Waffle Stitch Hat by Lauren McGoveran

Waffle Stitch Hat

October 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 3 rows = 1 inch
in Waffle Stitch
4.25 mm (G)
150 - 450 yards (137 - 411 m)
Infant, Child, Adult
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This pattern is available from etsy.com for $5.00.

Errata: Round 5 has been corrected to remove an extra dc1.

Waffle stitch is a fun, classic stitch. It involves both front and back post double crochet, which keeps the work interesting, but the pattern of stitches is simple enough that one doesn’t need to pay too much attention to keep it going. While there are lots of waffle stitch hat patterns out there, most do not do the shaping in the pattern stitch. This hat pattern does increase in pattern from the very beginning.

Since post stitch patterns tend to be rather thick, and sometimes stiff, I’ve used fingering weight yarn in this pattern, with a size G hook to create a fabric that is warm, but wearable, and has a nice drape. Instructions are provided in three sizes (infant, child, and adult). I love that the look of waffle stitch is decidedly unisex, and, while textured, is general enough that it can serve as a nice backdrop for variegated yarns.

If you have trouble with the increases, there is a YouTube tutorial to walk you through it.


There’s a link to it in the pattern, as well.