is for those of us who do not crochet much or at all.
Cast on 15 stitches with 4 mm needles.
Knit 1, purl 1 rib for 2 rows or you can just knit 2 plain rows instead.
Next Row: Knit 2, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over, Knit 7, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over, knit 2
Next row: Knit 2, Knit into front and into the back of the next stitch (this will make a stitch) knit 5, knit into front and into the back of the next stitch (this will make a stitch) knit 2 (13 stitches)
Next 2 rows: Knit 2 rows
Next row: Knit 1, Knit 2 together, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 2 (10 stitches)
Next row: Knit
Next row: Knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 2 (8 stitches)
Next row: Knit
Next row: Knit 2 together all across row (4 stitches)
Next row: Knit 2 together twice. (2 stitches)
Next row: Knit 2 together, cut yarn and thread through remaining stitch and draw up.
Sew up side seam.
Make a small pompom. (Just wrap yarn around 2 fingers, tie around the middle and cut through loops.)
Attach to hat.
When you put this onto Harriet’s head make sure you thread her ears through the holes you made near the beginning of the knitting.
You can follow the above pattern for stocking stitch if you prefer. This is one row knit, followed by one row purl.