This pattern is our holiday gift from Cream Of The Crop Crochet to you! Usually I would have made this type of pattern paid, but I wanted everyone to be able to make this pattern.
If you haven’t heard, the newest trend is the bun hat. Sometimes called ponytail hat. I thought it was about time Cream Of The Crop Crochet jumped on the bandwagon and created a bun hat, so I created the Puffy Bun Hat based off of our Puff Slouchy Hat with Bow. The bow is completely optional showing photos with and without the bow. The hat may have holes in it, but it’s still very warm, especially because it has a tight stitch where the ears are. I used a strong ponytail holder for the top, although you can always just chain 14 in place of the ponytail holder. As you can kinda see in the photo right below, I use a ponytail in my hair as the ponytail in the hat only keeps the circle shape, and isn’t meant to hold your hair together. This pattern took me less than an hour to make so it is super faster to make for a last minute gift or for loads of orders for your customers. I hope you enjoy!
19 3/4″ circumference (yarn should stretch)
8″ long from top hole 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 (Bulky-5)
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3 sc stitches x 3 rows is 1″
*Change the hook size to obtain the gauge.
- You can always chain 14 instead of using a ponytail holder.
- (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.
puff stitch-pull up 3 times for a puff stitch.
blsc-back loop single crochet
sc secure st-single crochet secure stitch
puff st-puff stitch
*This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.
Round 1: All worked around ponytail holder, ch 1, 15 puff sts around, join in first puff st (15 sts)
Round 2: slst in next st, ch 2, 2 puff st in same st, puff st in next 2 sts, *2 puff st in next st, puff st in next 2 sts* repeat * to * around 3 more times, join in first puff st (20 sts)
Round 3: slst in next st, ch 2, 2 puff st in same st, puff st in next 3 sts, *2 puff st in next st, puff st in next 3 sts* repeat * to * around 3 more times, join in first puff st (25 sts)
Round 4: slst in next st, ch 2, 2 puff st in same st, puff st in next 4 sts, *2 puff st in next st, puff st in next 4 sts* repeat * to * around 3 more times, join in first puff st (30 sts)
Rounds 5-9: slst in next st, ch 2, puff st in same st, puff st in each st around, join in first puff st (Do NOT cut yarn.) (30 sts)
ch 6 (continuing off the hat)
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in remaining ch, sc secure stitch, turn (5 sts)
Row 2: blsc in each st, turn (5 sts)
Row 3: ch 1, blsc in each st, sc secure stitch, turn (5 sts)
Row 4: blsc in each st, ch 1
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
ch 50, join
Round 1-8: ch 1, sc in each st around, join in first st of round (50 sts)
Round 9: ch 1, sc in each st around, join in first st of round, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (50 sts)
- pinch middle of bow together
- wrap yarn around several times
- tie both ends together
- attach bow to hat with the middle of the bow with a yarn needle
- take 2 more pieces of yarn
- attach each side of bow with yarn and a yarn needle
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