Puff Stitch Crochet Hat

puff stitch crochet hat
puff stitch crochet hat

When it comes to staying warm during chilly seasons, a cozy hat is an absolute must-have. And what better way to add a touch of elegance and texture than with the beautiful puff stitch? I are thrilled to share my free Puff Stitch Crochet Hat Pattern designed specifically for adults.

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This pattern combines comfort, warmth, and style into one delightful accessory. The adult size ensures a perfect fit, providing both coverage and comfort during those crisp, cool days. The puff stitch adds a unique texture that not only enhances the hat’s appearance but also adds extra insulation, keeping you toasty when the temperature drops.

Even if you’re new to crocheting, fear not! This pattern is beginner-friendly and includes detailed instructions, making it accessible to crafters of all skill levels. With a little practice, you’ll master the puff stitch and be on your way to creating a stunning hat that will be the envy of all.

Also, before you go, be sure to check out my many other free crochet hat patterns!

Skill Level

Advanced beginner. Projects may include involved stitch patterns, color work, and/or shaping.



7 puff stitches and 10 rows = 4″



Pattern Notes

  • The brim is made first
  • Brim is worked in flat rows and joined in the round
  • The hat is worked in the round and from the bottom up.


  • ch = chain
  • blo = back loop
  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • st = stitches
  • sts = stitches
  • alt = alternate
  • rem = remaining
puff stitch crochet hat

How to Make the Crochet Puff Stitch

Puff Stitch Decrease 

Puff Stitch Crochet Hat Pattern

Brim Instructions

The brim is worked flat in rows and is joined in the round at the end.

Row 1: Ch 7, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each of the 5 rem chs, turn (6 stitches)

You are working in the back loops only (blo) for rows 2-64.

Rows 2- 64: ch 1, sc in each st in the blo, turn (6 stitches)

Join in the round and sc the seam together. Do not fasten off.

Flip your brim inside out so that the seam is on the inside.

Hat Instructions

Rnd 1: Ch 2 and make a puff stitch in every other row of the brim. Since there are 64 rows you should end up with 32 puff stitches. (32 stitches)

Continue working in the round without joining. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round.

Rnds 2- 15: Make one puff stitch in each ch-1 space from the previous rnd. (32 stitches)

For rounds 16-18 you will be making puff stitch decreases.

Rnd 16: Make puff stitch decreases for the entire round. (16 stitches)

Rnd 17: Make puff stitch decreases for the entire round. (8 stitches)

Rnd 18: Make puff stitch decreases for the entire round. (4 stitches)

Use a tapestry needle to sew the remaining stitches together and fasten off. Weave in all of your ends.

Pom Pom Instructions

Tool: Extra large pom pom maker
Yarn: Red Heart Fur Yarn

Firmly and evenly wind your Red Heart Fur Yarn around each set of arches. After the first set of arches, close them and then wind your yarn around the second set. 

Photos are from my Santa Hat pattern.

crochet santa hat pattern
crochet santa hat pattern

Cut the yarn between each set of arches.

crochet santa hat pattern

Use a scrap piece of yarn (I don’t recommend using fur yarn for this) to tie the pom pom in place. I recommend you double/triple knot it.

crochet santa hat pattern

Carefully open the arches.

crochet santa hat pattern

Use a hot melt adhesive to place a dab of glue in the center of the pom pom. This will help prevent it from unraveling.

crochet santa hat pattern

Fluff your pom pom and trim any long ends.

Use a tapestry needle to attach your pom pom to the top of your hat.

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