> Crochet Pattern Review: Peaked Hat

Monday, September 29, 2014

Crochet Pattern Review: Peaked Hat

Crochet Peaked Hat | She's Got the Notion


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:

Original version
"My ears are buttons!!"

While I think it turned out super cute from the side, I didn't like the front view. I looked like I had buttons for ears! My sister suggested my the brim longer so that the buttons sat further back (thanks sis!), so I redid the brim adding 8 more stitches for a total of 54. I also only did 8 rows for the brim instead of 10. Honestly, it was because I ran out of yarn at that point and didn't feel like joining on more yard just to do that last two rows. I also picked smaller buttons this time around and sewed them on with embroidery floss. I am much happier with this version.

Crochet Peaked Hat | She's Got the Notion

Crochet Peaked Hat | She's Got the Notion

Overall, I would recommend this pattern. The hat turned out really cute and I really loved it in the yarn I choose.

Let me know if you decide to try out the pattern. I'd love your see the finished hat!



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2 comments:

  1. Cute hat! Still laughing at button ears :) Glad you stuck with it though, it turned out great!

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    1. Thanks! I'm happy I stuck with it too :)

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