Who doesn’t love a crochet puff stitch? This beanie was fun to design and make. The first version featured three repeats of the pattern to make a baggy beanie, big enough to contain my rather wild and wooly hair.
- Yarn: 250 m of 8ply
- Hook: 3.5mm
- Notions: tapestry needle
Starting ch 2 does not count as a st. Work begging st in base if ch2.
Puff: Yarn over and insert your hook into the specified stitch/space. Yarn over again and pull up a long loop. (Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch/space. Yarn over again and pull up a long loop) four more times. Yarn over and pull through all 11 loops on your hook. Ch 1 to close the Puff Stitch.
Fptr, Bptr: yarn over, insert the hook from front to back / back to front around the post of the stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, then (yarn over and pull through 2 loops) twice.
Adjust the fit of the beanie when working the brim adjusting the number of trebles worked in the first round.
Hidden back loop: horizontal line at the back of the stitch.
For a baggy version, repeat rounds 4-9 twice.
Abbreviations – UK
- Ch- chain
- Tr – treble
- Fptr – front post treble.
- Bptr – back post treble
- Slst- slip stitch
- Puff – puff stitch refer to notes.
- Rnd – Round
Ch 90 loosely, join in the round
Rnd 1. Ch 2, tr in each ch around, working into the back of ch. Slst to join. (90tr)
Rnd 2 & 3 ch 2, bptr around each tr, slst to join (90tr)
Rnd 4 ch2, tr in each st to end, slst to join.
Rnd 5, 2ch (puff, 2 tr) slst to join. (30 puff 60tr)
Rnd 6 2ch ( tr in cl, sk ch, 2tr) slst to join.
Rnd 7 2ch tr in each st around, slst to join.
Rnd 8 & 9 2ch tr in hidden back loop, in each st around. Slst to join
Rep Rnd 4 – 9 once or twice more for baggy beanie.
Rnd 1 ch 2, (7tr, tr2tog) around slst to join (80tr)
Rnd 2 ch 2, (6tr, tr2tog) around slst to join. (70tr)
Rnd 3 ch2, (5tr, tr2tog) around slst to join. (60tr)
Rnd 4 ch 2, (4tr, tr2tog) around slst to join. (50tr)
Rnd 5 ch2, (3tr, tr2tog) around slst to join. (40tr)
Rnd 6 ch2, (2tr, tr2tog) around slst to join. (30tr)
Rnd 7 ch2, (tr3tog) around slst to join. (10tr)
Break yarn and finish. Thread yarn through top of trebles and cinch to close. Sew in end.
Rejoin yarn to start chain.
Rnd 1 Ch2 and work 88sts spacing 2 skipped trs. In (2fptr, 2bptr)
Rnd 1 ch2 (2 fptr, 2bptr) around slst to join.
Rep Rnd 2 three more times.