I've been cranking out gifts (last minute)! I can't believe Christmas just crept up on me! One of the ladies I'm making a hat for never puts her hair down. Okay, I saw it down ONCE. lol I figured this ponytail messy/bun hat would be perfect!
Worked with super bulky yarn, it's a quick project. I used 2 different colors but you can easily just use one color. Mainly, I was trying to use bits of yarn up since it was piling up!
This Beanie measures 23-24" circumference & fits an average adult. I have a small head but I made this one slightly larger to fit the person I'm giving it to.
Super Bulky Yarn - Lion Brand Hometown USA (or any Super Bulky)
9mm Crochet Hook
ch - Chain
sl st - Slip Stitch
st(s) - Stitch(es)
sc - Single Crochet
BLO - Back Loop Only
hdc - Half Double Crochet
hdc2tog - Half Double Crochet 2 together
sc2tog - Single Crochet 2 together
hdc2tog - Half Double Crochet 2 together - Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on hook.
sc2tog - Single Crochet 2 together - Insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
With desired color for brim, start with a slip knot. ch 8 or as tall as you'd like your brim. sc into the 2nd stitch from the hook and in each st all the way across. (7 sts)
Row 1: ch1, sc into the BLO across (7 sts)
Handmade by Phanessa: How to Crochet into the Back Loops Only (BLO)
Please do a single crochet (even though the video does hdc) It's for demonstration purposes only.
Repeat Row 1 for a total of 32 rows (or until it measures the desired length of brim when stretched) For my tension, 32 rows is 23-24"
SEAMING the Brim. With short ends of the brim held together, sl st the two ends together. Flip inside out so seam is on inside.
Handmade by Phanessa: How to seam the band
Round 1: ch1, sc into each st all the way around brim. sl st to the top of first sc.
Note: You should have just about the same number of single crochets as the number of rows for your brim (give or take 1-2 sts). My brim was 32 rows, I ended up with 33 sts around the brim.
Round 2-3 (switch colors now): ch1, 1 hdc into each st all the way around, sl to the top of the first hdc
Round 4: Working in the back of the 3rd loop in each st, ch1, hdc into in each st all the way around (knit stitch). sl st to the top of first hdc.
Here's an awesome video from Moogly: How to Crochet HDC into the third loop
Round 5-6: ch1, hdc into each st all the way around. sl st to the top of first hdc.
Round 7: Working in the back of the 3rd loop in each st, ch1 *1 hdc in the next 3 sts, 1 hdc2tog in the next 2 sts (decrease), Repeat from * all the way around (knit stitch). sl st to the top of first hdc.
Round 8: ch1, *1 hdc in the next 2 sts, 1 hdc2tog in the next 2 sts (decrease), Repeat from * all the way around (knit stitch). sl st to the top of first hdc.
Round 9: ch1, 1 sc in the next 3 sts, sc2tog (decrease), Repeat from * all the way around.
Note: If you like your hole larger, Skip Round 8 & 9 OR just 9. Play with it....
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
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