-First st of round should be made in the same st as join. You will need to use a thicker worsted weight yarn to achieve the size measurements listed. Making a gauge swatch before you start should help. This hat is primarily crocheted using the Seed Stitch. Every round you make, except for the ribbing, will alternate dc, and sc sts. The non-increase rounds will stack dc on top of sc and vice versa, but the increase rounds will not. Keep alternating anyway. Link of the pattern is below!
Simple Seed Stitch Beanie
by Kirsten Holloway
Simple Seed Stitch Beanie [ FREE CROCHET PATTERN ] downloadable pattern is available here.