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How-To Tuesday (…Errmm.. I mean Wednesday)– Puff Stitch Slouch

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I sincerely apologize for the late edition. I dropped the ball and was late asking for testers, then ran out of daylight to take pictures.. Anyway, I hope you enjoy today’s pattern!

Today I am sharing with you one of my absolute favorite things to make. The puff stitch hat (slouchy version).

These hats are awesome because:

1. They’re pretty flippin easy and fast to make.

2. They’re super cute — always one of my best sellers at craft shows.

I’m currently building up my stock for an upcoming two-day craft show next month, so I’ve been whipping these up like crazy.

What you need:

About a skein of yarn (for an adult sized hat) — it’s a bit of a wool-eater

(The yarn I used is Bernat Mosaic – Aura)

‘I’ hook (5.5mm)

Yarn needle (for weaving ends)

Terms Used (US terminology):

st – stitch

yo – yarn over

sl st – slip stitch

ch – chain

bho – back ‘hump’ only (there is a picture down there)

 Stitches used:

Puff stitch – (yo, insert hook into st, pull up loop, yo, insert hook into (same) st, pull up loop, yo, insert hook into (same) st, pull up loop, finish by yo and pulling through all (7) loops on hook and locking it with a sl st on top)

sc (single crochet) – insert hook into st, yo, pull up loop, yo pull through both loops

hdc – yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through all (3) loops

hdc dec – yo, insert hook into st, pull up loop, yo, insert into NEXT st, pull up loop, yo, pull through all (5) loops

Ok! Ready?

Start by making a magic ring (don’t know how? Here is a good video: http://youtu.be/gEq48ABHRZo)

*The way I start: Ch 5, join with sl st to first ch. Work (around the tail) into the circle created, pull tail tight to close.*

*For the beginning puff stitch of each round, you will always ch 2 first*

R1: Ch 2 (as part of first puff st)  6 puff stitches into the ring.  Join with a sc into top of beginning ch2

R2: Ch 2, Puff stitch into the joining sc, *work 2 Puff stitches into the space made between each puff of the first round* repeat around until you reach the end. When you get back to that first, lonely, puff, finish the round with one more puff into that beginning sc and join into the top of the first puff with a sc (12 Puffs)

R3: Ch 2, Puff stitch into the joining sc, *work one puff stitch into the next space, 2 puffs into the next space* repeat around increasing in every other space until you reach the end. Give that beginning puff a friend and join at the top with a sc (18 Puffs)

R4: Ch 2, Puff stitch into the joining sc, *work one puff stitch into the next space, one puff stitch into the next space, 2 puffs into the next space* repeat around increasing in every 3rd space until you reach the end, puff stitch into the beginning sc and join at the top of beginning puff with a sc (24 Puffs)

R5: Ch 2, Puff stitch into the joining sc, *work one puff stitch into the next space, one puff stitch into the next space, one puff stitch into the next space, 2 puffs into the next space* repeat around increasing in every 4th stitch until you reach the end, puff stitch into the beginning sc and join at the top of beginning puff with a sc (30 Puffs)

R6: Ch2, Puff stitch into the joining sc, *work one puff stitch into the next space, one puff stitch into the next space, one puff stitch into the next space, one puff stitch into the next space, 2 puffs into the next space* repeat around increasing in every 5th stitch until you reach the end, puff stitch into the beginning sc and join at the top of the beginning puff with a sc (36 Puffs)

R7: Ch 2, Puff stitch into the joining sc, *work one puff stitch in each space all the way around* joining at the top of the beginning puff with a sc (36 Puffs)

R8-17: Repeat Round 7

Brim:

R1: Ch 2, hdc into joining sc, hdc into the top of the beginning puff of previous round, *hdc into next space, hdc into top of next puff* repeat from * all the way around, joining with a sl st into top of the first hdc (72 hdc)

R2 (You will be working in bho from now on): Ch 1, Working in bho (see pics), hdc into next st, hdc dec over next 2 sts, *hdc next 5 sts, hdc dec, over next 2 sts* repeat from * 8 times,  hdc next 6 sts, join with sl st (bho) into beginning hdc (62 hdc)

R3: Ch 1, hdc (bho) into next st (not joining st), and all the way around, joining with sl st (bho) into beginning hdc (61 hdc)

R4 -5(or desired length): Ch 1, hdc (bho) into joining st and all the way around, joining with sl st into beginning hdc (61 hdc) Finish off and weave in your end 

Ta-daah! Easy peasy, right?

Here are some reference pics:

Happy Wednesday lovely readers 🙂 I hope you are doing something enjoyable. My littlest and I are headed to the splash park in a few minutes with friends. I, of course, will be packing yarn and hook 🙂

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Author: Jen

Mom Wife Crochet Geek Craft Enthusiast Thrift Store Furniture Savior WannaBe Runner Book Lover Sometimes Chef (ish) Occasional Lazy Girl Sitcom Watcher

8 thoughts on “How-To Tuesday (…Errmm.. I mean Wednesday)– Puff Stitch Slouch

  1. this is sooooooooooooo cute!!! thanks i can’t wait to try to make one. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the pattern, and great timing! I have a stash skein of Mosaic – Optimist, and I’ve been trying to think of something fun to make with it…I may do the beanie! (at this point it’s either that or a tote bag). 🙂

  3. I’m having a hard time starting the hat. I did a magic ring (the link doesn’t work) but I don’t think it is big enough to accommodate the first row of puffs. I fit them in anyways but then couldn’t find the space between the 6 puffs. Help?

    • 😦 I’m so sorry that link quit working! I just changed it — so it *should* work now. You can start using the magic ring, but when I start (I couldn’t find a video, and now wonder if I’ve been doing it wrong! Ha!), I chain 5 and join with a slip stitch in the first chain, then work (around the tail) into the middle of the circle. Does that make sense? It still allows you to pull the tail and close the hole in the top, like the magic ring. The first round of puffs will be a little tight-fitting, but I am able to scrunch them in there. As to why you are not able to find the space between, I’m not sure? I’d like to help you, though. I’ll snap some pics when I get back from dropping my daughter off at school.

  4. Love this!!! Was looking for a puff stitch hat to go with a scarf that I made!! Perfect! Had some difficulty with the brim…my top chains were lying down on the inside…Not sure what I did…just flipped inside out which could be done easily with the puff stitch!!!

  5. Cute! It totally suits you!

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