B.Hooked Crochet & Knitting

Messy Bun Hat

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messy bun hat

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2017.

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This pattern is written in US crochet terms

02-easy web

Gather Your Supplies

  • One skein Bernat Roving, Putty
  • Optional: Contrast Bernat Roving, Rasberry
  • 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

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Gauge and Sizing

6 sts x 3 rows = 2″ worked in band ribbing pattern

Your finished hat will measure approximately 20″ in circumference (not stretched). It will stretch to fit up to 23″ in circumference. When laying flat, the hat measures 8″ long.

Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • dcCL – Double Crochet Cluster** see stitch description
  • dcCL2tog – Double Crochet Cluster 2 Together** see stitch description
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Slst – Slip Stitch
  • St(s) – Stitches
  • YO – Yarn Over Hook

To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

Stitch Description:

dcCL – YO, insert hook into designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two. YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two. YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two (4 loops on hook). YO and pull through all loops on hook. Chain 1.

dcCL2tog- YO, insert hook into designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two. YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two. YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two (4 loops on hook). YO, insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two. YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two. YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two (7 loops on hook). YO and pull through all loops on hook. Chain 1.

Pattern Notes

This messy bun hat is worked from the bottom up beginning with the band. You will crochet the band in rows, join it together and begin to work in rounds. This pattern includes the option step to add a contrast color stripe. The video tutorial demonstrates how to handle the color transition.

If you need to make slight adjustments to the sizing, you can only do so by changing hook sizes. The stitch pattern and decreases prevent you from easily manipulating the number of stitches. Here are my recommendations:

  • Child/tween – 5 mm hook
  • Adult small – 5.5 mm hook
  • Adult – 6 mm hook
  • Adult large – 6.5 mm hook

How to Crochet a Messy Bun Hat Tutorial

 

This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.

Written Instructions

Band

With your main color

Row 1: Ch 9. Hdc in 3rd chain from hook and in each remaining chain. (8 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). Working in the back loops only, hdc in next stitch. Hdc in each remaining st including turning chain. (8 sts)

Rep row 2 for a total of 40 rows. Do not fasten off. Fold your band in half and slst across to secure the two ends together. Work the slip stitches in the front loops of the side closest to you and in the back loops of the side furthest from you. Do not fasten off. Proceed with hat instructions.

Hat

Round 1: Slst in the next stitch. Ch 1 (does not count as stitch). Make one sc in the side of every row, working around each stitch. Join with a slst to the first st. (40 sts)

Round 2: Ch 3 (does not count as stitch). Make one dcCL in same st as ch 3. *Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL in next. Rep from * around. Join with a slst to the third chain. (40 sts – 20 clusters, 20 chains)

Optional Contrast Color: fasten off after round two if you wish to add a contrasting color stripe to you hat. Fasten on your contrasting color in the chain one space next to the place where you fastened off. Ignore the instruction to slst at the beginning of round three.

Round 3: Slst in the chain of the next cluster and in the next ch 1 gap space. Ch 3 (does not count as stitch). Make one dcCL in same st as ch 3. *Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL in next. Rep from * around. Join with a slst to the third chain. (40 sts – 20 clusters, 20 chains)

Fasten off contrast color. Fasten on your main color in the chain one space next to the place where you fastened off. Ignore the instruction to slst at the beginning of round four.

Round 4: Slst in the chain of the next cluster and in the next ch 1 gap space. Ch 3 (does not count as stitch). Make on dcCL in same st as ch 3. Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL in next. Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL in next. Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL2tog over next two ch 1 gap spaces. *Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL in next. Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL in next. Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL in next. Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL2tog over next two ch 1 gap spaces. Rep from * around. Join with a slst to the third chain. (4 decreases made)

Round 5: Slst in the chain of the next cluster and in the next ch 1 gap space. Ch 3 (does not count as stitch). Make on dcCL in same st as ch 3. Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL in next. Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL2tog over next two ch 1 gap spaces. *Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL in next. Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL in next.  Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL2tog over next two ch 1 gap spaces. Rep from * around. Join with a slst to the third chain. (4 decreases made)

Round 6: Slst in the chain of the next cluster and in the next ch 1 gap space. Ch 3 (does not count as stitch). Make on dcCL in same st as ch 3. Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL2tog over next two ch 1 gap spaces. *Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL in next.  Ch 1, skip one stitch, dcCL2tog over next two ch 1 gap spaces. Rep from * around. Join with a slst to the third chain. (4 decreases made)

Round 7: Ch 1 (counts as stitch). *Sc in next dcCL. Sc in ch 1 gap space. Rep from * around. Join with a slst to the first chain.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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