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PEEK-A-BOO Hat Free Pattern

 

I really enjoyed creating the Peek-A-Boo-Hat. I love it, because if you look closely it looks like closed eyes with long eyelashes, but it can also look like a snowy mountain range. I think so far, this is my favorite hat I have ever created. Also this is the first hat where the brim is long enough to be folded over and can be adjusted in  height. I really love it. And the pom-pom is like the icing on top (pun intended). 🙂

PDF PATTERN LINK (ad-free) is at the bottom of this pattern (so is the video tutorial)!!

You will need:

  • 5.5mm hook
  • Tapestry needle and scissors
  • Worsted weighted yarn, I used premier yarns Deborah Norville Collection (in color royal blue, baby blue, snow white)
  • pom-pom using a pom-pom maker (click for video tutorial)

Gauge:

4 sc x 4 rows = 1 square inch

Used Stitches (click for video tutorial):

SIZE:

This hat fits a teen/ adult. BUT it can be easily adjusted to fit any size head as mentioned in the pattern.

Instructions:

Brim:

Note: the Brim is longer than normal because it is to be folded over at the end.

Start with royal blue yarn

Row 1: Chain 16, 1 hdc in 2nd chain from the hook, 1 hdc in each chain till the end, ch 1, turn (15 sts)

Row 2-44: 1 hdc in BLO (back loop only) in each st till the end of the row, ch 1, turn (15 sts)

You can shorten or elongate the brim depending on the head size; the beanie body will be made in multiples of 6 sts, so just keep that in mind.

Once you are done making the brim, fold it in half and sl st up the side. Next, turn the brim so the seam of the sl st is on the inside of the hat and the loop with the hook is on top.

Beanie body:

Row 1: you continue with the loop you were left from the brim, ch 1 and sc in the same st. Sc all around the top of the brim, spacing the sc in a way that you end up with 72 sts (multiples of 6), join at the end of the round with a sl st. (72 sts)

Row 2-4: Ch 1, sc in the same st, 1 sc in each st all around, sl st to first sc to join (72 sts).Change color yarn to baby blue during the sl st.

Row 5: You will now be using the eyelash stitch (if never done, please use the video tutorial or the picture instructions at the end of this pattern). Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st, *1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 3 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in next space, repeat from * all around, ending with a sl st to first sc instead of making a sc in next space (72 sts)

Row 6-8: Ch 1, sc in the same st, 1 sc in each st all around, sl st to first sc to join (72 sts).Change color yarn to snow white during the sl st.

Row 9: Ch1, in the same st place 1 sc in sc 3 rows below next sc, *1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in next space, 1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 3 rows below next sc, repeat from * all around, ending with a sl st to first sc instead of making a sc in sc 3 rows down (72 sts)

Row 10-12: Ch 1, sc in the same st, 1 sc in each st all around, sl st to first sc to join (72 sts).Change color yarn to royal blue during the sl st.

Row 13: Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st, *1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 3 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in next space, repeat from * all around, ending with a sl st to first sc instead of making a sc in next space (72 sts)

Row 14-16: Ch 1, sc in the same st, 1 sc in each st all around, sl st to first sc to join (72 sts).Change color yarn to baby blue during the sl st.

Row 17: Ch1, in the same st place 1 sc in sc 3 rows below next sc, *1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in next space, 1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 3 rows below next sc, repeat from * all around, ending with a sl st to first sc instead of making a sc in sc 3 rows down (72 sts)

Row 18-20: Ch 1, sc in the same st, 1 sc in each st all around, sl st to first sc to join (72 sts).Change color yarn to snow white during the sl st.

Row 21: Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st, *1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 3 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in next space, repeat from * all around, ending with a sl st to first sc instead of making a sc in next space (72 sts)

Row 22-24: Ch 1, sc in the same st, 1 sc in each st all around, sl st to first sc to join (72 sts).Change color yarn to royal blue during the sl st.

Row 25: Ch1, in the same st place 1 sc in sc 3 rows below next sc, *1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in next space, 1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 3 rows below next sc, repeat from * all around, ending with a sl st to first sc instead of making a sc in sc 3 rows down (72 sts)

Row 26-28: Ch 1, sc in the same st, 1 sc in each st all around, sl st to first sc to join (72 sts).Change color yarn to baby blue during the sl st.

Row 29: Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st, *1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 3 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in next space, repeat from * all around, ending with a sl st to first sc instead of making a sc in next space (72 sts)

Row 30-32: Ch 1, sc in the same st, 1 sc in each st all around, sl st to first sc to join (72 sts).Change color yarn to snow white during the sl st.

Row 33: Ch1, in the same st place 1 sc in sc 3 rows below next sc, *1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in next space, 1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 3 rows below next sc, repeat from * all around, ending with a sl st to first sc instead of making a sc in sc 3 rows down (72 sts)

Row 34-36: Ch 1, sc in the same st, 1 sc in each st all around, sl st to first sc to join (72 sts).Change color yarn to royal blue during the sl st.

Row 37: Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st, *1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 3 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc, 1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc, 1 sc in next space, repeat from * all around, ending with a sl st to first sc instead of making a sc in next space (72 sts)

 

NOTE: The eyelash stitch is shifted by 3 stitches to the left 4th row when the eyelash stitch is being crocheted (see pictures below from more details).

For a slouchy beanie start over on Row 2 as many rows as you like to make it slouchy in your preference. Otherwise, start closing the hat as mentioned below.

Closing hat:

Cut a long piece of blue royal yarn or any of the other colored yarn to stopped at before wanting to close the hat (estimating to be longer than the circumference of the hat). Turn the hat inside out. Next, using a darning or tapestry needle sew a running stitch all around the top of the hat. Pull and tie hat up. And attach a pom-pom if preferred (I have a tutorial on using a pom-pom maker here).

 

Eyelash stitch picture instructions (video tutorial is here):

These instructions below will help you learn the stitch (for row 5), please keep in mind that in row 9 a shift to the left of 3 stitches happens, so in that case you will follow the pictures from step 3 to 4 to 1 to 2, repeat.

Step 1: 1 sc in sc 1 row below next sc

Step 2: 1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc

Step 3: 1 sc in sc 3 rows below next sc

Step 4: 1 sc in sc 2 rows below next sc (yellow arrow), 1 sc in sc 1 rows below next sc (light green arrow), 1 sc in next space (orange arrow), repeat from Step 1

VIDEO TUTORIAL:

It uses a special stitch that is called the eyelashes stitch. Don’t be scared about the way it sounds, it is actually very easy and once mastered is very fast to create. I have below a video that can help you with the stitch (not a full tutorial, only helps with the stitch).

Here is also the Video tutorial for the Eyelashes stitch:

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Peek-A-Boo Hat – Free Crochet Pattern was last modified: August 7th, 2017 by Nicole Riley

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9 thoughts on “Peek-A-Boo Hat – Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. sorry, I cannot find the ad free link : only links to ETSY and Ravelry (which are not free patterns), help 😀

    1. The pattern is only FREE on my website. The ad-free version is NOT free. I need to be compensated somehow for making patterns, so I provide them for free on my website (with ads) or make them available for a small fee as a pdf (without ads). I hope you understand. 🙂

    1. Cindy, no there is no decrease rows because you are just using a string to pulling it closed as I wrote and as shown on a picture. I had the pattern tested and no typos were found. HOWEVER, I recently moved website hosting servers and sometimes mistakes occur by unintentionally. Please point out where the mistakes or typos are. I am sorry.

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