Love My Messy Bun for Kids – Free Crochet Pattern

When I made the original Love My Messy Bun hat (in adult sizes) it was welcomed with love and great feedback. One of the questions I kept getting asked was,

“Do you have this messy bun hat for kids?”

Well, now the answer to that is YES!


Love My Messy Bun for Kids


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Finished Size: Small/Med child, Med/Lrg child

Small/Med child – 16- 18″ head circumference
Med/Lrg child – 18-20″ head circumference

Yarn: #4 worsted weight yarn

Samples used:
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! (Grape & Orchid)
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! (Hot Rose & Pink)

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 below.   
Sizes are written or Small/Med child with Med/Lrg child in parenthesis.

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 your hdc in the space between the 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 link 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 for Kids


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)

For Small/Med Child only
Round 6: Ch 1, hdc between join and 1st hdc, [hdc between next 2 sts] 25 times, 2 hdc between next 2 sts, *[hdc between next 2 sts] 26 times, 2 hdc between next 2 sts, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (56 hdc)

For Med/Lrg Child only
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)

For both sizes
Rounds 7 – 15 (17): {Work rounds until hat is approx. 5.5 (6)” – see note below} 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 adding/subtracting rounds to get the correct length of 5.5 (6)”. It will depend on your stitch height.

Round 16 (18): Ch 1, sc in each hdc around. (56, 60 sc)

Round 17 (19): Ch 1, FPhdc around 1st sc, *BPhdc around next sc, FPhdc around next sc, rep from * around, sl st in first hdc to join.

Round 18 (20): 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 19 (21): Rep Rnd 18 (20).
Fasten off.  


Click link below to get the downloadable ad-free PDF from my pattern shops.

RAVELRY
ETSY


If you’re looking for the adult version of this messy bun you can get it HERE.


Happy Crocheting!




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