Monday, November 11, 2013

Trinity Hat Beanie ~ With or Without Pom~Pom ~ FREE PATTERN



Trinity Stitch Beanie
*with optional pom-pom*





Trinity Stitch Beanie
*with optional pom-pom*

Materials:*1 skein worsted weight yarn (I use Hobby Lobbys I Love This Yarn!)
if doing the contrasting band 2 skeins in the colors you choose
* I hook and a K hook
* A large eye yarn needle for weaving in ends
*Pom-pom maker (homemade maker works well here too, I use a homemade on roughly 4.5 inches across) 
*scissors
*a smileeeeeeee :)

Stitch Explanation:
Sc:Single crochet
Ts:Trinity stitch as follows...chain 1, insert hook into same stitch and pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop x2, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on the hook
Because I am new to pattern writing and because some of my personal techniques may be different than traditional methods of crochet I have included painfully detailed photographic instruction. This is to ensure we are “on the same page” with our stitches and to help new crocheters, or those new to this stitch, be successful ….


A video tutorial on this hat can be found here on You Tube :)

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Now smile and grab your yarn and hook :) Let's have some fun!!!!!

The band:

With your I hook and your band color chain 9

Row 1: insert hook in the 2nd chain from the hook and sc all the way across, ch 1 turn

Row 2: insert hook in back loop only and sc across all (8 sc st)


*my counting may look different than yours so I have numbered the stitches*








Repeat row 2 until you have a total of 62 rib rows making up the band. 


Chain 1 and turn on side single chain in each stitch across the LENGTH of the band until you reach the final stitch.

Joining the Band:

Bring band around joining the ends. Inset hook into last stitch going through the last row and first row of the band at the same time. Draw up a loop and sc through BOTH joining the two ends forming the band circle. 





 (I have switched yarn colors for the body of the hat so this is the time to do that as well if you care to, or simply continue in the band color) 


Chain 1 do not turn.




 Note: Switch to your K hook here

Body of the Hat:

Here is where you will begin your trinity stitch. Begin working in the round.

Trinity Stitch in each sc around ending at he beginning with your last stitch ending in the first stitch of the beginning trinity stitch. DO NOT CHAIN just continue working in the round working in the stitches of the trinity stitches in the previous row. 
Work the trinity stitch for 12 rounds
 

 
Decreasing the hat:

When you reach 12 trinity stitches high, or twelve rounds, begin to decrease the trinity stitch 4 stitches at a time. Do four normal trinities, then work a decrease as follows: 
Begin stitch as normal going into stitch just worked, skip next two stitches and go into 3rdst (this will be the top of a trinity cluster)and continue to work the stitch as normal pulling up a loop, inserting into the next stitch and pulling up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops, chain 1. Continue with 4 normal trinities, one decrease trinity stitch until you have roughly 35 or so chain spaces left , or about a palm sized opening left in the top of the hat. Sc in each stitch around, fasten off with an 8 inch tail for closing the hole.

Weave in and out of the sc in the top of the hat with your yarn needle, draw up tight with needle on the inside of the hat and tie off snugly weaving in end.

Use long tail left on the band of the hat to join the seam from the inside of the hat. Tie off snugly, weave in ends.
Using your pom pom maker make a super fun and fluffy pom. Attach FIRMLY to top of hat tying long ends on inside and weaving in tails.
Smile and relax! You've just finished your super cute new hat...... enjoy!



Next up the Trinity Scarf Pattern......


67 comments:

  1. I just love your tutorials...Thanks so much, and can't wait for the trinity scarf tutorial. :)

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  2. I love this pattern. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing! As I am a beginner I hope I can make one :)

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  4. Lovely pattern,many thanks. Can't see how many colours used though?

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    1. :) in the top photo it was one striped yarn and for the band a solid..... the hat can be done all in a stripe from beginning to end or all in a solid also.....

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  5. After the first row are we supposed to work into the chains too or just the top of the trinity stitch?

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    1. in the chains too.... it works up just like the first row..... :)

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    2. Thank you :) I had to alter my hat a little bit cause it was WAYYY too long! Lol I looked like the kid from the fat albert cartoon! But now it fits just perfect :) Me, my cousin AND her husband all made one!

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    3. Im so happy you all made one :) its like having lil hat babies all over the world makes me so happpppyyyy! I should prolly try to figure out how to do a gauge thing? Gahhh Im new to writing patterns soooooo much to learn.

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  6. I love this pattern, but as I was trying to crochet one last night, I realize if you are working in 3 stitches and only leaving behind 2 st.s aren't you decreasing as you go? I am a beginner, and rarely work with patterns, so I'm sure I've done something wrong lol

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    1. That's a great question :) when you do the trinity st you are actually only ever using two st...... you are going directly into one st that you already used (step1) then drawing up two more loops over the next two st..... so the first doesn't count, and only the two you went into next. If you didn't add the chain 1 you would be decreasing by one each time .... I hope I explained that ok.... :)

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  7. Looooove this pattern! I'm destinys cousin...above! My husband is on his second one now! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern with us! I can't wait for the matching scarf and wristlets.... oh I'm so excited! Its really cold now where we are, so this is just perfect

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    1. How cool is that???? I love that you guys are having fun with it :) This makes me smile sooooo much <3 Im writing the scarf up today, and the wristers are very very basic so those should be super easy to write up soon too.... with seven kids sometimes I cant get to all the tech stuff as soon as I think I can but today nothing is stopping me on the scarf at least lol....

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    2. Awesomesauce! Can't wait! Thanks so much again for this great pattern

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  8. Love your patterns....however think I'm over thinking the joining of the band. I have done the sc around the length of the band and attempting to join - do you join down the length of the band? If I join the 1st stitch to the last what about the other stitches down the width of the band?

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    1. Hi :) you kmow that's a really great question .... you work the length and join in that top stitch to make it "in the round".... but yeah, while you are working the hat its just left unstitched at the band there.... you use your long tail when you are all done and stitch the seam up and weave in ur ends and its all good to go :) You seem like ur right on track with the hat, so just join, then work the trinity body and when ur all done whip that lil seam up and you have ur super fun new beanie <3

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  9. Looking forward to making this for myself. Quick question do you have any adjustments for infants/ toddlers? I have an almost 2 year old ( 19 inch head ) and a 2 month old ( 15 inch head ) and wanted to make them one each, I figure id need to change the start rows and have less rounds but would I need a certain multiple of sts for the decreases? Thought id ask before I attempt as you know the pattern well as you wrote it :)

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    1. I thought about that too.... I do make them for smaller wee ones, heres what I do.... firstly the st is a multiple of two thing.... so what ever u decide on your band just make sure its an even number.... I also decrease the width of the band instead of starting w 9 chains (8st) I go like 6 ch(5st) so its not so wide... you can even go more tiny for smaller peanuts :)

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  10. Hi..I'm working on this hat and I have a question, I've worked the first row of trinity stitches and I'm about to start row 2. I'm confused on where I place my hook to do the stitches. Am I going into the chain one spaces only or going in between the trinity stitches and chain 1 spaces. When I go into the chain one spaces only,, it's decreasing the hat and its not right. please help.

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    1. Hi :) Well you start your second round by using all ch sp...... I hope I can explain this right bare with me..... you see the trinity st? there is the lil st that sits right on top (ur ch 1 after pulling in thru all the loops..... thats going to be where you pull up your SECOND loop.... this keeps them right on top of eachother in a sweet lil line ;) so insert hook in st right in front of top of trinity, pull up a loop(2 loops on hook). insert into st on TOP of trinity and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook) and hen insert into next st rightafter the trinity and draw up a loop (4 st on hook) yarn over pull thru all 4 and ch 1...... :)

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    2. gahhhh not meaning all the "ch spaces* ... meaning all the spaces including the ch 1 spaces .....

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    3. ok...ill try it and let you know what happens....lol thx

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  11. Hi!!! Love this pattern, and your daughter is beautiful! :) I saw your reply above about how to make the hat smaller, but I'm wondering what size head this fits as written, so I know if I need to make changes for it to fit. My nine year old daughter wants one, I'm just not sure if I need to make it as written or smaller. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern!

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    1. :) ty <3 well I actually made one for my 9 year old girl as well so thats a great question..... I used the same 62 rows of rib but instead of ch 9 and going with 8 for the rib I ch 7 and went with 6 for the rib rows..... that made the band skinnier.... as far as the height I went with about6 inches (including the band) before I decreased I hope ythis helps <3

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    2. Thanks so much for your quick reply. I will try that. Her head measures 21" around. I just didn't want to make it too loose. Hopefully it will come out ok!

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  12. It's me again! Lol I just finished my second beanie and I love it!! :) I just had a tip for closing the hole. After doing the sc at the end i went around one more time with sc and skipped every other stitch. It made the hole even smaller and made it easier to close! :)

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  13. is the yarn you used called "Agean" by Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn Stripes Yarn? I love the colors! Its so pretty. I want to get exact same color! :)

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    1. Yes it is! Great eye ;) Im madly in love with hobby lobbys I Love This Yarn line .... so soft and the colors are so fun :)

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  14. I would like to say I love your tutorial, though it is hard to use when I can't sit at my computer while working.. For some reason my kindle will not load the page, though I think that is my device, not your page. So, with that being said, do you have a link to just the written pattern I could follow?? I love this hat and want to make matching ones for me and my daughters!

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    1. Unfortunately I dont have just the pattern written out :(

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  15. My new favorite pattern!!! Thank you for the fast and easy pattern.

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  16. Love this and made one that fits me perfectly! If I wanted to make it larger, for my husband would I just increase the size of the band or use a larger needle? Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Im so happy it worked out so well for you :) I think I would add 2 more rows to the band and then just continue the pattern as normal.... its a mult 2 pattern, so any increases will work as long as they are by 2 :) Hope this helps

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  17. After 3 rounds of the trinity stitch, the body of the hat is wider than the band. Am I doing something wrong?
    Thank you!

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    1. :) Nope u arent ....... it does kind of appear that way until u decrease .... as long as your tension is consistent it should all be ok...... if u feel after doing a test fit a few rows in that its too large for you, you can try the next size down hook, however truly it does look a lil like its flowering out until the decrease..... hope this helps :)

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  18. Hi on the band part can u do like a fpdc/bpdc or a fpsc/fpsc for 62 rows

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    1. Hi :) you know I dont see why not :) It would be very pretty I would think.... Just make sure the correct number (multi of 2) is there for you to start the body .... I say go for it, make it your own :)

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  19. Hi, I wanted to thank you so much for this pattern and to tell you what I have been doing with it, I make hats for children in my local foster program and I make scarves using the trinity stitch for the homeless. They work up quickly and look just wonderful for men or women and kids too. I have had so much fun doing this and I wanted you to know that your creativity is being used for a couple of great causes. Thank you so much, Terri C.

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  20. Thank you so much for this pattern, it really is fun to do and turns out so pretty. Thank you for the video's too, they helped understand the stitch. :)

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  21. Wow u do great instructions thank you

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  22. This is one of the best--and most beautiful--tutorials ever. I am picking up my crochet hooks NOW. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  23. I need help!

    How do you crochet the band?
    I can crochet but I just don't understand the pattern

    Do I sc round 1 and do all the other rows back loop only?

    And do I need to sc the first and last one or only the last one?
    And ch1 at every end of the row?

    Please help me answer the questions, I know I'm complicated <3

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    1. You SC row 1, and then BACK LOOP ONLY the rest of the rows until you're finished with the length of the band. when making corners, you want to make all those back loop stitches (count 8), and then yes chain one, flip,then go into the 2ND stitch. If you dont chain one, and/or go into the 1st stitch, the corners will be round and off, and not correct corners

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  24. Love your hat! Where did you get your yarn and who makes it?

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  25. Thank you....I Love it! I've already made several for family and friends. The tutorial was awesome!

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  26. Since skeins come in different sizes, what size (ounces or yards) do you need to make this?

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  27. Love the pattern. How can I print it? I do better with written instructions.

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  28. I added a second band and stitched it over top of the first to make it like a rolled up cuff.

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  29. Hi! I love this hat and the pattern is pretty easy to follow!! I'm a little confused on how to decrease the stitch though. I understand every 5th stitch is a decrease, but how many loops should I be pulling through?

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  30. I am curious how you count your rows? I made one hat already. I am making this pattern to send to the homeless people in New York City for this winter. Do i count each crocheted row or just the ribs on one side?

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  31. I am curious how you count your rows? I made one hat already. I am making this pattern to send to the homeless people in New York City for this winter. Do i count each crocheted row or just the ribs on one side?

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  32. How do you wear a beanie?
    http://delusionmfg.com/collections/blank-beanie-hats

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  33. I love the pattern, but why is it hard to go into that chain one stitch on top of the trinity stitch, you make it look so easy on the tutorial. Thanks

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  34. I love the hat pattern and can't wait to get started on the wristers and scarf. Good job with the directions.

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  35. Hey, I am in love with this pattern!!! I am having trouble figuring how many extra ribs I need to make to have the count come out evenly. The 62 ribs are quite tight on my head. Any suggestions?

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  38. love your pattern but the chain 1 stitch is extremely hard to get into when we come back around.

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  39. When making the initial band, I have to make mine a bit bigger (than 62 rows), so do I have to end on an even number or something like that? Does the number of rows affect the rest of the hat?

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  40. Your directions are not correct. I tried your steps and the hat was getting too small. Looked for other directions and see the step needed is that the last stitch of the trinity stitch is the second loop (the first one is on the hook)and then the next two chains are the third and fourth loop. You always go back to the last stitch and start next stitch there. Hope this helps.

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  41. How many sc do you do after you finish the brim?

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  42. I am doing the decrease part. And I'm not quite sure what you mean by working in the Stitch I just worked. Not too mention I need four loops on my hook and am only getting three with all this skipping ...

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