I have been knitting Messy Bun Hats since last Friday. I have knitted 8 with the previous pattern and now I am about to embark in knitting 9 with this new design.
The pattern is very similar to the original one, except this one has stockinette instead of single ribbing sections. Also, rather than decreasing slowly, I did the last round as k2tog all the way around. Click here to download the pattern from Ravelry. NOTE: PATTERN IS NEEDLE KNIT. Currently, I do not have a loom knitted version of it.
These hats are flying off my needles and to my friends' homes. I have had a few requests for a needle knit version. The above was knitted on size 10.5 and 11 size needles. You can use either dpns or circulars. The pattern is super simple and it goes quite fast. NOTE: PATTERN IS NEEDLE KNIT. Currently, I do not have a loom knitted version of it.
Pattern is available free via Ravelry, click on link to be directed to download page. Or also click on the image above to be taken to Ravelry to download the pattern.
It has been awhile since I last created a video, but some of you (about 50 requests in less than one day) were requesting a video showing how to do the Messy Bun Hat. I apologize for the small screen. I only have my phone to take video. I hope the video helps out some of you. Have a great holiday!
Other: Oval Cord Elastic by Dritz, about 1 yard. Used for bind off method 2.
Gauge: 6.5 sts x 8 rows=2 inches
k=knit stitch (may use the u-stitch)
Cast on 40 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.
Rnd 1-10: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 11-14: k to end of rnd.
Rnd 15-18: p to end of rnd.
Rnd 19-22: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 15-22.
Next 4 rnds: p to end of rnd.
Bind off method 1: Bind off with basic bind off method (keep the bind off tight).
Bind off method 2: Oval Cord Elastic by Dritz (about a yard). Using tapestry needle, thread the elastic through the tapestry needle. Remove all the stitches off the loom onto the elastic. Once all the stitches are on the elastic, cinch it close, leaving about a 6-inch circle of elastic, tie a knot to secure it. Cut the ends of the elastic. To secure further, use needle and thread and sew the ends of the elastic together.
Weave ends in. Block lightly if needed.
NOTE: If you are using a different knitting loom than what is called in the pattern, keep the following in mind:
Pattern requires a peg count that is a multiple of 4 (40, 44, 48, etc)-the ribbing on the brim requires this multiple.
The hat be at least 7-7.5 inches in length from cast on to bind off. If you need to knit more rounds, repeat rounds 15-22 to maintain the stitch pattern.