This free slouchy hat pattern utilizes trinity stitches in two different ways, offset on the band and stacked in the body of the hat for a great textured look.
The Trinity Slouch is worked bottom up and cinched at the top, which makes it ideal for those who don’t like to work hats in traditional rounds.
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160-170 yards of any worsted weight yarn that can obtain gauge
J10/6.0mm Hook- or hook needed to obtain gauge
• This hat is made bottom up, by creating the band first, then working up. Top of hat is cinched to finish and 2 rounds of sc are added to the bottom edge to finish.
• Make sure to pay attention to the stitches used. The outside sts of the band are dc, the inside sts are hdc. This is to compensate for the use of clusters in the band, which are naturally higher than single stitches.
• In the body of the hat the 3dc clusters will be stacked on top of each other. Each cluster will be placed in the 2nd st of the previous 3dc cluster.
Band – 2” wide. 7 rows = 4” – Approx 19” total length – this will stretch to accommodate a head diameter of 20-22” comfortably
Body – 4 clusters (12sts) and 7 rows of clusters = 4”
ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), sl st – slip stitch.
dc2tog– decrease two together
yarn over, insert hook into 1st st, yarn over and pull through st, (three loops on hook), insert hook in next st, yarn over, pull through, (four loops on hook), yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over again and pull through last two loops on hook
Row 1: Ch13. Turn. 1dc in the 4th ch from hook. (counts as 2dc in the first st) [Skip 2chs. 3hdc in the next ch] 2x. Skip 2chs. 2dc in the last ch. <10>
Rows 2-33: Ch3. Turn. 1dc in the same st. [Skip 2sts. 3hdc in the next st] 2x. Skip 2sts. 2dc in the last st (top of Ch3). <10>
Fold bottom (beginning) edge of band behind the last completed row. Sl st closed, going through back loop only of the last row and connecting to beginning chain. Turn band right side out, with sl stitches on the inside.
Round 1: Ch1. Working around the outside edge of the band, 2sc in the space under the last dc of each row. Sl st into the first sc to join, skipping over the Ch1. <66>
Rounds 2-12: Sl st into the next st (so that you are in the 2nd dc of the 3dc cluster) Ch3 and 2dc in the same st. Skip 2sts. *3dc in the next st. Skip 2sts. Repeat from * to end. <66>
Round 13: Sl st into the next st. Ch3 and 2dc in the same st. Skip 2sts. [1dc. Ch1. 1dc] in the next st. Skip 2sts. *3dc in the next st. Skip 2sts. [1dc. Ch1. 1dc] in the next st. Skip 2sts.
Repeat from * around. <55>
Round 14: Sl st into the next st. Ch4 and 1dc in the same st. 1dc in the next Ch1. *Skip 2sts. [1dc. Ch1. 1dc] in the next st. 1dc in the next Ch1. Repeat from * around. <33>
Round 15: Ch2. YO, insert hook in next dc, YO and pull through one loop, YO and pull loop through remaining 2 loops (counts as first dc2tog). *dc2tog using the next Ch1 and 1dc. Repeat from * around. <11> Fasten off, leaving a 18” tail.
Turn hat inside out. Fold opening in half with the tail in the center. Using yarn needle, stitch center closed. Fold hat opening in half the other way, and stitch closed from opposite direction. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Round 1: Attach yarn to edge of hat. 2sc in the space under the last dc of each row. Sl st into the first sc to join, skipping over the Ch1. <66>
Round 2: Ch1. 1sc in every sc around. Sl st into the first sc to join, skipping over the Ch1. <66> Fasten off and weave in ends.
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