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Bobble Lace Beanie

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If you're in the mood for bunches of bobbles, this light-weight lacy skullcap makes for a special project.

Design by Celeste Pinheiro

Skill Level

Intermediate

Size

Woman's average

Finished Measurement

Circumference: 20 inches (unstretched)

Materials

  • Classic Elite Yarns Wool Bam Boo (DK weight; 50% wool/50% bamboo; 118 yds/50g per ball): 2 balls vanilla #1650
  • Size 6 (4mm) double-pointed and 16-inch circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

32 sts and 40 rnds=5 inches/12.7cm in Bobble Lace pat (unstretched).

To save time take time to check gauge.

Special Abbreviation

Make bobble (MB): [K1, p1, k1, p1, k1] into st, pass first 4 sts over 5th st.

Pattern Stitch

Bobble Lace (multiple of 16 sts)

Rnd 1: *P2, k1, MB, k3, MB, k1, p2, k5; rep from * around.

Rnd 2: *P2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k5; rep from * around.

Rnd 3: *P2, k7, p2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk; rep from * around.

Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.

Rep Rnds 1-4 for pat.

Pattern Notes

A chart for the Bobble Lace pat is included for those preferring to work from charts.

Change to double-pointed needles when stitches no longer fit comfortably on circular needle.

Hat

Body

Cast on 128 sts; place marker for beg of rnd and join, taking care not to twist sts.

Work 5 rnds in P2, K2 Rib.

Work 28 rnds (7 reps) of Bobble Lace pat.

Crown

Dec for crown, following chart -- 8 sts.

Finishing

Cut yarn, leaving a 5-inch tail. Using tapestry needle, thread tail through rem sts, and pull tight; secure on WS. Weave in all ends. Block as necessary.

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