Brr…. it is super cold outside!! Here in middle TN we don’t see a lot of single digits, but lately the lows have been that cold and the wind chills in the negative numbers! It’s so cold that school has been cancelled so the kiddos don’t have to wait for the bus in this weather – I wouldn’t want to, either!
I really wanted to try out the Lion Brand Jeans yarn and picked up a few skeins at my local Joann. I didn’t have a particular project in mind so I played around with a few ideas and finally fell in love with this stitch pattern called Ripple Lace. It looks great paired with this yarn! Then I wanted to turn it into a hat and had to adjust the stitch pattern to work in the round and this hat was born. I absolutely love it – but I don’t have nearly as much hair to peek out since I cut it before the new baby was born. 🙂
Ripple Lace Messy Bun Hat
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand Jeans (Acrylic, each 3.5oz/100g and 246 yds/225 meters): 1 skein #110 Classic
Hooks: H (5.0mm) and I (5.5mm)
Notions: yarn needle
Gauge: 18 sts and 12 rows = 4″ in stitch pattern with larger hook (rows 3 & 4 of body)
Finished Size: Approximately 22″ circumference and 7 1/2″ long
IMPORTANT NOTE: Ch 3 at beginning of a row does NOT count as a dc.
FPtr: Front Post Treble – See the video tutorial below for help
With smaller hook, ch 9.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 8 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc back loop only in each st across; turn.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 22″ from beginning, ending with a WS row.
Change to larger hook.
Turn ribbing and work along side of ribbing as follows.
Round 1: Sc 99 sts evenly along side of ribbing, join with sl st to first sc.
Round 2: Ch 3, *skip next 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in first skipped sc; repeat from * to end, join to turning ch with slip st.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 space; join with slip st to first sc.
Round 4: Ch 3, *skip next 2 sc, FPtr in next dc 2 rows below, ch 1, dc in first skipped sc; repeat from * to end, join to turning ch with slip st.
Repeat rows 3-4 until piece measures 6 1/2″ from bottom of ribbing, ending with a Row 3.
Round 1: Ch 3, *skip next 2 sc, FPtr in next dc 2 rows below, dc in first skipped sc; repeat from * to end, join to turning ch with slip st – 66 sts.
Round 2: Ch 3, *dc2tog; repeat from * to end, join to turning ch with slip st – 33 sts.
Round 3: Ch 3, *dc, dc2tog; repeat from * to end, join to turning ch with slip st – 22 sts.
Round 4: Ch 3, *dc2tog; repeat from * to end, join to turning ch with slip st – 11 sts.
Weave in ends. Sew seam in ribbing.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet pattern for the Ripple Lace Messy Bun Hat. Feel free to check out my other free crochet hat patterns, including two other messy bun versions!