There are many many hats or half hats patterns out there. Since my crochet era started, I have struggled with many patterns that were either bad or not what I was looking for. Until, finally, I stumbled on the Facebook page ‘Crochet M@ssy Buns & Beanies – Free Patterns Only‘, all about hats and, more specifically: bun hats. Bun hats are not my favorite so I just finish them to a ‘normal’ hat…
Here is a collection of my ultra favorite patterns.
M@ssy Bun Cable Hat by Bella from Haken en zoo [my ultra favorite that I finish as a full hat – see pictures below]. Here is the pdf and here is the video and another explanatory video if needed.
BoHo Messy Bun Beanie by Yvonne Metz – pdf and video
Chunky Messy Bun Hat By Jennifer Dickerson – pdf and video
While getting more info about the coming Hygge CAL, I visited Esther’s blog. And one of her articles relates to crochet slang … cake, ami [which means friend in French], frog, hooker, OCD, barf, bomb … Curious? Check her ‘how to speak crochet slang‘ and learn a new language. Pretty fun read.
The dotty flower is a pattern by Julie Harrison. I just copied and pasted her pattern here for my own ease [with Jules’ kind authorization] … Please refer to her original pattern with photo tutorial.
In order to make a pillow or blanket, Jules explains how to add 2 extra rows to transform the flowers into an hexagon.
4 mm hook, small quantities of 8ply/DK yarn in 3 colours.
Yo, insert hook in stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops ( 2 loops left on hook) , yo, insert hook in same stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops (3 loops left on hook) , yo and pull through all loops on hook.
Step 1 – *Yo twice, insert hook into 2 ch space, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through 2 loops, leave last loop on hook (2 loops on hook) * .
Repeat * to * (3 loops on hook).
Step 2 – Yo 3 times, insert hook in skipped stitch of round 1, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through 2 loops, leave last loop on hook (4 loops on hook).
Repeat Step 1 into the same 2 ch space (6 loops on hook).
Step 3- Yo and pull through all loops on hook.
Chain 4, slip stitch into 1st chain to form a ring.
Round 1: ch2 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc into ring, slip stitch join to 1st dc, fasten off.
Round 2: Join next colour to any stitch, ch2, make a 2dc cluster into same stitch, *ch2, skip 1 stitch, make a 2dc cluster in next stitch, * . Repeat * to * 4 more times, to make 6 cluster, ending with 2ch and slip stitch join to 1st cluster. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join next colour to any 2ch space. *Ch 4, make a petal cluster, ch 4, slip stitch into same 2 ch space, slip stitch into next 2ch space. * Repeat * to * making 6 petals around the flower in the 2 ch spaces of previous round. Slip stitch into 1st space to join, fasten off and weave in all threads.
Dotty Flower Hexagon
Background Rd 1 – Join background colour to top of any petal, Ch1, *3sc in same stitch in top of petal, 5tr in stitch on top of Round 2 dots*, Repeat * to * 5 times, slip stitch to 1st sc.
Background Round 2 – Ch1, Make 1 sc in each stitch of previous round, except in the corners of the hexagon where you make 3 sc in the same stitch, ( this will be the middle stitch of 3sc in top of each petal). Join with slip stitch to first sc. Bind off.
When Alyska was a very young little girl she had this wonderful multicolored cloche hat that she was wearing all the time. And she attracted all kind of comments … and photographers. We remember those Asian tourists in Amsterdam asked her to pose with her hat. One day, the hat was no longer her favorite – probably because of the pink – but I kept this photogenic hat like a little treasure.
I found this beautiful vintage pattern on Honey! Crochet Patterns by Olivia with the idea to base myself on her patter to re-create Alyska’s photogenic hat. Perhaps, this one is the closest pattern…