There’s still just a bit of time left to crochet some Little Red Hats for Little Hats Big Hearts this year. (And if you miss the deadline for 2018, you can always start crocheting now for next year, or to support your favorite local hospital or NICU charity.)
I’ve always been a fan of the texture of knitted seed stitch. I recently found an adorable chevron seed stitch knit pattern through Pinterest, and this hat is my take on a crochet version. There are several ways to imitate seed stitch, but for this hat, I wanted just a bit more pop, so I added miniature puff stitches to the pattern. I’m so pleased with how the mini puffs give the chevron a very structured look without very much extra effort at all!
H/8 5.0mm Crochet Hook
Lion Brand Pound of Love Yarn (or approx. 120 yds equivalent Worsted (4) weight yarn)
Optional: Yarn winder. I love the Knit Picks yarn winder. For the price it’s the best on the market, and working from yarn cakes gives you a much more even tension. I don’t work from a pound unless I’m making a sweater or afghan.
BPDC – back post double crochet
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
FPDC – front post double crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Lp – loop
Sc- single crochet
Sk – skip
YO – yarn over
Mini Puff: Yarn over, insert hook into st, YO and pull up a loop. (2 lps) YO, insert hook into st, YO pull up another loop. (4lps) YO and pull through all loops on hook. Mini Puff Stitch made.
Gauge / Finished Size
8 stitches per 2”
Finished size: 12” circumference to fit an average newborn head.
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Chevron Puff Hat Pattern
Begin at the Crown:
Round 1: Ch 1 , work 8 Hdc into magic ring. Sl to join. 
Round 2: Ch 1, 2Dc in each st around. Sl to join. 
Round 3: Ch 1, *2Dc in first st, Dc in next.* Sl to join. 
Round 4: Ch 1, *2Dc in first st, Dc in next 2 sts. Sl to join. 
Round 5: Ch 1, *2Dc in first st, Dc in next 3 sts. Sl to join. 
Round 6: Ch 1, *2Dc in first st, Dc in next 4 sts. Sl to join. 
Start the Chevron Puff Pattern:
Round 7: Ch 1 *Mini Puff in first st, sc in next 3 sts.* Sl to join. 
Round 8: Ch 1 *sc 1, Mini Puff, sc in next 5 sts, Mini puff.* Sl to join. 
Round 9: Ch1, *sc 2, Mini Puff, sc 3, Mini puff, sc.* Sl to join. 
Round 10: Ch 1, *sc 3, Mini Puff, sc 1, Mini puff, Sc 2.* Sl to join. 
Rounds 11-18: Repeat Rounds 7-10. 
End with a Ribbed Brim:
Round 19-20: Ch 2, *FPDC 2, BPDC 2.* Sl to join. .
Break yarn and weave in ends securely, and you’re ready to send this little hat out as a charity donation or beautiful baby shower gift.
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