Spiral Puffs Slouchy

The Seven Days of Scarfie was a little project for me to create seven free patterns to help you finish off your "to-make" gift list-or perhaps to start something for yourself :)  And today I am happy to share the last pattern!

When I made my Puffs Mod Scarf-I mentioned that I had to borrow from another skein to make the tassels- so of course I had to use that skein to make a matching hat!  The Spiral Puffs Slouchy is a stylish and modern bonnet-style slouchy hat that you can embellish with pom poms or tassels.  The puffs work up in an interesting spiral pattern giving the hat a little bit of extra texture.  And because it's made with Scarfie yarn, you know it will be so warm and squishy!

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

  • Ch: chain
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • SC: single crochet
  • HDC: half-double crochet
  • HDC2tog: half-double crochet two together

Special Stitch: 

  • Puff: (Yarn over hook and pull up a loop) repeat 5 times in the next stitch. You will have 11 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 11 loops. 

Gauge:

11 sts x 8 rows in HDC = 4" square

Finished Size:

Diameter = approx. 11"

Height from top of hat to bottom of brim (excluding pom pom) = approx. 10.25"

Special Notes:

  • The chain stitches at the beginning of each row do not count as a stitch. 
  • The end of each round is attached to the first stitch of that same round with a sl st
  • This project was worked with a fairly tight tension, so make sure to check your gauge!

Instructions

Ch 64, attach to the first ch with a sl st.  Ensure there are no twists

Round 1:  Ch 1, HDC around (64)

Round 2: Ch 1, HDC, *puff, HDC, puff, HDC in 13, repeat from * two more times, puff, HDC, puff, HDC in 12 (each round will now have 4 sets of 2 puffs and a total of 64 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, HDC in 3, *puff, HDC, puff, HDC in 13, repeat from * two more times, puff, HDC, puff, HDC in 10

Round 4: Ch 1, HDC in 5, *puff, HDC, puff, HDC in 13, repeat from * two more times, puff, HDC, puff, HDC in 8

Round 5: Ch 1, HDC in 7, *puff, HDC, puff, HDC in 13, repeat from * two more times, puff, HDC, puff, HDC in 6

Round 6: Ch 1, HDC in 9, *puff, HDC, puff, HDC in 13, repeat from * two more times, puff, HDC, puff, HDC in 4

Round 7: Ch 1, HDC in 11, *puff, HDC, puff, HDC in 13, repeat from * two more times, puff, HDC, puff, HDC in 2

Round 8: Ch 1, HDC in 13, *puff, HDC, puff, HDC in 13, repeat from * two more times, puff, HDC, puff

Round 9: Ch 1, HDC, Puff, HDC in 13, *puff, HDC, puff, HDC in 13, repeat from * two more times, puff

Round 10-17: Repeat rounds 2-9

Round 18: Ch 1, *HDC in 14, HDC2Tog, repeat from * around (60)

Round 19: Ch 1, *HDC in 13, HDC2Tog, repeat from * around (56)

Round 20: Ch 1, *HDC in 12, HDC2Tog, repeat from * around (52)

Round 21: Ch 1, *HDC in 11, HDC2Tog, repeat from * around (50)

Round 22: Ch 1, *HDC in 10, HDC2Tog, repeat from * around (48).  Tie off leaving a long tail.  Use the tail to cinch the top of the hat shut

Adding the brim:  Attach your yarn in desired location with a sl st.  Ch 1, HDC in 36 sts.  Ch 1, turn and HDC across.  Continue HDC rows until you have 5 rows.  

At the end of your 5th row, ch 10, SC in the second ch from the hook.  Continue to SC across the rest of the chain and around the entire edge of the hat.  When you reach the other side of the brim, ch 10, SC in second ch from the hook and across the whole ch.  When you are back to the last row of the brim, attach with a sl st and tie off.  Make and attach pom poms where desired.  I made one large pom pom for the top of the hat and two smaller pom poms for the sides.  Weave in all ends and you're done!

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