Ambient Pop Hat by Helena Timms

Ambient Pop Hat

January 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 51 rows = 4 inches
in Bubble (speckled rib) Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
131 - 273 yards (120 - 250 m)
Baby (Toddler, Child, Teen/Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
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A simple and colourful slip stitch colourwork hat that is worked one colour at a time. The colours are inspired by some of my favourite album covers. You can use as many or as few contrast colours for the bubble stripes as you choose (and as many or as few stripes as you choose), and even add a pompom if desired. The hat is knit in the round with a large folded brim and a slightly loose fit and slouchy length. Available in 6 sizes from baby to large adult.

Samples shown:

Version 1:

Medium Adult knitted in MC – The Beautiful Ones with CCs – Pink Moon, Wondrous Place, Les Fleurs, Hey Moon

Toddler knitted in MC – Sunflowers in My Garden with CCs – Woman in Blue and The Beautiful Ones

Version 2:

Large Adult knitted in MC – Indigo Dust with CCs –The Beautiful Ones, Wondrous Place


26st and 51 rounds in Bubble pattern
25st and 30 rounds in 3x3 rib
26st and 32 rounds in stockinette stitch


Baby (Toddler, Child, Teen/Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)

To fit: 15 (17, 19, 20.5, 21.5, 23.5)”/38 (43, 48, 52, 54.5, 60)cm head

Actual circumference (2-3”/5-7.5cm negative ease): 13 (15, 16.5, 17.5, 18.5, 20.5)”/33 (38, 42, 44.5, 47, 52)cm

Length: 8.5 (9.5, 10.5, 10.5, 11.5, 11.5)”/21.5 (24, 26.5, 26.5, 29, 29)cm


Yarnadelic Sport Weight Yarn by John Arbon Textiles (333m/100g, 100% Corriedale) - 4-6x 25g mini skeins: 2 in Main Colour (MC) and 1 for each Contrast Colour (CC)
3.75mm circular needles and/or double pointed needles (dpns) for knitting in the round
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker for marking start of round if desired