Olivia Puff Stitch Hat Pattern

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Welcome to the 5th Annual Stitch & Hustle Blog Hop. This year our theme is Puff the Magic Stitch (and yes, the song Puff the Magic Dragon is running through my head as I type this) and my contribution is the Olivia Puff Stitch Hat Pattern. The full written pattern is available for free in my post below.

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Olivia Puff Stitch Hat - Stitch&HustleBlogHop

For this year’s Stitch & Hustle Blog Hop, WeCrochet is our Sponsor and generously provided Yarn Support for each of the Designer’s Projects.

We were given a list of yarns to choose from for our projects and I am so happy I chose this one! It is gorgeous – the colors – the softness – the stitch definition – I really can’t say enough about this yarn.

City Tweed Aran Yarn

City Tweed is also available in DK Weight so I am thinking about ordering some up for a Spring Project…but I may just give in and order more of the Aran /HW to make a few more fall/winter projects…

Olivia Puff Stitch Hat Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: WeCrochet. City Tweed Aran/HW Yarn. (affiliate link) 3.52 oz (100 g) and 164 yds (150 m).  55% Merino wool, 25% Superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed. Aran (Heavy Worsted) Weight Yarn [4]. Hand wash, dry flat.
  • Colors: Lemon Curd (24526), Cobalt (25513) and Snowshoe (24532)
  • Hook: 5.5 mm (I) Furls Streamline Swirl Cherry.  (affiliate link)
  • Finished Project: 0-3 months Hat (Lemon Curd): 1.4 oz (39 g) and 64 yds (58.5 m), Teen Hat (Cobalt): 3.2 oz (92 g) and  150 yds (138 m), Adult Medium Hat (Snowshoe): 3.6 oz (102 g) and 167 yds (153 m).
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

This hat is designed to fit between mid-ear and the base of the earlobe.

Preemie height 4 inches X 10 inches circumference

Newborn height 4.5 inches X 12 inches circumference

0-3 months height 5.5 inches X 14 inches circumference

3-6 months height 6 inches X 15 inches circumference

6-12 months height 6.5 inches X 16 inches circumference

12-24 months height 6.8 inches X 17 inches circumference

Small Child Hat (age 3-5 years) height 7.3 inches X 18 inches circumference

Child Hat (age 6-10 years) height 7.8 inches X 19 inches circumference

Teen Hat height 8.3 inches X 20 inches circumference

Adult Hat (Medium) height 9 inches X 21 inches circumference

Adult Hat (Large) height 9.5 inches X 22 inches circumference

Gauge

Approximately 12 sts per 4 inches and 8 rows worked in pattern repeat per 4 inches 

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

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Check out the Basic Crochet Terms in 10 languages here.

BL – back loop

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

DMR – double magic ring

g – grams

m – meters

oz – ounces

rem – remaining

Rnd – round

sl st – slip stitch

sk – skip/skipped

st/sts – stitch/stitches 

puff st – puff stitch (*see special stitches)

* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.

[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Special Stitches

Puff Stitch (puff st)

Yarn over the hook, insert your hook into the specified stitch (or chain space), yarn over and pull up a loop to the height of a double crochet. *Yarn over, insert your hook into the same stitch (or chain space), pull up a loop to the height of a double crochet**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Yarn over and pull through all 9 loops on the hook, to complete the stitch.

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Stitch Anatomy

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

DMR

Invisible Join 

Notes:

  • Stitch multiple: 2 (Understanding Stitch Multiples)
  • Crochet stitch pattern : Puff Stitch
  • The initial ch-3 does not count as a stitch.
  • The initial ch-2 does not count as a stitch.
  • The initial ch-1 does not count as a stitch.
  • The sl st does not count as a stitch.
  • Make your sl st tightly.
  • You may customize the hat height by working the repeat as many, or as few, times as you wish. Every 1 round you add with the stitch pattern, will add approximately 0.75 inch of height to the hat. 
  • If you would like to add a little bit more height to the hat, work an additional round (or two) of sc in the back loop only. 
  • I use an invisible join to finish off my final round of stitches, you may substitute a sl st to join if you prefer.
Olivia Puff Stitch Hat Baby to Adult - Stitch&HustleBlogHop

Olivia Puff Stitch Hat Pattern Instructions

This hat is worked in joined rounds from the top-down. 

Preemie Olivia Puff Stitch Hat

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first st to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). 2 dc in each st around.  Sl st to the first st to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [30 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [15 puff st, 15 ch1sp]

Rnd 5-Rnd 6: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *Sk the next puff st, 1 puff st in the next ch1sp, ch 1**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [15 puff st, 15 ch1sp]

Rnd 7: Ch 1 ( does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [30 sc]

Rnd 8: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in the BL of each st around. [30 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Newborn Olivia Puff Stitch Hat

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first st to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). 2 dc in each st around.  Sl st to the first st to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [18 puff st, 18 ch1sp]

Rnd 5-Rnd 7: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *Sk the next puff st, 1 puff st in the next ch1sp, ch 1**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [18 puff st, 18 ch1sp]

Rnd 8: Ch 1 ( does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [36 sc]

Rnd 9: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in the BL of each st around. [36 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Baby Olivia Puff Stitch Hat Pattern

0-3 months baby Olivia Puff Stitch Hat Pattern

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first st to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). 2 dc in each st around.  Sl st to the first st to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [42 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [21 puff st, 21 ch1sp]

Rnd 6-Rnd 9: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *Sk the next puff st, 1 puff st in the next ch1sp, ch 1**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [21 puff st, 21 ch1sp]

Rnd 10: Ch 1 ( does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [42 sc]

Rnd 11: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in the BL of each st around. [42 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

3-6 months baby Olivia Puff Stitch Hat Pattern

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first st to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). 2 dc in each st around.  Sl st to the first st to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** 10 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first st to join. [46 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [23 puff st, 23 ch1sp]

Rnd 6-Rnd 10: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *Sk the next puff st, 1 puff st in the next ch1sp, ch 1**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [23 puff st, 23 ch1sp]

Rnd 11: Ch 1 ( does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [46 sc]

Rnd 12: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in the BL of each st around. [46 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

6-12 months baby Olivia Puff Stitch Hat Pattern

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first st to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). 2 dc in each st around.  Sl st to the first st to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [24 puff st, 24 ch1sp]

Rnd 6-Rnd 11: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *Sk the next puff st, 1 puff st in the next ch1sp, ch 1**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [24 puff st, 24 ch1sp]

Rnd 12: Ch 1 ( does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [48 sc]

Rnd 13: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in the BL of each st around. [48 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

12-24 months baby Olivia Puff Stitch Hat Pattern

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first st to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). 2 dc in each st around.  Sl st to the first st to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 11 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [52 dc]

Rnd 6: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [26 puff st, 26 ch1sp]

Rnd 7-Rnd 11: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *Sk the next puff st, 1 puff st in the next ch1sp, ch 1**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [26 puff st, 26 ch1sp]

Rnd 12: Ch 1 ( does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [52 sc]

Rnd 13: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in the BL of each st around. [52 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Small Child (Age 3-5 years) Olivia Puff Stitch Hat Pattern

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first st to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). 2 dc in each st around.  Sl st to the first st to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [54 dc]

Rnd 6: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [27 puff st, 27 ch1sp]

Rnd 7-Rnd 12: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *Sk the next puff st, 1 puff st in the next ch1sp, ch 1**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [27 puff st, 27 ch1sp]

Rnd 13: Ch 1 ( does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [54 sc]

Rnd 14: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in the BL of each st around. [54 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Child Olivia Puff Stitch Hat Pattern (Age 6-10 years)

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first st to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). 2 dc in each st around.  Sl st to the first st to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to **  10 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first st to join. [58 dc]

Rnd 6: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [29 puff st, 29 ch1sp]

Rnd 7-Rnd 13: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *Sk the next puff st, 1 puff st in the next ch1sp, ch 1**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [29 puff st, 29 ch1sp]

Rnd 14: Ch 1 ( does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [58 sc]

Rnd 15: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in the BL of each st around. [58 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Teen Olivia Puff Stitch Hat Pattern

Teen Olivia Puff Stitch Hat Pattern

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first st to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). 2 dc in each st around.  Sl st to the first st to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to **  around. Sl st to the first st to join. [60 dc]

Rnd 6: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [30 puff st, 30 ch1sp]

Rnd 7-Rnd 14: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *Sk the next puff st, 1 puff st in the next ch1sp, ch 1**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [30 puff st, 30 ch1sp]

Rnd 15: Ch 1 ( does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [60 sc]

Rnd 16: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in the BL of each st around. [60 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Medium Olivia Puff Stitch Hat

Adult Medium Olivia Puff Stitch Hat Pattern

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first st to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). 2 dc in each st around.  Sl st to the first st to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to **  around. Sl st to the first st to join. [60 dc]

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 14 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [64 dc]

Rnd 7: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [32 puff st, 32 ch1sp]

Rnd 8-Rnd 15: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *Sk the next puff st, 1 puff st in the next ch1sp, ch 1**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [32 puff st, 32 ch1sp]

Rnd 16: Ch 1 ( does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [64 sc]

Rnd 17: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in the BL of each st around. [64 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Large Olivia Puff Stitch Hat Pattern

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first st to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). 2 dc in each st around.  Sl st to the first st to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to **  around. Sl st to the first st to join. [60 dc]

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [66 dc]

Rnd 7: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [33 puff st, 33 ch1sp]

Rnd 8-Rnd 16: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). *Sk the next puff st, 1 puff st in the next ch1sp, ch 1**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [33 puff st, 33 ch1sp]

Rnd 17: Ch 1 ( does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [66 sc]

Rnd 18: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in the BL of each st around. [66 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions:

Finish off with an invisible join.

Weave in any remaining ends securely.

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  1. Hi Ivy, A CAL is a crochet along. It can be done in many different ways – some people do a large project over the course of a year, or release a pattern for people to make over the course of a few weeks to a few months. We do a scarf and hat pattern every month during the year so that by Wintertime if you participate you have some projects to give as gifts or donate to a local charity, or shelter in your area. Often in the winter here different churches collect donations for those in need and some of our schools collect and then donate as a group to a local charity or organization in the bigger cities. Hope this helps, Rhondda

  2. Hi Im a little confused and do love all the patterns CAL stands for ??? I forgot and are their places to donate our crocheted items?? If so Id love to participate