Perfect Peony – Free Crochet Hat Pattern

Perfect Peony

Some winter days call for a cozy hat. And then there are those winter days that call for a burst of color, something to smile about, and a great big statement flower. Bring it on, bleak midwinter! We’ve got you covered with the perfect peony. Bring summer blooms into the bleak of winter with this cheery hat!

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Materials

Yarn Pictured: Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn

Colors: Light Gray, Fuchsia

Yarn Weight: 4 Medium Worsted Weight Yarn

Hook: Size (I-9) 5.5 mm

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Pattern Info

Gauge:  11 sts and 12 rows = 4” as pattern repeats

Sizes (measured when lying flat): Baby (6×7”), Toddler(7×8.5”), Child (8×9”), Adult (9×10”)

Skill Level: 2 (Easy / some crochet experience)

Necessary Skills: Working in the round, basic stitches

Notes

Hat and flower are worked in the round. Work first rnd of stitches in 1st chain made and over tail of yarn then tighten when work is finished. Remaining rnds are not connected, but worked in a spiral. Use marker if needed to keep track of rnds.

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Abbreviations

[ ]         work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

ch        chain

dc        double crochet

hdc      half double crochet

rep       repeat

rnd(s)   round(s)

sc         single crochet

sk         skip

sl st      slip stitch

st(s)      stitch(es)

xs         times

Pattern

Adult size –

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), work 9 dc in 1st ch made. (10 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st dc, [2 sc in each dc] around. (20 sts)

Rnd 3: [Hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st] around. (30 sts)

Rnd 4: [Sc in next st, dc in next st] around.

Rnd 5: [Sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. (40 sts)

Rnd 6: [Hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around. (50 sts)

Rnd 7: [Sc in next st, dc in next st] around.

Rnd 8: [Sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. (60 sts)

Rnd 9: Hdc in each st around.

Rnd 10: [Sc in next st, dc in next st] around.

Rnd 11: Sc in each st around.

Rnds 12–23: rep rows 9–11.

Rnd 24: Loosely sl st in each sc around.

Child Size –

Follow adult size instructions through rnd 7 (50 sts around final rnd).

Rnd 8: [Sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 5 xs, sc in each rem sc around. (55 sc)

Rnd 9: Hdc in each st around.

Rnd 10: [Sc in next st, dc in next st] around.

Rnd 11: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 12 – 20: Rep rnds 9 – 11.

Rnd 21: Loosely sl st in each sc around.

 

Toddler Size –

Follow adult size instructions through rnd 6 (50 sts around final rnd).

Rnd 7: [Sc in next st, dc in next st] around.

Rnd 8: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 9: Hdc in each st around.

Rnds 10 – 18: Rep rnds 7 – 9.

Rnd 19: Loosely sl st in each sc around.

 

Baby Size –

Follow adult size instructions through rnd 5 (40 sts around final rnd).

Rnd 6: Hdc in each st around.

Rnd 7: [Sc in next st, dc in next st] around.

Rnd 8: Sc in each st around.

Rnds 9 – 14: Rep rnds 6 – 8.

Rnd 15: Rep rnd 8.

Rnd 16: Loosely sl st in each sc around. Finish off, weave in ends.

Flower pattern

Size: 8”

Pattern:

Ch 2 (counts as 1 sc), work 7 sc in 2nd chain from hook (8 sc total).

Note: From here, the rest of the flower is worked in three different spirals.

Spiral 1: (Work all sts in back loops), 2 sc in 1st sc from rnd 1, [sc in next st sc, 2 sc in next sc] rep until circle measures 4” in diameter.

Spiral 2: Turn, (WS) work the following sequence on the RS in the front loops (left from spiral 1) from the outside of the spiral to the middle: Ch 2, sk 1 st, sc in next st.

Note: One variation of this pattern is to finish off the flower here. For a fuller look continue to spiral 3.

Spiral 3: Turn, (RS) work the following sequence in each loop (left from spiral 2) from the middle of the spiral to the outside: (Sc, 3 dc, sc).

Finish off leaving 10” for sewing.

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Xoxo,

Abbey

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