Pattern for Wormhead’s Tri-Peak Hat

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Hat Description

Tri-Peak is a structural Hat worked in stocking stitch with a rolled brim. It’s shaped at the top by 3 peaks that are created by bringing the live stitches together in a star-like formation.


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Chunky weight, single or multi-ply yarn.


Needles & Notions

Set 5mm/UK6/US8 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle


Sample Details

Shown in handspun yarn



It is really easy to adjust this Hat to fit different sizes or accommodate different gauges of yarn. All you need is to cast-on with a multiple of 6 sts – check your gauge, measure the head of the recipient, and allow an inch or two of negative ease (i.e make the Hat smaller than required so it fits snuggly)



16 sts x 20 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over St.St.



To fit sizes: 19 [21, 23] in/48 [53, 58] cm
Finished size: 18 [19.5, 21] in/45 [49.5, 53] cm

Not sure which size to make? Check my handy size and measuring guide!


Skills Required

Cable Cast-on
Knitting in the round
Increases and Decreases
Grafting Stocking Stitch
Crochet Bind-off
Modified 3-needle Bind-off
Blocking a Hand Knit Hat



K: knit
rpt: repeat
R/rnd(s): rounds
st(s): stitch(es)

How To

Cast on 72 [78, 84] sts

Join in the round, being careful not to twist sts.

Place st marker to indicate start of round.



Knit every round to create stocking st.

Continue until length of tube is 10 in/25 cm or desired length allowing for a rolled brim.



Slip the first 12 [13, 14] sts (or one sixth of total st count) from the next needle directly after marker (start of round) onto a 5mm DPN (or spare needle)

You are now at the tip of the first point. Count off & slip the next 12 [13, 14] sts onto another spare 5mm DPN. Leave rest of sts on other needles or st holders, as you’ll need them later for the other peaks.

These two needles are now your working needles. With this set of working needles, both should have 12 [13, 14] sts on them. Hold them so that they are parallel and wrong sides together. You are ready to start the crochet 2-needle cast off.


Peak 1

With your crochet hook, slip the 1st st off the first working needle onto the hook. Do the same with the 1st st of the 2nd working needle. Pass the 1st st on the hook over the 2nd. Slip the 2nd st of the 1st needle onto the hook, and again pass over the previous st. Keep going like this until you have one st remaining – you are crocheting alternate sts from the working needles and passing over the previous st on the crochet hook.

Note: you do not need the yarn for this method, so leave it attached and trailing at the start of the rnd. The remaining one st should be held on a marker until you have finished all 3 peaks. You should have a visible seam, which looks a little plaited. This helps keep the peaks ‘crisp’.


Peak 2

Slip next 12 [13, 14] sts onto a working DPN. And again the following 12 [13, 14] sts onto 2nd working DPN. Repeat the cast-off process, saving the remaining st with the first, on a st holder.


Peak 3

You should have 24 [26, 28] sts remaining. Divide these evenly across 2 needles and repeat this crochet 2-needle cast off again.

You will have 3 sts remaining; the finishing sts from each peak. Break yarn and thread through remaining sts.



Weave in all ends and block as required.

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  1. susoolu

    looks cool – and the pattern reads clearly, including the cast off.

  2. Beverley

    Yes I understood the pattern and the cast off which I hadn’t encountered before! Well done.

  3. octopusgrrl

    It’s a great pattern for showcasing lovely yarn, like the one you’ve used. As for names, how about “Triskele” or “Triceratops”? 🙂

  4. KnitYoga

    On reading the pattern, I found it clearer than most and the diagram is a great idea as some people prefer something a bit more visual.

  5. Jess

    cool hat! Love it.

  6. Harvest Moon

    Hi Ruth!

    I just finished a tri-peak hat. I followed your pattern but did the finishing with kitchener stitch.
    I love it, so thanks so much!
    I also ordered wool from, because I saw you mentioned this. It’s awesome yarn, but my hands are yellow because it bleeds, for some reason. Oh well, not really a problem.“ REL=”nofollow”>Here are some pictures to show you the result.

    a hug from Barbera

  7. Angelina Gabriel

    I’ve knit this hat twice and it’s fantastic!!! Your instructions are crystal clear and it’s a delight to wear! Thanks so much for providing the pattern for it! 🙂

    Hugs & Love,

  8. Anonymous

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I had only knit scarves previously and never used DPNs. Your instructions were clear and easy. I LOVE the hat I created w/ your help!


  9. ann

    loved the hat and plan on making many for the hats program here in town… my change was to add tassles to each poing for kids and used funky leftover yarns… came out great

    thanks for the suggestions and sharing


  10. Turtle

    I adored this pattern.

    After searching the internet long and hard for the perfect beanie, I stumbled across this. And it’s fantastic.

    I didn’t use DPN needles- because I’ve never used them before, but the pattern worked out fine. I got my Mum to do the casting off for me, and the results were inspiring!

    Thankyou so much for including a photograph so that it was clear how the beanie should end up in the end- I now look forward to using in on an upcoming overseas trip.

    – Turtle


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