The Sonoma Beanie is one of the first patterns I wrote down on paper. It was about 4 years ago that I began designing and after quite a few remakes I’ve come up with the ideal puff stitch pattern.
This is a basic pom beanie hat that can be made with any worsted weight yarn and in any color. I’ve chosen Red Heart Soft in the Grapes color way for it’s nice mix of pink and purple hues.
I chose a solid color yarn to show all the texture this beanie has to offer.
5.5mm crochet hook
Red Heart Soft - Grape (1 skein)
Buttercream 5” Pom Pom
hk - hook
ch - chain
lp - loop
yo - yarn over
rep - repeat
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
BPdc- back post double crochet
FPdc- front post double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st - stitch
ch1sp - chain 1 space
rd - round
This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up
Ch 3 on rows 1-5 counts as first st
Sl st to join each rd
10" Width x 9" Height - not including pom
Ch49 loosely, sl st in 1st ch taking care to not twist the chain
Rd 1: ch3, dc49, sl st in first dc to join (50 dc)
Rd 2-5: ch3, FPdc1, *BPdc1, FPdc1* rep 24x (24 BPdc, 25 FPdc) -Fig. A
Rd 6: ch1, sc49 (49 sc)
Rd 7: ch2 (counts as sc and ch1), sc1 in 2nd st from hk, ch1, sk 1 st, *sc1, ch1, skip next st* repeat 24x, ch1, join in 1st ch1sp (25 sc, 26 ch1sp) -Fig. B
Rd 8: sl st into next ch1sp from prev rd, ch2, puff in same ch1sp, ch1, *puff in next ch1sp, ch1* rep 25x, (26 puff, 26 ch1sp)
Rds 9-14: sl st in next ch2sp from prev rd, ch2, puff in same ch2sp, ch1, *puff in next ch1 space, ch1* rep 25x (26 puff, 26 ch1sp)
Rd 15: sl st in next ch2sp from prev rd, ch2, puff in same ch2sp, *puff in next ch1 space* rep 25x -Fig. C (26 puff)
Rd 16: sl st in next ch1sp from prev rd, ch2, *1puff dec, 11puff in next 11 ch1sps* rep 2x (22 puff, 2 puff dec)
Rd 17: sl st in next ch1sp from prev rd, ch2, *1puff dec, 4puff in next 4 ch1sps* rep 2x (16 puff, 4 puff dec)
Rd 18: sl st in next ch1sp from prev rd, ch2, 10puff dec (10 puff dec)
Rd 19: sl st in next ch1sp from prev rd, ch2, 5puff dec (5 puff dec)
Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew top of hat closed. -Fig. D & E
Attach pom -Fig. F
*Optionally you can use a 3" Pom maker to create pom made from yarn.
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