You’ll love this Peekaboo Puff Stitch crochet hat pattern and I suspect it may become your favorite hat of the season.
Doesn’t that mustard color, with the pop of ivory just put you in the mood for fall? Can you picture the gorgeous colors of the changing leaves, the smells of cinnamon and chimneys, the sounds of leaves and pinecones crunching under your feet as you take a deep breath and take it all in?
Fall welcomes in a season of rest: the trees rest, the animals rest, NATURE rests but we continue in our usual busyness. Maybe this fall and winter we can work to rest a bit more. (Isn’t it crazy that rest is something we have to work at and be intentional about?)
As crocheters, with crochet-season in full swing, when we craft and create we do enjoy bits of rest as we should.
Keep crocheting, keep creating, keep choosing to make time to enjoy the beautiful moments of the season. We won’t regret slowing down.
Related: Coco Crochet Slouchy Hat
Once you’ve brought this crochet puff stitch hat pattern to life, you can make the matching Peekaboo Puff Stitch Cowl. It’s made very similarly to the Peekaboo Puff Stitch Hat so after you’ve made the hat, the cowl will be a breeze.
Like the cowl, the yarn I used for the hat has been discontinued so you’ll want to check out the other recommendations below if you’d like a similar color/feel. Really, the hat will work in any worsted weight yarn so your options are only limited by your stash or your next trip to the yarn shop.
Related: North Shore Slouchy Hat
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Peekaboo Puff Stitch Crochet Hat
Skill Level: Easy
2 skeins of #4 medium worsted weight yarn in different colors (3.5 oz, 145 yds)
Sample used 1 skeins Hobby Lobby, I Love this Wool Blend in Mustard and less than 1 skein in Natural
Faux Fur Pom Poms (optional)
Save time and shop the materials online!
Wool-Ease in Gold and Fisherman – Lion Brand Online
Wool-Ease in Gold and Fisherman – Amazon
Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Mustard and Linen – Lion Brand Online
Vanna’s Choice Yarn Linen – Amazon
Vanna’s Choice Yarn Mustard – Amazon
Heartland Yarn in Yellowstone and Acadia – Lion Brand Online
Heartland in Yellowstone and Acadia – Amazon
Clover Amour Size L Crochet Hook – Amazon
Faux Fur Pom Poms – Amazon
Wool Needles – Amazon
Related: Clover Amour Crochet Hook Review
sl st: slip stitch
hdc(s): half double crochet(s)
MC: Main color
CC: Contrasting color
ps: puff stitch
yo: yarn over
sc: single crochet
Gauge: 4″ x 4″ = 10 hdcs x 8 rows
Finished Size: approx 10.5″ tall by 19.5″ around
To adjust the size, keep the starting chain an even number.
The hat will be worked from the top down although there is no decreasing. The final rows of the pattern end up being the brim of the hat.
The last three rows of the pattern are worked as center single crochets also known as the waistcoat stitch or knit stitch. Jess at Makeanddocrew has a great video tutorial for the waistcoat stitch. Since the hat is worked from the top down, the “knit” stitches will be upside down.
Special Stitch Instructions:
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, yo and pull through all seven loops on the hook.
HDC Row After the Puff Stitches:
(Please note that the pictures below have 4 rows in mustard between the puff stitch rows instead of 3 rows like this pattern calls for. The puff stitch cowl has more rows between the puff stitch rows.)
After completing the last puff stitch of the round change colors to the main color to chain 1.
Slip stitch into the last hdc of the previous round, ch 1, skip the puff stitch and hdc into the first chain 1 space after the puff stitch. Add another hdc in that same chain 1 space. Continue to put 2 hdcs in each chain 1 space after the puff stitches.
When you finish the round, you are still going to crochet 2 hdcs in the last chain 1 space.
This space ends up a little bigger since there was a color change in the previous round.
Slip stitch to the top of the first hdc of the round.
Peekaboo Puff Stitch Hat Instructions:
With MC, ch 46, join with sl st to the first chain to form a circle. (Leave a long tail around 20″)
R1: ch 1, hdc in each ch, sl st to first hdc of round. (46)
R2: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc of round. (46)
R3: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc of round. (46)
R4: join CC, [ps (see stitch instructions) in the same st, ch 1, sk 1, sl st into the next st] 22 times, ps in the same st, join MC, ch 1, st sl into last st of row (you will not sk a st).
R5: ch 1, [sk ps, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp] 23 times, join sl st to the first hdc of round. (46)
R6: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to the first hdc of round. (46)
R7: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to the first hdc of round. (46)
Repeat Round 4-7 three times
Repeat Rounds 4-5 one time
R22: ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to the first sc of the round. (46)
For the next 3 rows work a center single crochet (waistcoat stitch)
R23-25: ch 1, sc in st, sl st to the first sc of the round. (46)
Fasten off and weave in ends except for the tail left at the top.
Close the top: Weave the tail in and out between the stitches of row 1 around the entire top of the hat. Cinch the top closed by gently pulling the tail woven through the stitches until the hole closes. Any gaps left can be closed as you weave in the tail to secure the end.
Optional pom pom: Add a yarn or faux fur pom pom to the top of your crochet puff stitch hat!
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