• Peek-a-Boo Flower Hat


    Peek-a-Boo Flower HatPattern by Mary Jane Hall

    This awesome, flowered cap is a super-cute match for the Peek-a-Boo Shrug in Get Hooked Again. Just for kicks, you can even attach the flower to a purse, to the shrug, or to anything that could use a little floweriness!


    Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, treble crochet, increasing


    • 1 skein Bernat Super Saver (100% acrylic; 382 yds/350 m per 7 oz/197 g) in Medium Sea Green
    • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 364 yds/333 m per 7 oz/198 g) in Light Raspberry, color # 0774
    • Substitution: For hat – about 110 yds/100 m worsted weight yarn (CYCA #4)
    • 6mm (size J) and 3.5mm (size E) hooks, or sizes needed to obtain gauge
    • Yarn needle

    Finished Measurements

    One size fits most


    4 (double crochet, chain 1) = 2 1/4”
    3 rows of double crochet = 2″
    Flower: 1 top petal = 1 1/4”, 1 bottom petal = 1 1/2”, green center = 1”

    Special Stitches

    V–stitch: (double crochet, chain 1, double crochet) in same space.
    Picot: Chain 2, slip stich in second chain from hook, skip next single crochet, slip stitch in next single crochet.


    With larger hook and Medium Sea Green yarn, chain 5, slip stitch in first chain to form a ring.

    Round 1: Chain 4 (counts as 1st double crochet and chain 1 here and throughout pattern) *double crochet in ring, chain 1; repeat from * 10 more times, slip stitch in top of beginning chain-4 to join—12 double crochets.

    Round 2: Slip stitch in first chain-1 space, chain 4, double crochet in same space as slip stitch, *chain 1, (double crochet, chain 1, double crochet) in next chain-1 space (V-stitch made; see Special Stitches, above); repeat from * around ending with chain 1, slip stitch in top of beginning chain-4 to join—24 double crochets.

    Round 3: Slip stitch in first chain-1 space, chain 4, *double crochet in next chain-1 space, chain 1; repeat from * around ending with slip stitch in top of beginning chain-4—24 double crochets.

    Round 4: Slip stitch in first chain-1 space, chain 4, double crochet in same chain-1 space, * (chain 1, double crochet in next chain-1 space) 3 times, chain 1, V-stitch in next chain-1 space (one increase made); repeat from * around ending with chain 1, slip stitch in top of beginning chain-4 to join—30 double crochets.

    Rounds 5 – 8: Repeat Round 3—30 double crochets in each round.


    Chain 1, single crochet in each double crochet and chain-1 space around (this includes a single crochet in same space as slip stitch), slip stitch in first single crochet to join—60 single crochets.

    Next Round – Picots: *Chain 2, slip stitch in second chain from hook (picot made; see Special Stitches, above), skip next single crochet, slip stitch in next single crochet; repeat from * around ending with slip stitch in last single crochet to join. Fasten off.


    With larger hook and Light Raspberry yarn, chain 4, slip stitch in first chain to form foundation ring.

    Round 1: Chain 1, 12 single crochet in ring, slip stitch in first single crochet to join—12 single crochets.

    Round 2: *Chain 3, skip next single crochet, single crochet through the front loop only in next single crochet; repeat from * around.

    Round 3: *Slip stitch in foundation ring, (single crochet, 4 double crochet, single crochet) in next chain-3 space; repeat from * around ending with slip stitch in foundation ring—6 petals.

    Round 4: *Single crochet in unused back loop of single crochet below next petal, chain 4; repeat from * around ending with slip stitch in first single crochet to join.

    Round 5: *(Single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, 3 treble crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet) in next chain-4 space; repeat from * around, slip stitch in first single crochet to join. Fasten off.

    Green Center for Flower

    With smaller hook and Medium Sea Green yarn, chain 2, work 8 single crochet in first chain, slip stitch in first single crochet to join, pull on tail to tighten the ring.

    Next Round: Chain 1, single crochet in each single crochet around, slip stitch in first single crochet to join. Fasten off, leaving a 10″ tail.

    Finishing Instructions

    Sew green center to middle of flower using long tail and yarn needle. Sew flower to side of hat with yarn and yarn needle. Weave in all loose ends.

    Flower Close-up

    About the Designer

    Mary Jane Hall is the owner of Mary Jane’s Crochet, which specializes in trendy wearables. She has had designs published in books, magazines, and in booklets called CROCHET Young and Trendy and CROCHET in Style. Her most recent book was published in fall 2007.


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  • I figured out why this pattern turned out so small. In Europe and Canada the double crochet is actually what we here in America call a triple crochet or treble. I just happened to listen to an Austrailian woman on a tutorial a while ago mention that.
    Any way to make this work out you do a triple crochet instead of double and increase again on round 5. In other words triple crochet chain one triple crochet chain in first chain space then chain one triple crochet in the next chain space chain one and do this again in the next three chain spaces. Now do the V in the 5th chain space (triple chain one triple ) chain one triple chain one in the next four chain spaces and in the 5th chain space do another V around. This makes the top part of the hat wider and from here you just continue with the pattern by joining at the top of the first to finish the round. Now slip stitch to the middle of the chain space and triple crochet chain one triple crochet into that same chain space for the V stitch and then chain one and triple crochet into the next chain space around to slip stitch join to complete that round….repeat as many time as you need to to make the hat long enough to fit your head. complete the hat as directions. I hope this helps. 🙂

  • Do you have a matching scarf pattern for this

  • I also find it too small and it took me three attempts to figure out that in round 4 the three dc are actually one dc!!!! in the next three chain one space with a chain 1 between them.

    Any way to change it to my head size I just added another round of increases , like round 3 but only 4 times one dc instead of 3 times dc with a chain one space between them which will give you 36 dc all together and that gives a perfect fit.
    I think all together I done 11-12 rows (not sure lost count) but this is easy you can keep check the length on your head and do the desire amount of rows according to your taste.
    Hope that helped ( after 4 attempts)

  • I just finished this cute hat. It looks smaller than the picture and I’m not sure if it’ll fit my grand daughters head properly.. I read through some of the feedback and it absolutely makes since to triple crochet and add a couple of rows. I’m making three for my grand daughters and still think this is a great, fast pattern. Thank you for sharing.

  • What pattern do i use to make the second flower (the one that goes in the center before the contrasting center piece)?

  • I loved the way this pattern turned out though I altered it a bit to suit/fit me. May I sell items based on this pattern?

  • Super Cute!!! I made this for my 17 yr old daughter and she loved it. I initially made it with the 8 rows but it was too shallow for her head so I added 8 more rows and it was perfect. It was so quick to work up, I even made another one tonight to give to a friend’s daughter.

  • Is there anyway to print this pattern, without all the comments and ads? I hate using so much paper and ink to get the comments and ads.

  • How can I reprint the pattern for the little flower hat? It is too tedious to copy it all by hand.

  • I would love to reprint the pattern for the peek-a-boo flower hat. How do I reprint this? Can’t find any reprint option.

  • What does it mean that my comment is “awaiting moderation”? I would appreciate an answer to how I can reprint some of these instructions. Too tedious to copy by hand.

  • I love the beanie hat with the big flower. But how do I print the instructions for thie? Used to be, all I had to do was click “reprint.”
    Now it is way too complicated to follow the instructions on how to make reprints of the patterns I’d like to make.

  • I have found as I read the replies many had trouble printing. I found to copy and paste into MS Word the best thing then I can delete any extra things. I don’t always want all the extra pictures and sometimes I want the picture but it is to large so once I have it in MS Word I can click on it and increase or decrease it as well.

    So many nice patterns. Looking for newborn baby sweater sets for both sexes that are not real complicated. I am in the intermediate stage of crocheting but not the expert ones.

  • Thank you so much for this lovely pattern. I love giving handmade gifts for Christmas, and made 2 of these for my family’s gift exchange. I left off the flower, but I think that they turned out beautifully. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=677946642237174&set=ms.677943648904140.677943642237474.677943895570782.677946642237174.bps.a.677943002237538.1073741832.217980648233778&type=1&theater

  • I love this pattern! Instead of repeating the round to round 8, I continued repeating to round 11. I began the sc border on round 12. It’s wonderful! I wanted to upload a picture of it but I couldn’t. 🙁 Thank you for this wonderful pattern!

  • I have just been diagnosed with Breast caner. Since I don’t want the trauma of losing my hair during Chemo. I’m going to shave my head. I am going to make this one using pink/glitter yarn for me.
    Love the pattern

    Thank you

  • I want to make some caps for cancer patients.
    Thank you very very much
    I haven’been able to print the pattern yet.
    Thank You.
    Joyce Moore

  • I love this hat. It is so easy. But……I would like to make one for a toddler. Do you have any measurements that would make this possible?

  • Hi 🙂 I think there is a slight error in this pattern as at the beginning, when stated to crochet ten double crochets in ring, it will only add up to eleven in total, since also adding in the four chains. However, it is stated that there will be twelve double crochets joined. I’m very confused… as a result my hat looks smaller and I think it can only fit a preemie haha! I hope you will make an edit and I thank you for your effort. It is a very pretty hat.

  • Can you make the hat with chunky yarn? If so, is their different
    instructions? Thank you.

  • I was so grateful to get this flower hat (I have girly nieces) . . . . I was so hoping to get the shrug as well — I am disabled & on fixed income, so to purchase the other pattern would be too much — oh, well!

  • I could never get the pattern to end up with 30 dbl crochets in round 4 I always got 33 so I completed it that way. Also it doesn’t lay flat like the picture shows why would that be?

  • florence sutton

    For some reason on round 4 I could not end up with 30 dbl crochets for some reason it always came out 33. After so many times starting over I just left it. Would this be the reason the hat does not lay flat on on the forehead part.

  • lov this pattern quick and easy for me! Thank you so much for the free pattern! I’m so glad I found you!

  • I just made this hat with a stretchy glitter yarn from Lion–Lion Glittalic, I believe it was called. But it’s discontinued now! My hat is comfy and looks GREAT in gold, but I did not include the flower. I’ll try to upload a pic later. THANKS for such a great, easy pattern, MaryJane!

  • found your pattern and this is the first hat I have ever crotchet…the first attempt was like a scull cap when finished so the second one I added extra rows after the fifth row keeping to 30 cc. The 3rd one I increased more stitches than you stated also added more rows HEY PRESTO I ended up with the size to fit adults. Thank you ever so much for your pattern, first time for a flower too.

  • Renee Morissette

    love the hat but, i too found its too short…should i just add one more row two and three…help…i am NO GOOD at making own patterns

  • I love the pattern I did change it up a bit with the edging and made it a little lacier, it was easy to read , and very fast and easy to make, Thank You !

  • Do you have a pattern for a child’s hat (age 16mos)?

  • Hello,

    My hat does not sit all the way down on my head, it is almost like it doesn’t have enough stitches

  • I really like the peek-a-boo flower hat and would like your permission to make some and sell them at this years farmers market.
    Becky Schafer

  • MaryKay Medina

    The picture shown is not the pattern given. The picture is not a V stitch plus there appear to be 10 rows instead of eight.

    I have made the pattern a couple of times in different colors for my family. If you have the pattern for the hat shown, I woul like that one also.


  • I would love love love a anckle cuff or leg warmer pattern in this stitch ! . Can you help me with this ? Please, Thank You, Mary Jane Hall.
    Paula Mauer

  • I made several of these hats in a variety of colors and each one was really cute. My grandchildren love them. I have also made it in school colors. I made one of the flowers gold with a dark brown pom pom in the center and it was a little different and quite cute.The one that I liked best was a navy hat with a white flower and blue center. For spring ones, I used soft colors. It is so easy to make!

    Appreciated this free pattern. Thank you!

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