Friday, March 28, 2008

WOMAN'S GRANNY HAT (C)

WOMAN'S GRANNY HAT


MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn (2 ounces total)
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle

SIZES: Woman’s medium 20 inch (Woman’s large 22 inch)

NOTES:
1. Read through all instructions before beginning.
2. Cut the yarn and fastened off for the color changes.
3. Beginning ch 2 doesn’t count as a stitch, it is there as a filler.
4. Pull the joining slipstitches tight, so that they don’t get counted as a stitch on the following round
5. When attaching a new color make your loop on the hook, then take it off the hook. Insert hook in desired stitch, place loop on hook and complete the slipstitch. That slipstitch counts as your first chain.
6. Each time you fasten off a color, use your yarn needle to weave the end in and out of the back loop of the stitches. Then you will crochet over it.
Work rounds 8, 10, 12 with contrasting color.
I used Red Heart Super Saver Pink Camo and Frosty Green


Round 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd chain from hook. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. [12 dc]

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. [24 dc]

Round 3: Ch 2, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. [36 dc]

Round 4: Ch 2, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. [48 dc]

Round 5: Ch 2, *dc in 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. [60 dc]

Round 6 medium only: Ch 2, *dc in 9 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. [66 dc]

Round 6 large only:
Ch 2, *dc in 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. [72 dc]


Round 7: Ch 2, dc in each dc around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc.
Fasten off. [66 (72) dc]

Round 8: Join contrasting color with a slipstitch in join, ch 3, 2 dc in same st. *Skip 2 dc, 3 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with slipstitch in top of ch 3. Fasten off.

Round 9: Join main color with slipstitch in any space between 3 dc groups, ch 3, 2 dc in same space. *Skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next space. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in top of ch 3. Fasten off.

Round 10: Join contrasting color with slipstitch in any space between 3 dc groups, ch 3, 2 dc in same space. *Skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next space. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in top of ch 3. Fasten off.

Round 11: Join main color with slipstitch in any space between 3 dc groups, ch 3, 2 dc in same space. *Skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next space. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in top of ch 3. Fasten off.

Round 12: Join contrasting color with slipstitch in any space between 3 dc groups, ch 3, 2 dc in same space. *Skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next space. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in top of ch 3. Fasten off.

Work remainder of hat in main color.

Round 13:
Join main color with a slipstitch in top of any dc, ch 1, sc in each dc around. Join with a slipstitch in top of first sc.


Round 14-16: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in top of first sc.

Round 17: Ch 1, rvsc (reverse single crochet) around. DO NOT join, but fasten off and use your yarn needle to join and weave in end.


Comments:
I just made this hat over the weekend. It was so much fun to make, and it looks so nice! I know what everybody is getting for Christmas this year :-). I have made your mitts in the past and love your designs.
 
thank you suzie I love and will make it. Blueknitter4u ;)
 
I live in Whistler and I very much want to learn how to make a simple hat.
I love the granny hat but I can not understand a bit of the directions...is there a Knitting or Crocheting for Dummies? for beginners to make their first hat?

thanks so much for any help!
 
Having never knitted or crocheted..is there a beginners guide to making my first hat...I love the granny hat!
 
There are books with those titles. But you can find every thing you need to teach yourself online. Try looking at the tutorials listed on:

http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/

There are books and CDs to teach yourself as well. Or find out about taking lessons at a yarn shop. Often classes are free if you buy your supplies from them.

Good luck with learning a new skill in 2009.
 
Thank you so much. Your directions are so easy and complete I made mine with "Vanna's Choice" yarn, a green solid and green variegated and it turned out really cute. My sister loves it so I think I will need to make her one two.
 
I have been an avid crochet fan for years and can only do very simple patterns. After being asked to make baby hats for a friend, my interest in hats grew. Now I have a list for Christmas presents and to make hats for those taking chemo treatments. These patterns are the best, quick and easy to make and so simple to understand....

Thank you so much for sharing with us........ Carolyn
 
Suzie, I had a great time making this pattern. I also made the matching scarf with a slight variation. The set is done in RH dark orchid and plum pudding. Would love a coordinating mitts pattern. Thanks.
 
That's a great idea. I will have to think about how to do that.
 
Thank you for the pattern. I like making hats but you did not give a gauge for it. I tried making this one for myself but it came out too big. Have to rip it out and start over.
 
How does one measure their head for a hat? Is it around the top/temple area of your head, or is it around your hairline from back of head to forehead? thanks:)
 
Measure around the head, above the ears.
 
I made this hat in 3 hours today. It turned out beautiful. Thanks for the pattern. I googled reverse single crochet and learned a new stitch too!
 
Good for you learning a new skill.
 
Hi there! I am having trouble. I can whip up the kids version of this hat in no time, but I just can't seem to get the adult one right!! It keeps flattening out and not taking shape. I have counted, and recounted my stitches and they all are the right number. Any suggestions!?! I am desperate!! Thanks, Leanne H.
 
If your count is right it shouldn't flatten out. The child's pattern is the same as the adult's only a few more increases before starting the "granny" part of the cap.
 
love it! pattern is easy to read and the hat is cute and simple.
 
thanks so much, made two of these in one evening - so pretty and so easy for a learner like me to follow - thanks Amy
 
I loved crocheting the granny hat, but when came to the last round (rsc) it looks to be backwards. The last row looks better on the wrong side of the hat. Can you help? Thanks, Debbie Smith 1/13/10
 
All the rounds are worked on the same side, no turns. I don't know how your reverse sc could be on the wrong side. I suppose you could ch and turn before working the rvsc.
 
HI,

I am like Leanne H.
I am having trouble when I am making this hat. I keep counting and recounting and still flattens out and not taking shape. I know you said if the count is right it will work. So I to do not know what I am doing wrong here. It looks like a big pancake...HELP!!!
 
After the increase rounds it should take the cap shape. Perhaps you are crochting to loosely.
 
Would love to make some of your patterns, but I have no clue how to get them printed off the computer!!!! Can you help me?

Carol G
 
You need to paste them into your choice of document programs and print from there.
 
I think it is a while since you posted this pattern. I have just found it and I love it. It makes up very quickly and I had no problem with the hat taking shape.
Also I was able to print by just printing off the entire page via the File/print facility at the top of my page in Safari.
Thank you Suzie for sharing. I look forward to making up some of your other patterns.

Jennifer
July 2010
 
Suzie,

thank you so much for this pattern! I have been searching for something like this for years! It brings back very precious and happy memories! :-)

My grandmother used to make me a similar kind of hat when I was a kid. She is also the one who taught me how to crochet. Unfortunately, she passed on before she could teach me how to do the hat.

I promise not to share online. But, I will be making several for myself. I love color, so my hats have to coordinate with my outfits.

Thanks so much!
 
I just finished making your adult granny hat for my 8 year old granddaughter as the kids was too small I learned a new stitch the
backward sc,that I love. But can't
figure out why you don't join at end.
I'm an 81 year old granny who
loves to crochet!

patsyakrause@yahoo.com
 
By using your tapestry needle to join you have a smoother join. Nearly impossible to see. Much nice finish than if you join with a slip stitch.
 
Is this American stitches, or British?
 
Any time you see sc (single crochet) in a pattern you can tell it is US terms.
 
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