Hi Everyone! I know we’re well into spring now, but that hasn’t stopped me from dreaming up beanie patterns. What can I say…I love to make hats! Today’s pattern is a fun textured hat that I like to call The Trip Stitch Beanie.
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About the Beanie
So the Trip Stitch Beanie is a lot of fun! The simple stitch combination makes it look as though little bobbles are swirling up the hat. It’s got a little bit of slouch, which I’m personally a fan of, but you can also make it shorter for a more fitted style. Another fun thing is that when I was weaving in the ends, I kind of fell in love with the subtle texture of the reverse side of the beanie. I will tentatively call this a reversible beanie pattern!
This pattern is available in four sizes: Baby, Toddler, Child, and Adult. You can now find all four sizes right here on this post!
About the Stitches
Another fun thing about the Trip Stitch Beanie is that it doesn’t eat as much yarn as some other patterns. Sometimes patterns with bobbles can take a lot of yarn, but because we’re not using the Bobble stitch I was able to make an adult size with just one skein of Lion’s Brand Heartland.
To make this hat, you will need to know the single crochet stitch and the treble (or triple) crochet stitch. Since single and double crochet stitches are generally some of the first things you learn when you start to crochet, I’ll just skip ahead to the treble crochet stitch.
The only really difference between treble crochet and double crochet is that you will yarn over twice before inserting your hook for the first time.
So to complete a treble crochet, you will do the following…
Start by yarning over twice. Insert hook, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops. Ta-dah!
Extra Notes on the Hat
Because this hat has a bobble-like texture, one thing that you have to do is to turn your work after each round. So at the end of your round, you will Ch 1, turn your entire work around, and begin working in the direction that you came from. The purpose of this is to get the little pops of definition of the treble crochet stitches. It is sometimes helpful to use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of the row when you’re working back and forth. This will help to ensure that you’re not accidentally adding or dropping stitches.
Also, a fun thing that I did with my hat was to add a faux fur pom. I actually like to make my own poms. If you’d like to make your own, check out my free pom tutorial right here! You could also make a yarn pom or no pom at all. I do recommend attaching it in a way that you can easily remove it if you want to utilize the reversible feature of this hat.
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Let’s Get Started…
- 1 Skein of Lion Brand Heartland yarn (or approx 115-200 yds of worsted weight yarn)
- Size H (5mm) crochet hook
- Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook
- Tape Measure
- Tapestry needle
- Pom Maker or Faux fur pom (optional)
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Ch – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC in BLO – Single Crochet in Back Loops Only
TC – Treble Crochet
(With I hook) 15 SC stitches x 18 rows = 4” square
Finished Measurements: (laid flat)
Baby (6-12Months): Width 8”, Height 8”
Toddler (2-3): Width 8.5”, Height 8.5”
Kids (4-10): Width 9”, Height 9”
Adult: Width 10”, Height 10”
- Ch 1 does not count as a stitch through this pattern.
- Pattern is written in increments of 6 stitches.
- This hat is worked with Right side (RS) and Wrong Side (WS). You will need to turn your hat and work in the opposite direction and the end of each row.
- If you cannot get your gauge to meet the brim measurements, I recommend going down a hook size. Alternatively, you could work band until it meets written measurements and add one inch. Be sure to keep your stitch count for the body of the hat as written.
Using H hook. Ch (9,9,11,11)
Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. (8,8,10,10)
Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. SC in BLO of first stitch and each stitch across.
Row – (60,66,72,78): Repeat Row 2 (Note: After 20 rows band should measure just over 4”. If it does not, I recommend changing hook sizes.)
Band should measure approximately (12.5”,14”,15.5”,17”) unstretched.
Holding ends together, sl st in each stitch across both pieces to close band. Do not break yarn. Turn band so slip stitches are facing inward and working yarn is on top.
Switch to I Hook
Row 1: Ch 1. Sc 1 in each of the rows of around the top edge of the brim. Sl st in top of first sc to join. (60,66,72,78)
Row 2: Ch 1 and turn (WS). *Sc 1, Tr 1, Sc 1, Tr 1, Sc 2* Continue from * around. Sl St in top of first sc to join. (60,66,72,78)
Row 3: Ch 1 and turn (RS). Sc in each stitch around. Sl st in top of first sc to join. (60,66,72,78)
Row 4: Ch 1 and turn (WS). *Sc 2, Tr 1, Sc 1, Tr 1, Sc 1* Continue from * around. Sl St in top of first sc to join. (60,66,72,78)
Row 5: Repeat Row 3
Row 6: Ch 1 and turn (WS). *Sc 3, Tr 1, Sc 1, Tr 1* Continue from * around. Sl St in top of first sc to join. (60,66,72,78)
Row 7: Repeat Row 3
Row 8: Ch 1 and turn (WS). *Tr 1, Sc 3, Tr 1, Sc 1* Continue from * around. Sl St in top of first sc to join. (60,66,72,78)
Row 9: Repeat Row 3
Row 10: Ch 1 and turn (WS). *Sc 1, Tr 1, Sc 3, Tr 1* Continue from * around. Sl St in top of first sc to join. (60,66,72,78)
Row 11: Repeat Row 3
Row 12: Ch 1 and turn (WS). *Tr 1, Sc 1, Tr 1, Sc 3* Continue from * around. Sl St in top of first sc to join. (60,66,72,78)
Repeat Rows 1-12 until work measures (8”,8.5”,9”,10”) including brim. (Note: For a more fitted style subtract 1” from each size.) Be sure to finish with a “sc around” row. Tie off leaving long tail for weaving.
- Using a tapestry needle, weave the long tail in and out of the top row of stitches approx. every 5 stitches.
- When you have gone all the way around the top of the hat, pull the tail tight, cinching the top of the hat closed.
- Turn hat inside out, then tie off and weave the ends.
- Optional: Attach Faux fur or yarn pom to top of hat.
I always love seeing your finished work on Instagram or Facebook. Seriously, I’m not just saying that. I really do go through and look at all of the tags I get. Sometimes I have mom-brain and forget to respond, but I really do see them all. So please feel free to share your work on Instagram with #tripstitchbeanie, and be sure to tag me @craftingforweeks so I can see it!
I hope you have as much fun making this hat, as I did designing it. Until next time, Happy Crafting!