Madly In Love Hat

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I shared the Madly in Love infinity scarf a while back – and it’s been crying out for a matching hat ever since! So at long last, here it is – the Madly In Love Hat, in 3 sizes!

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Madly In Love Hat

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  • US – H, 5.0 mm hook & US – G, 4.0 mm hook (Furls Fiberarts used)
  • 275 yds LB Collection Superwash Merino (DK/8ply weight yarn; 306 yds/280 m; 100 g/3.53 oz; Colorway: Persimmon)
  • 1 buttons, your choice (1.75″ button used)
  • Gauge: 8 (puff st and ch 2) pattern repeats x 11 rows = 4″ in pattern
  • 3 sizes included: Child 18-20″; Teen/Small Adult 20-22″; Large Adult 22-24″ (be sure to follow the instructions for your desired size)
  • For abbreviations and stitch definitions and tutorials, please see the Crochet Abbreviations page
  • For the matching Madly In Love infinity scarf and cowl pattern, please Click HERE

Special Stitches:

Puff Stitch – *Yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, pull up a loop to the full height of the stitch; repeat from * twice more, until 7 loops are on the hook, yo and pull through all 7 loops. (Basic video tutorial for the puff stitch HERE)

Extending Rows with Foundation Stitches: Go to the Video Tutorial HERE – note that the video shows FSC, in this pattern you will use FDC, but the technique is the same. For a tutorial of FDC, click HERE.

CHILD SIZE (18-20″) INSTRUCTIONS:

Round 1: With larger hook: Beginning with a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch here or throughout), [puff st, ch 2] 4 times in the ring; join with a sl st. (12 sts inc chs)

Round 2: Ch 2, *puff st in the next st, ch 2, puff st in the next ch-2 sp, ch 2; rep from * 4 times; join with a sl st. (24 sts inc chs)

Round 3: Ch 2, *puff st in the next st, ch 2, (puff st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) twice; rep from * 4 times; join with a sl st. (36 sts inc chs)

Round 4: Ch 2, *puff st in the next st, ch 2, (puff st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 3 times; rep from * 4 times; join with a sl st. (48 sts inc chs)

Round 5: Ch 2. *puff st in the next st, ch 2, (puff st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 4 times; rep from * 4 times; join with a sl st. (60 sts inc chs)

Round 6: Ch 2, *puff st in the next st, ch 2, (puff st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 5 times; rep from * 4 times; join with a sl st. (72 sts inc chs)

Round 7: Ch 2, *puff st in the next st, ch 2, (puff st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 6 times; rep from * 4 times; join with a sl st. (84 sts inc chs)

Round 8: Ch 2, *puff st in the next st, ch 2, (puff st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 7 times; rep from * 4 times; join with a sl st. (96 sts inc chs)

Round 9 – 20: Sl st into next ch sp, ch 2, *puff st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; rep from * around; join with a sl st. (96 sts inc chs)

Break yarn and finish off, then GO TO BRIM INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

TEEN/SMALL ADULT (20-22″) INSTRUCTIONS

With larger hook: Follow Child size instructions through Round 8, then:

Round 9: Sl st into next ch sp, ch 2, *(puff st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 4 times, puff st in next st, ch 2, (puff st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 4 times; rep from * 4 times; join with a sl st. (108 sts inc chs)

Round 10 – 23: Sl st into next ch sp, ch 2, *puff st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; rep from * around; join with a sl st. (108 sts inc chs)

Break yarn and finish off, then GO TO BRIM INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

LARGE ADULT (22-24″) INSTRUCTIONS

With larger hook: Follow Teen/Small Adult size instructions through Round 9, then:

Round 10: Sl st into next ch sp, ch 2, *(puff st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 4 times, puff st in next st, ch 2, (puff st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 5 times; rep from * 4 times; join with a sl st. (120 sts inc chs)

Round 11 – 26: Sl st into next ch sp, ch 2, *puff st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; rep from * around; join with a sl st. (120 sts inc chs)

Break yarn and finish off, then GO TO BRIM INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

BRIM INSTRUCTIONS – ALL SIZES

With smaller hook: Join yarn with sl st to 21st puff st of last round, or wherever you would like the braid on the brim to begin.

Row 1: Ch 2, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, then extend with FDC for 25 sts, turn. (121, 133, 145 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 25 sts, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st; rep from * to end, sl st in first fpdc to join; turn. (121, 133, 145 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st; rep from * for 96 (108, 120) sts, extend with FDC for 25 sts, turn. (121, 133, 145 sts)

Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7: Ch 1, *fpsc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * for 96 (108, 120) sts, join to first fpsc with sl st, break yarn. (96, 108, 120 sts)

ASSEMBLY: 

Braid the fdc extensions, sew down, covering ends with a button.

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And that’s it! I hope you enjoy the Madly in Love Hat pattern as much as you enjoyed the scarf – and now you can make a matching gift set! I mixed it up with the button on this one for a slightly different look, and I think the hat stands on it’s own as much as it matches the scarf.

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Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2015. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern!

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Comments

  1. 3

    Julie says

    I love this hat! I cannot wait to make it for Christmas presents. Let me just say that without you I would have never learned how to crochet. Thank You for showing me how amazing crochet is.❤️❤️

  2. 11

    Maria Vazquez says

    I love that you made a matching hat! I purchased four beautiful buttons for my Madly in Love Infinity Scarf. I wound up with one lonely button. You have found its purpose! It will get to be proudly displayed along with its companions. Thank you <3

  3. 13

    Miranda says

    I wish there was a diagram with this. I dont know why written patterns mess me up so much, but it always takes me a few tries.

  4. 18

    Brigette Fancy says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Already have two of the cowls made, now I’m making the matching hats! Thank you for sharing!

  5. 20

    Kristine says

    Love, love, LOVE this and the cowl! These are my next projects for ME! LOL 😃 Was wondering about the possibility of matching wristlets. Please, pretty please. I can crochet pretty well but still working on developing my pattern making skills.

  6. 22

    MicHelLe says

    I’m so very confused – I’ve been trying this pattern and froging it all day. I’m trying to figure out how to increase – I’ve tried adding more than one puff stitch in each chain two space. And that didn’t work- any suggestions?

      • 24

        Michelle says

        Okay – so here is what I did.

        What the pattern says:

        Round 3: Ch 2, *puff st in the next st, ch 2, (puff st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) twice; rep from * 4 times; join with a sl st. (36 sts inc chs)

        How I did it: In every chain 2 space I put two puff stitches. and each round after that I added an additional puff stitch to the chain 2 space.

        I know it’s wrong, because I can see from the picture.

          • 27

            Anne says

            I’ve been putting a puff stitch in each puff stitch and in each chain space. Is that wrong too? Also, what does st inc ch mean? I know what each means individually but not grouped like that. Thanks! I really do love your patterns, just having trouble with this one.

          • 28

            Tamara Kelly says

            You only put a puff st in the puff st for an increase, so not every stitch. The part in parentheses at the end, where it says “(x sts inc chs)” is the stitch count for the round – I specify that it “includes the chains” so that people don’t just count the puff stitches, which would be a natural thing to want to do. :)

          • 30

            Eva says

            This would be the answer to my question, but it still doesn’t make sense to me.
            If you put a puff st in each of the next ch-2 sps does that mean a puff stitch is being skipped?
            The way I understand the pattern is to puff st, ch 2 twice in the same ch-2 sp.

  7. 36

    Elaine says

    Love, Love this Hat ! Changed where the braids begin but was easy from start to finish.
    Thanks for sharing, my daughter lives in a very cold climate and has asked for hats and scarves for Christmas can’t wait to make
    matching scarf.
    Till next time.
    Elaine

  8. 38

    Michelle says

    I’m new to the chrochet game so this might be a dumb question, but could I use worsted weight yarn for this pattern? Or would I be making life to difficult by Doug that? Thanks!!

    • 39

      Tamara Kelly says

      You can indeed! It might turn out a bit bigger though, depending on the yarn and your gauge. But making the smaller size instructions should help that!

  9. 40

    Annmargaret says

    I have been working on this hat now for 9 hours. I have frogged it so many times. Now it is just looking like a granny square in order for me to get the right st count at the end of each row. I am just not getting this pattern straight at all!

  10. 42

    Laura says

    Thanks for the pattern….I downloaded it and unfortunately it is way too difficult for me. (so I just deleted it) I’m just a newbie. It is an adorable hat and I really wish I could make them. You are so talented…and you are so generous to offer this pattern for free.

  11. 44

    Betty says

    Thank you for your lovely hat pattern. I am making an adult small and frogged all the puff stitch rows from 2 to 10. My counts were coming out right but it was turning out to be a granny square. Will the pattern eventually round itself off? Also, how many loops should be on the hook before you complete the puff? I am using Vickie Howell’s Sheepish by Caron. The puff stitches are in variegated pinks, gray and white. The ribbing and braid with be hot pink. I am gifting this to a friend undergoing chemo. Thanks, Betty “IKroshay”

    • 45

      Tamara Kelly says

      Yes, the pattern does round out as you go. :) There is a tutorial for the Puff stitch linked in the pattern. Sounds very pretty!

  12. 48

    Eva says

    I have made multiple attempts at this pattern and it really makes no sense. Everything goes wrong by round 3. If I follow the instructions you have I don’t wind up with 36 stitches like it says. I wind up with well over 36 stitches.
    I’m thinking it’s going wrong with (puff st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) twice.

  13. 49

    Susan says

    I can’t get the rounds to work out. It says to puff stitch in the next stutch AND the chain 2 space – and chain two after each puff. That’s too many stitches. It lays flat for a while, then begins to curl. I want to make this so badly, but I have tried no less than a dozen times and can’t get it to work out. Please help! TYIA.

      • 51

        Susan says

        The very beginning. It appears to me that the puffs are only in the chain 2 spaces, but the pattern says to put them in the next stitch AND the chain 2 space, plus chain 2 after each one. Hence, way too many stitches. I have tried it so many ways, I finally gave up and messaged instead. If I only put them in the chain 2 spaces, it starts to look like a tube. Help!

        • 52

          Eva says

          Susan, it took me a bit of frustration before messaging, too. Assuming you’re talking about round 3 and up, the correct pattern is to puff stitch in the next stitch, puff stitch in the ch-2 sp, skip the next puff stitch, puff stitch in the next ch-2 sp. This is for round 3.
          It’s the same sequence rounds 4 to 8, only you skip one more puff stitch and puff stitch in the next ch-2 sp an extra time each round, if that makes sense.

  14. 53

    Carol says

    Thanks to all the question & comments & many many starts & restarts I finally figured it out, it’s really quite easy . I made it in burgundy , very pretty.,

  15. 55

    Mischelle says

    I made the cowl and have been SO excited to make the hat -thank GOODNESS for the comments because this simple project has literally taken hours and hours and HOURS! I can’t get round 3 to work for nothing … God willing … I will finish this within the next 24 hours without having to take it apart AGAIN! BIG SIGH! I love it or I wouldn’t keep trying.

    • 56

      Mischelle says

      The most confusing pattern I’ve done in a while… SO THANKFUL for the comments! With the comments I was able to complete the matching hat for a cowl! I will SO make both of these again … LOL!

  16. 58

    Eva says

    I have already made 5 hats and am about to make matching hats for myself and my best friend. My 5th hat I tweaked a bit and did not make so slouchy and I didn’t do a braid. It was on this hat I realized your written description of the puff stitch is different than your video. The written version says to pull up 7 loops, while the video says 9. So the first 4 hats I followed the pattern and the 5th I followed the video.
    Just wanted to throw that out there, haha.

    • 59

      Tamara Kelly says

      The Puff Stitch doesn’t have a specific number of loops to pull up – it just depends on the pattern. :) I’m glad you’re enjoying the pattern!

  17. 60

    TABETHA says

    Please help. I love the look but I have restarted 8 times and still haven’t figured out the pattern. I am fairly new to crochet and get confused with the directions.

  18. 62

    Joyce says

    The green print button is missing on the patterns. I’m using my phone. In the past I’ve not had any problems.
    Would you please check on this matter?
    Thank you!

    • 63

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Joyce! It doesn’t work on the mobile version of the site, I’m afraid. I’ll contact my mobile site company and see what they can do!

  19. 64

    Anna says

    Hello, love your patterns! Just wondering where did you get your glass heads? Those are so cute! Would definitely love to get one :-)

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