Love My Messy Bun – Free Crochet Pattern


It’s winter. It’s cold. Most of us just want to stay warm and be comfortable. The “Love My Messy Bun” will be a perfect addition to your winter wardrobe.

Stripe it or make it in solids. Either way you’ll love it.


LOVE MY MESSY BUN HAT PATTERN


Finished Size: Fits most adults.

Yarn: #4 worsted weight yarn

Samples used:
Red Heart Super Saver (red & pink)
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! (Hot Rose & White)

Hook Size: I/9 (5.50 mm) – (I love my Tulip Etimo hooks!)

Notions: Yarn Needle, hair elastic

Gauge: 3.5 hdc = 1 inch

Notes:Color changes for sample that is shown were done every other row, but you can change colors anywhere using color change note above.   

For help with abbreviations – see my List of Abbreviations.


Special Stitches:

  • FPhdc (Front Post half double crochet) – yo, insert hook from right to left behind vertical bar of next st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
  • BPhdc (Back Post half double crochet – yo, working behind next st, insert hook from right to left in front of next st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
  • Color changes:Work stitch to last yo, yo with new color, pull through new color. Do not fasten off old color. Carry old color up to new row when ready to use.
  • Hdc between 2 sts – work hdc in space between next 2 sts (not in top of sts as you normally would. For a visual of where to place the stitch see my tutorial: Double Crochet between 2 stitches

Please note: the linkg to the tutorial above is for a double crochet between stitches. You will be doing a hdc, but it is the same space between the stitches.


Love My Messy Bun Hat


Attach yarn to elastic with sl st,
Round 1:
 Work 30 hdc around elastic band, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (30 dc)

Round 2: Ch 1, hdc between join and 1st hdc, [hdc between next 2 sts] 3 times, 2 hdc between next 2 sts, *[hdc between next 2 sts] 4 times, 2 hdc between next 2 sts, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (36 hdc)

Round 3: Ch 1, hdc between join and 1st hdc, [hdc between next 2 sts] 4 times, 2 hdc between next 2 sts, *[hdc between next 2 sts] 5 times, 2 hdc between next 2 sts, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (42 hdc)

Round 4: Ch 1, hdc between join and 1st hdc, [hdc between next 2 sts] 5 times, 2 hdc between next 2 sts, *[hdc between next 2 sts] 6 times, 2 hdc between next 2 sts, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (48 hdc)

Round 5: Ch 1, hdc between join and 1st hdc, [hdc between next 2 sts] 6 times, 2 hdc between next 2 sts, *[hdc between next 2 sts] 7 times, 2 hdc between next 2 sts, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (54 hdc)

Round 6: Ch 1, hdc between join and 1st hdc, [hdc between next 2 sts] 7 times, 2 hdc between next 2 sts, *[hdc between next 2 sts] 8 times, 2 hdc between next 2 sts, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (60 hdc)

Round 7: Ch 1, hdc between join and 1st hdc, [hdc between next 2 sts] 8 times, 2 hdc between next 2 sts, *[hdc between next 2 sts] 9 times, 2 hdc between next 2 sts, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (66 hdc)

Round 8 – 18 (or until approx. 6 ½”): Ch 1, *hdc between next 2 sts, repeat from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join.

Please Note: Some of my testers ended up with 18 rows and some had closer to 21/22 rows to get the correct length. It will depend on your stitch height.

Round 19: Ch 1, sc in each hdc around. (66 sc)

Round 20: Ch 1, FPhdc around 1st sc, *BPhdc around next sc, FPhdc around next sc, rep from * around, sl st in first hdc to join. (66 sts)

Round 21: Ch 1, FPhdc around 1st FPhdc, *BPhdc around next BPhdc, FPhdc around next FPhdc, rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join.

Round 22–23: Rep Rnd 21.
Fasten off.

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RAVELRY
ETSY


Happy Crocheting!




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