It still feels a bit like summer here, but I wanted to get a jump on my fall & winter crochet projects. The first project I wanted to do I had my eye on for awhile on Ravelry, the Women's Peaked Cap. For this pattern, I used Lion Brand Yarn Vanna's Choice Yarn in Oatmeal.I ended up using 2 skeins. I finished the hat with 1 skein, but needed the 2nd to crochet the brim. It was pretty quick too, it just took me a couple evenings in front of the TV to finish.
The pattern calls for using an 'H' hook, but many of the reviews said that the hat turned out quite small and recommended going up a hook size. I don't like when my hats turn out small, so I used an 'I' hook. However, my hat actually turned out a bit loose. I don't know if my head is smaller than I thought, I was crocheting a bit loosely, or my yarn was thicker than the recommended in the pattern. I don't mind it too much though, I'd rather have a loose fitting hat than a tight fitting one.
The peaked stitches took me a little while to figure out. However, don't let that scare you off. It you're comfortable with the double crochet stitch, you should be able to make this hat. It is rated intermediate, but I think an advanced beginner could do it without too much difficulty.
I did end up modifying the brim though. This was my original finished hat:
"My ears are buttons!!"
Let me know if you decide to try out the pattern. I'd love your see the finished hat!
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