Introducing a beginner friendly free knitting pattern for the hat that broke the internet. This Messy Bun Hat features a rolled brim, plus a classic seed stitch rise, and an uber convenient spot for your bun or ponytail. Merry Christmas!
Also, don’t be alarmed by the term seed stitch, after all it is all just knits and purls. In a seed stitch pattern they are arranged in a certain way to give that unique texture, and a denser fabric.
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Seed Stitch Messy Bun Hat
So, I’m sure you are all aware of the messy bun hat that broke the internet. It’s a lovely crochet hat that accommodates your beloved ‘mom bun’, or ‘messy ponytail’ hairstyle that is classic to the carefree Moms of today.
Knitters and crocheters alike are being bombarded with requests from friends to make them one. Anyhow, the Facebook tags and the pattern requests happened here too? Therefore, due to popular request, I’ve got a couple of patterns all finished up, and this one is ready to be shared with you.
Seed Stitch Messy Bun Hat Knitting Pattern
Finished hat has a 20″ circumference in the widest part and is 8″ high
Gauge: 12 sts and 18 rows = 4″
K2tog = Knit two together – a very simple decrease, where you turn two stitches into one. Insert your right hand needle into the next two stitches on your left hand needle, and knit them both together. (K2tog)
P2tog = Purl two together – a very simple decrease, where you turn two stitches into one. Insert your right hand needle into the next two stitches on your left hand needle, as if to purl, and purl them both together. (P2tog)
Cast on 54 stitches
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: *K1, P1; repeat from * across
Row 8: *P1, K1; repeat from * across
Repeat rows 7 & 8 until piece measures 7″ from cast on edge
Begin Decrease ( right side row): *K7, K2tog; repeat from * across
Next Row: *P6, P2tog; repeat from * across
Next Row: *K5, K2tog; repeat from * across
Next Row: *P4, P2tog; repeat from * across
Bind off, securing the last stitch.
Break yarn, leaving a long tail and sew up the seam.
Trim yarn and weave in all ends.
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