Crochet with texture! This hat is all about the texture and I absolutely adore it. The messy bun hat made waves last year and it seemed as though everyone had one. For no reason at all I resisted making them because I figured what was the point? A hat was supposed to keep your head warm, right? These hats had a huge hole in the top so how was it supposed to keep me warm? This year I finally made one and OH-MY!! I don’t know how I ever made it through without one. I love being outdoors all year and cold winter days are no exception. I always have trouble keeping hats in place because I have long hair and the hat will always slide around. Well not any more! By having my hair through the hat it stays in place no matter what I am doing! How did I not know this? I have since made myself 4 of these hats in various colours to suit my mood that day. I hope that you enjoy this pattern and find out how wonderful a messy bun hat truly is.
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- Size L Hook
- Bernat Chunky Yarn
- Hair Elastic
- slst – slip stitch
- st – stitch
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- Third Loop – half double crochet third loop. The third loop can be seen on the back of a hdc stitch, you have a front loop, back loop, then one more behind the back loop, this is the third.
- RS – Right side (working around the outside of the hat)
- WS – Wrong side (working around the inside of the hat)
Slst to join work to the elastic, then ch 1.
Row 1: RS – Sc 20 sts around the hair elastic. Slst into the first sc st to join. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: WS – Hdc in the 1st st. *Work 2 hdc in the next st. Hdc in next.* Repeat * instructions for the round so that you are increasing on every other stitch. Slst into the first st in the row to join the row. Ch 1, turn. (30 stitches total)
Row 3: RS – *Hdc into the first st. Hdc into the next st. Work 2 hdc into the third st.* Repeat * pattern for the round so that you are increasing on every third stitch. Slst into the first st in the row to join the round. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: WS – Hdc in the first 4 stitches. Work 2 hdc into the fifth stitch. Repeat this pattern for the round (hdc 4 sts, increase on 5th). Slst into the first stith of the row to join the round. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: RS – Hdc 1 st in each st for the row. There is no increasing for this row. When you reach the end, slst into the first st to join the round. Ch 2, turn.
Row 6: WS – Skip the first st, dc in the third loop of the second st. Dc into the third loop of the first skipped stitch. This will form an ‘X’ look to the Dc stitches. *Skip 1 st. Dc into the third loop of the next st. Dc into the third loop of the skipped st.* Repeat * instructions for the row. Slst into the first st to join the round. Ch 1, turn.
Row 7: RS – Hdc around the row normally. At the end, slst into the first st of the row to join. Ch 1, do not turn.
Row 8: RS – NOTE: You are working still from the outside of the hat. The third loop is on the inside of the hat so you will have to roll the previous row a little (as seen in the picture below) to make this easier as you go. Hdc in the third loop of each stitch for the row. Slst into the first st to join the round. Ch 2, turn.
Row 9: Repeat for 6.
Row 10: Repeat row 7.
Row 11: Repeat row 8.
Row 12: Repeat for 6.
Row 13: Repeat row 7.
Row 14: Repeat row 8.
Row 15: Repeat for 6.
Row 16: Repeat row 7.
Row 17: Sc in the back loop of each st for the row. Slst into the first st to join the round. Tie off your work and wave in all loose ends.
That is the end of this pattern! If you have any questions or comments please let me know below. I would love to know how this pattern worked out for you!