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)
*a smileeeeeeee 🙂
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 🙂
Now smile and grab your yarn and hook 🙂 Let’s have some fun!!!!!
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.
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.
Body of 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.