Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Messy Bun - Piggy Style....

I woke up way too early this morning.  Lol.  Still recovering from my slip and fall 2 days ago in the pouring rain.  I had parked the truck in the driveway and when I entered our garage it happened so quickly.  I slipped and landed flat on my tailbone -- and it hurt....I'm doing okay but it sure dampened my day since I was coming home from getting a massage to loosen up and rid myself of too many knots in my back.  So, I'm a day or so behind on several crochet projects I'm working on.

I did want to share this new Messy Bun Hat with you that I was commissioned to make.  This lady saw my Woodland Hats and asked if I could make one in a pig for her.  Of course, I can.  Isn't that the answer all crocheters seem to give!!!! Lol.

I will try to update this post later today with the pattern. 

Free Pattern is below.  If you give it a go, please comment on here, send a pic or post on instagram, Ravelry or pinterest. (My username on all is:  rilla2u)  I would love to see your work!!!!


   Messy Bun - Piggy Style 
 
Messy Bun - Piggy Style Hat

Difficulty Level:  Easy

Size:  Teen - Adult

Materials:
--3.5, 4.5 and 5.5 hooks
--#4 worsted weight yarn in bright pink, light pink, black, white and yellow
--ponytail holder
--tapestry needle for weaving

Abbreviations:
MR:  magic ring
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
DC:  double crochet
Dec:  decrease
FO:  fasten off

Directions: 
Hat:
1.  With larger hook and bright pink, join yarn to ponytail holder and Ch1.  Make 24 DC around the holder.  Sl st to first DC and Ch1.  (24)
2.  2 DC in each st around.  Sl st to first DC and Ch1.  (48)
3.  2 DC in first st, then 1 DC in the next 3 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first DC and Ch1.  (60)
4-10.  1 DC in each st around.  Sl st to first DC and Ch1.  On the last st of Round 10, FO bright pink yarn and switch to light pink yarn before completing the final stitch.  (60)
11-13.  In light pink yarn, 1 DC in each st around.  Sl st to first DC and Ch1.  (60)
14.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st to first SC and FO.  Weave tail.  (60)

Eyes (make 2):
1. With smaller hook and black yarn, 6 HDC into MR.  Sl st to first HDC and FO, leaving a tail long enough for attaching to the hat.  
2.  Use a small amount of white yarn to embroider center of eyes.

Ears (make 2): 
1.  With 4.5mm hook and light pink, ch7.  SC in 2 ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
2-4.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
5.  Dec, 1 SC in the next 2 st, dec last 2 st together.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
6.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (4) 
7.  Dec first 2 st, dec last 2 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (2) 
8.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (2) 
9.  Dec 2 st together.  FO and weave ends.  
10.  Join bright pink in any st and Ch1.  SC all the way around the ear.  FO, leaving a tail long enough to attach to hat. 

Snout:
1.  With 4.5mm hook and light pink yarn, 6 HDC into MR. Sl st to join to first st and Ch1. (6)
2.  2 HDC in each st around.  Sl st to join to first st and Ch1.  (12)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in the next st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join to first st and Ch1.  (18)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in the next 2 st. Repeat around.  Sl st to join to first st and FO, weaving tail.  (24)
5.  Join bright pink yarn,  Ch1.  Sc in same st as Ch1 and in each st around. FO.  Leave a tail long enough to attach to the hat.  (24)

Center Tip for Snout:
1.  With 4.5mm hook and light yarn, 6 SC into a MR.  Sl st to join last st to first st.  Pull to tighten and FO.  Leave a tail long enough to place at the center of the snout portion. 

Attach the center tip to the center part of the snout and weave ends.  Use black yarn and embroider on each side of the center portion of the snout.  (See pic for help)

Bow: 
1.  With 3.5 mm hook, and yellow yarn, ch15.  SC in 2 ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
2-6.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
7.  SC all the way around the bow.  FO and weave ends.
8.  Join yarn at center of bow and wrap 10-12 times around.  Tie into a tight knot to secure and then weave to attach bow to the hat.

Legal:
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--don't copy and claim my pattern as your own, but provide a link to my blog
--freely make and sale your finished work
--link back to my blog


Happy Crocheting & May God Bless You... 

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