Free Santa Hat Pattern for Oliver Bear

To celebrate the release of my Oliver Teddy Pattern (and the festive season of course) I have a little gift for you, Oliver’s very own Santa Hat.

 

Santa Hat for Oliver Teddy Bear

BEAR PATTERN NOT INCLUDED

Yarn:

Scheepjes, Twinkle, Yarn (A) White 901; one 50g ball; 75% cotton, 25% polyester; 50g / 130m / 142 yds

Scheepjes, Stone Washed, Yarn (B) Red Jasper 807; one 10g ball; 78% cotton, 22% acrylic; 50g / 130m / 142 yds

Needles:

3.25mm (US 3) needles for working in the round

Also Needed:

Stitch markers

Toy stuffing

 Tension:

26 sts x 36 rows = 10cm x 10cm (4in x 4in) using 3.25mm needles and stocking stitch in the round.

Sizing Notes:

To Fit Oliver Teddy Bear

Pattern Notes:

You will need to purchase a copy of Oliver Teddy Pattern separately. If you prefer you can knit the Cuff and Bobble from a fluffy yarn, make sure it knits to the same tension though.

 

Start knitting here

Cuff:

Using Yarn A, cast on 54 sts, join into the round taking care not to twist. Place marker for beginning of round

Round 1: *k1, p1; rep from * to end

Round 2: *p1, k1; rep from * to end

Round 3: as round 1

Round 4: knit

Rounds 5-10: knit

Round 11: (k4, k2tog) nine times. 45 sts

Round 12-15: knit

Round 16: (k3, k2tog) nine times. 36 sts

Rounds 17-21: knit

Round 22: (k2, k2tog) nine times. 27 sts

Rounds 23-26: knit

Round 27: (k1, k2tog) nine times. 18 sts

Rounds 28-33: knit

Round 34: (k2tog) nine times. Nine sts

Round 35: (k2tog) four times, k1. Five sts

Leave a long tail, thread through rem five sts using a tapestry needle, pull tight to close and secure with stitches. Darn in ends.

 

Bobble:

Using Yarn A, cast on six sts.

Row 1: (kfb) six times. 12 sts

Row 2 and every alt row: purl

Row 3: k1, m1, (k2, m1) five times, k1. 18 sts

Row 5: k1, m1, (k3, m1) five times, k2. 24 sts

Rows 6-12: beg with a purl row, work in st st as set

Row 13: k1, k2tog, (k2, k2tog) five times, k1. 18 sts

Row 14: (p1, p2tog) six times. 12 sts

Row 15: (k2tog) six times. Six sts

Leave a long tail, thread through rem six sts using a tapestry needle, pull tight to close and secure with stitches. Sew side seam, stuffing as you go.  Sew to top of Hat.

You can find the pattern for Oliver here on Ravelry here… https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/oliver-17

 

 

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Oliver Teddy Bear Pattern – now available

Many years ago I designed a little bear for Let’s Knit Magazine, Oliver.  I have had so many requests for the pattern to be made available, I decided to give him a makeover and make some changes to the original construction.

 

Oliver 2.0 is knitted using the gorgeous Scheepjes, Stone Washed, with a slightly heathered effect, the yarn hides a multitude of sins. Worked in the round with minimal sewing up, what is not to love? Templates are provided for the felt pieces to take the guess work out.

To knit Oliver you will need to be able to knit in the round, either using DPN’s or magic loop.

 

Knit Kit:

Yarn:

Scheepjes, Stone Washed, Yarn (A) Smokey Quartz 802; one 50g ball; Yarn (B) Moonstone 801; one 10g ball (optional)

Needles:

3.25mm (US 3) needles for working in the round

Also Needed:

Toy stuffing (safety)

Stitch markers

White felt

Grey felt

Oddment of black yarn

Grey sewing thread and needle

 Tension:

26sts x 36rows = 10cm x 10cm using 3.25mm needles and stocking stitch in the round.

Sizing Notes:

Sitting height: 18cm

Notes:

If you prefer you can knit the soles of the feet in a contrasting yarn, see optional instruction in pattern.

You can find Oliver’s Santa Hat pattern (available for free) here.

 

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