Hat not Hate 2021 – The Granny Stitch Collection

October is National Bully Prevention month. #hatnothate (https://hatnothate.org/) is an amazing organization that rallies fiber artists around the country to knit and crochet blue hats to be distributed and worn by kids during the month of October. What an amazing sight of blue to combat bullies!

For #hatnothate 2021, we have designed 16 unique beanies for the cause. Here is our granny stitch beanie collection – 3 unique patterns in blue!

These are made with Mainstays Yarn for Walmart in Blue Multi.

These beanies have a final height of 8.5-9 inches and flat circumference of 19 inches.  

Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

granny stitch – 3 double crochet in the same space

3dctog – crochet 3 double stitches together

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

The Granny Stitch Beanie

This beanie is made with Mainstays Yarn for Walmart in Blue Multi

This beanie is made with stitches of a granny square in the body of the hat.

Using size 4 yarn (worsted or medium weight yarn) with a K-10.5 (6.5 mm) needle.  

Ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring.

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row) and then 13 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to first dc (14 dc)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in the same st as joining, and then 2 dc in each stitch all the way around to end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (28 dc) 

Row 3 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (42 dc)

Row 4 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next 2 st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc (56 dc)

Row 5 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in the next stitch and all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc. (56 hdc)

Row 6 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), sk 1 stitch, granny stitch in the next stitch, skip 2 stitches, granny stitch in the next stitch, then {skip 2 stitches, granny stitch in the next stitch} all the way around  (56 stitches)

Row 7 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), 2 dc in the space between first dc and first granny stitch, then repeat {granny stitch in space between next two granny stitches in the row below} all the way around  (56 stitches)

Row 8 – 15 – repeat Row 7  (56 stitches)

Row 16 –  ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (56 dc)

Row 17 – ch 1 (this counts as your first sc of the row), sc in each stitch all the way around to the end.  Join with sl st to first sc and fasten off (56 sc)

TIP:  Have extra spaces due to sizing?  Fill them with dc in each space.  Just make sure you keep the total number of stitches consistent for each round to maintain sizing.

The Hourglass Granny Stitch Beanie

This is made with Mainstays yarn for Walmart in Blue Multi

This beanie is made with stitches of a granny square in the body of the hat, rightside up and upside down to create an hourglass shape.

Using size 4 yarn (worsted or medium weight yarn) with a K-10.5 (6.5 mm) needle.  

Ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring.

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row) and then 13 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to first dc (14 dc)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in the same st as joining, and then 2 dc in each stitch all the way around to end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (28 dc) 

Row 3 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (42 dc)

Row 4 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next 2 st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc (56 dc)

Row 5 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (56 dc)

Row 6 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), sk 1 stitch, granny stitch in the next stitch, skip 2 stitches, granny stitch in the next stitch, then {skip 2 stitches, granny stitch in the next stitch} all the way around  (56 stitches)

Row 7 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), 3dctog over the granny stitch in row below, ch 2, then repeat {3dctog over the granny stitch in row below, ch 2} all the way around  (56 stitches)

Row 8 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), then {granny stitch at the center of each 3dctog cluster in row below} all the way around (56 stitches)

Row 9 – 13 – repeat Row 7 and 8 twice and then Row 7 again  (56 stitches)

Row 14 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (56 stitches)

Row 15 – ch 1 (this counts as your first sc of the row), sc in each stitch all the way around to the end.  Join with sl st to first sc and fasten off  (56 stitches)

TIP:  Have extra spaces due to sizing?  Fill them with dc in each space.  Just make sure you keep the total number of stitches consistent for each round to maintain sizing.

The Granny Stitch on a Throne Beanie

This beanie is made with Mainstays Yarn for Walmart in Blue Multi

This beanie is made with stitches of a granny square sitting on top of a chain “throne” in the body of the hat.

Using size 4 yarn (worsted or medium weight yarn) with a K-10.5 (6.5 mm) needle.  

Ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring.

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row) and then 13 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to first dc (14 dc)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in the same st as joining, and then 2 dc in each stitch all the way around to end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (28 dc) 

Row 3 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (42 dc)

Row 4 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next 2 st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc (56 dc)

Row 5 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (56 dc)

Row 6 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), sk 1 stitch, granny stitch in the next stitch, skip 2 stitches, granny stitch in the next stitch, then {skip 2 stitches, granny stitch in the next stitch} all the way around  (56 stitches)

Row 7 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), sk 2 stitch and dc in next stitch, ch 2 and then dc in the first skipped dc, then repeat {sk 2 stitch, dc in the next stitch, ch 2, and then dc in the first skipped dc} all the way around.  (56 stitches)

Row 8 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), then {granny stitch in each ch 2 stitch in the row below} all the way around (56 stitches)

Row 9 – 16 – repeat Row 7 and 8  (56 stitches)

Row 17 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in each st all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc (56 stitches)

Row 18 – ch 1 (this counts as your first sc of the row), sc in each stitch all the way around to the end.  Join with sl st to first sc and fasten off  (56 stitches)

Happy Crocheting! Wear with HOPE and be warmed by LOVE.

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