The crown is going to be a peak.. (shaped something like a flat (aka French) toe of a sock).
The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease, and I have lots of left over partial skeins—and started with a full skein of the black. There are left over from my wild and crazy (bright enough to be seen from outer space!) double knit vest (some 6 or so years old now)
This hat started out being knit flat-- between the garter and the stripes of color, I just though it would be easier to sew a small seam rather than fiddle to get jogless stripes, or jogless changes from knit to purl. I've already sewn the seam-->
The cast on is Norwegian (aka twist, German Twist, Norwegian Twist, and worked in a slightly different manner, Maine)—this cast on has purl like bumbs on both sides—and is good stretchy option.
R2 of shaping: Work even.
Continue in this pattern till 1/2 of total stitch count has be decreased, and then work 1 more set of decreases rounds.
That is--if you started with 88(as I did) , decrease till there are 44 stitches (1/2) then work 1 more set of decreases (40 stitches) and 1 no decrease round.
Then continue, repeating R1 of shaping for every round--Until 8 stitches remain
Last Round: K2to, SSK, K2tog, SSK (4 stitches) and bind off drawstring style.
Finish by sewing up seam, and adding a small multi color pompom.
If you missed the beginning of this hat attack--I am spearheading a project to get 80 warm knit (or crocheted) hats for MOSTLY BOYS (elementary school aged) in the Bronx.
They are in a charter school for the handicapped.
If you'd like to donate --you can email me (see about page for an email link) to plan a pick up --Or drop them off in Midtown, (where I work) or make other arrangements.
In addition to these 6, Liz H has knit 4 hats, (Lizhonig on ravelry--you can see her hats there) and BrooklynKnitnerd (Ravelry) has promised a half dozen, and weeballyarn(Ravelry, yet again) has promised a hat.
As I get photo's of these hats, I'll post them. If they are worked from free patterns, I'll post links.. (neither Liz or knitnerd have blogs--)