Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Puff Stitch Toddler Beanie

Sorry guys and dolls for the long absence. It seems like forever and a minute since my last post. I've barely had the time to pee recently let alone open my laptop up and type out a pattern for you guys! But thankfully everything has quietened down a bit so here I am again with a lovely beanie pattern for you all. I've written this pattern in a toddler size but if you want to make it bigger or smaller just make less/more increase rounds.



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




 Toddler Size:

Using a 6mm 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 slip 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 last 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 10 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.

Enjoy xx

12 comments:

  1. After round 1, you say "For the next row make two puff stitches into each chain 1 space around. Join with a slip stitch to the first slip stitch of that round." but there is no chain 1 space in previous row.?????? Love the look of the pattern. Can't wait to make it.

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    1. Oops! Thanks for pointing that out to me. It's meant to say "join to the first puff stitch of that round". Happy Crocheting!

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  2. do you think I can use a 5.25mm hook I don't have a 6mm

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  3. Hi.. thank you for this adorable pattern. I couldn't figure out how come my puff stitches weren't ending with 7 loops on the hook (I'm new to the puff stitch) I did some looking around and seen that I first needed to yarn over,then insert my hook into the chain and pull up a loop. After doing that 3 times, I had 7 on the hook. Your directions on how to make a puff stitch didn't say to yarn over. Hope I helped. Such a cute beanie!

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    1. Thank you for this! I knew I was missing a yo, but no one else else seemed to have an issue so I thought I was doing something wrong!

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  4. Hi.. thank you for this adorable pattern. I couldn't figure out how come my puff stitches weren't ending with 7 loops on the hook (I'm new to the puff stitch) I did some looking around and seen that I first needed to yarn over,then insert my hook into the chain and pull up a loop. After doing that 3 times, I had 7 on the hook. Your directions on how to make a puff stitch didn't say to yarn over. Hope I helped. Such a cute beanie!

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  5. Hi! This hat is a bit too big for my 11 month old. I'm new to crochet...how do I adjust it to be smaller? Currently there are 30 puff stitches in the length. I need to make it 3-4 puffs smaller. Thanks!

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    1. I would suggest to stop increasing once you have 24 stitches and when you start the band go a hook or two smaller than the one you used for the the top part of the hat :) if it's still too big stop increasing when you have 18 stitches hope this helps

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  6. How many increases would u suggest for a 10 year old. Thanks

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  7. What do you consider a toddler, because my hat came out and it fits me and I am 28? I followed the pattern exact and have the correct counts.

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    1. same here! now i am starting over with a smaller hook and maybe even eliminating the last round of increased. now to experiment....

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  8. What yarns and names of color should did you use?

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