Peek-a-Boo Flower Hat
Pattern 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
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”
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.
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.
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.
i love this hat, thankyou for sharing!!!!
This is just too cute and my 11 yr old went crazy for it.
My granddaughter will love this hat.
It looks so easy to make!
I love your ‘peek-a-boo’ hat..and have made many for my friends and relatives..but wonder if you have the pattern for the matching green top that the model is wearing..thanks,,sandy
a suggestion, make a printable option it would save 2 or more pieces of paper and ink on this pattern alone. ps my neice loves the matching sweater for this hat and the vest also in this book. the patterns were very easy to alter to fit her smaller size. thanks
beautiful hat! i am going to make it right away.
Love the Peek A Boo hat. Made it for my daughter! She loved it. I did add 2 more rows to fit her head, but it’s too cute! Thanks for sharing!!!!
I need to increase this pattern to fit my neice, but I do not end up with the skull cap shape when I am done. Can someone give me more specifics to increase and keep the shape?
Would really like to get the Get Hooked Again book, so I can get the Peek a Boo schrug,but haven’t had any luck. Please let me know.
i will have to try this
Esta precioso, quiero saber si tiene un diagrama, muchas Gracias.
En el mensaje que envie aparecen letras en color negro que contienen palabras que yo no escribĂ, pregunto x un diagrama del modelo de sombrero verde con flor, Gracias.
Mary Jane, I got to row 6 and the Peek a boo hat only fits on the top of my head. It is impossible to crochet this pattern with worsted weight yarn. My gauge is perfect. Am I missing the point with this hat?
I love your hat patterns, but am a little disappointed that I can’t print out the patterns. Why can’t your patterns be printed?
I am going to attempt my first hat for an adult I love this stitch it’s beautiful and funky style.
I made this today. I am a stone cold beginner. I am not sure what I did wrong, but I added a few rows, and I had to end up decreasing to make it fit around the head. Still, it ended up cute and will fit the friend I made it for. I just ordered some books to help me finish teaching myself how to work the patterns. I had to start this over 3 times. I was confused by the parentheses, etc. Mine did not end up with as large of open squares as I wished it did.
I guess I will just try again.
Hi: Aunt Deb….I printed out this pattern by selecting my printer to print page 1, then I turned over the paper when it came out…and reinserted it so it would print on the back page 2.
I used only 1 sheet of paper…Sometimes you do not have to select “Print all”, when printing out stuff.
Good luck on your project !
I had the exact same issue as Mary. This hat is WAY too small for my average size had. It looks like a Yamaka on my head. It’s cute as can be but isn’t working for me. I’ve made many, many hats, so I don’t know what the problem is, but I’m going to check it out more.
I am trying to make this hat, and have done and redone round 4, and i dont get 30 double crochets no matter what i do, im not sure what im doing wrong, but would greatly appreciate some help on this. i end up with way more than thirty
I carefully checked the gauge in both directions, but I ended up with a skull cap NOT the flapper style that the photo shows. I used a #4 yarn and J-hook and a loose hand on the stitches, but no soap. I have been crocheting for 70 years and teaching for 50, but this was a great failure. I will be able to save the project, but the end product will be more mine than yours.
This will be so cute with like toddler hats. Thanks for the idea. đź™‚
How on earth can you get 30 double crochets when you go around, alternating v-stitches and three double crochets in 24 chain-1’s. I am obviously missing something. I am an early beginner and am probably misreading the pattern. I love the hat and would love to make one.
I’m confused because it says to repeat round 3, 30 double crochet, but round 3 only had 24 dc. When I repeat round 4 it keeps increasing so I had to jerry-rig the pattern so the v-stitch works evenly around
I was wondering with ROUND 5 if you meant to repeat round 4 instead of round 3 because round 3 is 24 double crochets and round 4 is the 30 double crochets. Could you please clarify for me? Thank you so much…
Never mind… I figured that one out.. Not sure where my brain is today.
I have made this hat three times using the pattern as a rough guide. I repeated round 4 to increase the number of stitches and I increased the rows to 12. Even the picture shows more than 8 rows. It looks like at least 10 rows.
I think the confusion some of you are encountering comes from the direction for Round 4. What I did and it worked was….
Slip stitch in first chain 1 space, chain 4, double crochet in same chain 1 space (making a V stitch)
* Ch1, double crochet in the next Ch1 space, Ch1 double crochet in the next Ch1 space, Ch 1, double crochet in the next Ch1 space, Ch 1, V-stitch in the next Ch1 space (one increase made)*; repeat from * around ending with chain 1, slip stitch in top of beginning chain-4 to join
So, what you get is: V stitch, ch1, double crochet, ch 1 double crochet, ch 1 double crochet, V stitch.
Makes 30 double crochets
Can we sell items using your free patterns?
How about republishing a patterns that works out, and fits?
May I use this pattern to make hats that I can sell online or offline?
When I finish round four I have more than thirty dc’s. if your doing a V stitch in one and an increase in the next all the way around there is no way you can come out with 30 dc’s. Help please.
i figured Thanks.
Hi! I tried the hat pattern just now, really easy and quick, but it was quite small for me when I finished. I think I’ll be redoing it with a bigger hook and hopefully it will give me a better fit without me having to add more rows. Incidentally, I decided to count the rows in the pic: you did about 10 rows before getting to the edging. ^_^ What I’m really curious about is the shawl she’s wearing. Any chance that’s also a free pattern? Thanks! ^_^
I made this according to the instructions and it is the size of a baby hat! So I increased the size of my hook and used a looser stitch to increase the size, but it is still too small. I am going to have to play with it get it large enough for my grandgirls! Could there be a misprint in the instructions? My gauge is correct!
I made one with a sport yarn (fine, category 2) so I had to increase more but it’s great for a summer beanie. I will make the flower in the week to come.
Thank you for sharing.
Jojos from QuĂ©bec, Canada đź™‚
I work with AllFreeCrochet and have been trying to contact you. Please email me if there is a good way to reach you. Thanks!
For the persons who want to print this pattern. I highlighted what I want to print, clic the right mouse button, a list will scroll down, clic on copy. open a Microsoft office blank sheet and paste on it. Then you can print or save on your documents or whatever you wish to save it. I hope this be helpful… Mar
thanks so much for patern will start today
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