Very simple, very warm, very one-skein, very quick-to-knit, very free. Lisa said ‘We should have a bobbly hat pattern in the shop!’ so I knit this, and wrote down how!
Here’s the blurb…
This is the hat that non-knitters imagine when they ask for a hat to be made for them! It is also the hat that children draw when they think of a knitted hat. With this clear and quick-to-knit pattern, you can churn one out for everyone you know who hankers after a bobble hat for winter. Using just one skein of chunky yarn, you can afford to up the luxury of the fibre used here, which is why I’ve chosen this papery, soft, cosy Noro Kogarashi. The hat is made for an adult head of about 23” in circumference, but as it is ribbed, will fit any adult head from 21” – 24”. Every scrap of precious yarn is used here, as you make up your leftovers into a gorgeously big pompom at the end!
Why is it called Bobblehead Ray? Irish readers will most likely guess, but just in case (and for everyone else reading) here’s why:
Bobblehead Rays are little model figurines of popular Irish DJ Ray D’Arcy, and are given out as prizes on his morning radio show on Today FM. We have one in This Is Knit from the time that Jacqui was a guest on the show, and are very proud of it! We’ve knit him a little hat to wear – this one would swamp the little guy (he is about 4” tall).
Photos were taken by S. of http://www.jewelandarlin.com.