Wednesday, December 7, 2016

NoGrinch's Messy Bun Hat

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Facebook was inundated with the Messy Bun Hat yesterday so I had to try my hand at creating one!


Here's my first attempt...


(Half double crochet version posted at top, scroll down for double crochet version of the pattern)

Find this pattern on Ravelry





NoGrinch's Messy Bun Hat Half Double Crochet Version


Supplies:
Hook: Size H
Worsted weight yarn.  I used Red Heart Unforgettable, color: Winery approx 1/2 skein (I'm not sure if it's possible to get 2 hats from skein)


Directions:
27 foundation hdc, slip stitch to join into a round (use tail to sew up the bottom of the circle) *If you don't want to do foundation hdc see note at bottom of page.

Round 1: 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 2, repeat around, sl to join, ch 1 (36 hdc)
Round 2: 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 3, repeat around, sl to join, ch 1 (45 hdc)
Round 3: 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 4, repeat around, sl to join, ch 1 (54 hdc)
Round 4: hdc around, sl to join, ch 1 (54 hdc)
Round 5: 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 8, repeat around, sl to join, ch 1 (60 hdc)
Round 6: 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 9, repeat around, sl to join, ch 1 (66 hdc)
Round 7 - 17: hdc in each st around, sl to join, ch 1 (66 hdc)
(Hat should measure 5 1/2 inches from beginning to this point, adjust if necessary by adding or removing hdc rows)

Round 18: double crochet in each st around, sl to join, ch 1 (66 dc)
Round 19 - 21: front post double crochet (fpdc) in first stitch, back post double crochet (bpdc) in next stitch, repeat to end of round alternating fpdc and bpdc, sl to join, ch1 (66 dc)
(Hat should measure 6 3/4 to 7 inches from beginning to this point, adjust if necessary by adding or removing rows)

Finish off, weave in ends








NoGrinch's Messy Bun Hat Double Crochet Version




Supplies:
Hook: Size H
Worsted weight yarn.  I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn - 1/2 skein





Directions:


27 foundation double crochet, slip stitch to join in a round, ch 2 (use tail to sew up the bottom of this round)
*If you don't want to do foundation dc see note at bottom of page


Round 1: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next 2, repeat around, sl to join, chain 2 (36 dc)

Round 2: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next 3, repeat around, sl to join, chain 2 (45 dc)

Round 3: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next 4, repeat around, sl to join, chain 2 (54 dc)

Round 4: the2 dc in first stitch, dc in next 8, repeat around, sl to join, chain 2 (60 dc)

Round 5: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next 9, repeat around, sl to join, chain 2 (66 dc)

Round 6-10: dc in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (66 dc)

(Hat should measure  5 1/2” from beginning to this point; adjust as necessary by adding or removing dc rows)

Round 11: sc in each stitch around, sl to join, chain 2 (66 SC)

Round 12-14: FPDC in first stitch, BPDC in next, repeat around, sl to join, chain 2 (66)

(Hat should measure approx. 7” from beginning to this point; adjust as necessary by adding or subtracting rows)
Finish off, weave in ends.


*Note: Instead of foundation hdc or dc in the pattern, you may chain 27, join in round then 27 hdc or dc (depending on which version of the hat you're making) ... one in each chain. Then continue with the pattern. 


47 comments:

  1. 6i really enjoyed your pattern. Thank you so much!!🎅✌

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  2. Do we have permission to sell a finished product, if we credit you with the pattern? I haven't made it yet but it looks wonderful! Julie M. in Maine

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  3. I have never been able to read abd follow a pattern. Thank you, i have finally read and completed a pattern with ease. And i love the bun beanie... :-)

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    1. Congrats on your first pattern-read project! I learned to crochet using written patterns and have difficulty following a chart.

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  4. Do you need to chain three on each round so it is tall enough to make the hdc? I did it that way and it did not count towards the stitch count and looks good. Thanks!

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    1. I just chain one before turning and do not count it as a stitch. I find that one chain is tall enough to blend in with hdc. I may give your method a try!

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  5. When you say "foundation double crochet 27' then slip stitch", is this chain slip stitch then dc27 in the circle? Sorry didn't understand? Thanks

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  6. The foundation double crochet creates a sc base and double crochet all at the same time, there's no need to start with a chain row! Instead of foundation dc you may begin with a chain of 27, join in a round and then dc in each of the 27 chains. Just be sure you have 27 dc when you finish this row. Here's a link to foundation dc if you're curious...
    http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-foundation-double-crochet-fdc/

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  7. Is it faster to do the dc foundation instead of chaining?

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    1. It not really faster but i find it gives me a stretchier edge. Its really up to your preference, either method will work!

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  8. Bernice:

    How do you do a fpdc and a bpdc? I've never heard of either?

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    1. I would watch a YouTube video on how to do these. Much easier to see it.

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    2. I would watch a YouTube video on how to do these. Much easier to see it.

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    3. Here's a link to a good video demonstrating how to do fpdc and bpdc...
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9-Zaq1MuAVQ

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  9. In the DC version, row 4 is missing.

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    1. Good catch! The rows were just numbered incorrectly, none of the instructions were actually missing. I've fixed the error, thanks for letting me know.

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  10. Free pattern? YOU ROCK!! I can't wait to try!!

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  11. Love your pattern. Did the first one with Wool-Ease Tonal by Lion brand and loved it. I'm attempting the next one with Caron Cakes. Any tips? It doesn't seem to be working up as big as the fist one. Should I keep on going because it appears to be stretchy?

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  12. I would keep going since it is stretchy and Caron Cakes is also a worsted weight yarn. Its amazing how some worsted weight yarns are skinnier than others! I would add an extra row if needed to be sure the hat measures 7" from the beginning to the end.

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  13. Thanks for posting this! The pattern looks awesome. How many rows make up the band? I'm making one in two colors but I'm not sure when to switch.

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    1. Thank you! I'm a few rows in already! :)

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  15. What is your opinion on starting the pattern with a hair tie... as in doing the 27 foundation stitches around a hair tie?? Or is the hat stretchy enough at the top and durable enough that it won't stretch out?

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  16. I haven't tried using a hair tie. You could crochet 27 hdc or dc stitches into the hair tie instead of making the foundation row and continue from there. If you try it please let us know how you liked it!

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  17. I haven't tried using a hair tie. You could crochet 27 hdc or dc stitches into the hair tie instead of making the foundation row and continue from there. If you try it please let us know how you liked it!

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  18. Thank you so very much for your kindness!!
    Very happy to have found you and your page... =)
    Can't wait to see more... and whip up a few of these for my girls.
    Have a wonderful weekend. <3

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  19. could you make this in toddler or child size

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    1. I would do 9 or 10 start for a baby, 12-14 start for a toddler

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  20. I used a hair elastic, did 13 HDC rows,no band,finished off, fits a 9 yr old great! Did one with band after 12 HDC rows, perfect for adult! Thank You so much! You rock!

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  21. How do I give you credit for pattern when selling a hat I've made

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    1. Don't worry about it! If someone asks where you got the pattern please direct them here. Thanks and enjoy!

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  22. How could you turn this into a regular hat without the Bun hole? Thanks

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  23. Its easy to make this a regular hat...
    Row 1: Start with magic ring, 9 dc OR hdc in ring, sl to join, ch 1 OR 2 (9 stiches)
    Row 2: 2 dc OR hdc in each st, sl to join, ch 1 OR 2 (18 stitches)
    Row 3: 2 dc OR hdc in 1st st, dc OR hdc in next st, repeat around, sl to join, ch 1 OR 2 (27 stitches)
    Continue with the pattern as written beginning with round 2.

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    1. Thank you so much, going to do this today!

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  25. Can't wait to try your pattern, thank you for it! (I've currently got my hooks full of pink pussyhats!!) I'd like the back opening to be a bit "slouchier," not quite as small/tight a circle. Any suggestions for how I would make that adjustment? I see you mention that the dc foundation gives you a stretchier edge, so I would def want to do that... but should I start w/ maybe 50 and increase more gradually up to 66? It's not that I'd want it shorter, just not to pull in so tight. TIA!!

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    1. Oops, I meant the foundation hdc!

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    2. You could try starting with 36 fhdc them follow the pattern beginning with round two. You might need to add an extra (non increasing) row for length before you get to the sc row.

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