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Bubble Beanie Hat Pattern for Knitters

This Bubble Beanie Hat knitting pattern is my new favorite fashion accessory! My Bubble Knit Stitch Pattern is really popular right now, so I thought it would be great if I designed a hat that we can all knit up together. 

This knitted hat pattern is perfect if you enjoy changing yarn colors and are comfortable knitting on circular needles. This is also a great yarn stash buster.

Get your free written pattern instructions with video tutorials below. You may also purchase my ad-free printable pdf pattern in my Studio Knit Pattern Shop.

Knitted Bubble Beanie Hat in shades of blue yarn color with pom pom.
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Knitting Supplies

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Favorite Yarn to Knit Up the Bubble Beanie: Caron X Pantone

This is a great yarn buster, knitted in any colors and fiber of worsted or bulky weight yarns. My favorite yarn to knit up my beanies is the Caron X Pantone collection because one skein provides the exact amount of required yarn. Their color selection is so gorgeous, too! The blue ombre yarn I used was from their Faerie Cakes skein available on Amazon.

Skein of yarn in shades of blue color.

Printable Knitting Pattern (ad-free)

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PRINTABLE DOWNLOAD: Purchase the ad-free printable pdf pattern in my Studio Knit Pattern Shop. Also available on Etsy, LoveCrafts, or Ravelry. A great way to support my knitting work!

NEW HAT COLLECTION BOOK: My popular Bubble Beanie Hat Pattern is among 12 designs in the newly printed book Heads Up Knit Hats.
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Heads Up Knit Hats book with Bubble Beanie pattern by Studio Knit.

Knitting Techniques

Need to brush up or learn a new technique? Check out my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help you along as you knit up this project.

Slip Knot 
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
• K = Knit Stitch 
• P = Purl Stitch
How to Knit on a Circular Needle in 5 Easy Steps
How to Knit on DPNs 
How to Change Yarn Color
• KFB = Knit Front + Back to Increase
• K2TOG = Knit 2 Sts Together to Decrease
• K4B = Knit 4 Below
Bind Off
Weave in Yarn Tails

Watch Video Tutorial

Knitting Instructions

KNITTING GAUGE: 20 Sts x 24 Rows = 4” x 4” / 10 x 10 cm in 2×2 Rib Stitch Pattern

SIZE: Fits adults heads measuring 21” – 24” circumference.

CAST ON: With Size 8 US 16″ Length Circular Needle, Cast On 64 Stitches.

Cast on stitches onto a circular knitting needle in blue yarn on a green background with woman's hand


Hat Brim

Rows 1 – 6: * K2, P2 * (repeat pattern btwn * *)

Bubble Beanie Hat Brim in blue yarn in 2x2 Rib Stitch Pattern


Hat Increase Section with Knit Front and Back KFB

Change yarn color now, if desired.

Row 1: * KFB, K15 * (68 sts)

Rows 2 – 6: Knit All


Knit 4 Below (K4B) Technique

To see a complete step-by-step tutorial of this knitting technique, please watch my video on the Knit 4 Below Technique below. As with everything in knitting, once you understand clearly how this K4B technique is performed, it’s super simple to knit up your new Bubble Beanie Hat.

Bubble Pattern Section

Change yarn color now, if desired.

Row 1: K2, * K4B, K3 *, last 2 stitches K4B, K1

Rows 2 – 6: Knit All Change yarn color now, if desired.

Row 7: * K4B, K3 *

Rows 8 – 12: Knit All

Repeat Rows 1 – 12 until length desired.
From Brim’s Edge: 7” Beanie or 9” Slouchy Beanie

Slouchy Beanie size of 9 inches in blue colors on circular knitting needles


Crown Decrease Section

Switch to DPNs when needed.

Change yarn color now, if desired.

Row 1: Repeat either Row 1 or 7 from the above Bubble Beanie Hat Pattern, depending on where you stopped knitting.

Row 2: * K2TOG, K6 *, last 4 sts K2TOG, K2 (59 sts rem)

Row 3: * K2TOG, K5 *, last 3 sts K2TOG, K1 (50 sts rem)

Row 4: * K2TOG, K4 *, last 2 sts K2TOG (41 sts rem)

Row 5: * K2TOG, K3 *, K1 (33 sts rem)

Row 6: * K2TOG, K2 *, K1 (25 sts rem)

Row 7: * K2TOG, K1 *, K1 (17 sts rem)

Row 8: * K2TOG *, K1 (9 sts rem)

Row 9: * K2TOG, K1 * (6 sts rem)

Break Yarn + Weave Thru Remaining Stitches.

Weave In All Yarn Ends… and you are DONE!

Decreasing Bubble Beanie Hat crown on three double-pointed needles.

Bubble Stitch Project Ideas

Create this texture into a wide variety of creative fashion projects like scarves, blankets, and pillows.

Thank You for Visiting Studio Knit

I hope you are inspired to knit up this Bubble Stitch Beanie Hat. I just love seeing all the color combinations you all are using to make your knitted hats. Once you’ve knitted your hat, I’d love to see it. Uploading your pics on my Ravelry pattern page is a great way you can share with other knitters, too!

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Happy knitting to you!

Kristen Signature in red ink