Since Spring is quickly approaching, I had to take this pattern off the back burner and share with you all while the air is still crisp! We have been having Spring-like weather here in Central PA, but this hat is not too heavy and because of the stitching, it is very breathable. I find it comes in handy in the brisk morning and evenings.
Quick, before this weather gets too warm – pick up your hook and get started on your own messy bun hat!
1 skein “I Love this Yarn!” in Painted Canyon
*I have seen some hesitation in the crochet community about using hair ties – mostly because it may snap. I have very thin hair so I was not worried about this happening. If you have concerns, it may be a good idea to use two hair ties to double up the strength. However, I have not done this so I can not truly, 100% say how that would work out.*
FPDC (Front post double crochet AKA front loop double crochet)
BPDC (Back post double crochet AKA back loop double crochet)
SC increase – 2 SC in one stitch
Beginning chains of each round does not count as a stitch
Gauge: 4″x4″ in double crochet = 12 stitches x 8 rows
Join your yarn to your hair tie
Row 1: Chain 1, 40 SC around the hair tie, join to first SC (40)
Row 2: Chain 3, *skip stitch, DC, DC in skipped stitch, repeat from * around, join to first DC(40)
Row 3: Chain 1, *increase SC, SC, repeat from * around, join (60)
Row 4: Repeat Row 2 (60)
Row 5: Chain 1, *5 SC, SC increase, repeat from * around, join (70)
Row 6: Repeat Row 2
Row 7: Chain 1, SC around, join
Row 8-13: Repeat rows 6&7
Row 14: Chain 3, DC around, join to first DC
Row 15-17: Chain 3, *FPDC, BPDC, repeat from * around, join
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below!
Don’t forget to pin this to your boards to save it for later! 🙂