messy hats

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
  • La Vie en Rose Earflap Hat – pattern
  • Snow Country Ski Hat – pattern
  • Bear Hugs Baby Beanie –pattern
  • Lily Garden (Flower-topped Hat) – pattern
  • Bulky Yarn 5 Weight Messy Bun Hat pattern for beginners – pdf
  • Crocheted Basket Weave Messy Bun Hat by Diana Borgstrom-Breeschooten – video
  • Delaney Hat – pdf
  • Messy Bun Katniss – pdf and video in one color,  video in tricolor.
  • Moroccan Dreams Messy Bun Hat by Cari Reuman – pdf [see picture for row 5]
  • Starr Stitch Messy Bun Beanie (and hat) – video
  • Child Size Owl Messy Bun Hat pattern by Diana Borgstorm – pdf and video
  • Crochet Frog Hat
  • My Messy Bun Hat by Sarah Sach @ Posh Pooch Designs shows a video on how to modify to a regular beanie pattern into a bun hat or ponytail hat.

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Turtle neck debardeur

My creation combining two patterns.

The turtle neck comes from the Fall Crochet Poncho CAL and the body from the Amelia poncho sweater. I made it shorter, narrower and closed 5.5 in each side.

  • Yarn is Misti Alpaca chunky (4 skeins).
  • Hook is a 7 mm.

for my mamy-dear

I had so much fun doing this blanket for Lukas that I decided to use the same pattern to make a huge stole for my mama.   And it is huge: she can completely snuggled in.

Material

  • 8 mm crochet hook
  • 18 skeins of Scheepjes Stone Washed [50 gr] – color code: 853 Amazonite
  • Total weight: 894 grams for an end result of 188 x 71 cm.

Scheepjes Stone Washed XL: yarn weight: aran | texture: cotton yarn with a tough name and a soft, woolly feel | yardage/meters: yards (75 meters) | skein weight: 50 grams ( ounces) | gauge: 14 stitches, 19 rows to 10 cm on 5 mm needles | recommended hook size: 5 mm | content: 70% Cotton x 30% Acrylic | care: 40 C, cold water.

The chosen pattern comes from Liam’s Blanket by Tia Davis and it’s pretty easy: a mix of single crochet combined with double crochet.

  • Chain 102
  • Row 1: [1 sc, 1 DC] in second chain from hook, *skip next chain, [1 sc, 1 DC] in next chain; repeat from * to end of row, chain 1, turn.
  • Row 2: skip first stitch, [1 sc, 1 DC] in next stitch, *skip next chain, [1 sc, 1 DC] in next chain; repeat from * to end of row, chain 1, turn.
  • Rows 3 – as may as you want: repeat row 2.

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snowtlanta slouchee

The coldest day of the year in sight, I quickly made myself a warm hat.  We may be in Hotlanta but in January-February we face from time to time a few days of ice and snow…

  • Lion’s Pride Woolspun Bulky #5 – 127 yd | 116 m in #149 charcoal.
  • Hook 7 mm
  • Pattern by Tammy from Posh Patterns – size 5T to Adult – mainly using extended single crochet and front & back posts for the border.

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join

Join with a slip stitch or join with a needle or join with a hook … choice is yours.

With a slip stitch : you would join your circle with a slip stitch into the top of the chain 2.  End of the story.

With the hook … same technique as with a needle:

  • Remove your hook; cut the yarn and pull it all the way through the stitch/loop [where the hook was].
  • Insert your hook below both loops of the next dc [first DC], from the back to the front.
  • Grab the yarn and yarn over and hook it through the stitch so that it is pulled from the front to the back and pull gently.
  • Insert your hook in the last DC you made – through the back loop only, from front to back, and pull it through.
  • Grab the yarn and hook it through that back loop [pull the tail end yarn all the way through].
  • Weave in yarn end. And voilà.

 

dotty flower

The dotty flower is a pattern by .  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.

Special instructions
2dc Cluster
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.
Petal Cluster
  • 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.
Pattern
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.

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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.

photogenic hat

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…

Photogenic hat.
Photogenic hat.