This gorgeous puff stitch hat and cowl is made with is a soft, warm comfy winter hat that isn’t overly heavy. Made with beautiful puff stitches and soft, squishy #5 yarn.
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Happy Christmas Eve Eve! I am about checked out over here, and fully ready for some R&R, but I had to share one last pattern with you in 2020, my Cloud Puff Hat (and cowl, if you get the PDF!).
I am releasing this hat in the hopes that you might find a few minutes to make it for yourself in your down time this holiday. It’s a pretty quick project, and perfect for the rest of dreary winter.
I am a huge sucker for beautiful off-white yarn!
The puff stitch is just gorgeous. It’s truly complimented by the light, fluffy and squishy texture of Biggo. Biggo is difficult to describe because I haven’t worked with any other yarn like it! It’s chunky but light; warm but airy; and soft and fluffy!
It’s a perfect choice for a warm hat, but I also made it into a beach cover up over the summer and its light texture was perfect for that project as well.
Ready to dive in?!
SNOW PUFF STITCH HAT – CROCHET PATTERN
Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – Half Double crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch
Gauge: 16 sc = 8″
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch. Always work the first st in the same st as the chain. Join with the first st of the round, not the beginning chain.
The puff stitch is worked a bit differently, so I have a video below showing where to insert your hook for this hat (please disable your ad-blocker if the video isn’t loading for you)
1. Start with a sc foundation of 39 sts. It should be about 18″ and should stretch easily and comfortably to 21-22″.
Being careful not to twist, join with a sl st with the first st forming a large ring. (39 sts)
2. Ch 1. Work a 3-hdc puff stitch in next st. *Ch 1. Sk next st. Work a 3-hdc puff stitch in next st* repeat across remaining stitches. Join with first st.
3. – 14. Ch 1. Work a 3-hdc puff stitch in the right side loop of the previous puff stitch. *Ch 1. Sk next st. Work a 3-hdc puff stitch in the right side loop of the previous puff stitch.* repeat across remaining stitches of the round. Join with first st. (39 sts)
15. Ch 1. Sc in the right side loop of previous puff stitch. *Sc in next ch 1 space. Sc in the right side loop of previous puff stitch.* repeat across remaining stitches in the round. Join with first st. (39 sts)
The foundation row will be the top of the hat. Turn the hat inside-out. Thread a long piece of yarn onto a large darning needle and sew a loose running stitch across the foundation row.
Pull ends firmly, cinching the top closed. Weave in ends to secure the top. Turn hat right-side out.
I highly recommend adding a pom-pom to your puff stitch hat! There are a few ways to make a pom-pom, but I have been crocheting my own with fur yarn and loving the result. This is yarn is called Fable Fur (also by WeCrochet!) and the color is a beautiful off-white called Eisbar.
Want to make one too? Learn how to make your crochet fur pom-pom HERE!
Happy Crochet Season and Warm Winter Wishes!