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Big Bulky Bobble Beanie – Free Knitting Pattern

This was one of my go-to hats when I was heading out the door on cold days the last couple winters, it is so cozy soft and warm. Big bobbles are worked into a reverse stocking stitch for an awesome, eye-catching texture. A long rim adds style and extra warmth to this super soft and lofty, mushroom shaped, slouchy beanie.

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This beanie is made with Knit Picks Biggo Bulky (affiliate link – see statement above) which is an awesome, squishy soft superwash merino wool and nylon mix. It is closer to a super bulky weight making this a really quick and fun project to knit up. The colours used below are Sapphire Heather and Dove Heather.

The Pattern


Knit Picks Biggo (affiliate link – see statement at the top of this post)
Weight – Bulky (5)
Amount – 1 skein (110 yards)
I used the colour Dove Heather (grey) and Sapphire Heather (blue) for the hats in the photos

Needles and Tools

US10 (6.0 mm) 16″ circular needle
Set of US10 (6.0mm) Double Point Needles (DPNs)
Stitch Marker
Darning Needle


4″ (10 cm) = 13 stitches in reverse stocking stitch


Adult/One Size
Circumference fits between 22″-24″ length 10″


CO – Cast on

DPNs – Double point needles

K2tog – Decrease 1 by knitting the next 2 stitches together

KFBFB – Increase 3 by knitting into the front, back, front and back of the next stitch (total 4 stitches)

P2tog – Decrease 1 by purling the next 2 stitches together

PFB – Increase 1 by purling into the front and back of the next stitch


CO 64 with US 10 (6.0 mm) circular needle

Place marker and join round

Work 13 rounds in K2, P2 ribbing

Increase rounds: [P7, PFB] repeat to end

Rounds 1 and 2: Purl

Round 3: [P11, KFBFB] repeat to end

Round 4: [P11, K4] repeat to end

Round 5: [P11, K2tog, K2tog] repeat to end

Round 6: [P11, P2tog] repeat to end

Rounds 7 and 8: Purl

Round 9: P5, KFBFB, [P11, KFBFB] x5, P6

Round 10: P5, K4, [P11, K4] x5, P6

Round 11: P5, K2tog, K2tog, [P11, K2tog, K2tog] x5, P6

Round 12: P5, P2tog [P11, P2tog] x5, P6

Repeat these 12 rounds once more

Begin decrease rounds – switch to DPNs when needed

Next Round: P4, P2tog

Next Round: Purl to end

Next Round: P3, P2tog

Next Round: Purl to end

Next Round: P2, P2tog

Next Round: Purl to end

Next Round: P1, P2tog

Next Round: P2tog

Cut yarn and use a darning needle to run yarn through remaining stitches.  Secure firmly and run through the stitches again.  Run yarn through the center and sew a couple stitches on the inside (to avoid getting a hole later). 

Weave in loose ends. 

Wash and block. 

© 2021 Heather Pelletier – Handknit Hugs
Do not copy, re-distribute or sell this pattern either in whole or in part.
You may sell products made from this pattern – credit would be appreciated.

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