So while I was working on a normal puff stitch hat, I saw the ‘new’ thing called a bun hat. It’s like a normal hat, but then without finishing off the last row. With your own hair, you can make a bun popping out of the hat.
I decided to try this with the hat I was currently on, resulting in many people asking what pattern I used. I wrote down the steps, which you can find below. Make sure to watch on YouTube how to make the puff stitch! ☺
6mm hook (US J hook)
Acrylic/cotton yarn that matches the hook size
Sc: Single crochet
Hdc: Half double crochet (US)
Pf: puff stitch
Inc: increase (2 stitches in next stitch)
Dec: decrease (next 2 stitches together)
**: repeat between **
(): amount of stitches at the end of the row
Below you can find a video to make this hat. At the bottom of this page you can find instructions on how to crochet a puff stitch en puff stitch decrease.
R1: chain 8
R2: skip 1st chain, 7hdc, chain 1 (7)
R3-R61: 7hdc in back loop only, chain 1 (7)
* Make sure to fit it around your head. With my yarn type, it was long enough when doing 62 rounds. If you’re using thinner yarn, you should probably make a few more rounds. If you’re using chunky yarn, maybe try less rounds.
Hold both brim ends together and stitch them together with hdc.
R1: Attach yarn and sc around. If you used to work till round 61 like I did, you should get 60sc at the end of the row, which is good for 30 puff stitches.
R2-R10: Puff stitch around and close the round with a chain (30)
Make sure to try the hat a few times while working on these rounds. When it’s long enough, start decreasing. With my yarn type, I had to make 9 rounds of puff stitches.
R11: *3pf, 2pfs together* (repeat 6x) (24)
R12: *2pf, 2pfs together* (repeat 6x) (18)
R13: *1pf, 2pfs together* (repeat 6x) (12)
If you want the hole smaller, decrease one more round:
R12: 2pfs together around (6)
Last round: Sc around to finish the hole.
If you are new to the puff stitch, check out my instruction videos below.
Puff stitch decrease
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