Update to: My First Crochet Pattern

Two years after I wrote my first crochet pattern of “Kendra’s Messy Bun Hat”, I have made some adjustments and changes to the pattern.  I have worked the pattern a few times and it comes out the same every time I crochet it, however, I find that others have tension different than mine and it may not come out the same, therefore, I would recommend changing your hook size.

The changes are as follows… I have added an elastic band hair tie in the center of the crown of the hat. I will take pics and upload them at another time.

Below, you will find the original pattern, but above, I am posting my newly updated version.  My old pattern did not have the hair tie in the center nor did I increase every round the first five rounds, to avoid the look I would have gotten in the first 5 rounds.  This is not the case with the updated version.  Instead of telling you, I will just post my pattern.  Let me know if you have any comments.  I Apologize for forgetting to mention what yarn I had used.  I personally use Red Heart with Love, or Hobby Lobby’s I LOVE This Yarn as they were a 4 weight yarn.

Supplies:

6.5mm Susan Bates hook
5.5mm Susan Bates hook
Elastic band hair tie (plain)
Scissors
Needle (to weave in ends)
4 Weight Medium Worsted Weight Yarn (Solid or Varigated)

With the 6.5mm hook and the elastic band hair tie, crochet 30 sc around the tie, sl st to join. ch 1 (this is the crown of the beanie)

Row 1: HDC in each st around, sl st to join, ch 1
Row 2: *HDC, HDC, 2 HDC, *repeat to end, sl st to join, ch 1
Row 3: *HDC, HDC, HDC, 2 HDC, *repeat to end, sl st to join, ch 1
Row 4: *HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, 2 HDC, *repeat to end, sl st to join, ch 1
Row 5: *HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, 2 HDC, *repeat to end, sl st to join, ch 1
Row 6: *SC & DC in same stitch, sk st, *repeat to end, use stitch marker to mark end of row
Row 7: (continuing to work in the round – do NOT sl st to join)
*SC & DC in the same stitch, sk st, *repeat to end, use stitch marker to mark the end of the round
R8 – R15: *SC & DC in the same stitch, sk st, *repeat to end, use stitch marker to mark the end of the round (R15 should reache to the top of the ear)
R16: HDC in each st, sl st to join
R17: FPDC in first st, BPDC in next st, alternate in each stitches around, sl st to join, fasten off, weave in ends.

**NOTE** If the hat does not reach the top of the ear at the end of R15, add 3 to 5 more rows, accordingly to your size.

If your tension is too loose, try a 5.0mm hook, or too tight a 6.0mm hook.  Add more rounds accordingly as a smaller hook will tighten your stitches.

 

OLD PATTERN

 

I finally worked up my own pattern and I am so excited but nervous at the same time, as I have never written a pattern up before. So needless to say, I recalled what I did when I first started crocheting a messy bun hat, and had no idea what to “title” it so I named it after my daughter since she was with me the day I completed it and she modeled it for me. Then as I was writing it I left out details about what size hook I used, and the type of yarn just in case anyone else was interested. I know I am when I see a design, my first thoughts are “WOW, i wonder what yarn that is!” However, most of the time I forget to ask. Or at times it is listed, or I can tell what it is since I may have seen it myself on the shelf at a store. I couldn’t wait to share my pattern with my crochet groups on Facebook, and on Ravelry. However I quickly discovered uploading something to Ravelry isn’t as easy as it seems. You have to have all these extra details that I didn’t know. Like who actually “new to crochet” uses a “gauge of stitches”???  Not me!  I’m not familiar with it, so I had to guess. I’m even worried I had gotten it wrong. Anyway, I hope anyone that “tests” my pattern can provide me with details of my mistakes, because honestly I am eager to correct and fix and share with others that have provided me with their free patterns.  Now I have one out there too! This is a historic moment for me and I’m so excited to share it with a fellow hooker!  Thanks for sharing in my momentous occasion. Hugs!

Oh and P.S. in the photo of Kendra from the front, her bun was sideways on her head so therefore the hat didn’t sit correctly on her head, appearing small. It does however fit appropriately, I just don’t have a photo showing it, yet.

 

Kendra’s messy bun hat
by Sheila A. Myers
(c) 2016
SL ST = Slip stitch
SC = Single Crochet stitch
DC = Double Crochet stitch
SK ST = skip stitch
DC FP/ DC BP = Double Crochet Front Post / Double Crochet Back Post stitch

I used a Susan Bates 5.5mm hook

Chain 20, sl st to join
R1: SC & DC in same stitch as SL ST, SK ST, SC DC, SK ST, repeat to end, sl st to join,
R2: 2SC, SC, 2 SC, repeat to end, sl st to join
R3: SC & DC in same stitch as SL ST, SK ST, SC DC, SK ST, repeat to end, sl st to join,
R4: 2SC, SC, SC, 2 SC, repeat to end, sl st to join
R5: SC & DC in same stitch as SL ST, SK ST, SC DC, SK ST, repeat to end, sl st to join,
R6: 2SC, SC, SC, SC, 2 SC, repeat to end, sl st to join
R7: SC & DC in same stitch as SL ST, SK ST, SC DC, SK ST, repeat to end, sl st to join,
R8: 2SC, SC, SC, SC, SC, 2 SC, repeat to end, sl st to join
R9: SC & DC in same stitch as SL ST, SK ST, SC DC, SK ST, repeat to end, sl st to join,
R10: 2SC, SC, SC, SC, SC, SC, 2 SC, repeat to end, sl st to join
R11: SC & DC in same stitch as SL ST, SK ST, SC DC, SK ST, repeat to end, sl st to join,
R12: 2SC, SC, SC, SC, SC, SC, SC, 2 SC, repeat to end, sl st to join
NOTE: for hats that are for size Small/Medium R12 is the end of the increase rounds. For hats size Large/XL increase 1 or 2 more rounds as needed.
R13-20: SC & DC in same stitch as SL ST, SK ST, SC DC, SK ST, repeat to end, sl st to join.
R21-26: CH2, DC FP in same stitch as CH2, next stitch is DC BP, alternate DC FP, DC BP stitches around to end, finish off, weave in ends.

 

 

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