I recently ticked a crochet make off my bucket list and thought I would share with you exactly how I made it.
I’m a fan of crochet squares and how versatile they can be and had a grannie square hat on my wish list. I made one from a vision in my head and it was a relatively quick and easy make to do!
The yarn I used was a Lincraft 4ply cotton with a 3mm hook. You can use any cotton or acrylic yarn from your stash. I wanted a light and floppy summer hat which is why I chose the yarn that I did.
Step 1 was to make a band of grannie squares.
I made each square with 3 rounds and joined as I went until I had enough squares to reach around my head. For me that was 8 squares. How manu you end up with will depend on the yarn and the size of your head or the intended recipients head.
Step 2 was to make the brim.
I started the brim by working single crochet (double crochet in UK terms) into each stitch and chain space of the one edge of the squares. When I got to where the squares met at the corners I worked into the chain space but not into the stitches of the corner. I ended up with just over 100 stitches. Each round I finished with a slip stitch and began with a chain 1.
From round 2 onwards I worked with half double crochet (half treble) in the back loop only and I increased the round by 10 stitches. So round 2 was an increase in every 10th stitch, round 3 in every 11th and so on. I kept increasing until the brim was the size I wanted and then finished with a round of single crochet with no increases.
Step 3 was to make and attach the top