I've recently done a post on Clever Nesting about my newfound joy for hexagons. You can use this granny style shape to make just about any type of accessory you desire. I did a tutorial
(that will be posted next week) on joining granny-style hexagons (or squares, or really anything done in the granny square style motif) so I thought I would share my simple recipe for a granny-style hexagon. Disclaimer: hexagons and granny-style shapes in general are not new (as Draco220 pointed out). You can find a variety of them in any decent motif pattern book.
Round 1: 11 double crochet in first chain (chain three counts as one double crochet).
Slip stitch into top of chain three to join (If you are changing colors, this is where you will do it. During the slip stitch, pick up a strand of the new color and pull through). 12 double crochet.
Round 2: Chain 3 (while this is not the correct amount to chain for a hdc, I like the way it looks when the motif is complete). Half double crochet into same space as joinng, chain 1.
Two half double crochet and chain 1 in each dc around. 12 half double crochet and chain 1 sets. Slip stitch into the top of beginning chain three with new color.
Round 3: Slip stitch into chain 1 space. Chain 3. Two double crochet in same space. Chain 1. Three double crochet and chain 1 in each chain space around. 12 dc+ch1
Slip stitch with new color into top of beginning chain three.
Round 4: Slip stitch into next chain 1 space. Chain 3, two double crochet.
3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet in next space (corner made). *3 double crochet in next chain space. 3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet in next chain space.* Repeat this four more times.
Join with a slip stitch into beginning of chain three. Cut yarn and pull through.
There you have it!
Please note: this is not the hexagon I used for my pincushion. I modified that one a bit in order to make the hexagon have less holes in it.