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Painted Canyon Messy Bun Hat



This messy bun hat has been a hot item this Winter! I made a chunky version in the earlier months of Winter, and have decided to make another! (You can check out the quick chunky version here.) This messy bun hat is similar to my former messy bun hat in terms of stitches, but this time around I used a worsted weighed yarn in one of my favorite color ways. 

This yarn is so pretty and fun, and it does all the work for you! This is the second time I'm using this yarn for my projects - (you can find the cowl I did here).  Hobby Lobby exclusively sells "I Love this Yarn!", which is a fantastic line of yarns that hold a large variety of colors. This color is called "Painted Canyon", hence the well thought of name of this hat. ;) I would compare it to Red Heart, but much softer to work with. Each skein gives you plenty to work with and is about $3.99 at Hobby Lobby stores. (Don't forget that 40% off coupon they always have available on their site!)


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!

Materials:
1 skein "I Love this Yarn!" in Painted Canyon
H hook
Hair tie
*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.*

Special Stitches:
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

Pattern notes:

Beginning chains of each round does not count as a stitch

Gauge: 4"x4" in double crochet = 12 stitches x 8 rows

Pattern:
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! :)


24 comments

  1. I love your pattern! That yarn is beautiful also! I just need some clarification on the end of the pattern please? Do you mean front post double crochet alternating with back post double crochet?

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    1. Thank you! And yes, you're exactly right! I think I abbreviated it to say "back loop double crochet" instead of post.. I think what you are saying is more common. I will fix it for others. Thanks for brining to my attention! :D

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  2. question on row 3 and 5 are those 2 sc in one stitch when it say sc sc increase??

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    1. Hi Cheryl! Yes, the "sc increase" is 2 SC in one stitch :)

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  3. Row 5, how many stitches should I have?

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  4. Thanks for the great pattern! If you're able to update it with how many stiches you should have per row I think that would be very helpful for people. Thanks! :)

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  5. I just started this! Do you crochet around the hair tie? Or just join, and have it connected??

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    1. Crochet around the hair tie :) The hair tie will almost act like the magic ring

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  6. I love this pattern for the messy bun hat! I would like to make one for a little girl as well. Do you have a pattern for a childs version? Thanks, Kate

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    1. I don't have this particular one for a child size - I can put it on my list!

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  7. Hi after increases how many stitches should you have

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    1. I fixed the patter to show the stitch counts for the different rows. I also fixed #5 as it was written wrong :)

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  8. On row 5 how stitches should there be

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    1. There should be 70 st, just updated the pattern with the st counts :)

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  9. hello..this is so pretty. I am wondering, if I opt out of using an elastic band...how many chains would i need instead?

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  10. For the 3rd row, 2 SC in each means you gave a total of 80 not 60. Not sure how you cane up with only 60. 40 doubled is 80 and that is exactly what I get when following the partern.

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    1. For Row 3, increases will occur in every other stitch which should give you 60 st around. Increasing in each stitch will make your hat too large. Here's what Row 3 says:

      Row 3: Chain 1, *increase SC, SC, repeat from * around, join (60)

      Please let me know if you need further clarification! Happy Crocheting!

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  11. Thank you so much. It don't say to skip. I really love this pattern. Also thank you for replying so quickly.

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  12. When I looked up His hook it said an 8mm. I did it and was way too large. What is the H you use in mm if you know?

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  13. The is prpobably a silly question, but I would like to ask if the chain one and chain three at the beginning of the rows are counted as a sc or dc for the 40 stitch count. And, when joining at the end of the row, do I join into the chain or actual sc or dc? I love this hat and want to get it right from the beginning!

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    1. Hi!! Thank you for asking - the chains at the beginning of the rows do not count as a stitch. When you join after each round, join to the first SC or DC

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  14. Just made two of these hats for two middle school girls. They are going to love them! Thank you for the awesome pattern!

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