05 March 2018

Snowflake Monday


I allocated a ball of Hawthorne Blueberry Speckle Hand Paint fingering yarn (from Knit Picks) in my stash to a snowflake messy bun hat way back when messy bun hats became a thing. That was months ago. I didn't get a chance to make my dreams come true until last weekend.

I used to wear my hair in a pony tail through the back of baseball caps for years. I'm so excited the look is in style now!

I made a super wide band of ribbing on my hat because not only is the hat keeping my hair out of my eyes on windy days, but the band is keeping my ears warm. That's the main reason I wear hats in winter.

This cute little hat definitely makes me want to restock my Blueberry stash! After all, I'm going to need matching gloves, socks and maybe even sweater, right?!?

You may do whatever you'd like with hats you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!


Finished Size: 9.5 inches from top to bottom
Gauge: 1 3/dc shell = .5 inches tall and wide; 10 rows of K1, P1 ribbing = 1 inch
Materials: Size 1 100-gram hank of fingering yarn, size B crochet hook, size 2 circular or double-pointed knitting needles, metal-less hairband

Snowflake Messy Bun Hat Instructions

Round 1: 24 sc over doubled hairband; sl st in starting sc. If your hair is thicker than mine, you might want to work with an undoubled hairband.






Round 2: * 1 sc in next sc, 3 dc in next sc, ch 3, 3 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, sl st in starting sc.

Round 3: Ch 7 (counts as 1 dc and ch 5), * 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, 1 dc between next 2 sc, ch 5; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last ch 5 of final repeat; ch 2, 1 dtr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 12th ch 5 sp of Round.

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over dtr directly below, *3 dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 10 times; 3 dc in last ch 5 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 12th ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over dc directly below, * 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, 1 dc in same sp (wide V-stitch made), 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, 1 dc in same sp, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 6: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, sk next ch 3 sp, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 5, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, sk next ch 3 sp, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 5 tip of Round.
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Round 7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of tr directly below, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, * 1 dtr in next sc, ch 5, 1 dtr in same sc (giant wide V-stitch made), 3 dc in next ch 5 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same tip, ch 5, 3 dc in same tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 dtr in next sc, ch 5, 1 dtr in same sc, 3 dc in next ch 5 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same tip, ch 2, 1 dtr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 5 tip of Round.

Round 8: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of tr directly below, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, * 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp (top of giant wide V-st), ch 5, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, 3 dc in next ch 5 tip, ch 3, [3 dc in same tip], ch 5, 3 dc in same tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 5 times, ending [here] on final repeat; ch 2, 1 dtr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 5 tip of Round.

Round 9: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of tr directly below, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, * 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, 1 tr in next ch 5 sp, ch 1, 1 tr in next ch 5 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, 3 dc in next ch 5 tip, ch 3, [3 dc in same tip], ch 5, 3 dc in same tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 5 times, ending [here] on final repeat; ch 2, 1 dtr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 5 tip of Round.

Round 10: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of tr directly below, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, * 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, ch 3, working next 5 st only to last 2 loops of each st 1 tr in next ch 3 sp, 1 dtr in next ch 1 sp, 1 trtr in next ch 1 sp, 1 dtr in next ch 1 sp, 1 tr in next ch 3 sp, yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook (large inverted fan made), ch 3, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, 3 dc in next ch 5 tip, ch 3, [3 dc in same tip], ch 5, 3 dc in same tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 5 times, ending [here] on final repeat; ch 2, 1 dtr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 5 tip of Round.


Round 11: 1 sc over dtr directly below, * ch 3, 1 hdc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, working next 3 st only to last 2 loops of each st 1 tr in 3rd dc of next 3/dc shell, 1 dtr in top of large inverted fan, 1 tr in 1st dc of next 3/dc shell, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (small inverted fan made), ch 3, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 1 hdc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 5 tip; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc. Prepare to change over to knitting needles.

Round 12: Draw up loop through each st around and place in knitting needles for a total of 144 loops. Mark beginning of Round if desired.

Rounds 13-43: K 1, P 1 around for 30 Rounds or 3 inches (or desired width of ribbing); bind off. Weave in ends.






I have often shared I am not a fan of crocheted ribbing because I knitted ribbing, so I have not worked up an alternative pattern for those who do not knit. However, here is a video tutorial showing how to add a crocheted rib to a top-down hat such as today's pattern.

2 comments :

  1. Sure turned out grand. And yep, you always need to make the matching clothes.

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    1. Thanks, Pat! I actually can't wait to get started on a pair of socks to match!

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