Try Out Messy Bun Hat


Pamela Kuloba

I have always admired a messy bun hat. When I started crocheting again, that was one of the things I promised myself that I was going to make. With the cold weather coming up, and knowing that I do not like cold weather, I decided to make myself one. After I finished it I decided I would make one for my grandchildren. This messy bun hat is fairly easy to make. The hardest part was deciding on what pattern to use. After I decided on the pattern and the type of yarn., everything else just fell in place

I have always admired a messy bun hat. When I started crocheting again, that was one of the things I promised myself that I was going to make. With the cold weather coming up, and knowing that I do not like cold weather, I decided to make myself one. After I finished it I decided I would make one for my grandchildren. 

This messy bun hat is fairly easy to make. The hardest part was deciding on what pattern to use. After I decided on the pattern and the type of yarn., everything else just fell in place

Watch out if you use Caron Simply Soft yarn. I did not realize until I made the hats that regular Caron Simply Soft yarn and the heather yarn have different weights in grams or ounces and yardage. I used the heather for the adult and regular for the small sizes.




This Caron Simply Soft yarn makes the hats come out so beautifully. I like the texture, the shiny effect and just the feel. And don’t forget the warmth.

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Materials

Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic 6 oz/170g, 315 yds/288 m worsted weight yarn (medium)

Yarn Used -152 yds/139 m, 176 yds/161 m, 190 yds/174 m (Regular yarn)

Colors- Orchid

               Strawberry 

Grey Heather - (Adult) 5 oz/142 g, 250 yds/229 m (Used 245 yds/224 m

Hook size 4.5 mm (US )

Scissors

1 medium size ponytail tie

Tapestry needle


Skill Level

Intermediate


Gauge

20 sts x 16 rows (4 puff and 12 sc)= 4” (10 cm)


Finished sizes

2-4 yrs- 6.5” x 14.5”

4-8 yrs- 7” x 15.5”

8-12 yrs- 8” x 17” 

Adult- 9” x 21”


Abbreviations

Ch-chain

st-stitch

Sc-single crochet

Sl st-slip stitch 

scblo-single crochet back loop only

Rep-repeat



Special Stitch

Bobble-(YO, insert needle in next st, yo, draw yarn through st and up to level of work) 4 times in the same st, yo, draw yarn through 9 loops on hook


 Notes

The Hat is made horizontally in rows including the band. The band is made up of scblo stitches. The hair tie is used at the top of the hat to make a hole. It is attached with a slip stitch with every other row.  The hat is made up to the desired measurements, then the sides are sewn together with a tapestry needle or slip stitch. 

Sc crochet sts are made only in the ch-3 loop in the row after the bobble st. No sts are made in the sc.

 



Pattern Instructions

Sizes include 2-4 yrs (s), 4-8 yrs (m), 8-12 yrs (l), and adult (a)

 

Make a sl st around the hair tie then ch (34, 38,38, 41)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch and each ch to end, sl st in the hair tie, ch 1, turn (33, 37,37, 40)

Row 2: sc in 1st st, scblo to end, turn (33, 37, 37, 40)

Row 3: ch 1 (counts as a sc), scblo in 2nd st and each st to end, sl st in hair tie, ch 1, turn (33, 37, 37, 40)

Row 4: sc in 1st st, *ch 3, bobble in last sc made, sk next 2 sc, sc in next st, rep from * across to last 9 sts, scblo in each st to end, turn (8, 9, 9, 10 bobbles)

Row 5: ch 1 (counts as a stitch) scblo in 2nd st and next 8 sts, 3 sc in each ch-3 loop across to last ch-3 loop, sc in next sc, sl st in hair tie, ch 1, turn (33, 37, 37, 40)

Row 6-68, 72, 80, 88: Repeat rows (2-5) x (16, 17, 19, 21) more times or a total of 17, 18, 20, 22 bobble rows

Row 69, 73, 81, 89: scblo to end

You can either

1). Join the sides with a sl st using a crochet hook, fasten off and weave in the ends

                               or 

2). Fasten off, weave in the ends and sew the sides together with a tapestry needle. 

For both finishing ,make sure the sides align correctly.


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