Monday, 15 January 2018

V Puff Stitch Beanie Hat

I'm so in love with this beanie. The textured stitches are practically jumping out of the hat, they are that amazing! This hat might seem a bit advanced the any novice crocheter but believe me when I say it’s quite easy once you get the hang of the endless yarn wraps involved in creating a puff stitch. Get past the first two rows and you will be doing it in your sleep.


So for this project you're going to need weight 4 (worsted/aran yarn). I used just under 100g and a 6mm crochet hook.

This pattern is written in American crochet terms

Puff stitch: yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over, draw up loop, yarn over, insert hook into same stitch again, yarn over, draw up loop, yarn over, insert hook into same stitch again, yarn over, draw up loop. you now have 7 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through all 7 loops. 

We are going to begin with the band of the hat so:

Chain 9
Row 1: Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook, then single crochet to end of row, chain 1, turn.
Row 2: Single crochet in back loop only to end of row, chain 1, turn.
Row 3-64: Repeat row 2.

When you have your last row of the band completed it is now time to slip stitch the two ends together.

Now turn the band inside out so the seam of the band is in the inside. 

Chain 1 and make 64 single crochets evenly around the band. At the end of this round slip stitch to the first single crochet to close the round.

For the next round you are not going to chain 1. Instead you are going to make your first puff stitch directly into the next stitch. Chain 1, then make another puff stitch into the same stitch, chain 1. This is your first v puff made.
*Skip 3 stitches, then v puff into the next stitch.* Repeat until you reach your last two stitches. Skip those two stitches and slip stitch into the top of the very first puff stitch you made. At the end of this round and every other round you should have 3 puff stitches.

For the next round: make your first puff in the middle of the next two puffs (in the chain 1 space between the two puffs of the previous round). Then chain 1 and make another puff stitch into the same space.
**Chain 1 and then move directly into the middle of the next v puff from the previous round. Here you will do the same thing...puff stitch, chain 1, puff stitch in same space** 

When you have your last v puff stitch made, chain 1 and slip stitch into the top of the first puff stitch of that round.

Repeat the last round until you have a total 13 rounds of v puffs. If you want your hat more fitted do less rounds or do more rows if you want a slouchier hat.


Now for the decreasing rounds:
Next you are going to make one puff stitch in the middle of the v puff from previous round. **Chain 1 and move onto the middle of the next v puff where you will again make just one puff stitch.** Continue like this until the end of the round. Chain 1 and slip stitch into the top of the puff stitch from the previous round.

Next round: Chain 1 and make a single crochet into each chain 1 space around to the end of the round. Slip stitch to the first single crochet of that round.

Next round: Chain 1, then single crochet two together (sctog) all the way around to the end. Slip stitch to the first single crochet of that round to close.

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and weave the tail in through the remaining stitches. Pull to close the hole and secure the tail with a sewing needle.

And you are now finished making your beanie. Add a faux fur pom or make your own pom using same colored yarn or even try a contrasting color.



2 comments:

  1. I love this hat. It's easy to make and it looks great. I'm starting my third one tonight.

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  2. My mother had a store-bought hat like this and I wanted to make one but had no idea how. Thanks to your pattern, now I can make one! Thanks so much!

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