Free Crochet Hat Pattern- The Bobble Hat

I am in love with this free crochet hat pattern. The bobbles add just the right texture and the fluffy fur pom tops it off perfectly. The hat is worked from the top down and comes in 9-12 month, toddler, child, and teen/adult. It has a slight slouch. I love the variegated yarn (I Love this Yarn in City Beat from Hobby Lobby) but I also think it would be amazing in a solid color, maybe Hunter Green with a tan fur pom? Or you can use this technique and change the color of the bobbles!
 

Once you start working down the hat, you alternate every other row with a bobble row and a double crochet only row. The bobbles are all 10 stitches apart (except for the teen/adult which is 11 stitches.) You will start the bobbles at stitch 5 on the third row so that the bobbles alternate and are not all lined up. But they will still be the same number of stitches apart.

The bobble counts as one stitch. When you crochet over a bobble, be sure that you only crochet one stitch on top of the bobble.

Bobble stitch: Yarn over (YO) insert hook and pull up one loop. 2 loops on hook. YO, insert hook and pull up one loop. 3 loops on hook. Repeat 4 more times for a t.otal on 7 loops on hook. YO and pull through all the loops. Change to main color by pulling it through the loop on the hook. (If it is easier for you... think of it as doing HALF of a double crochet, 6 times.) If you want, slip stitch tightly before going to the next! You can also find a video tutorial here for the bobble stitch. 
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You will need:
Approx 150 yards worsted weight yarn
Crochet hook in size 5.0 or 5.5mm(affiliate link)
Fur pom pom (make your own with this tutorial)
At the end of each row you will slip stitch to the first and then chain two.
** The chain 2 does not count as a stitch **
Size 9-12 month
Use 5.0 (H) hook
Row 1: 10 DC in a magic ring, join to first DC. Chain 2
Row 2: 2 DC in each around, join. Chain 2 (20 DC)
Row 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (30 DC)
Row 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (40 DC)
Row 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 3, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (50 DC)
Row 6: DC in the first 9. Bobble in the 10th stitch. Repeat around 4x. (50)
Row 7: DC in each around. (50)
Row 8: DC in the first 4. Bobble in the 5th stitch. *DC in the next 9. Bobble in the next stitch.* Repeat * * 3 more times. (50)
Row 9: DC in each around. (50)
Row 10: DC in the first 9. Bobble in the 10th stitch. Repeat around 4x. (50)
Row 11: DC in each around. (50)
Row 12: DC in the first 4. Bobble in the 5th stitch. *DC in the next 9. Bobble in the next stitch.* Repeat * * 3 more times. (50)
Row 13: DC in each around. (50)


Size: Toddler (Fits most 12 month -3 years at 19")
5.5 (I) hook
Row 1: 10 DC in a magic ring, join to first DC. Chain 2
Row 2: 2 DC in each around, join. Chain 2 (20 DC)
Row 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (30 DC)
Row 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (40 DC)
Row 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 3, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (50 DC)
Row 6: DC in the first 9. Bobble in the 10th stitch. Repeat around 4 more times. (50)
Row 7: DC in each around. (50)
Row 8: DC in the first 4. Bobble in the 5th stitch. *DC in the next 9. Bobble in the next stitch.* Repeat * * 3 more times. (50)
Row 9: DC in each around. (50)
Row 10: DC in the first 9. Bobble in the 10th stitch. Repeat around 4 more times. (50)
Row 11: DC in each around. (50)
Row 12: DC in the first 4. Bobble in the 5th stitch. *DC in the next 9. Bobble in the next stitch.* Repeat * * 3 more times. (50)
Row 13: DC in each around. (50)
Row 14: DC in the first 9. Bobble in the 10th stitch. Repeat around 4 more times. (50)
Row 15: DC in each around. (50)
Row 16: DC in the first 4. Bobble in the 5th stitch. *DC in the next 9. Bobble in the next stitch.* Repeat * * 3 more times. (50)
Row 17: DC in each around.. (50 DC)


Size: Child (Fits MOST 5-13 year olds at 21")
5.0 (H) hook for younger child, 5.5 (I) hook for older child
Row 1: 10 DC in a magic ring, join to first DC. Chain 2
Row 2: 2 DC in each around, join. Chain 2 (20 DC)
Row 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (30 DC)
Row 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (40 DC)
Row 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 3, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (50 DC)
Row 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 4, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (60 DC)
Row 7: DC in the first 9. Bobble in the 10th stitch. Repeat around 5 more times. (60)
Row 8: DC in each around. (60)
Row 9: DC in the first 4. Bobble in the 5th stitch. *DC in the next 9. Bobble in the next stitch.* Repeat * * 4 more times. (60)
Row 10: DC in each around. (60)
Row 11: DC in the first 9. Bobble in the 10th stitch. Repeat around 5 more times. (60)
Row 12: DC in each around. (60)
Row 13: DC in the first 4. Bobble in the 5th stitch. *DC in the next 9. Bobble in the next stitch.* Repeat * * 4 more times. (60)
Row 14: DC in each around. (60)
Row 15: DC in the first 9. Bobble in the 10th stitch. Repeat around 5 more times. (60)
Row 16: DC in each around. (60)
Row 17: DC in the first 4. Bobble in the 5th stitch. *DC in the next 9. Bobble in the next stitch.* Repeat * * 3 more times. (60)
Row 18: DC in each around. (60 DC)

Size: Teen/Adult (24")
5.0 hook
Row 1: 12 DC in a magic ring, join to first DC. Chain 2
Row 2: 2 DC in each around, join. Chain 2 (24 DC)
Row 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (36 DC)
Row 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (48 DC)
Row 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 7, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (54 DC)
Row 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 8, repeat around, join. Chain 2 (60 DC)
Row 7: DC in the first 9. Bobble in the 10th stitch. Repeat around 5 more times. (60)
Row 8: DC in each around. (60)
Row 9: DC in the first 4. Bobble in the 5th stitch. *DC in the next 9. Bobble in the next stitch.* Repeat * * 4 more times. (60)
Row 10: DC in each around. (60)
Row 11: DC in the first 9. Bobble in the 10th stitch. Repeat around 5 more times. (60)
Row 12: DC in each around. (60)
Row 13: DC in the first 4. Bobble in the 5th stitch. *DC in the next 9. Bobble in the next stitch.* Repeat * * 4 more times. (60)
Row 14: DC in each around. (60)
Row 15: DC in the first 9. Bobble in the 10th stitch. Repeat around 5 more times. (60)
Row 16: DC in each around. (60)
Row 17: DC in the first 4. Bobble in the 5th stitch. *DC in the next 9. Bobble in the next stitch.* Repeat * * 3 more times. (60)
Row 18: DC in each around. (60 DC)
Row 19: DC in the first 9. Bobble in the 10th stitch. Repeat around 5 more times. (60)
Row 20: DC in each around. (60)
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