Crochet Puff Stitch Beanie Pattern

Are you searching for a fun pattern to make? Learn how to crochet this easy and fun puff stitch hat today with the free beanie pattern below!

I can’t wait to see what colors you make your crochet puff stitch hat in! I had so much fun designing this and am excited to see your creations! Happy Crocheting!

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puff stitch beanie pattern

Free & Easy to Make Puff Stitch Crochet Hat!

You’ll love how simple and easy it is to make! This puff stitch beanie would make the perfect chilly weather accessory. Topped with a faux fur pom which gives it the extra touch it needs to be trendy!

The Yarn That’s Perfect for a Puff Stitch Beanie

To make my beanie, I used my favorite yarn, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Wheat. I love the wheat color because of the different variations of tones in this colorway. It makes this yarn a little more eye-catching than most. You’ll like it!

As of, 2021the colorway wheat is a little difficult to find, so I recommend using the color Oatmeal, which is very similar in look. Promise!

Vanna’s Choice

This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.

Vanna's Choice

Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 156m / 171 yds
Hook: 5.5 mm (I-9)
Substitute: Lion Brand Heartland

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I decided to use some faux-fur keychains as my pom for the top of my hat, and all I had to do was remove the keychain part for it to be the perfect hat topper!

Fur Keychain Pom Pom

Puff Stitch Crochet Hat Pattern Stitches

I started the pattern by crocheting the band with simple single crochets and half double crochets in the back loops to create the ridged look. I held the band together and sl st it together to make it one piece.

I then chained 1 and did 56 half double crochets evenly along the top of the band to start my main hat pattern.

I then used the puff stitch for the main part of this hat body. This pattern is for an intermediate crocheter because of the puff stitch, but if you are a beginner willing to try something a little harder than you should give this puff stitch beanie crochet pattern a try!

Puff Stitch Beanie Crochet Pattern

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Once you have read about the yarn and the stitches you’ll need to use for this crochet beanie, then you are about ready to get started! Next, you’ll need to scroll down to find the puff hat pattern in its entirety written in a women’s size.

Happy Crocheting!

How to Crochet a Puff Stitch Beanie

Skill Level: Intermediate


  • Crochet hook size H 5.00 mm
  • Less than a skein of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice or any four weight yarn
  • Faux fur pom poms or a Clover pom maker
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Finished Size

  • One size fits most adult women. 20″ circumference (unstretched) with a 9″ height

Crochet Abbreviations

  • HDChalf double crochet
  • PUFF – puff stitch (counts as 2 stitches in this pattern) yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into same st, yo, and draw up a loop (three times), yo and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 to close.
  • SL STslip stitch
  • ST – stitch
  • CH – chain
  • SC – single crochet
  • BL – back loop


  • Band: 1 row of HDC & SC in band = 1.25″ &1.5″ height
  • Main Hat: approx. 8 ST’s for every 3″

Click here to read all about gauge and why it is important to follow.

Crochet PUff Stitch Beanie

The Pattern Steps

Band of The Puff Hat

Row 1: CH 6, in second CH from hook SC, SC across. (5)

Row 2: CH 1, turn, in first ST HDC BL, HDC BL in each ST across. (5)

Row 3: CH 1, turn, in first ST SC BL, SC BL in each ST across. (5)

Row 4-38: Repeat rows 2 & 3. (5)

Finishing the Band: Hold band together wrong side out ch 1, SL ST in each st along to connect. (see picture)

Connect Seam in a Croceht Hat
SL ST along the band to connect

Main Puff Hat

Row 1: turn hat the right side out, CH 1, HDC 56 around the top of the band evenly, join with a SL ST to top of first HDC. (56) *2hdc’s in each hdc and 1 hdc for each sc in the band

Row 2: Next CH 2, PUFF in next ST, SK 1 ST, PUFF in next ST, repeat around ending with 1 SK ST, join with first SL ST to top of first PUFF(56)

Row 3: CH 1, starting in first ST HDC, HDC in each ST around, join with SL ST to top of first HDC (56)

Row 4- 11: Repeat rows 2 & 3. (56)

Row 12: CH 1, HDC in each ST around, SL ST to top of first HDC (56)

Row 13: CH 1, HDC in each ST around, SL ST to top of first HDC, (56) fasten off yarn leaving a 12 -15″ tail.


Attach yarn needle to 12-15″ tail, then weave the yarn tail through the top of each HDC from the previous round. Join together as shown in the pictures.

If your hat is turning out too small or too big, please double-check your gauge.

With 12″-15″ tail and yarn needle, weave in and out of stitches along top of hat
Continue weaving around until you reach the first stitch
Hold the center of the hat together while bringing the yarn needle across to the opposite side. Hold opposite ends of the hat together and bring yarn needle across again closing up the top of the hat.
Pull yarn tail to secure the top of the hat. Leave a long end to attach the pom pom of your choice.

Adding Pom Poms

To complete your hat, you can now attach a pom of your choice if you chose to!  I used some faux fur ones I found at a Michaels store near me. They were actually keychains but came with removable chains, so I was able to use the pom as a hat topper and the keychains can be used again later!

crochet puff stitch beanie pattern by Easy Crochet
Faux Fur Pom Pom Keychains are great as beanie toppers!

If you can’t find the faux fur poms, I suggest using a clover pom maker to make a yarn pom topper instead. They are super easy to use, and even my kids love making pom poms with them, which is why I have so many! 🙂

To attach the pom, use the leftover yarn end from the top of your hat to secure the pom-pom. Remember to weave in the yarn ends throughout the hat with a yarn needle, then you are finished with your pom hat!

Puff Stitch Hat Crochet Pattern

Thank you for checking out this puff stitch beanie, and if you have any questions, please free to ask! Again, if you prefer an Ad-Free PDF of this pattern that can be found in my shop (coming soon!).

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  1. clarification, as i am an advanced beginner (i did your unicorn scarf!) — you say 56 stitches evenly spaced (main hat, row 1)– so i need to stitch 2 HDC in the same spaces sometimes around to make 56? bec there are only 38 stitches/rows from the band, right?

    for row 2 of main hat, 56 HDC but that means 2 HDC in each puff stitch?
    Thanks! might make this to match the unicorn scarf for my 11 year old..

    1. Hi,

      For the first row of the hat you will need 1 hdc for each sc and 2 hdc’s for each hdc of the band for a total of 56 hdc’s.

      If you have any more questions please feel free to ask.


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