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. 🙂 I 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.
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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!
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Granny Square Slouchy Hat
Finished sizes: Adult/Child – the directions are exactly the same!! Simply change the hook size.
2 1/2 inch square Granny Square – Child
2 3/4 inch square Granny Square – Adult
SLST – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DSC – Decreasing Single Crochet or Single Crochet 2 Together
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.
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.
*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 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*
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.
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 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 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
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