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Free & Easy to Make Puff Stitch Crochet Hat!
This puff stitch beanie would make the perfect chilly weather accessory. Topped with a faux fur pom which gives it the extra touch it needs to be trendy!
The Yarn That’s Perfect for a Puff Stitch Beanie
To make my beanie, I used my favorite yarn, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Wheat. I love the wheat color because of the different variations of tones in this colorway. It makes this yarn a little more eye-catching than most. You’ll like it!
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Wheat – Check it out on Amazon
Fur Pom Pom Key Chains
I decided to use some faux-fur key chains as my pom for the top of my hat, and all I had to do was remove the key chain part for it to be the perfect hat topper!
Puff Stitch Crochet Hat That Uses Simple Stitches
I started the pattern by crocheting the band with simple single crochets and half double crochets in the back loops to create the ridged look. I held the band together and sl st it together to make it one piece.
I then chained 1 and did 56 half double crochets evenly along the top of the band to start my main hat pattern.
Great Beanie for Beginners to Try
This pattern is for an intermediate crocheter because of the puff stitch, but if you are beginner willing to try something a little harder then go ahead and give this puff stitch beanie pattern a try!
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How to Crochet a Puff Stitch Beanie
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Crochet hook size H 5.00 mm
- Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Wheat
- Faux fur pom poms or a Clover pom maker
- Yarn needle
- Band: 1 row of HDC & SC in the band = 1.25″ &1.5″ height
- Main Hat: approx. 8 ST’s for every 3″
- One size fits most adult women. 20″ circumference (unstretched) with a 9″ height
- HDC – half double crochet
- PUFF – puff stitch (counts as 2 stitches in this pattern) yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into same st, yo, and draw up a loop (three times), yo and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 to close.
- SL ST – slip stitch
- ST – stitch
- CH – chain
- SC – single crochet
The Pattern Steps
Band of The Puff Hat
Row 1: CH 6, in second CH from hook SC, SC across. (5)
Row 2: CH 1, turn, in first ST HDC, HDC in each ST across. (5)
Row 3: CH 1, turn, in first ST SC, SC in each ST across. (5)
Row 4-38: Repeat rows 2 & 3. (5)
Finishing the Band: Hold band together wrong side out ch 1, SL ST in each st along to connect. (see picture)
Main Puff Hat
Row 1: turn hat the right side out, CH 1, HDC 56 around the top of the band evenly, join with a SL ST to top of first HDC. (56)
Row 2: Next CH 2, PUFF in next ST, SK 1 ST, PUFF in next ST, repeat around ending with 1 SK ST, join with first SL ST to top of first PUFF(56)
Row 3: CH 1, starting in first ST HDC, HDC in each ST around, join with SL ST to top of first HDC (56)
Row 4- 11: Repeat rows 2 & 3. (56)
Row 12: CH 1, HDC in each ST around, SL ST to top of first HDC (56)
Row 13: CH 1, HDC in each ST around, SL ST to top of first HDC, (56) fasten off yarn leaving a 12 -15″ tail.
Attach yarn needle to 12-15″ tail, then weave the yarn tail through the top of each HDC from the previous round. Join together as shown in the pictures.
If your hat is turning out to small or to big please double check your gauge.
- Band: 1 row of HDC & SC in band = 1.25″ &1.5″ height
- Main Hat: approx. 8 ST’s for every 3″
Click here to read all about gauge and why it is important to follow.
Adding Pom Poms
To complete your hat, you can now attach a pom of your choice if you chose to! I used some faux fur ones I found at a Michaels store near me. They were actually keychains but came with removable chains so I was able to use the pom as a hat topper and the keychains can be used again later!
If you can’t find the faux fur poms, I suggest using a clover pom maker to make a yarn pom topper instead. They are super easy to use, and even my kids love making pom poms with them, which is why I have so many! 🙂
To attach the pom use the leftover yarn end from the top of your hat to secure the pom-pom. Remember to weave in the yarn ends throughout the hat with a yarn needle, then you are finished with your pom hat!
You are done!
Thanks for Stopping by!
Thank you for checking out this puff stitch beanie, and if you have any questions, please free to ask! Again, if you prefer an Ad-Free PDF of this pattern that can be found in my shop (coming soon!). Thank you for supporting me and my small business! 🙂