If you have been inspired by the beautiful bobble beanie hat worn by baby Archie (otherwise known as the adorable son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex) you are going to fall in love with this super-cute countdown of woolly dupes. Why not scroll through our selection and pick a knit for the little one in your life? They are sure to be royally impressed with your thoughtful offering, after all the only thing better than an attractive winter accessory is a hand-knitted one!
First up we have this precious set from Rico. Just like Archie’s hat, this design features two pom-poms. However, it also boasts a beautiful textured effect and a matching jacket! The royal blue shade is certainly fitting, but you could also experiment with soft pastels or perhaps a gender neutral colour if you are still waiting for your little bundle of joy to arrive. If you would like to knit this pattern, you can purchase the downloadable version for £2.99 from LoveCrafts. You can also visit LoveCrafts to find the relevant yarn and knitting equipment, so before you know it, this super-cute set will be well under way!
Sure two pom-poms are cute, but why stop there! If you are searching for a quirky quick-knit that will put a smile on the face of everyone your tiny tot encounters, look no further than this funky pattern from Bernat. A free download from LoveCrafts, it has been knitted in the super-soft yet ultra practical Softee Baby Solids yarn. It might not be a perfect match for Archie’s chosen hat, but if it was up to us, this precious pick would have the royal seal of approval!
Another amazing offering is Lion Brand’s Sweet Striped Hat. Incredibly soft and bang on trend, this knitting project has been designed by Keira Wiggins and is available from Deramores. The digital pattern is a free download and you can purchase all the yarn you need for just £8.40 - in just a few simple clicks, you could be ready to start your next knitting project.
Archie’s headgear also made headlines when he was spotted sporting a white bobble hat reminiscent of an accessory worn by Prince Harry when he was a baby. If you like the idea of completing a knit inspired by two generations of the royal family, why not take your needles to this simply pattern from Charlotte Marjoribanks? Available in a selection of sizes, this cute hat has been designed to raise money for the White Helmets in Aleppo (brave civilians who work tirelessly to rescue injured people from the rubble). Just like Archie’s bobble hat, this pattern is raising money for an excellent cause so you can feel especially proud of your purchase. To learn more, simply visit Ravelry.
Designed with novice knitters in mind, this adorable set has been worked in a trendy colour palette of charcoal grey and teal. With this pattern you won’t just get a brilliant beanie, you will also have the chance to make a precious pair of matching bootees. Designed by The Little Songbird Knitting Co. and available via LoveCrafts, the pattern can be downloaded for £3.60. Thanks to this design, you will be guided through the basics of casting on, completing a knit stitch, increasing, decreasing and casting off.
When baby Archie was first revealed to the world, he won the hearts of knitters everywhere with his precious beanie hat. To create something similar, just take a look at the fantastic pattern from LK favourite Lucinda Ganderton. A digital download from the Let’s Knit website, this accessory can be personalised with a wide variety of embellishments. From a decorative flower to the pom-poms favoured by Archie, there are so many ways for you to ensure your little one looks and feels their best this winter.
Last but not least is this delightful Sea Monkey Baby Hat from Kelly McClure. Instead of creating an exact copy of Archie’s look, why not do something different with this cheeky design? The overall look is similar, but instead of pom-poms this pattern features tiny twisted ears. A free download, it can be accessed via Ravelry.