The Puff Stitch Slouch is a free puff stitch crochet hat pattern for a modern, stylish crochet hat topped with a fur pom pom.
Design Story and Inspiration for the Puff Stitch Crochet Hat
Oh, how I love it when it gets cool enough to bring out the hats!! We had such a blast photographing several of the projects I’ve completed recently. We took all the boys out to a wonderful park nearby that has a playground and a river and just went to town with the new lens I got for my camera. I am so happy with how all our pictures turned out! My oldest son took these pics of me wearing the hat and I have to say he’s getting better and better. I think I might have a little budding photographer on my hands. 😉
It was fun to let the little guys run around while we took pictures. I had my 3-year-old model a sweater that will be coming out soon and I also had a couple of projects I modeled besides this one. I share sneak peeks on my instagram so be sure to check it out if you’d like to see what I’m working on and some behind the scenes from our photo shoot.
About the Yarn…
This pattern uses one of my favorite yarns – Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable. I have several other patterns that use this yarn including the Unforgettable One Skein Scarf and it’s matching hat, as well as a knit version and an Unforgettable Tote. I also can’t forget the Simple Textured Messy Bun Hat. As you can see, I like this yarn a lot!! The color changes are superb and I like the feel and drape of it. Plus, all of these patterns except the tote and this hat only use one skein so they are quick and easy and make great gifts!! This was also my first time using a fur pom pom and I am in love. I bought this one but learning how to make my own is on the to-do list!
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The ribbing for this hat is worked flat and then the body of the hat is worked in the round, with each round being joined with a slip stitch before turning.
How to Customize this Puff Stitch Crochet Hat
This hat is easy to turn into a regular beanie by working less rounds. A typical beanie is 8-9″ tall, so if you want a regular puff stitch crochet hat instead of a slouchy hat, just work less rounds.
Puff Stitch Crochet Hat
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable (100% Acrylic; 270 yards [246 meters]/100 grams): #3960 Tidal, 2 balls
Hooks: US size H/8 (5.0mm); I/9 (5.5mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle; large fur pom-pom
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Approximately 11” tall x 21” circumference (fits average adult head)
Gauge: 4 puff sts and 7 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern with larger hook
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations:
Puff Stitch: (Yo, insert hook into previous row between first and second dc in 3-dc group, yo, draw up a long loop) 3 times (7 loops on hook), yo, draw through first 5 loops, yo, draw through remaining loops on hook.
Puff Stitch Crochet Beanie Pattern
With smaller hook, ch 11.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn – 10 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each ch across, turn.
Rep Row 2 until piece meas 21” from beginning, ending with a WS row, join with sl st to first row.
Change to larger hook.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, working on long side of Ribbing, sc 105 sts evenly around, join with sl st to top of turning ch – 105 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 sc, *ch 2, sk next 2 sc, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 2, sk last 2 sts, join with sl st to top of turning ch.
Rnd 3: Ch 4, *sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, Puff Stitch in skipped 3-dc group, ch 1; rep from * to end, join with sl st in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn – 21 Puff Stitches.
Rnd 4: Ch 4, *sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, Puff Stitch in skipped 3-dc group, ch 1; rep from * to end, join with sl st in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
Rep Rnd 4 until piece measure 11” from beginning.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread through Puff Stitches and ch-1 sps and pull tight to close.
Sew pom-pom to top of Hat.
Sew seam in Ribbing.
Weave in ends.
That’s it!! I hope you enjoy this free pattern as much as I enjoyed creating it!
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