G Square Cap and Bill Crochet Hat

I love crochet hats!  Here’s a very simple way to play with Granny Squares to create your very own groovy billed cap!  

Designed By:  Farrah for 365 Crochet
Skill Level:  Easy

Yarn:  Bernat Softee Chunky Size 5, approx. 100yds.
Hook:  G/4.0mm
Gauge:  14 sts x 12 rows = 4”
Size:  Adult head, approx 21 inch circumference. (stretchy)

Please do not copy or sell my pattern!  You may link to it, you may sell the finished product, I don't mind, as I did not "invent" the granny square!  Have fun!

First you must make 5 granny squares in the color(s) of your choice.   I altered the granny square pattern a little bit, and used hdcs instead of dcs, because I didn’t want the squares to be too wide. 

My colors changed on these rnds:
Rnd1-Tan, Rnd2-White, Rnd3 and 4-Tan, Rnd 5-White, Rnd6-Tan

The pattern for my granny square is as follows:

Ch5, sl st to 1st ch to form a loop

Rnd 1:  ch4, (counts as 1hdc and ch2sp), *3hdc in loop, ch2* repeat 3 times, 2hdc in loop, sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch4.  Ch4, do not turn.

Rnd 2: 3 hdc in first ch2 sp, *(3 hdc, ch2, 3 hdc) in next ch 2 sp. * Repeat 3 times.  2hdc in last ch2 sp. Sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch4. Do not turn.

Rnds 3-6: ch4, (acts as one hdc and ch2sp), from now on work 3hdc in every space between the 3hdc clusters of the previous row. When you get to a corner, you always (3hdc, ch2, 3hdc), this creates a corner.  The last cluster is always 2hdc and connect to ch2 of first ch4 (the first 2 ch acts as one hdc+ 2hdc in the end =3dc cluster) Your square should increase by 3hdc on every side, every time you add a row. 

You should have 18 hdc on each side of the square when you’re done.

Now you will sew the squares together.  To save time, you can also slip stitch them together down the sides at the end of each square (That’s what I did) but it will give it a raised seam.  If you want it flat, I suggest sewing it together!

Now your hat looks like a box...  don't worry, it will work itself out the the first time you try it on!

Now you will add the edge and bill!  Attach your yarn to the bottom corner of any of the 4 granny squares. 

With right side facing you, ch1.

Rnd 1:  work 80 sc around edge of hat evenly.  (Tip – work 20 sc along each square.  When you made each granny square, there were 18 hdc’s on each side, plus 2chs on the corners.  This equals 20 stitches)  sl st to 1st sc, ch1, turn.

Rnd 2:  Sc in next 18 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, (2dc) in each of the next 14 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in last 36 sts.  Sl st to 1st sc, ch1, turn.

Rnd 3:  Sc in first 37 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 26 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in last 19 sts.  Sl st to 1st sc, ch1, turn.

Rnd 4:  Sc in first 20 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 24 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in last 38 sts.  Sl st to 1st sc, ch1, turn.

Rnd 5:  Sc in each st around (94sc), sl st to 1st sc.  Fasten off.
Weave in ends.


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