The Granny Dot hat and scarf set is a fun, colourful take on the granny stripe, with some extra dots, in the form of crochet puff stitches, thrown in.
This is an easy wide scarf and adult sized slouchy beanie hat pattern with a ribbed brim and an optional pom pom to finish!
The premium print optimised PDF crochet pattern includes the scarf pattern and instructions for the hat pattern in 3 different sizes; child, teen / small adult (as described in the free crochet pattern below) and large adult.
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- Knowledge of basic crochet stitches, terminology and techniques is assumed
- Crochet stitches used: double crochet, chainless foundation stitches, 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
4mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
I used my clover amour hook.
For the hat and scarf, you will require double knit yarn – around 200g of the main colour and around 120-140g of contrasting colours. The amounts for scarf and hat are broken down below
You can stick to one contrasting colour or mix it up like I have.
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
The item pictured used Women’s institute Premium Acrylic Double Knit, (100g ball = 250m / 275yds) in light grey as Main Colour (MC) and various Contrasting Colour(s) (CC).
Yarn Substitution Options
A similar acrylic double knit yarn which meets the gauge will work for this project.
For the scarf, gauge is not essential and any yarn could be used but note that the finished size will change.
Different fibres and yarns will produce a different finished result.
You may find this post useful when choosing yarn.
Other Materials & Notions
Yarn needle, scissors and a tape measure
Pom pom maker (optional)
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Pom pom safety warning:
Pom poms can be a choking hazard if the small pieces of yarn come loose.
I do not recommend pom poms are added to hats or other items intended for use by babies, infants, toddlers or children.
15 sts and 10 rows in 10cm (4in) of granny stripe (row 3 and 4 repeat of scarf pattern) using a 4mm hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Variation in your gauge will lead to variations in the finished size of your project.
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 small adult hat described here has a circumference of 21in (53cm) and length of 10in (25cm).
- Please read through the pattern and all associated notes before starting your project
- This pattern uses standard US crochet terminology (UK equivalents are given in brackets in the abbreviations list where applicable)
- Numbers 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 to not count as stitches
- Instructions written after *asterisks should be repeated as indicated
- Instructions written between [square brackets] should be worked the specific number of times instructed
- The scarf pattern is worked in rows, using a multiple of 3 plus 1 stitches and a row repeat of 4 pls 2 rows in pattern
- The length of the rows represents the length of the scarf and the number of rows relates to its width
- 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 – 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! You can learn more about the different types of crochet bobble stitches in this post.
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.
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.
The Granny Dot Scarf Pattern
Using a 4mm hook and Main Colour (MC)
Row 1 (WS): Make 241fsc. 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 * up to and including last sp, 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 3 sts, puff in space between sts; rep from * up to and including last sp, ch1, 1dc in last st, turn. 80 puff, 1 dc
Change to MC
Row 6: Ch2, 3dc in each ch1 sp to end, 1dc in top of ch3, turn. 241 sts
Rows 7-8: Rep Row 3
Change to Contrasting colour (CC)
Rows 9-21: Rep Rows 5-8
Row 22: Ch1, 1sc in each st to end
Fasten off, sew in ends
If you wish you can add fringing or tassels to the ends of the scarf using the main or contrasting colours. I’ve kept mine simple.
The Granny Dot Crochet Hat Pattern
Body of hat
Using 4mm hook in MC
Round 1 (WS): Make 78fsc, being careful not to twist your work, join to first st with ss to form a loop. 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 each ch1 sp to end, sk last puff, join to top of first dc with ss, turn. 78 sts
Rounds 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
Rounds 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 in sp 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 in sp between sts; rep from * to 4 sts from end, sk last 4 sts, join to top of first dc with ss, turn. 39 sts
Round 3 (dec): Ch2, 2dc over ss, *sk 3 sts, 2dc in sp between sts; rep from * to end, join to top of first dc with ss. 26 sts
Fasten off leaving long 6in (15cm) tail
Closing the crown
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 joined the rounds) and work at right angles to the base of the hat
Row 1: Ch8, 1hdc in 2nd ch from hook and next 6ch, ss into 3 sts on base of the hat’s foundation round, turn. 7 hdc and 3 ss
Row 2: Sk the 3 ss, 1hdc in blo of next 7 hdc, turn. 7hdc
Row 3: Ch1, 1hdc in blo of next 7hdc, ss into next 3 sts on base of hat, turn. 7 hdc and 3 ss
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 all the way around the base of the hat until the brim meets, ss together through blo of 7 hdc on final row and the starting ch to join.
Sew in remaining ends
Make and securely sew on a pom pom if desired / appropriate.
Enjoy your Granny Dot hat and scarf set!
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