Mini Puff Stitch Crochet Hat Tutorial

I have a quick crochet hat pattern in what I’m calling the mini puff stitch for you today. I started with a traditional puff stitch, but felt it was a bit too much for what I had in mind. So I modified it to a smaller version. It gave the stitches just the right amount of interest to be repeated through the hat.


Lion Brand’s Heartland Yarn in Everglades*

Hook size H*

yarn needle*



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Finished hat measures 7 1/2″ tall, add more rounds after #22 for a longer hat &  it’s 18 1/2″ around at it’s widest.

Ch 1 doesn’t count as a stitch.

MP-mini puff stitch: insert hook in stitch, yarn over (yo), pull up a loop (2 loops on hook) yo and insert hook in the same, yo and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook),  yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook. Mini Puff Stitch photo tutorial here.

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Begin with a Magic Circle.

Round 1: 10 half double crochet (hdc) into the magic circle, slip stitch (ss) to first to join round; pull center of mc closed. (10)

Round 2: Chain (ch) 1, 2 hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, join with ss to first, ch 1. (20)

Round 3: Mini Puff (mp) in each stitch around, join with ss to first, ch 1. (20)

Round 4: *{2 mp in the first stitch, mp 4} repeat from *around, join with ss to first, ch 1.

Round 5: *{2 mp in the first, mp 5} repeat from * around, join with ss to first, ch 1.

Rounds 6-7: Repeat Rounds 4 & 5.

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Rounds 8-22: mp in each stitch around, join with ss to first.

Finish off (cut yarn and weave in ends).

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Love how the texture turned out in this one-not too much, just enough.

Let me know if you have any questions!


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