“Shades of Purple” Striped Puffy Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern

"Shades of Purple" Crocheted Bucket Hat

Since I shared the pattern for the hat I made myself last year, I thought I’d post my hat pattern for 2011 as well.  I think this hat came out much better, and it’s quicker to make, too.  If you decide to attempt one, let me know how it goes!  (I did not make the scarf in the picture.)

NOTES:

I made my hat in a spiral because it was easier, but it makes the seam look awkward, so I would recommend chaining up to the next layer each time around.  It will have a seam either way, but it’s more noticeable with the spiral.

Puff stitch: (yo, hook through stitch, yo, pull through) 3 times so that you have 6 loops on your hook.  Then yo and pull through all 6 loops.

I used Caron yarn and an F hook.

YARN COLORS:

A = dark purple
B = medium purple
C = light purple

PATTERN:

With Color A,
ch 4, sl st through first ch to make a circle.
Round 1 – 12 dc in circle (12)
Round 2 – (2 dc in each dc) 12 times (24)
Round 3 – (2 dc in 1st dc, 2 dc in 2nd dc, 1 dc in 3rd dc) 8 times (40)
Round 4 – (2 dc in 1st dc, 1 dc in 2nd dc) 20 times (60)
Round 5 – (2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next 4 dc) 12 times (72)
Round 6 – (2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next 11 dc) 6 times (78)
Rounds 7-10 – dc in each dc around (78)

Switch to Color B.
Round 11 – (1 puff st, 1 dc) 36 times (78)
Round 12 – sc in each dc/puff st (78)
Round 13 – (1 puff st, 1 dc) 36 times (78)
Round 14 – sc in each dc/puff st (78)
Round 15 – (1 puff st, 1 dc) 36 times (78)

Switch to Color C.
Round 16 – sc in each dc/puff st (78)
Round 17 – (2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 12 sc) 6 times (84)
Round 18 – (2sc in 1st sc, sc in next 11 sc) 7 times (91)

Switch to Color A.
(I find the bottoms of my hats are rounder when my math doesn’t work out.  Therefore, this part is more complicated to explain.)
Round 19 – sc (see below*)
Rounds 20-21 – dc (see below*)
*For rounds 19-21 – (st in first 6 sts, 2 sts in next st, st in next 5 sts) until you join back up with the seam at the end of the 21st round.

Switch to Color B.
Round 22 – (sl st in 1st dc, ch 1) around and finish for edging.