Do you follow @the.hook.nook on Instagram? She’s a crochet pattern designer who makes the most amazing looking, comfy, soft, chunky projects — big sweaters, oversized scarves, comfy blankets and pillows, and warm hats. I found her Instagram last winter and I instantly fell in love.
After browsing her Etsy and Ravelry pages, I decided on a few patterns that I had to try.
Of all the stitches in the crochet dictionary, I’ve loved the puff stitch the most. Popcorn, bobble, puff — whatever you call it, I just love the 3D effect it gives, the cute little cup into itself, and the texture / charm it gives the project. That’s why I zeroed in on the puff stitch slouchy beanie.
I had so, so much fun making this hat! I’m not even the biggest hat person, but the finished product was too cute to not try. Plus, I made this during Christmas vacation in 2016, so it was a nice and easy mindless project to work on as I was watching Terrace House by the Christmas tree.
What I Used:
The pattern is super easy to follow and besides being 90% puff stitches, the hat didn’t take too long to work up. I really love Caron Cakes because the worsted yarn is nice and sturdy without being too stiff.
There’s just something so satisfying about making popcorn after popcorn after popcorn…
Just looking at these pictures makes me miss Christmas time! You can see my snowflake leggings up there!
Two things I changed about the hat:
- I added a pom-pom! Have you ever used the Clover pom pom makers? I used the biggest one I have! Here’s my tutorial on how to use this tool.
- I flipped up the bottom edge. Leaving it flat open made the hat TOO slouchy for my tastes, so flipping it up one fold was a good way to wear it a bit more like a regular beanie.
Now that it’s getting chillier out, my hats can start coming back into regular rotation, too. What are your favorite hats to crochet? Do you like puff stitch crochet beanies? Or do you prefer hats with flaps? Or super tight fisherman caps? There are so many crochet hat patterns out there, it’s hard for a girl who doesn’t cover her head that often to pick sometimes!