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. 🙂
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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!
Can’t wait to try this out for my daughter and daughter-in-law. You are so nice to share:)
Yay! I’m glad you like it! I’ll be posting a video tutorial for this next week. 🙂
India Winslow Birch
What a pretty Messy Bun pattern. I can’t wait to do 4 for my grand and great daughters. Thank you so much for your patterns.
You are so welcome! 🙂 I love sharing my designs! The video tutorial for this project should be up sometime this week.
I can not find the tutorial for the Ripple Lace Messy Bun Hat, where am I missing it. I need to see how you are doing the round 3.
I just finished uploading it and added it to this page. You should easily be able to view it now. 🙂
Thank you very much it is so pretty, and I am on round 4 now. Very easy to follow.
I need to make smaller than the pattern. I decrease rim size, but throws off the count. I cannot get through round 4 .
I’m sorry I have not sized this for multiple sizes as I have to work each one out as I make it when it comes to the shaping of the crown. Try a smaller hook size and see if working the original pattern with that will work for the rim size.
Thanks. I started again using smaller and going by pattern and still too big.
Round 4 is where I am having issues. Starts ok and I think I realize now there are too many single crochets , therefore, too many stitches between fptrs .
I am not experienced enough to figure out how to adjust number of stitches.
I just finished this project tonight, but I closed up the top. I love the stitch! It’s so pretty! I was wondering if you have a pattern for gloves that would go with this. Making it as a gift. Thanx!
I don’t have another pattern to match this yet, but it is something I’m working on. So glad it turned out well!! This stitch is really neat. 🙂
I have a question regarding the Ripple Lace Messy bun. Starting with Round 2 and throughout at the end if each round it states ‘ to join to turning chain’ should it be the beginning chain.
Thanks and have an awesome day weekend,
Hi Tammy! Yes, you join to the third chain of the first chain 3. 🙂
Where does the hole in the top come for ponytail to come out? Also when doing round 3 how many sc should you have each round?
This hat is worked from the bottom up, so at the end when you have 11 sts you leave it as is. You can also sc around a ponytail holder there if you like. For the main part of the body, you will always have 99 sts if you include the ch-3 at the beginning of the previous round.