Embrace the granny square!
Over the years granny squares have become synonymous with crochet. They’re great for experimenting with colors and using scrap yarns. Granny squares also offer boundless design opportunity. For this pattern they’re arranged to form a groovy patchwork beanie style hat.
Skill Level: Easy +
Patons SWS [70% wool / 30% soy; 80 grams / 2.8 ounces; 110 yards / 100 meters]
Color A: 1 (1) skeins #70014 “Natural Wood”
Color B: 1 (1) skein #70311 “Natural Raisin”
To substitute yarn look for 100 to 150 yards each of 2 different colors in a heavy worsted or aran weight yarn.
US size I/5.5mm crochet hook
Adjust hook sizes as necessary to achieve gauge listed below.
Tapestry needle for weaving ends
Size S/M: 1 Granny Square (Rnds 1-4) = 4.5” across
Size M/L: 1 Granny Square (Rnds 1-4) = 5” across
18 (20)” circumference - Shown in size 18” on model with 21” head circumference.
Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
* = a repeat in the pattern
beg = beginning
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
With Color B, ch 6, sl st in 1st ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 6, [4 dc into center ring, ch 3] 6 times, 3 dc into center ring, sl st to 3rd ch sp of beg ch -- 7 groups of 4 dc. Fasten off Color B.
Rnd 2: Join Color A to the next ch sp, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, [4 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3] 6 times, sl st to top of beg ch -- 7 groups of 4 dc.
Rnd 3: Sl st in top of next 3 dc, sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 3, 5 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 1, [6 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1] 6 times, sl st in stop of 1st ch-3 -- 7 groups of 6 dc.
Size S/M Only
Rnd 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in next 5 dc, 3 hdc in next ch sp, [hdc in next 6 dc, 2 hdc in next ch sp] 6 times, sl st to top of beg ch-2 -- 63 hdc.
Size M/L Only
Rnd 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next 5 dc, 3 dc in next ch sp, [dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next ch sp] 6 times, sl st to top of beg ch-3 -- 63 dc.
Granny Squares (Make 4)
With Color B, ch 6, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 6, 6 dc into ring, [ch 3, 6 dc into center ring] twice, ch 3, 5 dc into center ring, sl st in 3rd ch sp of beg ch.
Rnd 2: Sl st in next 2 ch sps, [ch 4, 6 dc tog over next 6 sts, ch 4, sl st in ch-3 sp] 4 times working last sl st in base of 1st ch-4. Fasten off Color B.
Rnd 3: Join Color A with sl st in top of next group of dc sts, [(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp of rnd 1, sl st in top of next group of dc sts] 4 times, work last sl st in same sp as 1st sl st of rnd.
Size S/M Only
Rnd 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in next 6 dc, 2 hdc in ch-2 sp, [hdc in next 6 dc, hdc in next sl st, hdc in next 6 dc, 2 hdc in ch-2 sp] 3 times, hdc in next 6 dc, sl st to beg ch.
Size M/L Only
Rnd 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, [dc in next 6 dc, dc in next sl st, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] 3 times, dc in next 6 dc, sl st to beg ch.
Arrange your crocheted pieces on a flat surface with the circular crown in the middle and the 4 squares spaced evenly around it.
Thread a tapestry needle with Color A and sew one edge of each of the 4 granny squares to crown piece around its entire circumference.
Thread tapestry needle with Color B and whipstitch together the adjacent sides of granny squares. Your work should now have proper hat shaping.
Attach Color A to bottom edge of hat. Sc in each st around circumference of hat.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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