Silver Bells Hat

Silver Bells Hat

The knit Silver Bells hat features small and delicate bobble stitches and a double brim, making this hat a warm and classic winter favorite. I used ICE Yarn “Rockstar” yarn to design this hat. It has a metallic sheen to it, which makes it so unique! I am loving this yarn. It is extremely soft and has a gorgeous halo to it. Absolutely no roughness to this yarn and the shine is out of this world! 

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knit the silver bells hat

Supplies Needed

Needle Size: US 5/3.75mm 16” circular needles for the brim

US 6/4mm 16” circular needles for the body

For Decreases: US 6/4mm DPNs or use the Magic Loop Method 

Yarn: ICE Yarn – Rockstar in Black/Silver  (Worsted Weight)

74g / 166 m (2.6 oz / 182 yds): 21 – 22” head circumference (model in photos is a 7-year-old girl with a 21” head circumference)


Gauge: 22 sts x 26 rows in stockinette stitch

Final Dimensions: 8” wide X 9” tall


Stitch Abbreviations

  • CO - Cast On
  • K – Knit
  • K2tog – Knit 2 together
  • KFB – Knit front, Knit Back (Knit into the front stitch, but do not remove stitch from your needle. Knit into the back stitch.)
  • MB – Make Bobble
  • P – Purl
  • SM – Stitch Marker
  • Sts – Stitches
  • YO – yarn over
  • Bobble – *Kfb* twice, remove from left hand needle. You should have created 4 sts. (*Insert your left needle into the back of the first stitch, yo, slip your first stitch over the yarn over* Repeat 3 more times. All 4 sts should be back to your left-hand needle. Knit across those 4 sts regularly) Repeat ( – ) once more. To complete the bobble, pass one stitch at a time over your first stitch. This video by Two of Wands shows a great example of how to work this stitch without having to turn your work: Bobble Video

knit the silver bells hat


With US 5 needles, CO 84 sts (plus one more if you use this method to join in the round). Join in the round, being careful not to twist your sts.

*K1, P1* repeat around until your brim is 6.5” from CO edge.

When you have reached 6.5” knit one round in only K sts.

Knit your two edges together to create a double brim. I suggest watching this video for a good visual explanation if you are not familiar with this technique: How to Knit a Double Brim

Switch to US 6 needles

Rounds 1 & 2: K all sts

Round 3: K5, *MB, K11* Repeat until you reach the last 7 sts. MB, K6.

Rounds 4 – 8: K all sts

Round 9: *K11, MB* Repeat to end.

Rounds 10 – 14: K all sts

Repeat Rounds 3 – 14 two more times (you should have 6 Bobble rounds)

After your repeats are finished, repeat Rounds 3 once more.

Decrease Rounds

Switch to DPN’s or use the Magic Loop Method when you need to. 

Round 1: K all sts

Round 2: K3, *K2tog, K5* Repeat until 4 sts remain. K2tog, K2. (72 sts)

Round 3: K2, *K2tog, K4* Repeat until 4 sts remain. K2tog, K2. (60 sts)

Round 4: K1, *K2tog, K3* Repeat until 4 sts remain. K2tog, K2. (48 sts)

Round 5: *K2tog, K2* Repeat to end. (36 sts)

Round 6: Remove SM, Slip 1 to the right-hand needle. Replace SM. You have now moved your first stitch of this round to be the last stitch of this round. K1, *K2tog, K1* Repeat until 2 sts remain. K2tog. (24 sts)

Round 7: *K2tog* repeat to end. (12 sts)

Cut a long tail and weave your tail through your remaining sts and pull tight to close. Fasten off and weave in your end.


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