Saturday, November 18, 2017

Ashes Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat...

I made this Messy Bun/Ponytail hat last night.  It worked up quickly.  I really like the texture of this hat and the chunkiness is sure to keep my ears toasty warm this winter.

Ashes Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat



Ashes Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat Pattern

Size:  Teen - Adult (up to a 21" head circumference)

Gauge:  6 stitches (HDC/SC) x 5 rows = 2"

Materials:
--6.0mm hook
--1 skein of Charisma in Ashes Yarn from Michael's (#5 bulky yarn)
--small amount of #5 bulky yarn in black for the trim
--ponytail holder
--tapestry needle for weaving ends

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
FPDC:  front post double crochet
BPDC:  back post double crochet
Rep:  repeat
Sk:  skip
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off

SPECIAL NOTE: 
November 7, 2018 
I tend to crochet loose, so if you are making this hat with the same yarn and same hook, then you will need to double-check as you go to make sure you’re not getting a hat that may be too tight.  I received a message from a fellow crocheter who is having this problem. So, to remedy:
1.  You may need to go up in hook size (for my beanie Style I used a 10mm hook to make it loose);
2.  You may need to add 1-2 additional increase rounds before you start the repeat rounds. 

Directions:
1.  20 SC st around ponytail holder.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1.  (20)
2.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (20)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (30)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (40)
5.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (50)
6.  HDC and SC in the first st, sk the next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (25 HDC & 25 SC)
7.  SC and HDC in the first st, sk the next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (25 SC & 25 HDC)
8-13.  Rep steps #6 and #7.
14-15.  FPDC, BPDC around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (25 FPDC & 25 BPDC)
At the end of Round 15, FO Ashes yarn and join black yarn.
16-17.  With black yarn, FPDC, BPDC around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (25 FPDC & 25 BPDC).  At the end of Round 17, FO and weave ends. 

Variations:
For my variations, I used Hobby Lobby's, "I Love This Chunky Yarn" in Black Marble and I used #4 worsted weight yarn in solid, double stranded Yarn (since I didn't have any solid colored Chunky Yarn).  I also used 6.5mm hook instead of a 6.0mm hook.

I made 3 of the hats as Messy Bun/Ponytail Hats.  I made 1 with no opening (the one that has purple in it).  For that one, I started with 10 HDC into MR, increased next Row to 20 HDC stitches and then next row to 30 HDC stitches.  Then completed like the rest.
Happy Crocheting...

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--don't use my pics as your own
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4 comments:

  1. this looks awesome! am anxious to try it out! Thanks so much for writing it up!

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    1. Oh, you're very welcome. I really loved the yarn and how it turned out. Please feel free to message me with any questions when you make it.

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  2. I so need to ask you a question? I’m making this bun beanie for my daughter so it has to be perfect lol! I used the 6.0 mm and I think it way to tight ! I just looked your site up here and yours look so much looser and I’m not a tight crocheter , but I checker twice cause on the from my page it says a 10mm for those beanies ! What do you think ? She is 23 but thin band I feel the yarn looks prettier looser also I wish I could show you before I pull it out ! What do you think I’m using charisma!

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    1. Kari, I tend to crochet a little loose. Now, for me, I wanted a tight it. My head is a 21” head circumference and you can see above how it fits my head. You have a couple options if you’re concerned about it being too tight: 1. Go up a hook size or 2. Stay with the hook size and add 1-2 additional increase rounds before you start the repeat rounds. If your head circumference is about the same as hers, check and see how it feels on your head. You can send me a picture to: rilla2u@gmail.com. I’m sorry for the sizing difficulty you are having.

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