I love these ‘Messy Bun’ hats! Every day my hair gets tossed up and then when it is time for a hat it comes down and the ends look all messy and straggly 🙁 This hat is the answer. I chose to design mine using a hair elastic because with medium length hair my ‘bun’ is not large enough to cover a big hole at the top. The elastic is perfect because it can be stretched over the bun and then fits nice and neatly around the base of it.
This pattern and tutorial is perfect for beginners. Use the video tutorial especially if you are just starting out. I show you step-by-step all the stitches to get this done. Once you have finished be sure to tag me on Instagram @prettydarnadorable hashtag #pdamaker I would love to see them all!
SKILL LEVEL Beginner
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
sts – stitches
sl st – slip stitch
rpt – repeat
3sc = 1 inch
Preteen to Adult – 20” x 8”
*Hat is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join. Use a stitch marker at the beginning of round for easier counting.
Using 8 mm hook work 30 sc around hair elastic
Rnd 1: 1 sc in 1st 4 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts* rpt from * to * till end of rnd (36)
Rnd 2: 1 sc in 1st 5 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts* rpt from * to * till end of rnd (42)
Rnd 3: 1 sc in 1st 6 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts* rpt from * to * till end of rnd (48)
Rnd 4: Sc in 1st and each st around (48)
Repeat Round 4 until hat measures 6” Note: This hat stops at mid ear – if you would like it longer just add a few more rounds before continuing to band.
Change to 6.50 mm hook and cream yarn.
Rnds 1-2: Sc in 1st and each stitch around. Drop cream yarn and change to red yarn. (48)
Rnd 3: Sc in 1st and each stitch around. Cut red yarn and change to cream yarn. (48)
Rnd 4: Sc in 1st and each stitch around. Fasten off and weave in ends.