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Bonfire Babe Messy Bun Hat

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While some may believe the messy bun hat is only a fad, much like the cowl did, it will prove them wrong. With the Bonfire Babe messy bun hat crochet pattern, you will have the ability to instantly finish this as a full beanie and in multiple sizes! It’s a 2-in-1! Try it out and tell me how you like it. Enjoy!

Bonfire Babe Messy Bun Hat | Crochet Pattern | American Crochet @americancrochet.com #crochetpattern

Level of Difficulty
Beginner/Intermediate

Yarn
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice # 4 Medium, Radiant Lime

Hook and Notions – Size Hook: I (5.5mm)

Measurement
Hat should fit circumferences of (16-17-inch child’s small, 17-18-inch child’s medium, 19-20-inch child’s large, 20-22-inch adult)

Gauge
Not important for this project

Bonfire Babe Messy Bun Hat | Crochet Pattern | American Crochet @americancrochet.com #crochetpattern

Abbreviations
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet

Special Stitches
FHDC – (Foundation Half Double Crochet) Chain 2, yarn over, insert hook into first chain (2nd from the hook), yarn over, pull up through the first loop on the hook (this is your first chain loop). With 3 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through 3. * Yarn over, insert your hook into the first chain loop, yarn over, pull up a loop (this is your second chain loop), yarn over, pull through 3. 2 fhdc completed. Repeat from * until you reach the desired number of fhdc.

Notes
Worked from the bottom up in rounds. Do not turn your work.

** This messy bun is worked using the child’s small instructions. I have given you the foundation half double crochet for the other sizes **

Bonfire Babe Messy Bun Hat | Crochet Pattern | American Crochet @americancrochet.com #crochetpattern

Hat Instructions (Child’s Small 16-17-inch circumference)

Round 1: FHDC 53, join with a slip stitch to first chain. (53, 59, 65, 71 sts)

Round 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), * skip 2 stitches, work 5 dc into the next stitch, skip next 2 stitches, dc into the next stitch, repeat from * to * around; join with a slip stitch to top of chain 3. (9 sets of 5 dc)

Round 3: CH 1, sc into the same stitch as join, * ch 2, sc into 3rd dc of the 5dc group, ch 2, sc into next dc, * repeat from * to * around, ending with a chain 2; join with a slip stich in top of first sc. (18 sc & 18 ch 2 spaces)

Round 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), * work 5 dc into the next sc, dc into the next sc, * repeat from * to * around; join with a slip stitch in top of chain 3.

Rounds 5-8: Repeat Rounds 3 & 4 until desired height.

Round 9: CH 1, hdc in same stitch as join, hdc in each stitch around; ending with hdc in last three stitches; join with a slip stitch in top of hdc. (54 sts)

Round 10: CH 1, hdc in same stitch as join, hdc in the next 2 stitches, * hdc decrease over the next two stiches, hdc in the next 3 stitches, * repeat from * to * around, ending with hdc in last 4 stitches; join with a slip stitch in top of hdc. (44 sts)

Round 11: CH 1, hdc in same stitch as join, hdc in the next 1 stitches, * hdc decrease over the next two stiches, hdc in the next 2 stitches, * repeat from * to * around, ending with hdc decrease; join with a slip stitch in top of hdc. (33 sts)

Round 12: CH 1, hdc in same stitch as join, hdc in the next 2 stitches, * hdc decrease over the next two stiches, hdc in the next 3 stitches, * repeat from * to * around, ending with hdc in last 3 stitches; join with a slip stitch in top of hdc. (27 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Bonfire Babe Messy Bun Hat | Crochet Pattern | American Crochet @americancrochet.com #crochetpattern

Beanie Instructions

Work rounds 1 through 12 DO NOT FASTEN OFF

Round 13: CH 1, sc in same stitch as join and in each stitch around; join with a slip stitch in top of first stitch. (27 sts) FASTEN OFF

Cut 5 to 6 inch tail. Use your blunt needle to weave in every other stitch at the top making sure to go all the way around. Pull tightly to close the hole. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

Bonfire Babe Messy Bun Hat | Crochet Pattern | American Crochet @americancrochet.com #crochetpattern

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