Author: Jane Wynn
Company: Chilerose Designs
Copyright: 2008 Chilerose Designs
Fabric: Yarns in color of your choice, I used Aran in place of white, gold for the yellow.
All of the cross stitch X are equal to a full granny square, the half stitches are bi-color granny squares. All white areas are done in Aran in the example. I don’t personally care for white as feel it’s too stark. You can always change the colors to suit your special hat.
I used Carons about 24 oz of Black, about 24 oz of Red Heart Aran, approximately 3 oz of the gold. These granny squares work up extremely fast.
I used a size H crochet hook, this resulted in a granny square that was about 3 inches. A G hook will result in square being around 2 ¼ inches.
My finished size without adding a border is 49 inches by 53.5 inches.
Total Squares needed:
Solid Granny Square
With Size H hook, ch 4, join with a sl st to first chain to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch1, (3dc in ring, ch1 ) three times, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch 1 sp, ch 1 (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1) in remaining 3 ch 1 sps, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3, finish off, weave in loose ends.
With size H hook, Ch4, with main color, join with a sl st to first chain to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 1, 3 dc in ring, drop main color but DO NOT CUT, pickup second color, YO draw through loop on hook, 3 dc in ring, ch1, 3 dc in ring, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.
Rnd 2: Turn, sl st in first ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, drop second color, pick up main color again, YO draw through loop on hook, 3 dc in same ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in last ch 1 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3, finish off, weave in loose ends.
Using Tapestry needle and appropriate color yarn and whip stitching through the Back Loops Only. Assemble the squares using the grid below as reference.
Graph to put together can be found at this site, the entire pattern is downloaded as a pdf
Note: Sandra made me stop and realize the versatility of this. I know I’m going to embellish it a bit but she sent a little note about envisioning it as a multicolored hat with a spider hanging off the end. I like that so I’m going to give it a try sometime later this year to see how it would look. Thanks Sandra for a great idea.