How to work Single Crochet Bobble and Free Hat Pattern

Single crochet bobble stitch & Napoly Hat Pattern

Single crochet bobble stitch- a gorgeous textured crochet stitch that will elevate your crochet project! That’s why I used this stitch to make my Crochet Napoly Hat. Check out the stitch video tutorials or scroll down for the free crochet hat pattern.

single crochet bobble stitch chunky crochet hat

SINGLE CROCHET BOBBLE STITCH

I’m really fond of this textured crochet stitch because it is so easy! Without a doubt I love texture but sometimes you need complicated crochet stitches to achieve it. As well as that, they are notorious yarn eaters and create quite a dense fabric. As a result I have been playing around with single crochet stitch and applied the technique of a bobble stitch to it- that’s when single crochet bobble stitch (sc bo) has been born. Not only does this easy crochet stitch work in rounds but it also creates a lovely texture when worked in rows.

single crochet bobble stitch close up

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CROCHET NAPOLY HAT DESIGN PROCESS AND SINGLE CROCHET BOBBLE STITCH

This chunky crochet hat is giving me all the feels. It reminds me of a cold winter evening with marshmallows melting on top of a steaming cup of hot chocolate. The double brim of the hat is so warm and the slouchy top gives it that cosy relaxed feel. I topped my hat off with faux fur pom pom. There are some great handmade shops that offer faux fur pom poms at such a reasonable price. In particular, I would love if you checked out Sew Yarnilicious Store who makes the top notch pom poms amongst other beautiful things!

single crochet bobble stitch close up of chunky hat

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I used Yarn and Colours Super Charming yarn for my hat. It is a lovely yarn to crochet with. It creates a lovely texture paired up with the lovely single crochet bobble stitch. Other yarns that would work just as good include Scheepjes River Washed XL or Stone Washed XL.

MATERIALS

Yarn and Colours Super Charming [chunky/bulky weight; 75m per 50g ball; 66% cotton and 34% acrylic] x 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) balls. (for the hat pictured I have used 2 balls in Cream and 1 ball in Old Pink)

OR 100 (130, 180, 220, 280) m of substitute yarn

Please note I have tried my very best to calculate yarn amounts as accurately as possible but the total amount of yarn you need may vary depending on your tension.

7 mm crochet hook

Faux fur pom pom or pom pom maker

Yarn needle

Scissors

FINISHED SIZE

SIZE HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE HAT HEIGHT
Newborn 33.5 cm 15 cm
6-12 months 40 cm 17 cm
2-3 yrs 47 cm 20 cm
Adult woman 54 cm 24 cm
Adult man 59 cm 25 cm

The sample in the photo is size adult woman.

TENSION

9 rounds x 15 sts = 10 x 10 cm measured over hdc in tlo of the double brim

10 sts x 11 rounds = 10 x 10 cm measured over single crochet bobble stitch for the main body of the hat

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

ch- chain stitch

hdc in tlo– half double crochet through third loop only

sl st- slip stitch

sc bo– single crochet bobble stitch- watch video tutorial here

inv dec– invisible decrease- insert hook through front loop only of the next 2 stitches and work 1 stitch through both of these loops

PATTERN NOTES

Pattern starts with working the double brim. The double brim is worked in rounds of hdc in tlo joined with sl st at the end of each round. The double brim is then joined in round by sewing up the first and last row together to create the hat band.

The body of the hat is then worked around the log edge of the double brim. The first sc bo round is worked around the beginning 2 ch sts of the double brim band.

The body of the hat is slouchy, the last 3 rounds are decreased to make it easier when sewing up the top opening.

Check out the video tutorial below where I explain the hat construction, show you how to work hdc in tlo, where to pick up sc bo stitches and how to work the invisible decrease.

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS

  • The beginning chain determines the height of the double brim. To make the double brim taller add any number of sts to the beginning chain.
  • The number of rounds of the double brim determines the finished circumference of the hat, to adjust the circumference, add/take away the number of rounds.
  • To adjust the finished height of the hat, add/take away rounds of the sc bo rounds
chunky crochet hat using single crochet bobble stitch

MAIN PATTERN

DOUBLE BRIM

With Cream chain 12 (15, 18, 22, 22) sl st to first ch to join into round being careful not to twist the foundation chain.

Rnd 1: 2 ch (counts as first hdc here and throughout the pattern), 1 hdc in each ch around, sl st to top of beg 2 ch. 12 (15, 18, 22, 22) hdc

Rnd 2: 2 ch, 1 hdc in tlo around, sl st to top of beg 2 ch. 12 (15, 18, 22, 22) hdc

Repeat Rnd 2 until you have 30 (36, 42, 48, 54) rounds in total.

Fasten off leaving a longer tail. Line up the last round with the underside of the foundation chain and sew together using the yarn tail. Fasten off.

HAT BODY WORKED IN SINGLE CROCHET BOBBLE STITCH

Continue working along the long edge of the hat band. To work the first round of sc bo insert hook around the beginning 2 ch of double brim rounds. For visual help please watch the hat construction video tutorial here.

Rnd 1: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 sc bo in each st around, sl st to first st. 30 (36, 42, 48, 54) sc bo

Repeat Rnd 1 until you have 10 (11, 12, 15, 16) rounds in total.

Rnd 11 (12, 13, 16, 17): 1 ch, ** 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) sc bo, inv dec; rep from ** 6 times, sl st to first st. 24 (30, 36, 42, 48) sc bo

Rnd 12 (13, 14, 17, 18): 1 ch, ** 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sc bo, inv dec; rep from ** 6 times, sl st to first st. 18 (24, 30, 36, 42) sc bo

SIZES NEWBORN & 6-12 MTHS ONLY

Fasten off leaving a longer yarn tail. Continue pattern with Finishing Instructions.

SIZES 2-3 YRS, ADULT WOMAN & ADULT MAN

Rnd 15 (18, 19): 1 ch, ** 3 (4, 5) sc bo, inv dec; rep from ** 6 times, sl st to first st. 24 (30, 36) sc bo

Fasten off leaving a longer yarn tail. Continue pattern with Finishing Instructions.

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS

With the yarn tail and yarn needle sew up the top opening of the hat using running stitch. pull the opening closed very tight, secure with a tight knot. Sew in all ends securely. Attach your choice of pom pom.


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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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