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Skeleton Messy Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern


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.

Click here for the regular style beanie


Materials
Worsted weight yarn in black, purple, white
H/5.0mm hook
G/4.0mm hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors

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Gauge: 4"x4" = 12 stitches x 7 rows in DC

Pattern notes
Chain 2 in beginning of rounds do not count as a stitch

There is a description of how to make a larger hole for your messy bun in the adult size if needed.


Pattern

Toddler size (18” circumference)

Starting with black

Round 1: Chain 24, join to first chain to make a circle
Round 2: Chain 2,  DC in each stitch around, join to first DC (24)
Change to purple
Round 3: Chain 2, *DC, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (36)
Change to black
Round 4: Chain 2, *DC in next 2 stitches, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (48)
Change to purple
Round 5: Chain 2, *DC in next 7 stitches, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (54)
Change to black
Round 6-11: Chain 2, DC in each stitch around, join to first DC
Changing colors for each row to complete the purple-black pattern
Work the remaining rounds in black
Round 12-14: Chain 1, SC in each stitch around, join to first SC
Fasten off and weave in tail

Child size (20” circumference)

Starting with black

 Round 1: Chain 24, join to first chain to make a circle
Round 2: Chain 2,  DC in each stitch around, join to first DC (24)
Change to purple
Round 3: Chain 2, *DC, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (36)
Change to black
Round 4: Chain 2, *DC in next 2 stitches, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (48)
Change to purple
Round 5: Chain 2, *DC in next 3 stitches, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (60)
Change to black
Round 6: Chain 2, DC in each stitch around, join to first DC (63)
Change to purple
Round 7-11: Chain 2, DC in each stitch around, join to first DC
Changing colors for each row to complete the purple-black pattern
Work the remaining rows in black
Round 12-14: Chain 1, SC in each stitch around, join to first SC
Fasten off and weave in tail

Adult size (21” circumference)

*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. *

Starting with black

Round 1: Chain 24, join to first chain to make a circle
Round 2: Chain 2,  DC in each stitch around, join to first DC (24)
Change to purple
Round 3: Chain 2, *DC, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (36)
Change to black
Round 4: Chain 2, *DC in next 2 stitches, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (48)
Change to purple
Round 5: Chain 2, *DC in next 3 stitches, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (60)
Change to black
Round 6: Chain 2, *DC in next 19 stitches, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (63)
Change to purple
Round 7-12: Chain 2, DC in each stitch around, join to first DC
Changing colors for each row to complete the purple-black pattern
Work the remaining rounds in black
Round 13-15: Chain 1, SC in each stitch around, join to first SC
Fasten off and weave in tail

Skeleton Applique

Using white and a G hook

Make a magic ring
Round 1: Magic ring, 10 HDC in ring, join to first HDC
Round 2: Chain 2, 2HDC in each stitch around, join to first HDC
Round 3: Chain 2, *2HDC, HDC, repeat from * around, join to first HDC
Round 4: Chain 2, *2HDC, HDC in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around, join to first HDC
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing onto hat

Eyes - black - G hook

Round 1: Magic ring, 10 HDC in ring, join to first HDC
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing
Make 2 eyes

Sew eyes onto circle

Sew on mouth using a tapestry needle and black yarn

Sew applique onto side of hat.


I would love if you shared with me your finished works! Tag me on instagram @mariasbluecrayon or post in my Facebook group!

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