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I have a lot of hair. Last winter when I first came across Messy Bun Hats, I knew I had hit on something which was for me!
So here is my take on the messy bun hat as part of my Studio Range which includes the Studio Scoodie and the Studio Stripe Scarf. Like with the scarf and scoodie, this texture brings a 3D look to the hat and creates a super cosy practical accessory.
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- Please read all the pattern notes before starting your project
- This pattern uses US crochet terms (UK equivalents are given in brackets in the abbreviations list)
- Numbers in brackets at the end of a row / round indicate the number of stitches in that row / round and are only given at the start of a section or where there is a change
- Turning chains to not count as stitches
- Unless otherwise indicated stitches should be worked in consecutive stitches
- Instructions in (brackets) should be worked in the same stitch
- Instructions written after *asterisks should be repeated as indicated
- Instructions written between [square brackets] should be repeated the precise number of times indicated
- The hats is worked top down in the round
- You will turn at the end of each round
- The brim is worked in rows at right angles to the hat
- Knowledge of basic crochet stitches and terminology
- Working in rounds (using the magic ring – a modification is given)
- Simple increases
- Working in the back loop only (for the brim)
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm / I hook
Yarn: Approximately 150m / 135yds of Aran / Worsted weight yarn.
In the item pictured, I used roughly 50m of WI Soft and Smooth Aran yarn i teal (Yarn A) and about 100m in grey (Yarn B).
Other: Yarn needle & scissors
Finished size: 19in circumference, 6in height
Stitches & Abbreviations
US terms with UK terms given in brackets
- blo = back loop only
- ch = chain
- edc – extended double crochet (UK extended treble) – see special stitches
- fsc = foundation single crochet (UK foundation double) – fsc tutorial here
- MR = magic ring – see special stitches
- rep = repeat
- rs = right side
- sc = single crochet (UK double crochet)
- sk = skip (UK miss)
- ss = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- ws = wrong side
- yo = yarn over
Extended Double Crochet (edc)
This is very similar to a double crochet but with a small extra step:
Yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through one loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through two loops to complete the stitch.
The Studio Messy Bun Hat Pattern
Using a 5.5mm hook and Yarn B;
Round 1: Make 48fsc, making sure not to twisting your work, ss to top of first st to join, turn (48 sts)
If you aren’t using the fsc stitch, ch48 and join with a ss, then ch1 and work 1sc into each ch, joining to the top of the first st with a ss.
Round 2: Ch2, *[1hdc, 1edc] 5 times, (1hdc, 1edc) in next st, (1hdc, 1edc) in next st; rep from * to end, ss to top of first st, turn (56 sts)
Round 3: Ch2, *[1hdc, 1edc] 6 times, (1hdc, 1edc) in next st, (1hdc, 1edc) in next st; rep from * to end, ss to top of first st, turn (64 sts)
Round 4: Ch2, *1hdc, 1edc; rep from * to end, ss to top of first st, turn
Rounds 5 – 11: As Round 4
Fasten off Yarn B, change to Yarn A
Round 12: Ch1 (does not count as st), 1sc in each st to end, ss to top of first st, turn
Do not fasten off, continue to work brim
The Hat Brim
You can find a video tutorial on how to make the brim here.
Continuing from the last round and without fastening off, turn to work at right angles from the hat;
Row 1: Ch8, 1sc in second ch from hook and each ch back towards the hat, ss in the first and second sc from the last round of the hat, turn (7 sc, 2 ss)
Row 2: Sk the 2 ss, *1sc in the blo of the next 7 sc, turn (7 sc)
Row 3: Ch1 (does not count as st), 1sc in the blo of the next 7 sc, ss in the next 2 sc on the last round of the hat
Repeat rows 2 and 3 around the whole hat until you reach your starting ch.
To finish, join the two sides of the brim by working the last row repeat through the blo of the previous round and the starting chain
Fasten off and sew in ends
Using Yarn A, work 1 round of sc around the top end of the hat (the other side of round 1).
Slip stitch to the first stitch and fasten off
Your Studio Bun Hat is ready to wear!
You can download an add free printable pattern including 2 other versions of this hat from Ravelry, Etsy and Love Crafts Crochet
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