Puff Shell Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

I am sure you all know by now how much I love texture! I love bobbles and puffs and chain spaces and really any stitch or technique that adds interest to a piece! That’s why I love this free crochet beanie pattern! My Puff Shell Beanie creates a really fun, kind of crunched up beanie that is sure to keep you warm!

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This pattern and its photographs are property of Life and Yarn. This pattern and the design are subject to copyright and are for personal use only with the exception of items made from it. You may sell your finished items, but please give credit to the designer and creator, Brianna Iaropoli of Life and Yarn.
Pattern contents are NOT to be re-shared, DIRECT LINKS ONLY to this post for the pattern.

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Materials

Size 6.50 mm crochet hook
Scissors
#5 Bulky Weight Yarn ***Mary Maxim Marvelous Chunky Yarn
(min. 4.5 oz) or min 150 yards.
Yarn Needle
Pop-pom maker *optional*

Gauge/Size

12 sts x 13 rows = 4” sq.

Hat Measures approximately 10” tall x 8” wide, when laid flat before seaming the top.

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – ch – yarn over, pull yarn through stitch on hook.
  • Slip Stitch – Sl St – Insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, pull yarn through both loops on hook.
  • Single Crochet – sc – Insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop, (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook.
  • Double Crochet – dc – Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through remaining loops.
  • Front Post Double Crochet – FPdc -Yarn over, insert hook from front to back and front again, yarn over, draw though, (3 loops on hook) , yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over, draw through last 2 loops on hook.
  • Back Loop Only – BLO – Create the intended stitch in the Back Loop Only of the stitch to be worked.
  • * * – Designates a repeat.

Headband

Row 1

Ch 11, sc in the second chain from the hook and sc across. [10 stitches]

Row 2

Ch 1, turn, sc in both loops of the first stitch.

Sc in BLO of stitches #2-9, then sc in both loops of the last stitch, #10

[10 stitches]

Rows 3 – 58

Repeat Row 2, do not finish off!

Headband Assembly

Bring your corners together to form the headband of the hat and slip stitch the two edges together.

Turn your headband inside out so that the seam will be on the inside of the hat.

NOW, Ch 1.

This is where you start the main part of the hat.

Main Hat

Round 1

Sc in each row around, Sl St together. [58 stitches]

Round 2

Ch 3 (Counts as DC)

4dc in Sl St space of ch-3. (1st Shell Stitch)

*Skip 1 stitch, dc3tog next 3 sts, then skip 1 st, then place 5 dc in next st*

* *Repeat to end, ending with a dc3tog.

Sl St into ch-3 where you started this round.

Round 3

Ch 3 (Counts as dc) 4 dc in Sl St space of ch-3
*1 FPdc around dc-sts 2,3 & 4 of the 5-dc shell, 5 dc in the top of dc3tog-st.*

* * Repeat to end, ending with a FPdc, Sl St into ch-3 where you started this round.

Rounds 4 – 11 (or desired height)

Repeat Row 2 to your desired height.

When you finish to your desired height leave at least a 12” tail to close the top of your hat.

Finishing

Turn your hat inside out.

Thread your tail though a yarn needle.

Fold the hat in half so that the tail is in the center front.

Sew center to center.

Fold the hat in the middle the other way and sew those two centers.

The top of your hat should be creating an “X”.

Puff Shell Beanie Free Crochet Pattern
Free Crochet Puff Shell Beanie Pattern by Life and Yarn

Sew each end of  “X” also into the center and finish off.

Turn your hat right side out and the top should look nice and clean.

Add a Pom-Pom if you would like!

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This pattern and its photographs are property of Life and Yarn. This pattern and the design are subject to copyright and are for personal use only with the exception of items made from it. You may sell your finished items, but please give credit to the designer and creator, Brianna Iaropoli of Life and Yarn.
Pattern contents are NOT to be re-shared, DIRECT LINKS ONLY to this post for the pattern.
Free Crochet Puff Shell Beanie Pattern
Free Crochet Puff Shell Beanie Pattern by Life and Yarn
Posted by:briannaiaropoli

2 replies on “Puff Shell Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

  1. I would love to make your hat, but in reading the instructions I am totally confused about how you finish it off. In your pattern you state:

    Fold the hat in half so that the tail is in the center front.

    Sew center to center.

    Fold the hat in the middle the other way and sew those two centers.

    The top of your hat should be creating an “X”.

    Sew each end of “X” also into the center and finish off.

    I am confused about what you mean by center to center, and how you get the “X”.

    Would you happen to have any pictures to help make this a bit clearer?

    Thank you for any help you could give me in figuring this out.

    1. I do have one! I just added it and I hope it clarifies what I mean. That’s the first X you will form and then the outermost points are the next set that you have to sew in! I’m sorry it’s an older photo so the quality isn’t as great!

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