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Modern Granny Hat

modern granny hat

Stay warm this winter with the Modern Granny Hat from Lion Brand. This easy crochet hat is worked up using Vanna's Palette's and Vanna's Choice yarn. Both of these worsted weight yarns from Lion Brand are easy to care for and a pleasure to work with. The granny square earflaps on this crocheted hat are not only cute, but they will also keep you protected from the harsh winter elements all season long. Treat yourself to a new winter hat this year, or make this free crochet hat pattern for a friend or family member. It's a great hat to have if you spend a lot of time walking outside during the winter on your commute to and from work or school. Plus, scroll down to find out how you can win all of the yarn needed to complete this crochet hat pattern!

Easy

Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

MATERIALS:

  • Vanna's Choice Yarn: Linen (A): 1 ball
  • Vanna's Palettes: Charming (B): 1 package
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
  • Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)


SIZE: One Size


Finished Circumference: About 20 in. (51 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes


GAUGE: 14 sc = about 4 in. (10 cm)


STITCH EXPLANATION: sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.


NOTES:
1. Lower portion of Hat is worked in 4 pieces: 2 Granny Squares, Front, and Back. The pieces are sewn tog to form a circle, with Granny Squares as earflaps. Sts are worked around the top edge of the lower portion to make the upper portion of the Hat.
2. Granny Squares are worked in joined rnds, changing color on every rnd, with RS facing at all times. Work over yarn ends as you go to reduce the number of ends to weave in later.
3. Use colors from B yarn pack as desired.


INSTRUCTIONS:

GRANNY SQUARES (make 2)
Note: Rnds 2-4 of each Square are worked with any color of your choice from the B yarn pack.
With A ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this rnd and in all following rnds), 2 dc in ring, (ch 2, 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 2; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 12 dc and 4 ch-2 sps. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: From RS, join any color of your choice from B yarn pack with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp (first corner made), *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made); rep from * 2 more times, ch 1; join with a sl st in top of beg ch – 4 corners. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: From RS, join any color from B yarn pack with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 4 corners and one 3-dc group on each side between corners. Fasten off.
Rnd 4: From RS, join any color from B yarn pack with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1-sp) twice, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice, ch 1; join with a sl st in top of beg ch – 4 corners and two 3-dc groups on each side between corners. Fasten off.

HAT
Front
With A, ch 19.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 18 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st – 20 sc.
Rows 3-10: Rep last row 8 more times – 36 sc at the end of Row 10. Fasten off.
Back
With A, ch 13.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 12 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st – 14 sc.
Rows 3-10: Rep last row 8 more times – 30 sc at the end of Row 10. Fasten off.
Lower Portion of Hat
Sew one side of one Granny Square to one diagonal side edge of Front. Sew one side of second Granny Square to opposite diagonal side edge of Front.
With last row of Back and Front both at top, sew diagonal side edges of Back to adjoining sides of Granny Squares to form a circle.
Upper Portion of Hat
From RS, working across long straight edge of Lower Hat circle, join A with sl st at center Back.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each st around, working 2 sc in the corner of each Granny Square; join with a sl st in first sc – 70 sc.
Rnd 2 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: From RS, join any color from B yarn pack with sc in any sc of previous rnd, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Rnds 5 and 6: With any color from B yarn pack, rep Rnds 3 and 4. Fasten off.
Rnds 7 and 8: With A, rep Rnds 3 and 4. Do not fasten off.
Shape Crown (Top of Hat)
Rnd 9 (Decrease – RS): With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 4 sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * to last 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 4 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 63 sc.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 11 (Decrease): Ch 1, turn, sc in next 4 sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * to last 5 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 3 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 56 sc.
Rnd 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 13 (Decrease): From RS, join any color from B yarn pack with sc in same st as joining, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, *sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 49 sc.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 15 (Decrease): From RS, join any color from B yarn pack with sc in same st as joining, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, *sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st; join with sl st in first sc – 42 sc.
Rnd 16: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 17 (Decrease): From RS, join A with sc in same st as joining, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, *sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 35 sc.
Rnd 18: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 19 (Decrease): Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 28 sts.
Rnd 20: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 21 (Decrease): Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 21 sts.
Rnd 22: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, (sc2tog) 10 times; join with sl st in first sc – 11 sts.
Rnd 23: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, (sc2tog) 5 times; join with sl st in first sc – 6 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.

FINISHING
Lower Edging
From RS, join A with sc anywhere along lower edge of Hat.
Rnd 1: Work sc evenly spaced all the way around lower edge; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Hat Tassel
Cut a 20 in. (51 cm) strand of each color yarn. Hold all strands tog and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through top of Hat, forming a loop. Pull ends of strands through this loop. Divide strands into 3 groups and braid for 6 in. (15 cm). Tie an overhand knot at end of braid. Trim tassel ends to 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm).
Earflap Tassels (make 2)
Cut a 25 in. (63.5 cm) strand of each color and make same as Hat tassel, drawing fold through the ch-2 sp at lower corner of Granny Square earflap and braiding for 7 in. (18 cm). Rep for 2nd earflap tassel.
Weave in ends.

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