And another summery crochet pattern. It’s a little late in the summer season here in Canada, but I figured I might as well post it because the sun is always shining somewhere in the world.
Anyhow, this pattern is for a puff stitch visor. It works up fast and the peak is pretty solid, which makes it a great alternative to other more expensive visors.
The instructions for this visor are only given in one size. However, due to the simplicity of the pattern you can easily adjust the number of chains and make it any size that you want.
You can make your increases in multiples of 4 or 6. If increasing by 4, you’ll be able to increase the length on each side of the visor by 2 stitches. And if increasing by 6, you’ll have another two extra stitches to work into the peak as well.
For this pattern I used Red Heart Comfort, but I found that Patons The New Generation worked as well. Patons is a slightly thinner yarn, with which I used an H/8-5.00MM and an G/6-4.25MM hook. The end result was a visor suitable for children.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Red Heart Comfort, or any worsted weight yarn.
Hook Sizes: I/9-5.50MM, H/8-5.00MM
Other: 3/4″ Shank Button
Gauge: Measures 4″ across 6 puff stitches.
Finished Size: Measures 20″ in circumference.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loops/Loops
Puff St = Puff Stitch
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions:
- The ch 1 made after the puff st is referred to as the ch-1 sp.
- The ch 1 sps do not count as sts in this pattern.
Puff St: (Yo, insert hk in sp indicated, yo and pull through) 3 times, 7 lps on hook. Yo and pull through all 7 lps.
Use I/9-5.50MM Hook
Ch 64, or any multiple of 4. Just make sure that you divide the increased number of sts by 2 and factor them in on each side once you get to the peak. You can also increase it by 6, which will then give you 2 extra sts for the peak as well.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to end. Turn. 32 sts and 31 ch-1 sps
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in first st, ch 1, *puff st in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * to last st, hdc in last st. Turn. 31 puff sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, sk first st, sc in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last hdc, sl st in last hdc. FO. 32 sc sts
Use H/8-5.00MM Hook
Row 1: On row 3, count over 13 sc sts from end. (If you chained more than 64, make sure to factor those numbers into your count. You can do that by counting over an extra stitch, and/or by doing an extra rep of pattern given in this row.) Join yarn with sl st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sl st into next ch-1 sp. Turn. 17 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * across, sc in next sc of band, sl st into next ch-1 sp of band. Turn. 27 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across, sc in next sc of band, sl st into next ch-1 sp of band. Turn. 29 sc sts.
Rows 4-7: Rep row 3. FO after row 7 and weave in ends.
Attaching the Button:
Sew the shank of the button to the hdc at one end of the visor. Use space between hdc and puff stitch on opposite end as button hole.