The Yuba Beanie is a quick crochet beanie pattern featuring puff stitches stacked on top of each other, a ribbed brim, and a pom-pom to top it off. This puff stitch hat will be your new favorite winter accessory.
This hat is a perfect match for my Yuba Cowl pattern. I used City Tween Aran in the color Orca for the main color and Snowshoe as the accent color. I’ve been wanting to try out this yarn for years and it did not disappoint! It’s a heavy category 4/worsted weight yarn that is made from a combination of merino wool, alpaca, and Donegal tweed. It feels super soft and luxurious.
Yuba Beanie Tips and Tricks
The Yuba Beanie is worked from the bottom up starting with foundation double crochets. Foundations stitches are an alternative to working into chains. The foundation chain is built right into the stitch! There is a tutorial linked in the pattern notes for this technique, you can also just make a typical foundation chain.
The body of this hat uses the aligned puff stitch just like the matching cowl pattern. I’ve added some decreases at the top of the hat to give it some shaping and because I was worried the puff stitches would make it too bulky to just cinch it closed. Yuba is a fitted beanie, if you want it to be slouchy I suggest getting 2 balls of the City Tweed in your main color.
I topped this hat with a yarn pom. It’s been so long since I did a yarn pom because I’ve been stuck on using faux fur ones. My favorite pom tool is these clover pom makers (I use the big blue one for beanie poms). To make it multi-colored like mine, hold your 2 yarn colors double and wrap your pom maker. I actually have a photo tutorial here (It needs some picture updates to see the color differences but it’s still accurate)
Crochet Puff Stitch
This stitch is a little different than the puff stitch pattern you are used to seeing. Here the puffs are stacked on top of each other.
Between each round of puff stitches, there is a round of single crochet and chains. On the next round, puffs are then worked in the chain spaces. This allows the puffs to stack up. When that single crochet round is done in a coordinating color (in this case the white) it creates a neat, dotted effect.
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Materials and Pattern Information
- 174 yds We Crochet City Tweed Aran or similar #4 heavy worsted weight yarn
- CA: Orca (1 full ball)
- CB: Snowshoe – small amount
- Yardage does not include Pom
- 5mm hook – -> This is my favorite!
- Yarn needle
- Faux Suede Heart Fold Over Tag from Katrinkles
Gauge: 3 puff stitches x 5 rows = 2 in
Finished Size: 19 in around x 8.5 in tall (adult size)
- US Terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Fdc: foundation double crochet
- FPdc: front post double crochet
- BPdc: back post double crochet
- Sc: single crochet
- Sl st: slip stitch
- PS: puff stitch
- St(s): stitch(es)
- CA: color a
- CB: color b
- Sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together, creates decrease
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Hat is worked in joined rounds
Ch 1 does not count as stitch
Puff Stitch: Yo, insert hook into next space, pull up loop, [yo, insert hook into same space, pull up loop] 3 times. Ch 1 to close.
To avoid many ends to weave in do not cut at color changes, carry unused color up inside work.
The seam should be mostly invisible but will migrate to the left.
To adjust the size of this hat change chain or fdc any even number, do more or less band and body rounds.
Yuba Beanie Pattern
Rnd 1: Using CA fdc 60. Alternatively, you may ch 60 + 2, dc in 3rd ch from hook and across. Join with sl st to 1st fdc. Use tail to close bottom gap. (60)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, *FPdc, BPdc. Repeat from * around. Join to top of 1st FPdc with sl st. (60)
Rnd 3-6: repeat rnd 2
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, *ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in next. Repeat from * across, ch 1, skip last stitch. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. (30 sc, 30 ch-1 spaces)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, PS in each ch 1 space around. Join to top of 1st PS with sl st.
Rnd 9: Join CB with sl st into next ch 1 space. Ch 1, sc in same space. *Ch 1, skip next st, sc in next ch-1 space. Repeat from * around. Ch 1, skip last stitch, join to top of st sc with sl st.
Rnd 10: Join CA with sl st into next ch 1 space. Ch 1, PS in each ch 1 space around. Join to top of 1st PS with sl st.
Rnd 5-18: repeat rows 9 & 10
Rnd 19: Join CB with slst into next ch-1 space. Ch 1, sc2tog, starting in same space as ch 1 and ending in next ch-1 space. *Ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc2tog over next 2 ch-1 spaces. Repeat from * around. Join to top of 1st sc2tog with sl st.
Rnd 20: Repeat rnd 10
Rnd 21: ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in each st and space around. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st.
Rnd 21: Ch 1, sc2tog around. Join to top of 1st sc2tog with sl st. Finish off, leaving long tail. Weave tail in and out around top opening of hat. Pull to cinch closed. Weave in ends. Top with pom pom.