SNOWFLAKE MESSY BUN HAT

 

Snowflakes Messy Bun Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

Since the Waistcoat stitch started trending I started to think about other patterns to create besides the “Love is in the Air Beanie“. So I created this FREE pattern which is called the Snowflakes Messy Bun Hat. And I am in love with it.

I have been wearing since I created it. In fact, as you can see the it can be worn as a Ponytail Hat also. The pattern below is a teen/adult size, but with some experience can be made into different sizes. One way would be to use a smaller/larger hook size or to decrease/increase according to the amount of multiples (repeats) used.

This pattern calls for multiples of 14 stitches which in the teen/adult size adds up to 70 stitches in one round. So in order to create a hat for a younger child, try to increase in the beginning only until you have for example 56 stitches in a round that way you repeat the snowflake pattern only 4 times all the way around instead of 5 times, making the hat in total smaller.

You will need:

  • 3.5mm and 5.0mm hook
  • Tapestry needle and scissors
  • Worsted weighted yarn, I used premier yarns Deborah Norville Collection Everyday Heather yarn in colors aubergine and snow white (affiliate)  It is all together about 200 to 250 yards. So you need one skein of each, but you will not use it all.
  • Hair tie

Gauge:

4 wst x 4 rows = 1 square inch

Special Stitches:

  • Waistcoat stitch (wst) (tutorial HERE)
  • fpdc, bpdc (tutorial HERE)

Instructions:

Starting with a 5.0mm hook and the aubergine yarn

Holding the hair tie in one hand, make 30 sc around the hair tie, sl st to the first st (30 sts)

  • Round 1: Ch 1, *2 wst in the same st, 1 wst into the next 2 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to first st (40 sts)
  • Round 2: Ch 1, *2 wst in the same st, 1 wst into the next 3 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to first st (50 sts)
  • Round 3-4: Ch 1, 1 wst into each st all around, sl st to first st, (50 sts)
  • Round 5: Ch 1, *2 wst in the same st, 1 wst into the next 4 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to first st (60 sts)
  • Round 6: Ch 1, *2 wst in the same st, 1 wst into the next 5 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to first st (70 sts)
  • Round 7-11: Ch 1, 1 wst into each st all around, sl st to first st, (70 sts)

Starting to incorporate the snowflakes by using the white yarn using this graph (written instructions are below the graph):

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SWITCH COLORS USING THE WAISTCOAT STITCH PLEASE CHECK MY TUTORIAL (photos and video) HERE

If not mentioned which color to use, it is always aubergine (primary color)

    • Round 12:Ch 1, *1 wst in the next 7 sts, 1 wst in the next st using white yarn (but finishing the stitch with purple), 1 wst in the next 6 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to first st (70 sts)
    • Round 13: Ch 1, *1 wst in the next 5 sts, [1 wst in the next st using white yarn (but finishing the stitch with purple), 1 wst in the next st] 3 times in total, 1 wst in the next 3 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to first st (70 sts)
    • Round 14: Ch 1, *1 wst in the next 6 sts, 1 wst in the next 3 sts using white yarn (but finishing the stitch with purple), 1 wst in the next 5 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to first st (70 sts)


    • Round 15: Ch 1, *1 wst in the next 3 sts, 1 wst in the next st using white yarn (but finishing the stitch with purple), 1 wst in the next 3 sts, 1 wst in the next st using white yarn (but finishing the stitch with purple), 1 wst in the next 3 sts, 1 wst in the next st using white yarn (but finishing the stitch with purple), 1 wst in the next 2 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to first st (70 sts)
    • Round 16: Ch 1, *1 wst in the next 4 sts, 1 wst in the next st using white yarn (but finishing the stitch with purple), 1 wst in the next st, 1 wst in the next 3 sts using white yarn (but finishing the stitch with purple), 1 wst in the next st, 1 wst in the next st using white yarn (but finishing the stitch with purple), 1 wst in the next 3 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to first st (70 sts)
    • Round 17: Ch 1, *1 wst in the next 2 sts, 1 wst in the next 11 sts using white yarn (but finishing the stitch with purple), 1 wst in the next st, repeat from * all around, sl st to first st (70 sts)

 

  • Round 18: repeat round 16
  • Round 19: repeat round 15
  • Round 20: repeat round 14
  • Round 21: repeat round 13
  • Round 22: repeat round 12
  • Round 23-25: Ch 1, 1 wst into each st all around, sl st to first st, (70 sts)
  • Round 26-29: Ch 2, 1 fpdc in the same st, 1 bpdc in the next st, *1 fpdc in the next st, 1 bpdc in the next st, repeat from * all around (70 sts)
  • Round 30: switch to a 3.5mm hook and repeat Round 23, fasten off and weave in the ends

Finished. Enjoy.

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