Saturday, January 7, 2017

Iced Edge Granny Square Slouch Hat for the 2017 GrannySpiration Challenge - Free Crochet Pattern

Yay! This is the first post of the year for the 2017 GrannySpiration Challenge! I am so excited to see what everyone has been working on, especially you! At the end of this post, you will find the information for this month's giveaway, and link up.

I knew I wanted to create a hat with a solid granny square band, but wasn’t set on how I wanted the body to be. After some brainstorming and working, it hit me! The pair of a solid granny square and the traditional granny stitch pattern - and I LOVE it! Especially with the aqua and white color combo - a great wintery color combo. What I did not realize was that the white wouldn't photograph well... I only managed one photo I loved. Will work on another color combo and get some more pictures up. You can also look forward to Toddler and Child sizes coming soon!

Materials:
     - 120 Yards each of Worsted Weight #4 Yarn - I used Red Heart's With Love in Iced Aqua and White
     - I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends & Sewing Closed

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternative: Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn

Yardage is estimated based on appearance of skein. I would estimate you could make at least three of these hats with one skein each, if not four.

Time Spent:
     I didn't realize that it took so long to finish because it seemed to work up so fast, but according to my math, was just under five hours. The band will take you the longest.

Measurements:
     Band measures 10.25" wide (when seamed). Hat is 10.25" in length at the end of Round 16 (before seaming). Hat will fit average teen/adult.

Gauge:
     First square measures 3" x 3".

Abbreviations:
     DC - Double Crochet
     SC - Single Crochet
     sc2tog - Single Crochet Two Stitches Together (to decrease)
     PLT - Pull Loop Through Joining Method
        To PLT: Pull up on the loop on the hook, remove hook and reinsert from the right side of the previous square into the corresponding DC, pull loop through

Pattern Notes:
     Join to the first stitch, not the beginning chain. 

Beginning chain in every round except Round 1 of the hat body counts as a stitch.

In the hat body, count the chain spaces and the join in between the chain spaces each as individual stitches. At the end of the band, you should have 80 stitches.

I have a photo tutorial on working the Pull Loop Through Method over on The Stitchin' Mommy. It's so easy and fun, and I love the twisted look of the join.

Pattern:
     1st Square:
          Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 2 DC in the ring, chain 3, (3 DC into the ring, chain 3) 2x, 3 DC into the ring, chain 2. Join. (12 DC)

R2: Slip stitch over to the chain space. Chain 2. DC into the chain space, chain 3, 2 DC into the same chain space, DC into the next 3 DCs, [2 DC into the next chain space, chain 3, 2 DC into the same chain space, DC into the next 3 DCs] 3x. Join and Fasten Off. (28 DC)

2nd - 7th Squares:
     Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 2 DC in the ring, chain 3, (3 DC into the ring, chain 3) 2x, 3 DC into the ring, chain 2. Join. (12 DC)

R2: Slip stitch over to the chain space. Chain 2. DC into the chain space, chain 1, working from behind SC into the chain 3 of the previous square, chain 1. (DC into the chain space of the current square, PLT) 2x, (DC into the next DC of the current square, PLT) 3x, (DC into the next chain space of the current square, PLT) 2x, chain 1, working from behind SC into the chain 3 of the previous square, chain 1.
Remaining into the current square: 2 DC into the chain space, DC into the next 3 DCs, [2 DC into the next chain space, chain 3, 2 DC into the same chain space, DC into the next 3 DCs] 2x. Join, and Fasten Off. (28 DC)

8th Square - Joins the Band:
     Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 2 DC in the ring, chain 3, (3 DC into the ring, chain 3) 2x, 3 DC into the ring, chain 2. Join. (12 DC)

R2: Slip stitch over to the chain space. Chain 2. DC into the chain space, chain 1, working from behind SC into the chain 3 of the previous square, chain 1. (DC into the chain space of the current square, PLT) 2x, (DC into the next DC of the current square, PLT) 3x, (DC into the next chain space of the current square, PLT) 2x, chain 1, working from behind SC into the chain 3 of the previous square, chain 1.
In current square: 2 DC into the chain space, DC into the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 1, working from behind SC into the chain 3 of the first square, chain 1.
(DC into the chain space of the current square, PLT) 2x, (DC into the next DC of the current square, PLT) 3x, (DC into the chain space of the current square, PLT) 2x, chain 1, working from behind SC into the chain space of the first square, chain 1.
Remaining into the current square: 2 DC into the chain space, DC into the next 3 DCs. Join, but don't fasten off - continue onto Round 1 of the body.

Hat Body R1: Chain 1. (sc2tog, SC into each of the next 2 stitches) 20x. Join, with White and Fasten Off Aqua. (60 SC)

R2: Chain 2. 2 DC into the same stitch, skip the next 2 SCs, (3 DC into the next SC, skip the next 2 SCs) 19x. Join. (20 clusters)

R3 - 16: Slip stitch over to the space. Chain 2. 2 DC into the same space, skip the 3 DC cluster, (3 DC into the next space, skip the next cluster) 19x. Join. (20 clusters)

Fasten Off with a long tail. Pull up on the final loop, turn the hat inside out so wrong side is facing. Thread the tapestry needle and weave in and out of every other stitch to close up the top. Once back to the beginning, pull tight to close and sew to secure. 
Weave in all ends, and Enjoy! If you are feeling adventurous, I think a pom pom made from the contrasting color would be so cute on the top! 

Please feel free to make and sell your own Iced Edge Granny Square Slouch Hats using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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This Month's Giveaway is sponsored by EyeLoveKnots (that's me!). One winner will receive a $10 Etsy Card to spend in any shop on Etsy! 

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Must be 18 or older to enter. Open to all countries. Gift card has been purchased in US Dollars. If recipient is outside of the US, to use gift card, must go into Etsy settings and temporarily change to US Dollars. Void where prohibited. Winner has 48 hours to respond to email notification, or another winner will be chosen. EyeLoveKnots is responsible for prize fulfillment.


Now, Share Your Granny-Spiration Project With Us!

New Granny-Spiration Projects will be shared from your hosts the first Saturday of each month. Post times will vary. You will be able to link up from 9am EST on the first Saturday of the month, through 11:59pm EST on the second Thursday from the start date - specific dates are on top of the Rafflecopter form - giving you almost two weeks to link up and enter the giveaway!

Please share projects that are family friendly, and GRANNY INSPIRED through use of regular granny square or solid granny square, granny stitch pattern or other afghan square in the form of a free pattern, pattern review, or inspiration piece. Not limited to crochet or knit.

Please make sure to link to your post, and not your home page. 

*If you don't have a blog, you can still share with us by creating a Free Flickr Account - powered by Yahoo. Add your projects there, and then come back here with the link for the project.


*Link ups cannot be to Etsy listings or Ravelry pages where patterns are sold. You can link to blog posts, Flickr or Facebook pages, Pins, etc that are directed towards it, but can't directly link to it. 

To be clearer though, Raverly pages of finished projects are okay to share. Sorry for the inconvenience! That's per InLinkz guidelines. Thanks!

Features may be chosen at the discretion of each host. By linking up, you give us permission to feature your item.


33 comments:

  1. Dear Alexandra,
    thank you so much for hosting this Challenge! It's been very challenging for me these last few days - starting late as I did...
    Have a lovely evening,
    Marjan

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    1. Even with starting late, you got a set of beautiful patterns out :) Really loving the adult version you worked up.

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  2. Love your hat, Alexandra! Perfect colors for winter. Thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of the Challenge! My yarn stash already grows smaller... :)

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  3. Thank you for this Challenge ...i love your hat
    greetings

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  4. Thank you for the free pattern! I love the way it looks!

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    1. Thanks so much! Came out better than I imagined. Initially I was going to make it all in the Iced Aqua color, but it was just not coming out right. Much better now

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  5. I cant wait to see all these granny square projects I love granny squares and y'all are giving me some great ideas and inspiration

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    1. Awesome! That's what we're going for :) I drool over granny square projects all the time, lol

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  6. I will probably get YARN Im such a yarn addict my husband keeps saying " Don't you have enough Yarn?" & on payday he always tells me Please dont buy Yarn TodayLOL! but he didnt say anything about tomorrow LOL I'm so bad

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    1. Hehe. Mine says, "don't you have that one at home?" I say, "I have this brand, but not this color." So many pretty colors!

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  7. I would like to see free Yarn and I love those Armour hooks If you can get your hands on those for a giveaway that would be awesome

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    1. That's a great idea :) Will see what I can do!

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  8. I always like specialty yarn giveaways, like alpaca or yak.I would spend my card money on patterns.

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    1. Yak is an interesting idea - haven't seen any Yak yarn, but now I will have to go looking for some. I am definitely going to have some yarn to giveaway throughout the year. Stay tuned :)

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  9. Must do some window shopping on Etsy. I'm sure to find some wonderful patterns or must have yarn.

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    1. I have so many patterns bought, and favorited! Just not enough hours to work them all...::sighs::...

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  10. I'd like to see a unique yarn bowl as a give-away.

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  11. I finished this hat yesterday, and love it. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.

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    1. Yay! Please share with us in the EyeLoveKnots Community on Facebook, or add on Ravelry. Would love to see, and get your feedback!

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  12. Would love to see videos on how to do some of these pattrens. For people like me who can't seem to get the hang of reading pattrens.

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    1. Videos is something I really want to be able to do! I'm saving up for a new computer, and camera.

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  13. I would probably by a few hats or yarns. Not real sure. 😊 Thank you for the changes to to win.

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    1. There are so many hand dyed yarns I have read about and favorited, but I'd probably just end up spending more on patterns. Such talented designers out there!

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  14. Hi!!!

    This is my first time here : a friend of mine told me about your link party, so here I am!!!!

    thank you, Ale

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  15. I wish I had found this sooner! I have several granny square projects and I love the granny square!

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    1. Not too late! This Granny-Spiration Challenge will be going all year. New link up, giveaway and projects will be shared 1st Saturday of evening month :)

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  16. I wish I had found this sooner! I have several granny square projects and I love the granny square!

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