Thick and Toasty Puff Stitch Band Beanie (for when the yarn varies)

Sometimes, a Size 6 (super bulky) yarn can feel like a Size 5 (bulky) yarn or vice versa. Here is a variation of our pattern for a Thick and Toasty Puff Stitch Band Beanie made with either a Size 5 (bulky) yarn or a slender Size 6 (super bulky) yarn.

This beanie is made with Caron Black Magic yarn in Violet Sky

This beanie is made with rows of skinny puff stitches in the center of the hat.  Skinny puff stitches work better with those super bulky yarns.

Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

Skinny Puff stitch – YO and insert hook into the space below, pull loop through space, pull through 2 loops on hook, YO and insert hook in the the space below again, pull loop through space, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook, then YO again and pull through last 2 loops on hook

sk st – skip stitch 

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

YO – yarn over

Using size 5 yarn (bulky) or a narrow size 6 yarn (super bulky) with a L-11 (8 mm) needle to make a large beanie (18-19 inch circumference and 9 inch high)

Ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring.

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row) and then 10 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to first dc (11 dc)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in the same st as joining, and then 2 dc in each stitch all the way around to end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (22 dc) 

Row 3 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (33 dc)

Row 4 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next 2 st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc (44 dc)

Row 5 – ch 2 (this counts as your first sc of this row), dc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (44 dc)

Row 6 – ch 3 (this counts as your first dc of this row plus first ch), sk next st, skinny Puff stitch in next st, ch 1, then repeat {sk 1 st, skinny Puff stitch in the next st, ch 1} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc.  (44 stitches)

Row 7 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), skinny Puff st into the first ch 1 space, ch 1,  sk next st, skinny Puff stitch into next ch 1 space, and repeat {ch 1, sk next st, skinny Puff stitch into the next ch 1} all the way around (44 stitches)

Row 8 – repeat Row 6 (44 stitches)

Row 9 – ch 2 (this counts as your first sc of this row), dc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (44 dc)

Row 10-12 – repeat Row 9 (44 dc)

Row 13 – ch 1 (this counts as your first sc of the row), sc in each stitch all the way around to the end.  Join with sl st to first sc and fasten off (44 sc)

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