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Em’s Crochet Messy Bun Hat is super easy, free crochet pattern and so quick to make.
Do you love crochet sets?
If you’ve made or you plan to make the Winter Cherry Scarf, (which you can find as a free crochet pattern in a guest blog post at Two Brothers Blankets), Em’s Hat will be an awesome addition to it! Because they are a perfect match!
You will love the texture of these patterns, which may become your favorite winter set, a special gift or selling products.
Em’s Hat is a very special hat, because there’s a sweet story attached to it.
When I was testing the Winter Cherry Scarf with two of my great testers @plischhookcrochet and @handmadebykirkym (who, despite so many years of crochet experience, have just created their business accounts, so you may want to give them a follow and support them :)), one of Mary’s coworkers saw the scarf she was making and wanted one for herself. That was awesome. But the next day, she asked for Mary to make her a matching messy bun hat.
It was Friday, she was finishing the scarf, so I had the “whole” weekend to come up with the pattern.
We did it and it turned out great! So great that Kirki’s 10-year-old daughter claimed it immediately, as she did a few times before. She had always been quite involved in our testing process, so I got this idea to name the pattern after her, because it seemed so natural!
She’s a very sweet and creative girl who loves crochet and I wanted to give her a bit of shout out because girls like Em make the world better place.
Emily is a young entrepreneur who learnt how to chain at 3 years and got a knitting loom at 4. By the time she was 7, she had learnt to knit on needles and crochet. When she was 8, she started dying yarn and she made 4 advent calendars for her mum, nan and 2 aunts with it.
This time last year Emily decided she wanted to start her own little business selling yarn she has dyed herself. She uses locally sourced yarn and dyes small batches of yarn to themes that comes to her. Emily also makes handmade keyrings which are put into cards to make gift cards.
You can find and support her on Instagram as @widgetswundawool.
So, that’s how Em’s Crochet Messy Bun Hat was created!
Her reaction was amazing! She was so happy that I wished to name all of my patterns after her!
It’s truly amazing how small things like a crochet hat, kind words, showing appreciation… Just small moments of joy can make us happy! And being able to make someone feel good and make someone happy is priceless!
I believe that that’s what the crochet is all about!
Em’s Crochet Messy Bun Hat is a free Crochet pattern on the site here, but you can also find a low cost, ad free PDF in my Ravelry and Etsy stores.
Em’s Messy Bun Hat
SKILL LEVEL: EASY (ADVANCED BEGINNER).
- Yarn Weight: #4 Medium Worsted Weight / Aran
I used Alize Burcum yarn, but you can make it with any medium weight yarn you have in your stash.
- MC Alize Burcum “Batik”, 100 % acrylic | 100g (3.53 oz) | 210 m (230 yds) skein| color 1900 Dark Gray Gradient
- CC contrasting color yarn: Alize Burcum “Klasik”, 100 % acrylic | 100g (3.53 oz) | 210 m (230 yds) skein | color Dark Pink 178
- Hook: 6 mm [US J-10] or hook needed to obtain the gauge
- 2 elastic hair bands, stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle, measuring tape
13 dc sts and 8 rows = 10 cm / 4 in square
One size fits most for head circumference 51 – 53 cm / 20-21 in
The hat is 23 cm / 9 in wide and 22 cm / 8.7 in tall
ABBREVIATIONS AND STITCHES USED
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet
BPdc – back post double crochet
V-st – V stitch
ch-sp – chain space
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over
Rnd – round
MC – main color
CC – contrasting color
( ) – additional explanation
[ ] – work as many times as directed
** – repeat from * to **
- Read carefully through the entire pattern before making your hat.
- Hat is worked starting around the elastic band in joined rounds, top down, in one piece (body and brim).
- I suggest using two elastic bands together to reinforce the opening.
- Instructions are for women’s size Medium / one size fits most.
- Ch1 at the beginning of row does not count as a stitch.
- Chains in V-sts count as stitches in total stitch count.
- Join each round with sl st to 1st dc made.
- Each V-st is worked in ch-sp of the V-st made in the previous rnd.
- Stitch count at the end of each round includes all the stitches (dc and ch sts).
- To change color at the end of the round, work to last 2 loops on hook and pull new color through last 2 loops, then proceed in new color as indicated.
SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES
- FPdc – yo, insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated stitch, yo and pull up loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.
- BPdc – yo, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated stitch, yo and pull up loop [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.
- V-st – work (dc, ch 1, dc) in the same st/ch-sp.
With CC join yarn, make a sl st around the elastic
Rnd 1: ch1, sc 24 evenly around the band, sl st to first sc to join – 24 sts
Rnd 2: ch1, [dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st] 8 times, sl st to join the round – 32 sts
Fasten off CC and continue with MC.
Rnd 3: ch1, [FPdc around next st, dc in next 2 sts, FPdc around next st, dc in next 2 sts, FPdc around next st, V-st in next st] 4 times, sl st to join the round – 40 sts
Rnd 4: ch1, [FPdc around next st, dc in next 2 sts, (FPdc, dc, FPDC) in next st, dc in next 2 sts, FPdc around next st, V-st in next ch-sp] 4 times, sl st to join the round – 48 sts
Rnd 5: ch1, [FPdc around next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, FPdc around next st, dc in next st, FPdc around next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, FPdc around next st, V-st in next ch-sp] 4 times, sl st to join the round – 56 sts
Rnds 6: ch1, [FPdc around next st, dc in next 3 sts, FPdc around next st, 3 dc in next st, FPdc around next st, dc in next 3 sts, FPdc around next st, V-st in next ch-sp] 4 times, sl st to join the round – 64 sts
Rnds 7-12: ch1,* [FPdc around next st, dc in next 3 sts] 3 times, FPdc around next st, V-st in next ch-sp]** repeat from* to** 4 times, sl st to join the round – 64 sts
Join CC, without fastening off MC and work the brim alternating between CC and MC in each round.
Rnds 13 – 20: ch1, *[FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st] 6 times, FPdc around next st, BPdc around next 2 sts (dc stitches, part of the V-st and skipping ch1-sp)** repeat from* to** 4 times, sl st to join the round – 60 sts
You can adjust the length of your brim by working more or less rounds.
Fasten off. Weave in all the ends. Make a matching Winter Chery Scarf and enjoy a crisp winter day with style!
Or, even better! Make someone happy with the fabulous gift!
This pattern is for personal use only and cannot be changed, sold, distributed, or reproduced in any way. It is not to be used for educational purpose without written permission from Frankie Kate. You cannot sell or change the pattern but you are more than welcome to sell any of the items made from my patterns but PLEASE would you tag #FrankieKate or @Frankie.Kate_when sharing your creations on Instagram or Facebook! So I can share them and celebrate with you!