Are messy bun hats in again this year?! I have no idea, but I know I will be wearing them! They are so super practical for me – I live in messy buns. So to have a hat that I can wear with my messy bun – it’s kind of a win win for me.
I wasn’t plan on making another messy bun hat seeing as there are so many variations out there and I made two last year (a chunky one and a variegated one) – but when the idea came to me that I wanted a skeleton hat to match my son’s I thought, why not make it a messy bun hat?
I made my son the same beanie last year and again this year in a bigger size and shared the pattern in multiple sizes in September. You can check out that pattern here. It’s the same hat in black and gray, but without the opening on top.
These are perfect to make in a set – like a “his” and “hers”, if you will. Both are available in multiple sizes so in our case, these are ‘mommy and me’ hats. My son didn’t like the idea of getting photos together with our matching hats, but I promise if he cooperates, I will update with pictures. 😉
Side note: I know there are ladies out there with gorgeous, luscious hair that may need a wider opening for their bun, so there are some notes for the adult sizes to accommodate for that. You’ll find those notes right before you start the adult size pattern.
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There is a description of how to make a larger hole for your messy bun in the adult size if needed.
*If you need a larger hole for your messy bun, start by chaining 36 and joining to make ring. Proceed to Row 2 (you will have 36 stitches around), skip Row 3 and proceed to Row 4. This will give you quite a larger hole for your messy bun. The color changes will be off, but just change your colors every other row to create the stripes. *
Using white and a G hook
I would love if you shared with me your finished works! Tag me on instagram @mariasbluecrayon or post in my Facebook group!