Wednesday, June 10, 2015

How to Make a Crochet Loop Bobble

I love my wide brim skull cap pattern, it is a simple and fun adult hat that is warm and cozy in the winter.  I've been asked many times to create a smaller toddler version and this winter I was happy to deliver with the What's This? A toddler skullcap! pattern.  I decided that the toddler version of this popular pattern needed to have some whimsy, so I designed a crochet loop bobble to put on top of the hat.

Crochet Bobble
The pompom/bobble is a series of crochet chain loops secured to the crown.
  • With a size H (5 mm) crochet hook, Chain 26 sts (or 6") and join with a slip stitch in the first chain.  
  • Repeat 14 times or until you have the desired number of loops - I made 15.  The slip stitch should be approximately in the center, it doesn't need to be perfectly in the same stitch each time.  Join where makes the most sense for your bobble to keep the center tight.  
  • Stitch to the top of the hat.  

Since this pattern is classified as a knitting pattern, not a crochet pattern, I decided to create a video tutorial on how I created this loop pompom to help you create your own.  All you need to create one of these bobbles is a crochet hook and some yarn!  

Please let me know if you have any other questions on the technique.  I hope that the video helped!