This design is my new favorite, I hope it becomes one of your new favorites as well. This Madison Messy Bun Hat is stylish with the row of mesh stitches above the ribbing, and is fast and easy to make! It took me less than an hour to work up with bulky yarn and a K hook. I briefly went over the ponytail holder in the second paragraph in the Puffy Bun Hat Pattern.
20″ circumference (yarn should stretch)
12 1/2″ long from top of the hat to bottom
*These are our finished measurements. If yours don’t fit within these measurement, please check your gauge.
Bulky weight yarn (5-bulky)
- We suggest Lion Brand, Alpine Wool, Barley yarn
K (6.50mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle, to weave ends
3 sc stitches x 2 rows is 1″
*Change the hook size to obtain the gauge.
- (11 sts) means how many stitches you should have at the end of the row. That count does NOT include the chain.
Single crochet secure stitch– is when you take the hook in project, yarn over, take the hook back through the stitch, take the hook in the next stitch, yarn over, take the hook back through the stitch, yarn over, take hook through all remaining loops on the hook. Or single crochet decrease, attaching ribbing to hat.
blsc-back loop double crochet
sc secure st-single crochet secure stitch
*This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.
Starting with brown yarn and a ponytail holder,
Round 1: all worked around the ponytail holder, ch 2, 20 dc around, join in top of first dc (20 sts)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st* repeat * to * 8 more times around, join in top of first dc (30 sts)
Round 3: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts* repeat * to * 8 more times around, join in top of first dc (40 sts)
Round 4: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts* repeat * to * 8 more times around, join in top of first dc (50 sts)
Rounds 5-8: ch 2, dc in each st around, join in top of first dc (50 sts)
Round 9: ch 2, ch 3, sk st, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk st, dc in next st* repeat * to * 23 more times around, join in top of 2nd ch in the beginning ch 3 (49 sts)
Round 10: ch 2, dc in each st around, join in top of first dc, do NOT cut yarn (50 sts)
ch 4 (continuing off the hat)
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in remaining ch, sc secure stitch, turn (4 sts)
Row 2: blsc in each st, turn (3 sts)
Row 3: ch 1, blsc in each st, sc secure stitch, turn (4 sts)
Row 4: blsc in each st, ch 1 (3 sts)
Repeat rows 3-4 all the way around the hat, cut yarn, fasten off, whipstitch (hand stitch) row 1 and last row together, weave ends
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