31 Days of Hats Series – Day 12

Crochet Granny Stripes Hat
Crochet Granny Stripes Hat
Crochet Granny Stripes Hat

Granny Stripes Hat

This is a really nice crochet granny stripes hats. This free pattern is for adult women. I decided to try this pattern from a different perspective using one of the latest yarns by Yarnspirations. This yarn is Bernat Super Value but there is a new version as of 2015. It’s called Bernat Super Value Stripes.

Bernat Super Value Stripes

The very convenient thing about this yarn is that the colours stay the same colour for a long stretch before instantly transitioning to the next colour. There are 8 different colourways to choose from in this new yarn brand. See the examples below. The blue version is Bernat Super Value Stripes Meadow and the brightly coloured version is Bernat Super Value Stripes Spice.

Download Yarnspirations Pattern
Free Pattern Granny Stripes Hat

If you decide to use this yarn instead of the recommended Bernat Super Value regular style. You will use about 60% of a ball to make one of these adult hats.

The brim is just using Bernat Super Value. I used the colour Grass for the brightly coloured version and Navy for the blue version.

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Suggested Change – Sizing

In the picture above, you will notice the blue version is slightly bigger. It’s not a zoomed picture, it is bigger. The blue version is the original pattern. I’m a loose crocheter, so it was too big for my head.

In the video tutorial, I also talk about this as being one of my issues. So I show how you can change the pattern to make it smaller. So if you are loose like me, if you don’t follow the instruction in Round 6 and just skip over it, you will end up with a smaller hat. Round 6 is a growth round of making it the final size. However, it takes several more revolutions after this round before the hat starts to show it’s true size.

Word of Caution – I noticed when making the brightly coloured version that I thought I might have been wrong to eliminate Round 6. However, once I got to the brim area, I noticed it was fitting perfectly. I was having self doubt during the making of it whenever it was going to be too small. I wasn’t giving the yarn a chance to relax and get to it’s full size.

If you are unsure if you are a loose crocheter and do Round 6. Mark that round with a stitch marker. You will realize about half way to the brim that it will be too big for you. You can pull out your stitches back to Round 6 and eliminate round 6 completely and then continue as normal.

Video Tutorial Below

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  1. Lori B

    I’m currently making a scarf with a fingering weight yarn (5 colors) and size C hook. I clearly ordered too much yarn. How can I adapt this to my smaller hook and yarn? I think it would make an amazing set!

    • Mikey

      You have to follow the gauge on the pattern to match it. So you may need to put two strands together. Just do a gauge check and see what you come up with. If it’s similar then yes. You may need to change your hook size to get the right gauge as well.

  2. Karen Withner

    Is there a written pattern for this beauty ?

    • Yes, just click the blue button that says PATTERN and it will take you to it.

  3. Michelle

    I am looking for written pattern for the Granny Stripes hat. Thank you in advance and thank you for all your beautiful patterns and for sharing.

    • Mikey

      We are experiencing a temporary content missing issue. I have messaged into our service for help. – Michael

      • Amie

        Mikey, how would I convert this to a messy bun hat with the hole in the top? Thank you!

      • Mikey

        Use a hair elastic and begin on Round 3. Pretend you are crocheting into spaces as it spaces but just use the elastic as the where to go instead. It should start correctly if you do that.

  4. Wendy

    I’m curious, how many growth rounds would you do if you wanted to make a toddler sized hat?

    • I’m unsure. You may need to test it. Remember it takes 2 – 3 rounds before hat settles to the correct size. So you wouldn’t need to do very many rounds.

  5. HelenM

    Just finished and love it. I did put in the sixth row, so either I have a big head or, I am a tight crocheter. Mikey is an excellent teacher, he makes me feel like I can crochet anything. I am also color choice impaired, wish Diva Dan would put some groupings together. Didn’t have this yarn, but sure am going to order it, it’s beautiful.

  6. I think that was fantastic and I love the way Mickey crochets and I like his crochet hook , where does he get them from . Love the granny pattern for this hat Vron xxxx

  7. Perfect thank you wish we could get this yarn locally in the UK, I can get some red heart like Detroit for example , I usually use an aran or dk we don’t have the array of colours in aran as in dk and I love aran thickness thanks again Mikey x

    • JoAnn

      How do I get a written pattern. I love the granny stripe hat. Along with all your lovely patterns. Tuturiols dont work for me I am a paper person. . Would love a down load version . Please help me .. tha is again

      • Mikey

        I bolded the link and also added a BIG BLUE button for you to see where to download as well. Hopefully, that helps you out a bit.

    • Alechia Neathery

      I’m wondering how do you make this bigger. I made one that seem to be too small. I know this because I did all the round in pattern. My hat came out 10″ long by 8 1/2″ wide. I think it going to be too small for my boyfriend. I use mandala sparkle and now working on another one in Bernat Pop. I think the Bernat pop is going to be small too. I use a us h / 5.0mm

      • Mikey

        Increase your hook size up. I would also do a gauge check as well as you might be a tight crocheter on the specific yarn brand. I received your email in our helpdesk as well and that’s what I would say to you via email as well.

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