Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Adult Puff Stitch Beanie

I've had so much interest in my previous post Puff Stitch Toddler Beanie. So many people have asked me to write up an adult version so here it is.



Notes

puff stitch: yarn over, insert hook into your stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert your hook back into that same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert your hook once again into the same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. You should now have 7 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops. Then chain 1.

front post double crochet (fpdc): Yarn over hook. Insert hook from the front of your work and wrap hook around the entire double crochet. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops.


back post double crochet (bpdc): Yarn over hook. Insert hook from the back of your work and wrap hook around the entire double crochet. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops

This pattern was updated on 02/01/17

Adult Size:

Using a 5mm crochet hook and worsted yarn chain 3 and slip stitch into the first chain to make a circle. Make 6 puff stitches into the ring making sure not to chain 2 at the beginning.
Slip stitch into the top of the very first puff stitch you did to close the round.

For the next row make two puff stitches into each chain 1 space around. Join with a slip stitch to the first puff stitch of that round. You should now have 12 stitches.

In the next round *make 1 puff stitch in the first chain 1 space then make 2 puff stitches into the next chain 1 space.* Repeat from * to * around then join with a slip stitch to the first puff stitch of that round to close. By now you need to have 18 puff stitches.

For the next round *make a puff stitch into the next 2 chain one spaces, followed by 2 puffs into the next chain 1 space*. Repeat from * to * around, then join with a slip stitch to the first puff stitch of that round. You should have 24 puff stitches now.

For the next increase row, *make 1 puff stitch into the next 3 chain one spaces followed by 2 puffs in the next chain 1 space*. Repeat from * to * around then join with a slip stitch to the first puff stitch of that round. You should have 30 puff stitches now.

For the next increase row, *make 1 puff stitch into the next 4 chain one spaces followed by 2 puffs in the next chain 1 space*. Repeat from * to * around then join with a slip stitch to the first puff stitch of that round. You should have 36 puff stitches now.

For the next 10 - 12 rows make 1 puff stitch into each chain 1 space then join with a slip stitch to the first puff stitch of that round.

Chain 2 and make a double crochet into each puff stitch and chain 1 space around, then join with a slip stitch to close the round.

Chain 2 and *make a front post double crochet (fpdc) into the first stitch, then make a back post double crochet (bpdc) into the following stitch*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the round. Join with a slip stitch to close the round. Repeat this round a further 4 or 5 times depending on how thick you would like the band.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Make yourself a pom pom and sew onto the top of the beanie.

Enjoy xx

22 comments:

  1. After the last increase row, how many stitches is it?

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    1. They're multiples of your starting (6). So, 36. Hope this helps!

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    2. Sorry, I'm a little confused­čśť There's 30 puff stitches, with a chain 1 in between, so do we make a puff stitch in each stitch? The chain and the puff, for an amount of 60 rows 10-12?

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  2. I completed the beanie, but my band doesn't seem to be as cinched as yours, so the slouchy part (puffs) and the band are the same width. Did I do something wrong??

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    1. Try using one or two sizes down in hook for that part.

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  3. Hi! Thank you for sharing your pattern! Could you tell me approximately what is the total yardage for the adult size ?

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    1. I used about 100g of worsted weight yarn xx

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  4. What did you mean by not chaining 2 in the beginning?

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    1. When you join with a slip stitch at the beginning to form a circle make your puff stitches straight away. In normal circumstances you would have to chain 2 at the start of a round but not in this case. Hope this helps x

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  5. Hi, i was wondering after you slip stitch in the beginning do you chain 1 and then begin making the 6 puff stitches?

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    1. No just start making your puff stitch straight away x

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  6. Hi I have followed your instructions but my beanie is way too big. Is worsted tarn double knit or chunky. I can't work out where I have gone wrong as I ended up with 36 puff stitches after the increase. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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  7. linaenichols@gmail.com1 January 2017 at 16:19

    I don't know if I'm misunderstanding the pattern or what - but when I tried this, after the last increase (36 sts), my hat just was getting bigger and bigger. It was making a huuuge circle, and the directions for the band part don't seem to decrease the stitch number at all, so I'm not sure how to do this...I ended up taking it out, up to the 36 stitch row, and am currently trying to figure out how to do it so it doesn't keep growing bigger and bigger! Clarity would be appreciated!! I'd love to be able to finish this!!

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  8. Are there supposed to be 36 puff stitches after the increase? Then you complete 10-12 rows of the 36 puff stitches before completing the band? Thanks for your help, working to make this hat for my sister!

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    1. The pattern has been updated since it was first written. Keep with your increases until you reach 30 puffs, then do your regular rounds of puffs followed by the band. Hope your sister loves it!

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    2. 30 puffs for 10-12 rows will not make an adult hat. You will just wind up with a wide flat pancake?? I know this is free but makes no sense?????

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  9. I used a smaller hook on the band and it turned out great!

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  10. Can't wait to make this one, and I really appreciate you slipping into the future to update it for us...hehehe

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  11. How many puff stitches should there be around after that last increase row? Rows 10 to 12 , I'm getting 60, is that correct? I don't want to keep going if that's not the right ­čś▒amount !?

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  12. I believe the instructions for the puff stitch are incorrect, only gives me 5 loops on the hook. Isn't it supposed to be yarn over first before putting the hook through the stitch?

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  13. I love your pattern! Great finished project, thank you for sharing.

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  14. So the adult and toddler size are exactly the same..........both have 30 puff stitches..so confusing.

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