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Blythe helmet knitting pattern

Blythe helmet knitting pattern - ButterflyThis is another pattern that came about because I don’t want to learn to crochet. All of the beautiful Blythe helmets I see online appear to be crocheted. Necessity is the mother of invention so here is a free pattern for a knitted version of a basic Blythe helmet…

Tools and Notions

  • 3mm (US 2 1/2) set of double-pointed needles
  • A stitch marker
  • 4ply yarn
  • A button (3/4″)
  • A steam iron
  • Buttons/bows/beads/decorative notions of your choice.

Blythe helmet knitting pattern - Butterfly

Gauge

28 sts and 30 rows for a 10cm/4″ square with 4-ply yarn on 3mm/US 3 needles.

Abbreviations

Kfb = Knit front and back, K = Knit, P = Perl, St st = stocking stitch, Sl = Slip stitch,
K2tog = Knit 2 together, RS = Right Side

Pattern

Short Flap

  • Cast on 3 stitches (3 sts)
  • Kfb,K1,Kfb (5 sts)
  • Sl1, P5
  • Sl1, Kfb, K1, Kfb, K1 (7 sts)
  • Sl1, P7
  • Sl1, K7
  • Sl1, P7
  • Sl1, Kfb, K3, Kfb, K1 (9 sts)
  • Sl1, P8
  • Sl1, K8

Cut yarn and leave piece to side.

Long Flap

  • Cast on 2 stitches (2 sts)
  • St st 10 rows ending on perl row.(For better finish slip the first stitch of every row)
  • Cast on 3 sts at start of next row and knit to end (5 sts)
  • St st 23 rows ending on perl row (Again slip first stitch on each row)
  • Sl1, Kfb, K1, Kfb, K1 (7 sts)
  • Sl1, P6
  • Sl1, K6
  • Sl1, Kfb, K3, Kfb, K1 (9 sts)
  • Sl1, P8
  • Sl1, K8
  • Sl1, P8

Hat

At this stage we are going to join the flaps with some cast on stitches to form the rim of the hat. To do this we start with the long flap piece.

  • With long flap piece RS facing K9, cast on 26 sts, turn, attach the short flap with RS facing knit the 9 sts of the short flap, cast on another 26 sts (70 sts)
  • Split stitches across 3 needles. Place marker and join in the round with right side facing out.
  • For first row knit into the back of all of the stitches (creates a neater edge for the hat brim).
  • Continue knitting in the round for 2″
  • *K8, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round (63 sts)
  • *K7, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round (56 sts)
  • *K6, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round (49 sts)
  • *K5, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round (42 sts)
  • *K4, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round (35 sts)
  • *K3, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round (28 sts)
  • *K2, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round (21 sts)
  • *K1, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round (17 sts)
  • *K2tog; repeat from * to end of round (7 sts)

Break off yarn and thread it through remaining stitches and bind off.

Blythe helmet knitting pattern - Fluffy

Helmet knitted in fake fur yarn. Is it just me or does it look like she’s got a Lees’ snowball on her head?

Finishing up

Blythe helmet knitting pattern - Button Hole

  • On the long flap take the thin strand of knitting and loop it back on itself and sew it to the raw edge of the long flap as shown above to create a button-hole. Tighten and stitch thread through a couple of times to hold in place.
  • Sew button on to outside of short flap.
  • Sew in any loose threads.
  • Blocking is VITAL for this piece or the hat edges will not lay flat.
  • Decorate with beads or notions to your linking.
Blythe helmet knitting pattern - Plain version

Undecorated version in plain 4ply yarn.

 

As always any corrections or feedback will be gratefully. I also ADORE seeing photos of my patterns being worn by your Blythe if you are willing to share a link. Please let me know how you get on in the comments below.

2 Comments

  1. Penny

    This is lovely!

    I don’t have a Blythe. I’d like to make one for my JerryBerry doll but she wears a wig size 7-8 so I think her head is smaller? I’m not clever at scaling down..would it be possible to do that with this pattern? I usually use 2mm needles when I knit her cardigans. Any help appreciated…all versions of your hat are gorgeous!

    Kind regards

    • Sinead O'Brien

      Thanks pinky1957

      I’m afraid I don’t have a JerryBerry (though I wish I had, they are gorgeous), so sadly I can’t provide exact instructions. It should be possible to scale it down. A smaller 2mm needle, like you suggest, with thinner yarn should help. I expect you will need to reduce the number of stitches you start with on the main part of the hat by at least 15 to 20 , but that is a guesstimate based on images on the internet. You may be better off looking for a Middie Blythe hat pattern and working from there. Middie Blythe looks to have a more similar head size to JerryBerry. I hope it works out.

      Best of luck
      Sinead

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