The Puff Newborn Hat is great for hot days when your baby needs a little air to their head, while still covering it. I have always loved making the puff stitch which is what brought me to making a puff stitch hat, although I didn’t want it to be intimidating to newer crocheters, so I made all of the increases with the double crochet stitch.
13″ circumference (yarn should stretch)
5 1/4″ long from top of the hat
*These are our finished measurements. If yours don’t fit within these measurements, please check your gauge.
Super Fine-1 weight yarn
Mary Maxim, Twinkle, about 75 yards
Color A | Blue, White, or Yellow color
E-4 (3.50mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle, to weave ends
16 dc stitches x 10 rows is 4″
*Change your hook size to obtain the gauge.
Puff Stitch | pull up 3 times, ch 1, sk 1 st
CA | Color A
st(s) | stitch(es)
sk | skip
ch | chain
slst | slst
sc | single crochet
dc | double crochet
puff st(s) | puff stitch(es)
*This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.
Starting with CA yarn,
Round 1: 9 dc in 3rd ch from hook, join (9 dc sts)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join (18 dc sts)
Round 3: ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st* repeat * to * around, join (27 dc sts)
Round 4: ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts* repeat * to * around, join (36 dc sts)
Round 5: ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts* repeat * to * around, join (45 dc sts)
Round 6: ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts* repeat * to * around, join (54 dc sts)
Round 7: ch 2, puff st around, join (27 puff sts)
Rounds 8-13: slst in next st, ch 2, puff st around, join (27 puff sts)
Round 14: ch 1, sc evenly around, join, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (54 sc sts)