The Granny Dot hat and scarf set is a fun, colourful take on the granny stripe, with some extra dots (puff stitches) thrown in. This is an easy wide scarf and slouchy beanie hat pattern with a ribbed brim and, of course, a pom pom to finish!
Below is the free pattern for the scarf and the small adult / teen sized hat. An add-free PDF premium version of the pattern which also includes 7 hat sizes (0-6mths, 6-12mths, Toddler, child, Teen / Small Adilt and Adult) size is available to purchase for a small fee from Ravelry, Etsy or Love Crafts Crochet.
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- Knowledge of basic crochet stitches is assumed
- Other Stitches used: Foundation stitches (see special stitches – modifications given), puff stitch (description given below), double crochet 2 together for decrease
- The brim uses half double crochet worked in the back loop only, slip stitching into the body of the hat. I wrote a blog post with a video tutorial on how to make a hat band here which you may find useful
Hook: 4mm crochet hook (or size needed to meet gauge)
Yarn: Women’s institute Premium Acrylic Double Knit (aff) (100g ball = 250m / 275yds) in light grey as Main Colour (MC) and various Contrasting Colour(s) (CC)
You can stick to one contrasting colour or mix it up like I have.
Yarn Substitution Options
Any double knit yarn which meets the gauge will work for this project.
For the scarf, gauge is not important and any yarn could be used but note that the finished size will change.
Yarn weight / yardage breakdown
For the Scarf:
Main Colour (MC): 150g (375m, 410yds)
Contrasting Colour(s) (CC): 70-80g (200m, 220yds)
For the Hat (Large Adult)
MC: 50g (125m, 140yds)
CC: 40g (100m, 110yds) which includes allowance for the pom pom
Pom pom maker
Yarn needle & scissors
4in (10cm) x 4in (10cm) = 15 sts x 10 rows of granny stripe (row 3 and 4 repeat of scarf pattern) using a 4mm hook and specified yarn.
Measurements & finished size
Scarf: The finished scarf measures approximately 64in (160cm) long x 8.5in (22cm) wide.
To change the length of the scarf, you can alter the number of stitches in the foundation chain. Your foundation chain should always be a multiple of 3+1.
You can change the width by altering the number of rows you work, though I recommend a row repeat of 4+2.
Hat: The teen / small adult hat has a circumference of 21in (53cm) and length of 10in (25cm). Note that all 7 graded hat sizes are available in the PDF download which you can purchase here.
- This pattern uses US crochet terms
- Numbers in brackets at the end of a row / round indicate the number of stitches in that row / round and are only given at the start of a section or where there is a change
- Turning chains do not count as stitches
- Instructions written after *asterisks should be repeated as indicated
- Unless otherwise indicated stitches should be worked in consecutive stitches
- The scarf pattern is worked in rows back and forth using a multiple of 3 plus 1 stitch
- The hat is worked in rounds from the bottom up, decreasing towards the crown and the ribbed brim and pom pom are added at the end
Stitches & Abbreviations: US terms
(UK Equivalent in Brackets)
blo = back loop only
ch = chain
dc = double crochet (UK treble)
dc2tog = double crochet 2 together – see special stitches
dec = decrease
fsc = foundation single crochet – see sepcial stitches
puff = puff stitch (also known as dot stitch, or bobble stitch) – see special stitches
rep = repeat
RS = Right Side
sc = single crochet (UK double crochet)
sk = skip (UK: miss)
sp = space
ss = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side
yo = yarn over
Puff Stitch: (puff)
*Yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop* 4 times (9 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 9 loops, ch1 to close stitch.
You may know this as a bobble stitch but note the difference that a ch1 is added to close the stitch here. The the terms bobble and puff stitch are often used interchangeably and the definitions of each seem to vary widely which is why I’m being specific about how this stitch should be worked for this particular pattern!
Double Crochet 2 Together (dc2tog)
Yo, insert hook into first st, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 3 loops.
Foundation single crochet
Ch 2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook). *Yo and pull through 1 loop (this creates the base stitch of the next fsc). Yo and pull through 2 loops to complete the st. To start the next st, insert the hook into the ‘v’ of the base stitch and pulling up a loop*. Repeat from * for required number of st.
You can find more details on foundation rows including a tutorial in the Crochet Resources Section.
If you struggle with this technique it can be replaced with making a chain of the number of stitches plus 1, then work 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across to achieve the required number of stitches.
Download the add free pdf from Ravelry, Etsy or Love Crafts Crochet.
The Granny Dot Scarf Pattern
Using a 4mm hook and Main Colour (MC)
Row 1 (WS): Make 241 fsc, turn (241 sts)
Row 2: Ch2 (does not count as st here or throughout), 3dc in first st, sk 2 sts, *3dc in next st, sk 2 sts, rep from * to end, 1dc in last st, turn
Row 3: Ch2, 3dc in sp between first and second sts, *sk 3 sts, 3dc in sp between sts, rep from * to end, 1dc in top of last st, turn
Row 4: Rep row 3
Change to Contrasting colour (CC)
Row 5 (WS): Ch3, puff between first and second sts, *ch1, sk 2 sts, puff in space between sts, rep from * to end, ch1, 1dc in last st, turn (80 puff, 1dc)
Change to MC
Row 6: Ch2, *3dc in ch1 sp between puff sts, rep from * to end, 1dc in top of ch3, turn (241 sts)
Row 7-8: Ch2, 3dc in sp between first and second sts, *sk 3 sts, 3dc in sp between sts, rep from * to end, 1dc in top of last st, turn
Rows 9-21: Rep rows 5-8
Row 22: Ch1, 1sc in each st across to end
Fasten off, sew in ends
If you wish you can add fringing or pom-poms or tassels to the ends of the scarf using the main or contrasting colours. I’ve kept mine simple for now but watch this space!
The Granny Dot Hat Pattern
Using 4mm hook in MC
Round 1 (WS): Make 78 fsc, being careful not to twist the chain, join to first st with ss to form a loop, turn (78 sts)
Round 2: Ch2 (does not count as st here or throughout), 3dc in first st, *sk 2 sts, 3dc in next st, rep from * to end, join to top of first st with a ss, turn
Change to CC
Round 3: Ch2, puff over top of ss, *ch1, sk 3 sts, puff in sp between sts, rep from * to end, ch1, join to top of first puff with a ss, turn (26 puff sts, 26, ch1 sp)
Change to MC
Round 4: Ch2, 3dc over ss, *3dc in ch1 sp between puff sts, rep from * to end, sk puff, join to top of first dc with ss, turn
Round 5-6: Ch2, 3dc over ss, *sk 3 sts, 3dc in sp between sts, rep from * to end, sk 3 sts, join to top of first dc with ss, turn
Round 7-14: Rep rounds 3-6
Change to CC
Round 15: Rep round 3
Change to MC
Round 16: Rep round 4
Decrease for crown
Round 1 (dec): Ch2, 2dc over ss, *sk 3 sts, 2dc between sts, rep from * to end, join to top of first st with ss, turn (52 sts)
Round 2 (dec): Ch2, 3dc over ss, *sk 4 sts, 3dc between sts* 12, 13 times, sk last 4, 2 sts, join to top of first dc with ss, turn (39 sts)
Round 3: (dec) Ch2, 2dc over ss, *sk 3 sts, 2dc between next 2 sts*, rep * to end, join to top of the first st with ss, join to top of first dc with ss (26 sts)
Fasten off leaving long 6in (15cm) tail
With WS facing, thread the long tail onto a yarn needle and weave in and out through the sts from the final round. Pull tight to close the hole over the crown. Stitch over closure to secure the top of the hat and fasten off.
With RS facing, using a 4mm hook, attach MC at the back seam of the hat (where you have been joining the rounds)
Row 1: Ch8, 1hdc in 2nd ch from hook and next 6ch, ss into 3 sts on base of the hat, turn (7 sts)
Row 2: Skipping the ss, 1hdc in blo of next 7 hdc, turn
Row 3: Ch1, 1hdc in blo of next 7hdc, ss into next 3 sts on base of hat, turn
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 all the way around the base of the hat until the brim meets, ss together through blo of 7hdc on final row and the starting ch to join.
Sew in remaining ends (sorry, there are lots!)
Make and sew on a pom pom in a contrasting colour (or mix of colours if you’re feeling adventurous) to the top of the hat.
Enjoy your Granny Dot hat and scarf set!
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