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Sideways Bobble Hat - PDF knitting pattern

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107-138yd/98-126m/100g Chunky weight, single or multi-ply yarn

Needles & Notions

Pair 5mm/UK6/US8 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch markers as necessary
Tapestry needle
Approx 3yd/3m waste yarn (provisional cast-on)
5mm crochet hook (provisional cast-on)
Scraps of co-ordinating yarn for pompom


16 sts x 20 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over St.St.
16 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over Garter.St.


To fit sizes: 18 (20, 22) in/45.75 (50.75, 56) cm
Finished size: 16 (17.75, 19.25) in/40.75 (45, 49) cm

Sample details

Shown in Manos del Uruguay Clasica (138yd/126m per 100g; 100% Wool)

Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head

Skills required

Knit & purl sts, short rows, provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch, pompoms

Accessibility Statement

The main PDF for this pattern is colour blind accessible. It uses black text on a white background and does not rely on colour.


Do you need help with this pattern? We have a full range of tutorials on the website. We also have the Woolly Wormhead’s Facebook group where you can ask any questions.
You will get a PDF (7MB) file

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