I was going to name this Zoom or Snappy but there are too many patterns with those words in the names on Ravelry. So I am calling it the Gio Hat (pronounced Jee-Oh) because there are only nine rounds and Gio means nine in Mandarin.
This is a very basic hat but I am assuming you have some crochet experience and I don’t have to explain everything to the letter.
Crochet hat with peak
Super bulky yarn (6 on yarn label)
I used Loops and Threads Zoomba – it’s a 114 yard ball, and I used approximately 65 yards
10mm crochet hook
Gauge 6sts to 4″
(The best way to check gauge is to work the first three rounds. The resulting circle should measure 6″ in diameter.)
To fit head 22-23″ in circumference, measured over ears
Dc double crochet (treble in UK)
Hdc half double crochet (half treble in UK)
Sc single crochet (double in UK)
Rnd 1: Start with a magic circle, ch3, 10dc into ring, ss to top of ch3 to join (11 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch3, dc into same place as ss, 2dc into each dc around, ss to top of ch3 to join (22 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch3, dc into same place as ss, 1dc into next st, (2dc into next st, 1dc into next st), rep instructions in brackets around, ss in top of ch3 to join (33 sts)
Three rounds complete, diameter of work is 6″ for crown
Rnd 4: Ch3, dc into next and every st around, ss to join (33 sts)
Rep rnd 4 until a total of 9 rnds are complete. Hat is approx 8″ deep from magic circle to edge.
Ch1 and fasten off.
Peak: lay hat flat with end of rnds at back, working edge at top
Mark centre 13 sts (or just start crocheting about three sts in from the right hand end)
Join yarn in marked st on right, ch1, sc into same st, hdc into front loops of following 11 sts, sc into marked st, ch2, turn (13 sts)
Using hdc, dec over next two sts,* hdc to last two sts, dec again, ch1 and fasten off
Weave in ends.
*decreasing with hdc
Wrap yarn around hook, insert through stitch, pull up a loop – three loops on hook
Wrap yarn around hook again, insert through next stitch, pull up another loop – five loops on hook
Wrap yarn around hook, pull through all five loops on hook
Bonus baby version:
I referred to bobwilson123’s hat sizing guide which tells me that a 14″ circumference hat will fit a 0-3 month old baby. It also says I should make it 5.5 – 6″ deep.
Accordingly, my tweaks to the above pattern are as follows:
Only work the first round plus one increase round (the one where you work two stitches into each dc all the way around) for the crown. Then work straight for a total depth of 6 rounds. Mine is about 5.5″ deep.
Peak – worked over 8 sts instead of 13. Only one row.
In other words, join yarn in an edge st, ch1, sc in same st
Sc6 in front loop only
Sc1, fasten off
Yardage used: about 35 yards
Bonus flower for Gio Baby:
See later blog post – link here.