Trinity Slouch

Crochet
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
6.0 mm (J)
160 - 170 yards (146 - 155 m)
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This pattern is available for free on the Cre8tion Crochet blog or as a paid, advertising-free pdf. Click “visit pattern website” to access the free version There is also a promo code to get 50% off the printable pdf. 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.

YARN
I Love This Cotton or
160-170 yards of any worsted weight yarn that can obtain gauge

MATERIALS
6.0mm (J) Hook- or hook needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle

NOTES
• 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.

DIFFICULTY
Easy

GAUGE
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”

STITCH GUIDE
ch(s) - chain(s), sc - single crochet, hdc - half double crochet, dc - double crochet, st(s) - stitch(es), sl st - slip stitch.

SPECIAL STITCHES

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