The Trenta Hood is big, warm, wooly, and a little whimsical! Simple stitches create great texture in this fun, free crochet pixie hat pattern on Moogly!
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WeCrochet with Wool
The Trenta Hood features yarn from WeCrochet, a new “sister-site” to KnitPicks! Specifically, I used WeCrochet Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky.
It’s spun from Peruvian wool and promises structure, loft, and drape. It is an all-purpose yarn with fab stitch definition and “heirloom durability.” It was a joy to crochet with!
So this yarn needed to become something warm and wearable! And the Trenta Hood was the perfect project. It’s one size fits all teens and adults, and it’s just so cozy.
While the poms are optional, the added weight make it easy to wear this hood up or down as needed (and as the weather changes every 5 minutes…) – and they are simply fun!
Trenta Hood Basics
The stitch pattern for the Trenta Hood is made up of stitches you are likely very familiar with – only the basics! And there are helpful tutorials linked below for both the seaming and the edging. Pick your favorite 3 colors of Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky and get started on your own!
US – K, 6.5mm – Clover USA
335 yds WeCrochet Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky (100% Superwash Wool; Bulky/5/UK 12-14ply; 137 yds/100 grams)
A: Solstice Heather (blue, 1 hank – 125 yds)
B: Cobblestone Heather (dark gray, 1 hank – 105 yds)
C: Dove Heather (light gray, 1 hank – 105 yds)
Gauge: 12 sts x 12 rows = 4″/10cm in main st pattern
Size: One size fits most teens/adults
Helpful Links and Tutorials:
Row 1: With the first color, ch 131, skip the ch closest to the hook, hdc in the next ch, *sc in the next ch, dc in the next ch; rep from * until 1 st rem, hdc in last st; turn. (130 sts)
Row 2: With next color, ch 1, hdc2tog, dc in the next st, *sc in the next st, dc in the next st; rep from * until 3 sts rem, sc in next st, hdc2tog in last sts; turn. (128 sts)
Row 3: With next color, ch 1, hdc2tog, *sc in the next st, dc in the next st; rep from * until 2 sts rem, hdc2tog; turn. (126 sts)
Rows 4 – 30: Rep Rows 2 and 3, cycling through all the colors. (72 sts) Break Color B. Break Color C, leaving a long tail for seaming.
Fold last row in half so that the first and last sts are together (see schematic above). Use stitch markers to secure seam. Use the Color C tail and a yarn needle to sew the back seam of the hat closed using the mattress stitch.
Edging: Insert hook in bottom edge of hat near where Color A is attached, yo and pull up a loop; ch 1, sc evenly across to corner, work 3 sc at the corner, sc evenly across the front of the hat, work 3 sc at the next corner, and sc evenly across the bottom again to where the row began; join and break Color A.
Optional: Add pom poms to bottom corners.
And that’s how to crochet the Trenta Hood! The new WeCrochet site is full of lovely yarns – be sure to check them all out! If you can’t crochet wool, that’s okay – Brava Bulky (acrylic) and Billow (cotton) make great substitute yarns for this pattern!
I can’t wait to see your finished Trenta Hood! If this free crochet pattern does inspire you to make your own, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! I love seeing what you make!
THE FINE PRINT
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