09 October 2011


PATTERN for  the GRANNY HAT (in English)

Yarn: Medium, worsted
Needle: 4mm or 5mm (depending on how tight or loose you crochet. For better results, check the suggested number for the yarn you will use)
Size: 4 yrs to adult
For Baby size: use baby yarn (fine) instead of medium yarn, with 3 or 3.5 mm crochet hook.  Or skip row 4.

Ch = Chains
Sc = simple crochet
Dc = Double crochet
Fpdc = Front-post dc (If you are not familiar with this stitch and the following,  I  suggest you go to YouTube, where you will find many video tutorials)
Bpdc = Back-post dc
Slst = slip stitch
Magic ring ( or ring of 4 chains)

1)  12DC on magic ring.
2)  Chain 3 (counts as first DC), and 1 DC on same st.  Then reperat: *2DC on each st * (Total: 24DC)
3)  Chain 3  (counts as first DC).  2 DC on next st.  Then follow this pattern all around: *1DC on the next st, and then 2 DC together on the next st* (Total: 36DC)
4)  Chain 3, and 1 DC in next st.  Then repeat all around: *2 DC + 2 DC together* (that is, 1dc then 1 dc, then 2 dc´s on the same stitch)  (Total: 48 DC)

5)  Chain 3  (counts as first DC) , and DC on next 2 sts.  Repeat all around: *Chain 1, DC in
next 3 st*  (Total: 48 DC and 12 ch) 

Slip stitch to close, and slip st to the next chain-space to start the "granny rows"...

6-12> Chain 3  + 2 DC (on the space below, between the group of 3 DC´s).  Now repeat the following all around: *Chain 1 + 3 DC on 1ch-space below*, end with chain 1 and slip st. 

Then, slip st to the next chain-space.
13> DC in every st, including the chain spaces,  (Total: 64 DC)
14-16>  For the rib part:  Chain 2 (counts as first Bpdc) + 1 Bpdc *2 FpSt + 2BpSt* end with sl stitch, and cast off.

Optional: add a flower.

You can find a pattern for the 2 or 3 petal rose @ Protenska: “3D crochet flower” (written and photo tutorial), or a video in You Tube: How to Crochet a Flower Tutorial”.

The rose below is from Apple Blossom Dreams

(en español)

Lana: Mediana
Aguja: 4mm or 5mm
Tamaño: 4 años a adulto
Bebé: saltearse las hileras 3 y 4 (en el resorte deben quedarle 36 pilares o varetas).
Si usa lana de bebé (delgada), siga las instrucciones a continuación (par aun niño pequeño)
1 a 3 años: saltearse la hilera 4, y en la quinta hilera se debe saltear un punto luego de hacer los 3P (en el resorte deben quedarle 48P)

Cad = cadenas
Mp = medio pilar
P = Pilar o vareta
PF = pilar al frente
PD = pilar detrás
PD =  punto deslizado

Anillo mágico ( o anillo de 4 cadenas)

1)  12 P en el anillo mágico.
2)  3cad (cuentas como el primer P) + 1 P en el mismo punto *2P  en cada punto debajo* (Total: 24P)
3)  3cad + 2 P en el próximo punto *1P + 2P en el mismo punto * (Total: 36P)
4)  3cad + 1P+ 2 P en el próximo punto *2P + 2P en el mismo punto * (Total: 48 P)
5)  3cad (cuenta como primero P) + 2P * 1cad +  3P en los próximos 3 puntos (No saltearse ningún punto) *, terminar con medio punto en la parte superior de las 3 primeras cadenas (esto permitirá comenzar allí el patrón granny que se inciia en la próxima hilera.
6-12) 3cad + 2P (en el espacio del medio punto) *1cad + 3P en los espacios de 1cad*, terminar con medio punto en la última de las 3 cad primeras.
13) Pilar en cada punto, incluyendo los espacios de cadena (total: 60P)
14-16)  para el resorte: 3cad (cuenta como primer PD) + * 2 PF + 2PD* terminar con un punto deslizado.  Cerrar.

Opcional: flor.


  1. lovely hat and scarf so cute! thank you for the pattern will certainly give it a try.:)

  2. So pretty! Would this be a toddler size or a child size? What size hook and yarn? I don't see it listed anywhere. Thank you!

  3. Linda:
    I hope you try it, and let us see your version. ;-)
    (I have it in Ravelry in case you are a member, and you want to post it there)

    I appreciate your comment, and have added the yarn and needle info, as well as a note on how to adapt it to smaller sizes.
    I have made all 3 sizes, and they all come out cute. (I will put the pics soon)
    You can even use other yarns and adapt it. For example, I used baby yarn and followed the toddler size to compensate.
    I hope this helps.

  4. Beautful!!! Thanks!!!

  5. Anonymous8/25/2012

    When you say dc in next stitch such as on rounds 3 and 4, do you mean don't put the dc in the joining stitch? When I put it in the next stitch (not the stitch I joined), I always have a gap between the ch3 and the first dc.. :( Please help.

    1. GREAT QUESTION! I also hate that gap. Depending on the yarn and hook I use, sometimes I go up with 2 chains (instead of 3ch). This usually makes that gap disappear.
      I would not suggest making 2 dc in the joining st because that would be an increase.
      Try this trick: On the beginning of every row, go up with 2 chains, instead of 3.

    2. Anonymous8/25/2012

      Ok I will try that. Thank you. I am using red heart yarn size i hook

  6. Hi Ana,
    Thanks for your comments on my blog. I'm from Holland and there are people who like to have the pattern in Dutch. Do I have your permission to translate your pattern in Dutch? I will notice your name and website. I'm looking forward to your answer!

    1. Yes, Martha! That would be great. Just let me know when you set it up in your blog, so I can put the link in Ravelry, and even in my blog. Thanks for the translation.
      ♥ Ana BC

  7. Anonymous12/05/2012

    This hat is beautiful. I try to make it, but I dont understand where to start a row 6. and 7. Can you draw it?

  8. I was wondering if the pattern for the pink flower that is on the grey hat is available too? Or where you found it. Thanks so much for providing this hat pattern! So cute.

    1. Thanks for your interest! You can find the pattern for the rose @ Apple Blossom Dreams:
      Astri kindly shared the how-to of the rose. Isn't it pretty?
      I hope you can make both the hat and the rose. Happy crocheting!

  9. Anonymous3/10/2013

    Lovely hat. Do you have a pattern for the flower on the white hat?

  10. Lindos trabalhos!

  11. Bellos.....muy lindos gorritos.

  12. Dear...i loved ur pattern very much..i started to make d cap..i cannot understand 5th row. can u plz clarify it if u dont mind...bcz wen i did 3 dc 1 ch(withot leaving d below dc)my circle s remaining flat...why am i not getting d shape of a cap?

    1. I think you are doing it correctly, from what I understand...The first rows are supposed to lay flat, and then the hat goes straight down. But once you fold it in two, you will see the shape on the photos...or when you wear it, it will take the shape of the head.

  13. this is a very lovely hat something different i love granny squares nice combo Marcy from Boca Raton FL


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