Posted by: cloverchild | March 8, 2011

Blue Puffball Hat

So I’ll probably be posting quite a few Tunisian patterns on here while I beef up my Tunisian skills. Today I whipped up a hat for my daughter using Tunisian Puff Stitch-it’s worked basically the same as a regular crochet puff stitch. You can certainly make your puffs as big as you like, but I kept mine on the smaller side.

J hook-Tunisian hook

WW yarn

Size-toddler/small child

 

TPFS-Tunisian puff stitch-insert hook into st as if to do a tss, yo & pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into same st, yo & pull up a loop, yo & pull thru 3 loops.

TPFS DEC- insert hook into first st, yo & pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into next st, yo & pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into same st, yo & pull up a loop, yo & pull thru all 5 loops.

Close up of the stitch pattern.

Ch 50, pick up sts in back humps across ch. Work return pass.

Row 1: TPFS in first st and each across to last st, tks in last st. work return pass.

Repeat row 1 five more times.

Start decreases

Row 7: tpfs in first 2 sts, [tpfsdec, tpfs in next 3 sts] across to last 4 sts, tpfs in next 3, tks in last. Work return pass. 40 sts

Row 8: tpfsdec, [tpfs in next 2 sts, tpfsdec] across to last st, tks in last st. Work return pass. 30 sts.

Row 9: tpfs in first st, [tpfsdec in next st, tpfs in next st] across to last 2 sts, tpfs in next st, tks in last st. Work return pass. 21 sts

Row 10: tpfs dec across to last 2 sts, tpfs in next st, tks in last st. Work return pass. 12 sts.

Bind off in tss.

Break yarn, leaving long tail for sewing. Thread tail onto needle, sew top closed, then sew down sides. Weave in ends.

Make a puffball for the top in whichever way you like-I did mine with a strand of blue and white wrapped around my hand 25 ish times. Sew to top of hat. I used a wire pet brush to fluff it up.

 

 

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Responses

  1. Love it! Can’t wait to give it a try.

  2. OoooOoOoOh this is super cute! I’d love to try it. 🙂


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