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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)
yarn needle
Pony tail rubber band
yarn needle

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Crochet Baby Cardigan – Part of Baby Layette Set

Crochet Baby Cardigan

Crochet Baby Cardigan

Crochet Baby Cardigan

Whew!  The Crochet Baby Cardigan / sweater portion of my Crochet Along (CAL) is finally complete.  Today the last video for this item was uploaded.  This sweater is so cute and a little different than what you usually see.  I decided to use a LeisureArts baby layette pattern for this crochet along.    Each week I will be uploaded short video portions of the items.  This allows everyone time to complete that portion of the instructions before moving onto the next rows/rounds.   I can’t even imagine trying to film, edit and uploading the entire set in one video… Hmmm, it would be like 12 hours long.. no bueno, and not allowed by YouTube.

The pattern can be purchased from LeisureArts.com  (Click here to purchase pattern)  and will allow you to follow along with me.  It is also a great way to learn to read patterns or at least demystify them a little if you aren’t already a pattern reader.   Remember, reading patterns is just like any other skill.  It is something you need to learn and not an ability you automatically know.  It’s like riding a bike.  You weren’t born knowing how to ride a bike, but thru lots of practice (and falling) you eventually learned.   Now you can enjoy a bike ride whenever you want. ( Or circumstances allow).  It’s the same with reading written patterns as well as diagrams.

I am creating a course to teach you basic crochet stitches (some advanced), how to read patterns, diagrams, etc.    I am excited that soon it will be ready and available to everyone.   On the topic of the crochet course, what type of things would you want to see in it?  Please write it on the comments… i.e., new stitches, reading charts, working in rows/rounds,  reading diagrams, etc.

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Hat Monday! #Easy Crochet Hat


Hat Monday Is Here!   This hat from Lion Brand Yarn has got to be one of the easiest to crochet.  It is perfect for beginners.  If you can crochet a chain and single crochet you can make this hat.  You can choose your own color or combine colors.  There is only a simple seam in the back.  It works up super fast and is fun to make.  The pattern is available as a free download from LionBrand.com .   Did you know there are 100’s of free patterns available to download from their website? All the patterns are free.  Visit their site today and see what other items you may like to make.  To print out your pattern (you just need to sign up with your email)  Click on the link here:   Pattern Download.

Here are the instructions.  The pattern is being posted here with permission from Lion Brand Yarns.

Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®
GAUGE:    12 single crochet + 15 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Leaving a long tail, chain 55.
Row 1: Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across – 54 stitches.
Row 2: Chain 1, turn. Single crochet in each stitch across.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures about 9 in. (23 cm) from beginning. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail into blunt needle, then sew in and out along last row. Pull (like a drawstring) to gather top of hat and knot. Sew seam. Weave in ends.

If you are more of a visual learner and prefer a video tutorial you are in luck.  I did a tutorial of this hat a while ago.   Enjoy!

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Who doesn’t love an Elf? I certain do


So, here is it. The pattern for the Elf hat.  As promised I have included the ears.  The ears of course are optional but do give it that “elf” look.

This is sized for a women/older teenager.  To adjust for a child Check out these hook suggestions.  Of course everyone crochets differently.  I tend to crochet tightly especially after my hands are tired.

This sizing chart is just a suggestions.  I would try the hat on the recipient probably before making your last 3 rows of the green (after Round 19) .  If it’s too tight just repeat one more row of increases.   I hope you enjoy this fun hat.  Remember, after this post free written patterns will be emailed every 2 weeks to members only.   If you want to receive my bi-weekly newsletter  (It will be short, I promise)  and free written patterns for any projects created that week (I will also start adding patterns for past videos) you need to sign up to become a member.  Sign-up is easy.  Just submit your email when you see the membership signup notice.   I need your email in order to send you the newsletter, patterns and other goodies.  Basic membership is free.


There are two options available with or without ears.   YouTube Video Tutorial  click  Here


Como prometi aqui esta el patron escrito para el gorro de elfo.

La talla es para dama y para niños ya adolescentes.  Para cambiar las tallas yo cambio el tamaño del gancho que uso.   Aqui hay unas sugerencias, pero recuerde que cada persona teje diferente.  Algunas personas mas flojo y otras mas apretado.   Pongale el gorro a la persona que lo va usar (despues de hilera 19) antes de tejer las ultimas 3 hileras en color verde.  Si necesita hacerlo mas grande haga una hilera mas de aumentos.   Recuerde, despues de este patron, si quiere recibir patrons escritos que son gratis necesita ser miembro de esta pagina.  Es fácil, solo ponga su email cuando salga el pop-up pidiendo el email.  Asi yo podré enviarle, patrones, newsletters y puede ser eligible para rifas.  No hay costo es gratuito para la cuenta básica de miembros.

Video de YouTube:



Elf  Hat Pattern by Yolanda Soto-Lopez ©Yolanda Soto-Lopez 2014
Please do not share or sell this pattern or post on your site. Please do not scan and post to social media sites. Please post a link to my website where patterns can be downloaded. http://Allcraftschannel.com
You may post with a link to this page. You may sell any items made from this pattern just do not sell the pattern itself or claim it as your own. If you sell items made with this pattern please use your own photos. Do not use my photos.
YouTube Video Tutorial:
Medium Weight Yarn in 2 colors of your choice
J /10 6.0mm Crochet hook
Large jingle bell
Yarn needle

Infant- Size G Hook

Babies Size H hook

Toddler Size I hook. To crochet a beanie for women/teenagers a size J hook and a medium weight worsted yarn. For Men’s sizes you can use

a size K hook although I would probably use 2 strands of yarn. The pattern is the same for all sizes. Only the size of hook and weight of yarn changes.

1: To begin Magic Circle, ch 3, 4 dc into circle, pull shut, sl st into 3rd chain
Round 2: without chaining, 1 dc into each stitch (put stitch market into your 1st stitch) You will be working in rounds from now on.
Round 3: *2 dc, dc*, rep from * to * for entire round
Round 4: 1dc in ea stitch
Round 5: *2 dc, dc*, rep from * to * for entire round
Round 6: 1dc in ea stitch
Rnd 7: *2dc, 1 dc in next 5 st* rep from * to *
Rnd 8: *2dc, dc in next 3 st*, rep from * to *
Rnd 9: 1 dc in each stitch
Rnd 10: *2dc, 1 dc in next 4 st*, rep from * to *
Rnd 11: *2 dc, 1 dc in next 2 st*, rep from * to *
Rnd 12: 1 dc in ea st
Rnd 13: *2 dc, 1 dc in next 2 st*, rep from * to *
Rnd 14: *2dc, 1 dc in next 3 st* rep from * to *
Rnd 15-16: 1 dc in ea stitch
Rnd 17-19: *2dc, 1 dc in next 5 st*, rep from * to *
Rnd 20 – 23: 1 dc in ea stitch
Rnd 24 (Change color): ch 1, 1 sc in ea st
Rnd 25: (working in front loops only) 1 dc in each stitch
Rnd 25-28 : (working thru both loops of stitch) 1 dc in ea stitch, fasten off, sew in your tail
Ears: (optional)
Magic circle, ch 3, 10 dc, 2 tc, 10 dc, pull shut, sl st into 3rd ch
Rnd 2: ch 3, 1 dc into next 10 st, 2tc, 2tc, 1 dc into next 10 st, sl st into 3rd ch
Rnd 3: ch 1, 1 sc into next 12 st, ch 2, picot stitch, ch 1, 1 sc into next 12 st, sl st into 1st ch, fasten off.
Finishing off: Sew in all tails, Sew ears onto hat sides

Instrucciones en Español:
Gorro de Elfo – Patron por Yolanda Soto-Lopez ©Yolanda Soto-Lopez 2014
Por se permite vender este patron. Puede vender las prendas hechas con este patron pero no se permite vender el patron, use sus propias fotografias. No haga scan este patron para poner en redes sociales. Para compartir por favor solo ponga el link de mi pagina: http://allcraftschannel.com
Lana de peso mediano en colores verde y rojo, Opcional en beige para los oidos
Gancho de crochet J/10 6.00m
Avuja para estambre
Instrucciones sera en negro para ingles y en rojo para español.

Bebes (6-9 meses) – Gancho G/ 6 4mm

Bebes (9 meses- 24 meses)) – Gancho H/8 4.5mm

Ninos – Gancho /9 5mm

Dama/adolescentes – Gancho J/10 6mm

Varon – Gancho K/10 1/2 6.5mm

Hilera 1: para empezar/ Hilera 1 : lupa/ circulo magica, 3 cadenas, 4 ptos altos (varetas), pto deslizado en 3er cadena

Hilera 2: (no haga cadena para empezar) jale la lana para y haga 1 pto alto en cada punto, (ponga su marca ptos en el 1er pto)
Hilera 3: *2 ptos altos (varetas) , 1 pto alto(vareta)*. repita de * a * por toda hilera
Hilera 4: 1 pto alto (vareta) en cada punto
Hilera 5: *2 ptos altos (varetas) , 1 pto alto(vareta)*. repita de * a * por toda hilera
Hilera 6: 1 pto alto (vareta) en cada punto
Hilera 7: *2 ptos Altos (vareta), 1 pto alto en siguiente 5 ptos*, rep de * a *
Hilera 8: *2 ptos altos, pto alto en siguiente 3 ptos*, repita de * a *
Hilera 9: 1 pto alto en cada pto
Hilera 10: *2 pto alto, 1 pto alto en siguiente 4 ptos*, repita de * a *
Hilera 11: *2 ptos altos, 1 pto alto en siguiente 2 ptos*, repita de * a *
Hilera 12: 1 pto alto en cada pto
Hilera 13: *2 ptos altos, 1 pto alto en siguiente 2 ptos*, repita de * a *
Hilera 14: *2 ptos altos, 1 pto alto en siguiente 3 ptos* repita de * a *
Hilera 15-16: 1 pto alto (vareta) en cada pto
Hilera 17-19: *2 ptos altos, 1 pto alto en siguiente 5 ptos* rep de * a *
Hilera 20-23: 1 pto alto en cada pto
Hilera 24 (cambie color): 1 ca, 1 pto bajo en cada pto
Hilera 25: (trabaje solo en la parte de frente de la cadena) 1 pto alto en cada pto
Hilera 25-28: (trabaje por las 2 lupas del pto) 1 pto alto en cada pto, corte su estambre, cosa la cola
Circulo/lupa magica, 3 cadenas, 10 ptos altos, 2 ptos triple, 10 ptos altos, jale para cerrar circulo, pto delizado en 3er cadena
Hilera 2: 3 ca, 1 pto alto en siguiente 10 pts, 2 pto triple, 2 ptos triples, 1 pto alto en siguiente 10 ptos, pto deslizado en 3er ca
Hilera 3: 1 cadena, 1 pto bajo en siguiente 12 ptos, 2 cadenas (1 punto picot), 1 ca, 1 pto bajo en siguiente 12 ptos, pto deslizado en 1er cadena, termine
Terminados: cosa todas sus colas, cosa los oidos en el lado del gorro y disfrutelo


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