Bobble Head

Feb 5, 2009
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Natalie Brock


This pattern grew out of a need to keep my head warm. I couldn't fit my hair into a hat when it's tied up so I designed a hat with a hole in. Now I'm always nice and toastie!

Materials List

Any DK yarn, approx 70m of each colour.
Yarn needle to weave in ends

4mm crochet hook

Finished Size

22cm diameter at smallest end, 27cm diameter at larger end. 13cm wide.


5hdc = 2cm


This pattern is written in US crochet terms

Special stitches:

PC = Popcorn stitch: 5 dc in next st, extend loop and remove hook. insert hook into front of first dc, pick up loop from last dc and draw through, ch1 to close top of popcorn,

VS = V stitch: dc in next st, ch 1, dc in same st.

The Pattern

With A Ch 73 sl st into first chain to join
Row 1: Ch 2 hdc in each chain around. Sl st to join (73 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 2 (2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 23hdc) 3 times hdc in last hdc sl st to join (76 hdc)
Row 3: Attach B Ch 1, sc in next hdc (PC in next hdc, sc in each of next 2 hdc) repeat around until 2 hdc remain. PC in next hdc, sc in last hdc sl st to join.
Row 4: Attach C Ch 2, hdc in next sc, (hdc in top of pc [where ch1 was made in previous row] hdc in each of next 2 sc) repeat around until 1 sc remains.hdc in last sc sl st to join.
Row 5: Pick up A Ch 3 sk 1 hdc (VS in next hdc, sk 2 hdc) repeat around dc in last hdc, ch1, sl st to ch 3 at begining of row.
Row 6: Pick up B Ch 2 (hdc in 1st dc of VS, hdc in ch1 sp, hdc in last 2nd dc of vs) repeat around, sl st to join.
Row 7: Repeat row 3 using C
Row 8: Repeat row 4 using A
Row 9: Repeat row 5 using B
Row 10: Repeat row 6 using C

Rows 11 to 18: Repeat rows 3 to 10 alternating colours until row 18 - use A to finish


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on Feb 6, 2009 5:50 AM

mad for crochet!I love this - I like "topless hats" (as I call them) too. Yours has nice details. Thanks for posting the pattern!

hopeann1 wrote
on Feb 12, 2009 2:02 PM

This is adorable i just finished the pattern and I love it. I'm planning to make several more. thanks for sharing

Token wrote
on Feb 12, 2009 2:38 PM

Thanks so much! it's the first pattern I've written so I'm glad you like it!

Ravenart wrote
on Feb 13, 2009 3:16 PM

1st - I like the pattern, Thank you. Second, did you find it difficult to write the pattern legibly?

Token wrote
on Feb 14, 2009 4:48 AM

Thanks, it was easy to write probably because I'm used to working from patterns so I tried to write it in a similar concise way, but also tried to add a little extra info where I thought it was needed. Hopefully it is legible and reasonably easy to follow!

s.clyatt wrote
on May 20, 2009 2:38 PM


bertsully wrote
on Jul 10, 2010 12:46 PM

love it the teenagers wil think that it is grrrreat :)

bertsully wrote
on Jul 10, 2010 12:46 PM

love it the teenagers wil think that it is grrrreat :)