Beautiful Crochet Messy Bun Hat with Shell Stitches

“Messy Bun” hat,. that is what I was thinking of this week.  I wanted to work on a Messy Bun” hat that I could use during warmer weather.   This is important because I live in Sunny Southern California and rarely have days that are cold enough to warrant wearing a hat.  Even our winters are usually mild.  This year thankfully we have received more rain than the last 15 years.  This is great because California has been in a severe drought for the past 5 years.

I want to be ready for the warmer weather and hopefully, by that time, my hair will have grown enough to put it in a pony-tail.   This post includes the written pattern and video link for my free YouTube video for those who prefer to watch a video.  If you want to purchase a low-cost  Ad-Free PDF pattern please click here:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shell-stitch-messy-bun-hat

Messy Bun Hat

Crochet “messy bun” hat

The inspiration for this hat while I was working on a shawl for my aunt.  I was using a shell stitch and thought about how I really like that stitch, especially when the shells increase each row.   I did a little few math calculations.  (Remember when you thought back in school that you would never use math?  Well, here I am using the stuff I learned back then.)  After a few attempt,  I came out with a hat that satisfied m.  I hope you enjoy this hat pattern.  I love how it kinda of has a little of a vintage look and it’s so sweet and feminine.

If you are a fan of “Messy bun” hats I shared an earlier version a few weeks ago.   That hat is so fast and easy and uses a simple “mock” ribbing edge.   If you want to see that post please click here:  http://allcraftschannel.com/2016/12/easy-crochet-messy-beanie.html

If you want to check out another one of my easy messy bun hat project click here:

Now to get started with this beautiful hat project.

Supplies for your Messy Bun hat:

Medium weight yarn 3 oz. (I used Redheart with Love in color: Bubble Gum)
6.0mm Crochet hook (Size J Hook)
scissors
yarn needle
Pony tail rubber band
yarn needle

Stitches used:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
picot stitch

To begin:

Row 1: Slip knot, sc 24 around pony tail rubber band, slip stitch into 1st sc

Row 2: Ch 3, (counts as dc), dc into each ch, sl st into 3rd ch

Row 3 Ch 5, skip next st, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in next ch (first shell made), ch 2, skip next st, dc in next st, *ch 2, skip next st, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in next st, ch 2, skip next st, dc in next st*, rep from * to * 4 times, ch 2, sl st into 3rd ch

Row 4: ch 5, [3dc, ch 2, 3dc] into center of previous row shell, ch 2, dc into next dc, *ch 2, [3dc, ch 2, 3dc] into center of previous row shell, ch 2, dc into next dc,* rep from * to *, 4 times, slip stitch into 3rd chain

Row 5: ch 5, [4dc, ch 2, 4dc] into center of previous row shell, ch 2, dc into next dc, *ch 2, [4dc, ch 2, 4dc] into center of previous row shell, ch 2, dc into next dc,* rep from * to *, 4 times, slip stitch into 3rd chain

Row 6 – 7: Repeat Row 5

Rows 8 – 9: Repeat Row 4

You can either fasten off and sew in tails after this row, or you can work the optional trim edge.

Trim edge: ch 1, sc into same st, *picot stitch, sc in next 7 st, picot st, sc into next 7 st, picot st,* rep from * to * to end of round, sl st into 1st sc, fasten off and sew in tails.

If you are a visual learner and prefer a video tutorial please click on the photo below.  Enjoy!

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9 Responses to Beautiful Crochet Messy Bun Hat with Shell Stitches

  1. Kerrie-Anne Noble February 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm #

    Ummmmmm Video says its Private !!!!!!!!

    • Yolanda February 5, 2017 at 11:12 am #

      It should be live now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  2. Shirley Brock February 9, 2017 at 8:22 am #

    would this size work for young girl’s hat ?

    • Yolanda February 10, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

      I would go down 1 hook size.

  3. Jolene Jordan February 12, 2017 at 7:20 pm #

    I think this is so cute an pretty im going to make one for my granddaughter. Thank you for the pattern love it

    • Yolanda February 13, 2017 at 9:04 am #

      so glad you like it

  4. Dee Pangilinan February 19, 2017 at 5:28 pm #

    I started working on a messy bun hat a few days ago, but I was thinking that living here in the tropics, it would still be too warm because it’s just a basic hat, all the stitches are close together. I think this pattern is just perfect for our climate here! Undoing the earlier project, and starting this one asap! Thank you for sharing your work!

  5. Pat Masker February 23, 2017 at 10:56 pm #

    I love this pattern have made several messy bun hats but this is my favorite pattern.Thanks for sharing

    • Yolanda February 25, 2017 at 8:13 pm #

      thank you

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