Puff Stitch Hat

The perfect blend of texture, cozy warmth you want in a hat.

Skill Level | Intermediate
Available Sizes | Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen & Adult

Puff stitches make for the perfect cozy texture you want in a hat. We love the puff stitch hat and we’re sure you will too. This hat works up in just a few short hours making it perfect for a weekend project!

Introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re looking for a crochet hat that’s as pretty as it is cozy, look no further than the puff stitch hat here at B.Hooked. Thousands of people have made this hat our most popular pattern and for good reason! It’s still our favorite to gift and wear ourselves.

This project will likely give you an important lesson in gauge. Although it’s a basic hat with a simple repeat, puff stitches bring a certain level of variation from person to person. This variation usually causes puff stitches of different heights and therefore differences in finished size. Keep that in mind as you move forward.

Before you begin, review this page entirely (including gauge measuring information) so you understand the full scope of the project before you begin. To help you succeed, we have prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations as well as a video tutorial and written instructions.

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getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Approx 90 (138, 200, 265, 320) yds; Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn; (colorways pictured: Tidal, Petunia, Heirloom)
  • 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • 1 Stitch Marker

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pattern details

Abbreviations


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Hk Hook
  • Pf Puff Stitch **
  • pm Place Marker
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • Sts Stitches
  • YO Yarn Over

** Puff Stitch (pf): YO, insert hk in designated stitch, [YO and pull up a loop. YO, insert hook into same stitch] 6 times. YO and pull through all loops on hk. Ch 1.

Finished Size
  • Baby | 16″ circumference; 6.5″ length
  • Toddler | 18″ circumference; 7″ length
  • Child | 20″ circumference; 7.5″ length
  • Teen | 22″ circumference; 8″ length
  • Adult | 24″ circumference; 8.5″ length
Gauge

First 3 rounds = 3″ diameter

It is very important that you measure gauge for this project. Follow the written instructions to crochet the first three rounds. The diameter should measure 3″.

If your diameter is less than 3″, pull up further when working the stitch so they are taller.

If your diameter is more than 3″, don’t pull up as far when working the stitch to make them shorter.

If you do not measure gauge and make the proper corrections to match it, there is no guarantee your hat will turn out the size listed in this pattern.

the pattern

Written Instructions


Crown: All Sizes

Round 1: Ch 3. Join with a slst to form a ring. 6 pf in center of ring. Join with a slst to the loop that closed first pf st. (6 pf sts)

Round 2: 2 pf in space before join. 2 pf in each ch-1 sp. Join with a slst to the loop that closed first puff stitch. (12 pf sts)

Round 3: 1 pf in space before join. *2 pf in next ch-1 sp. 1 pf in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last ch-1 sp. 2 pf in last ch-1 sp. Join with a slst to the loop that closed the first pf st. (18 pf sts)

Baby size, continue to sides, next round.

Crown: Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult Sizes

Round 4: 1 pf in space before join. 1 pf in next ch-1 sp. *2 pf in next ch-1 sp. *1 pf in next 2 ch-1 sp. Repeat from * to last ch-1 sp. 2 pf in last ch-1 sp. Join with a slst to the loop that closed first pf st. (24 pf sts)

Toddler size, continue to sides, next round.

Crown: Child, Teen, Adult Sizes

Round 5: 1 pf in space before join. 1 pf in next 2 ch-1 sp. *2 pf in next ch-1 sp. 1 pf in next 3 ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last ch-1 sp. 2 pf in last ch-1 sp. Join with a slst to the loop that closed first pf st. (30 pf sts)

Child size, continue to sides, next round.

Crown: Teen, Adult Sizes

Round 6: 1 pf in the space before join. 1 pf in next 3 ch-1 sp. *2 pf in next ch-1 sp. 1 pf in next 4 ch-1 sp. Rep from *  to last ch-1 sp. 2 pf in last ch-1 sp. Join with a slst to the loop that closed first pf st. (36 pf sts)

Teen size, continue to sides, next round.

Crown: Adult Size

Round 7: 1 pf in the space before join. 1 pf in next 4 ch-1 sp. *2 pf in next ch-1 sp. 1 pf in next 5 ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last ch-1 sp. 2 pf in last ch-1 sp. Join with a slst to the loop that closed first pf st. (42 pf sts)

Sides: All Sizes

Next Round: 1 pf in space before join. 1 pf in each ch-1 sp. Join with a slst to the loop that closed first pf st. (18, 24, 30, 36, 42 pf sts)

Rep last round 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times. Do not fasten off. 

Puff stitches often look fuller and neater on the back side of the stitch, which is currently the inside of the hat. Flip your work inside out so the back side of the puff stitches are showing on the right side. Continue with band.

Band: All Sizes

Next Round: Ch 1. 1 sc in same st as join (pm in first st of round). *1 sc in ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. Do not join, continue working in spiral. (36, 48, 60, 72, 84 sts)

Next Round: 1 sc in every st. (36, 48, 60, 72, 84 sts)

Rep last round two more times. At end of last round, slst in marked st. Fasten off and weave in your ends.


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see how it’s done

Puff Stitch Hat Tutorial

Note: This tutorial was filmed with the previously recommended yarn that was later discontinued. Therefore, the pattern has been updated since with the new yarn recommendation.


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