“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
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)
Pony tail rubber band
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
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!