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Bobble Button Newsboy | Loom Pattern

Bobble Button Newsboy | Loom Pattern
Bobble Button Newsboy

Bobble Button Newsboy hat

by Kristen Mangus


Level: Intermediate


This Bobble Button Newsboy hat Pattern was inspired by Yarnspirations Women’s Peaked Hat in The Crochet Crowd’s “Crochet Challenges”. Converting to a knit design on a loom this hat features the seed stitch and a field of bobbles with decorative buttons to the visor.

This Bobble Button Newsboy is so cute and I think my favorite new hat!  We’re so excited, we hope you will be, too!

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Stitches and Special Techniques Used In This Project

CO – True Cable Cast On (Video

HS – Half Stitch (Wrap yarn to outside of row; bring to front of & knit

EW – E-wrap (Video

K – Knit (Use U-knit stitch – on Visor & band only

P – Purl (Video

BO – Gather Bind-Off

MB – Make Bobble (Video

K2tog – Knit 2 together (Decrease)

SK – Skip peg

St(s) – Stitches

Rep – Repeat

Alt – Alternate (directions)



¾” XLG loom, Martha Stewart loom used in sample at 40 pegs (CO 27). (Alt Knitting Board Hat loom ¾” peg XLG CP Knifty Knitter or Boye 36 peg CO 25; ¾” XLG or Boye 40 peg 7/8” XLG CO 27; or other comparable loom)



Approximately 315 yds #4 worsted weight yarn 2 strands held as one in sample. (Original sample made using Red Heart Super Saver, Boysenberry; 2 strands pulled from 2 skeins, used approx half of each skein. Buy two and make one for a friend!) Or use one strand of bulky weight.

Yarn needle

Two 1” buttons

Stitch marker(s) – Only needed for peg 1; Alt mark loom for Bobbles on rounds 1 & 3 in two diff colors. 20 of each color for bobbles (12 min for preemie of 24 peg loom); peg 1 only is 3rd color.


Finished Size

Pattern is written for Adult Women.*

*For Alternate sizes use a loom, which is divisible by 2 in peg count and an appropriate weight yarn for that loom. Cast on 2/3 peg round up to nearest odd number.



2 sts x 4 rows per inch in main bobble pattern


* Make from Visor up to Crown. Visor works as a flat panel and remaining hat connects and joins in the round.

* Visor is 2/3 the number of pegs for hat peg count; use to substitute another loom peg count or gauge.


Special Technique

Bobble (MB)

EW and knit off 5 times on the same peg. Looking behind peg, pick up stitch from previous row below and place on peg. Work bottom two loops over top loop. This completes one Bobble. Place markers on Bobble pegs for reference as needed; use a different color For Round 1 versus Round 4 to not Bobble placement. (

Bobble Button Newsboy

Bobble Button Newsboy


Cast on 27 sts using Flat Panel method from left to right. Place a marker under peg 1. True Cable Cast On works left to right; turn to work back and forth. Work visor in flat panel then connect in the Round. Marker indicates peg 1 each round. EW stitch used to obtain gauge and look. If using “Knit” st at alt to EW, use “reverse purl” version loosely.



Row 1: HS, *K1, P1* rep from *,* to end

Row 2: HS, *P1, K1* rep from *,* to end

Repeat Rows 1-2 until 2” long (1 ½” Preemie & Baby) – 20 rows total ending on Row 2; 10 repeats total. Will be on right of loom.



Cast on remaining stitches using True Cable Cast On; be sure to add extra loop to connect in the round and lift bottom loop over top. Continue working in the round.

Band Round 1: *K1, P1* rep from *,* to end

Band Round 2: *P1, K1* rep from *,* to end

Repeat Band Rounds 1-2 until 3/4” long (1/2” Preemie & Baby) – 6 rounds total ending on Band Round 2; 3 repeats total.


Main Hat

Setup row: EW

Round 1: *EW1, MB* rep from *,* to end [Alt for less bobbles *EW3, MB* rep from *,* to end; must have loom divisible by 4 for this alternate]

Round 2: EW

Round 3: *MB, EW1* rep from *,* to end [Alt for less bobbles *MB, EW3* rep from *,* to 3 sts remain, MB, EW2; must have loom divisible by 4 for this alternate]

Round 4: EW

Repeat Rows 1-4 three more times (or desired length before crown) – X rows total


{Option as a Slouchy hat

Repeat rounds 1-3 as above}


Crown – Decrease section

Round 1: Move even pegs to odd

*K2tog, SK* rep from *,* to end.

Round 2: EW (SK empty pegs)

Round 3: EW (SK empty pegs)


Repeat Decrease Section 2 more times; if odd # on last rep knit as usual 1 over 1.


Finishing: Bind off using Gathered bind Off Method. Weave ends and block as needed. Fold Brim of hat at corners straight up (at a 90 degree angle) & sew into place with button on each side as pictured and weave in tails.


Copyright GoodKnit Kisses/Kristen Mangus 2015

Special Thanks to Bobble Button Newsboy Testers: Denice Johnson, Jennifer Battista and Joanna Brandt for your hard work and helpfulness.  You ladies rock!

Bobble Button Newsboy I hope will be super popular, I adore it!!



Bobble Button Newsboy

Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.


  1. Rochelle Hinojosa 7 months ago

    Hi, I finished the hat (it is gorgeous, love the pattern) but I can not get the visor to stick out, it folds up on to the band. What can I do to make it stick out.

  2. Diane Taylor 10 months ago


    • Joann Gay
      Joann Gay 9 months ago

      Hi Diane! Yes, you move the loops from the even pegs to the odd pegs first then knit the K2tog (these are the pegs that have 2 loops) / Skip (these are the empty pegs). This video shows how to work the decreased crown:

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