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If you’re looking for a quick and easy beanie for the whole family then this crochet granny hat pattern is the one for you!

With a simple ‘bottom up’ construction you can adjust the height and fit easily.

In 9 sizes from premature baby through to large adult, you can make this classic and simple hat for everyone!

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More about this Granny Stitch Hat Pattern

It’s no secret that I adore using the granny stitch (generally 3dc worked in the same space) in my designs. There is something timeless and classic about both the granny square and granny stitch that lends itself so well to almost any project.

In years gone by the stitch has been seen as perhaps outdated and frumpy but it most definitely is bang on trend right now! With a fresh new take on it, you can create anything from a poncho to a stocking to a bauble (and pretty much everything in between!).

So, I thought it time to create a simple granny stripe hat that is super easy to customise, quick to make and fun to raid your yarn stash for.

How do you crochet a granny stitch hat?

There are lots of ways to crochet a hat but for this stitch I really wanted to have the stitches working up towards the crown so went with a ‘bottom up’ construction to achieve it.

Starting with the hat band, we work in flat rows that are then joined to create the circumference of the hat.

Then follows the granny stitch section to form the top of the hat that closes with decreasing in the last few rounds.

Finish off with a pom pom of your choice and there you have your very own crochet granny hat!

Best yet – because we work the hat continuously there might not be many ends to weave in (depending on how many colours you choose of course!).

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Sizing and Measurements

Child Granny Hat Sizes: Premature (0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months, 3-10 years)

Adult Granny Hat Sizes: Teen/Small Adult (Medium Adult, Large Adult)

To fit up to: 13 (14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23) inches head circumference.

Yarn

To crochet the granny beanie I used Color Theory by Lion Brand which is 100% Acrylic, 246yds/225m/100g.

I used the following shades for my hats: Ivory, Moonbeam, Satellite, Bee Pollen, Dijon, Nutmeg, Raisin, Himalayan Salt, Caper, Stonewash, Admiral, Canyon, Bone.

How much yarn do I need to crochet a granny hat?

You will need approximately Each hat requires approximately 75 (100, 125, 150, 175, 225, 275, 320, 370) yds / 68 (90, 112, 135, 158, 203, 248, 293, 338)m of yarn to crochet the hats.

Yarn Substitutes

You can use any yarn that you like for your hats bearing in mind that you need to make sure you meet the gauge. Some other great worsted weight options are:

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Materials

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

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Crochet Granny Hat Video Tutorial

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We will begin by working the hat band using single crochet and yarn over slip stitches. After joining the band we begin to work double crochet stitches into the sides of rows and start the hat body.

The granny stitch section gently decreases at the top to close the hat and we finish by adding a pom pom.

Pattern Gauge

Band Gauge: 20 sts and 17 rows = 4” x 4″

Main Hat Body: 20 sts and 9 rounds of dc = 4” x 4”

Glossary and Abbreviations

beg – beginning

ch(s) – chain(s)

st(s) – stitch(es)

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

rep – repeat

yoh – yarn over hook

blo – back loop only

flo – front loop only

Stitches

The pattern uses the following crochet stitches:

sc – single crochet (UK dc – double crochet)

yo slst – yarn over slip stitch

dc – double crochet (UK tr – treble crochet)

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Special Stitches

Stacked Double Crochet

A stacked double crochet is a great alternative to a turning chain that stacks 2 single crochet stitches on top of each other to reach the height of a double crochet.

Yarn over slip stitch

Yoh, insert your hook, yoh and pull through stitch and all loops on the hook.

Customising your granny hat

Work more or less foundation chains to make your band longer or shorter as you prefer. Remember that the Band is doubled over so the length you work will be double the actual Band height when worn.

Work more or less rounds of the Hat Body section to increase or decrease the hat height before decreasing for the Crown.

Colour Options – the pattern is written without colour changes but I have included information about all of the colours I have used.

Be creative, have fun and raid your stash for colour inspiration!

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Do not turn the Hat Body Rounds.

A ch1 at the beg does not count as a st.

Work a stacked dc or ch3 at the beg of each Hat Body Round as you prefer (see Page 11 for tutorial).

The pattern assumes that you are using the same colour throughout so will instruct you to slip stitch into the first 2 sts of each round and then into the space between the Cluster Groups.

If you are changing colour at any point you need to break your yarn at the end of the Round and then rejoin your next colour into the space between the Cluster Groups to begin the next Round.

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Using your chosen colours

The colour placement for my hats was very organic (as with most things I make!) and so I would encourage you to work in the same way with yours!

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The pattern is written without colour changes. If changing colour at any point then you do not need to ss into the space to begin the next Round.

Break your yarn after slip stitching to join. Then join your next colour in the space between the first 2 groups of 3dc to start the Round.

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HAT BAND

Prem (Newborn-3 month, 3-6 month, 6-12 month, 12-24 month, 3-10yrs, Teen/S, M, L)

Foundation chain: Chain 14 (14, 16, 16, 16, 19, 21, 24, 26)

Row 1: RS: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. [13 (13, 15, 15, 15, 18, 20, 23, 25)]

Row 2: WS: ch1, yo slst in blo of each st across.

Row 3: ch1, sc in blo of each st across, turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rows 3 and 4 create the pattern.

Rows 5 – 36 (42, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72, 78, 84): Repeat the pattern.

After the final Row ss band together with WS facing you.

MAIN HAT BODY

Continue with WS facing to work Hat Body.

Round 1: stacked dc in same st, dc in side of each Row around, ss into 1st st to join. [36 (42, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72, 78, 84)]

Round 2: ss into space between first and second st of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, *3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts; rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [12, (14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28) Cluster groups of 3dc]

Round 3: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, *3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts; rep from * around, ss in 1st to join.

Prem size finishes here. Continue to Hat Body Decrease section.

All other sizes continue with the sizing: Prem (Newborn-3 month, 3-6 month, 6-12 month, 12-24 month, 3-10yrs, Teen/S, M, L)

Rounds 4- n/a(5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 9, 11): Rep Round 3.

HAT BODY DECREASE SECTION

Premature Size: beginning with 12 Cluster Groups of 3dc

Round 1: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *skip next 3 sts, 3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [8 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 2: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, *3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts; rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [8 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 3: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (using a stacked st as the first dc) Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [4 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 4: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (using a stacked st as the first dc) Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), ss in 1st to join. [2 Cluster Groups of 3dc)]

Continue to Hat Finishing section.

Newborn – 3 month Size: beginning with 14 Cluster Groups of 3dc

Round 1: ss in next 2 sts, ss into sp between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *skip next 3 sts, 3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around to last 2 sps between groups, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), ss in 1st to join. [9 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 2: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, *3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts; rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [9 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 3: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (using a stacked st as the first dc) Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around to last sp between groups, 3dc in space before next st, ss in 1st to join. [5 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 4: rep Round 3. [3 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Continue to Hat Finishing section.

3 – 6 month Size: beginning with 16 Cluster Groups of 3dc

Round 1: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *skip next 3 sts, 3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around to last sp between groups, 3dc in space before next st, ss in 1st to join. [11 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 2: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, *3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts; rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [11 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 3: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, using a stacked st as the first dc Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around to last sp between groups, 3dc in space before next st, ss in 1st to join. [6 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 4: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, using a stacked st as the first dc Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [3 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Continue to Hat Finishing section.

6 – 12 month Size: beginning with 18 Cluster Groups of 3dc

Round 1: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *skip next 3 sts, 3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [12 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 2: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, *3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts; rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [12 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 3: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, using a stacked st as the first dc Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [6 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 4: rep Round 3. [3 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Continue to Hat Finishing section.

12 – 24 month Size: beginning with 20 Cluster Groups of 3dc

Round 1: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *skip next 3 sts, 3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around to last 2 sps between groups, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), ss in 1st to join. [13 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 2: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, *3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts; rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [13 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 3: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, using a stacked st as the first dc Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around to last sp between groups, 3dc in space before next st, ss in 1st to join. [7 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 4: rep Round 3. [4 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 5: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, using a stacked st as the first dc Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), ss in 1st to join. [2 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Continue to Hat Finishing section.

Child (3-10 years) Size: beginning with 22 Cluster Groups of 3dc

Round 1: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *skip next 3 sts, 3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around to last sp between groups, 3dc in space before next st, ss in 1st to join. [15 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 2: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, *3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts; rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [15 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 3: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, using a stacked st as the first dc Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around to last sp between groups, 3dc in space before next st, ss in 1st to join. [8 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 4: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, using a stacked st as the first dc Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [4 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 5: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, using a stacked st as the first dc Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), ss in 1st to join. [2 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Continue to Hat Finishing section.

Teen/Small Adult Size: beginning with 24 Cluster Groups of 3dc

Round 1: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *skip next 3 sts, 3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [16 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 2: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, *3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts; rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [16 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 3: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, using a stacked st as the first dc Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [8 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 4: Rep Round 3. [4 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 5: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, using a stacked st as the first dc Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), ss in 1st to join. [2 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Continue to Hat Finishing section.

Medium Adult Size: beginning with 26 Cluster Groups of 3dc

Round 1: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *skip next 3 sts, 3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around to last 2 sps between groups, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), ss in 1st to join. [17 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 2: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, *3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts; rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [17 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 3: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, using a stacked st as the first dc Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around to last sp between groups, 3dc in space before next st, ss in 1st to join. [9 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 4: rep Round 3. [5 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 5: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, using a stacked st as the first dc Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), 3dc in space before next st, ss in 1st to join. [3 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Continue to Hat Finishing section.

Large Adult Size: beginning with 28 Cluster Groups of 3dc

Round 1: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *skip next 3 sts, 3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts, Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around to last sp between groups, 3dc in space before next st, ss in 1st to join. [19 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 2: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, (stacked dc, 2dc) in the space, skip next 3 sts, *3dc in space before next st, skip next 3 sts; rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [19 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 3: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, using a stacked st as the first dc Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around to last sp between groups, 3dc in space before next st, ss in 1st to join. [10 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 4: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, using a stacked st as the first dc Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), *Cluster dec (over next 2 sps); rep from * around, ss in 1st to join. [5 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Round 5: ss in next 2 sts, ss into space between the first 2 groups of 3dc of the round, using a stacked st as the first dc Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), Cluster dec (over next 2 sps), 3dc in space before next st, ss in 1st to join. [3 Cluster groups of 3dc)]

Continue to Hat Finishing section.

Hat Finishing

Break yarn. Weave in around the final round and secure a pom pom if desired.

Weave in all other ends and turn up Hat Band to meet Round 1 of Hat Main Body to complete.

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