Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Perfectly Pink Puff Hat: A Free Crochet Pattern

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Isn't this yarn awesome?  The pink!  Oh, the pink!  It's perfect.  It's Pinky Swear from The Violet Valentine.

The yarn is so soft and luscious, you won't want to put it down.  The color is gorgeously vibrant.  It was an absolute pleasure to crochet with this yarn.  I highly recommend it!  (It's in my Best Little Yarn Shops Gift Guide.)

Since I love this hat so much I thought that I would share the (free, of course) pattern with you!  Please keep in mind that this is an untested pattern.  I crocheted this hat and these are my notes.  If you notice any mistakes or inaccuracies let me know and I'll fix it!

Puff Stitch

  • Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)
  • YO again, insert hook into same stitch, pull up another loop (5 loops on hook)
  • YO, insert hook into same stitch, pull up another loop (7 loops on hook).
  • YO and pull through all 7 loops on hook.
  • Chain one.

Using a I hook.

Chain 4 and join to make a circle.

Round 1: Crochet 6 puff stitches into the ring.  Slip stitch into the top of the very first puff stitch to close the round.

Round 2: Crochet two puff stitches into each chain 1 space. Join with a slip stitch. (12 puffs)

Round 3: Crochet 1 puff stitch in the first chain 1 space then make 2 puff stitches into the next chain 1 space. Repeat around (18 puffs)

Round 4: Crochet one puff stitch into the next 2 chain one spaces and then 2 puffs into the next chain 1 space.  Repeat around, join. (24 puffs)

Round 5: Crochet one puff stitch into the next 3 chain one spaces and then 2 puffs into the next chain 1 space.  Repeat around, join. (30 puffs)

Round 6: Crochet one puff stitch into the next 4 chain one spaces and then 2 puffs into the next chain 1 space.  Repeat around, join. (36 puffs)

Rounds 7 through 15: Crochet one puff stitch into each chain 1 space, join.

Round 16: Single crochet around.

For the brim portion of the hat go down one hook size.  I used an H hook.

Hdc around.

Hdc in the third loop around, join. Repeat until you read the desired length.  (I crocheted eight rows of hdc in the third loop.)

When you are working into the third loop you are not using either of loops of the top V; instead, the V will be forced to the outside (the right side, or the side visible when you're wearing the hat).  It can take a little bit of practice to find the third loop, but it's there, right under the V normally used.

I hope that you like this free crochet pattern!  

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  1. It's wonderful! Thank you for the free pattern for it. :)

  2. I have a granddaughter who would love this, especially the pink part

  3. Very cute, I like the puff stitch!

  4. What a sweet hat, I will love to try this pattern! Thank you :)

  5. This is so cute!! I love the band / edging you did! I've never seen anything like it

  6. The hat looks like it would be fast and easy to whip up. Warm too. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. What a cute hat and the color is wonderful

  8. My mother-in-law is guiding me through knitting and I am returning the favor in crochet. This looks like a great pattern she could pick up! Lots of style and quick results. :)
    Elle Tucker

  9. Is this sized only for kids, or is there an adult sized version?

    1. In all honesty, as written this hat pattern is best suited for teens/women. My sweet daughter has a larger than average head circumference. ;-)

  10. What a cute pattern Rachel! Love the puff stitch and it looks perfect on kids projects!

  11. Hi Rachel - I am making your gorgeous Perfectly Pink Puff Hat but am confused wheb I get to Round 4 (and subsequently Round 5 and 6). Where do the extra chains come from i.e. 2 chain one spaces, 3 chain one spaces, 4 chain one spaces. I didn't see anywhere in the pattern saying to do extra chain stitches. Can you please clarify for me. Thank you. Sue

  12. All good. I drew myself a grid and worked it out. There were no extra chain spaces required. Just how many single puffs to do prior to a double. Was just the way I interpreted the pattern (incorrectly) - have completed the hat part now. Just the brim to do. Cheers. Sue


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