Granny and the Stars

I Love this hat!  Don’t get me wrong I love other hats but this is one hat I actually look good in.  Yes, I am one of those weird people who is forced to wear hats for function and not fashion.  Granted I may not actually look good in this one either, but I love the hat so much that I just don’t care. 🙂Granny Square Star Stitch SlouchyI made this hat to be very loose and relaxed fitting on my head, that way if I wanted to take it off later I would not worry about hat head.

PLEASE don’t get discouraged from all the different links in this pattern.  These are simply great resources!

This is a fun hat that is first started by making Granny Squares by Simply Collectible Crochet, then you will join the squares by using the Invisible Seam Stitch tutorial by Oomabawka Designs and finally you will finish the hat with a star stitch.  If you are not sure how the star stitch is completed simply head to Moogly Blog for her great tutorial!

So enough gibber jabber, on with the pattern!

Granny Square Star Stitch Slouchy

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Granny Square Slouchy Hat

Finished sizes: Adult/Child – the directions are exactly the same!! Simply change the hook size.

Gauge:
2 1/2 inch square Granny Square – Child
2 3/4 inch square Granny Square – Adult

Stitches:
SLST – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DSC – Decreasing Single Crochet or Single Crochet 2 Together

Special Stitches:
MDSC – Modified Decreasing Single Crochet – decreasing single crochet working 3 stitches together

Star Stitch – Star Stitch – traditionally you pull up a total of 6 loops on your hook, where in this pattern you will only pull up a total of 5 loops.

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Materials:
Hook size 4.5/3.5 and 6.0/5.0
Loops & Thread Woolike 1/super fine – I chose 5 colors, of course you can chose whatever and however many colors you like.
Embroidery Needle

*Special Note* – This entire project is worked using 2 strands of yarn, I bought 1 skein of each color and ‘dug’ out the strand from the center. Dug being the key term.

Granny Square Star Stitch Slouchy

I eliminated some of the repeating rows to make the child hat not as slouchy

Granny Square Band :

Work a total of 8 granny squares following the pattern by: Simply Collectible Crochet

I highly recommend finishing off all the ends prior to joining the squares together.

Join the granny squares following the photo tutorial by: Oombawka Designs Crochet

Fishing edge on granny squares, again follow directions from: Simply Collectible Crochet only your stitch count will be (13 x 8 = 104) Working 13SC across each of the 8 granny squares.  *I chose to work 2 rows of back loop single crochet in what would be the last rows of the hat, and only 1 row on edge that will be worked for the hat*

Hat :

Visit Moogly Blog for the Star Stitch tutorial if you are needing a bit of help.

*Special Note:  Moogly Blog pulls up a total of 6 loops on the hook, where with this pattern you will only pull up 5 loops on your hook.

Standard Star Stitches are traditionally done in multiples of 2+1.  In this pattern the 5th loop that will pull up in the final star stitch will be done in the same as joining.  This helps to disguise the seam that would normally appear.

GrannySquare8

Change to hook size: 6.0/5.0

Row 1: CH1, SC in same as joining and around, Join with SLST in first SC (104SC)

Row 2: CH3, Star Stitch around. Join with SLST in top of first Star Stitch (52 Star Stitches)

Row 3: CH1, SC in same as joining and around. Join with SLST in first SC (106SC)

Row 4 – 7: Repeat row 2 and 3 twice moreGranny Square Star Stitch SlouchyRow 8: Repeat row 2 once more

Row 9: CH1, SC in same as joining and in next 9, DSC, *SC in next 10, DSC*, repeat from *to* 6 more times, SC in last 8 stitches (96SC)

Row 10: Repeat row 2 (48 Star Stitches)

Row 11: Repeat row 3 once more (96SC)

Row 12: Repeat row 2 (48 Star Stitches)

Row 13: CH1, SC in same as joining and next 8, DSC, *SC in next 9, DSC*, repeat from *to* 6 more times, SC in last 8 stitches (88SC)

Row 14: Repeat row 2 (44 Star Stitches)

Row 15: Repeat row 3 (88SC)

Row 16: Repeat row 2 (44 Star Stitches)

Row 17: CH1, SC in same as joining and next 7, DSC, *SC in next 8, DSC*, repeat from *to* 6 more times, SC in last 8 stitches (80SC)

Row 18: Repeat row 2 (40 Star Stitches)Granny Square Star Stitch Slouchy

Row 19: CH1, SC in same as joining and in next 6, DSC, *SC in next 7, DSC*, repeat from *to* 6 more times, SC in last 8 (72SC)

Row 20: Repeat row 2 (36 Star Stitches)

Row 21: Repeat row 3 (72SC)

Row 22: Repeat row 2 (36 Star Stitches)

Row 23: CH1, DSC around (36SC)

Row 24: Repeat row 2 (18 Star Stitches)

Row 25: CH1, DSC around (18SC)

Row 26: Repeat row 2 (9 Star Stitches)

Row 27: CH1, MDSC around (9SC)

Finish off and tie in ends

Copyright KatiDCreations 2014.  Do not repost any part of this pattern, or claim pattern as your own.  You may use one photo and link back to this original post.  Feel free to sell, gift or donate and products made from this pattern.  If you sell, please credit designer and provide a link to this original pattern.

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5 thoughts on “Granny and the Stars

  1. I love love love this! As a semi-new crocheter I am a little intimidated but am going to try! Thanks for the pattern.

    • Dont be intimidated…. it is several simple stitches placed together. It was my first time ever doing the Star Stitch and it took just a few seconds to get it down. This pattern is just a bunch of repeating.

  2. are the two strands of yarn equal to the say sport or worsted….? 3-4 maybe…..I am wanting to just use some yarn I have and am trying to figure out what would work without doing a swatch.

    • You could probably use a 3, not sure I would recommend a 4. Just make sure you have checked the gauge.

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