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Monday, December 12, 2016

Crochet Child Messy Bun or Ponytail Hat with Video



I already made an adult size messy bun hat, but I've had a lot of request for a child size too.  I uploaded a video tutorial if you need more assistance. I made it with Medium Worsted yarn and a H hook. I made this for my 4 year old daughter, but if you would like it for a child who is older than 9 or so I would use a I hook or if you want it for a toddler I would try a G hook, but follow the pattern below just change the hook size. 
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Supplies:
Medium Worsted Impeccable Pink Yarn
H hook
Abbreviations:
ch=chain
sl st=slip stitch
sc=single crochet
dc=double crochet
hdc=half double crochet
2dctog=2 double crochet together=Yarn over (YO) hook, insert hook in stitch(st) , pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook. YO hook, pull through 2 loops. YO hook insert in next st, pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook. YO, pull through 2 loops, 3 loops on hook. YO pull through last 3 loops. One dc2tog made

Video Tutorial


I made this for my 4 year old child. Yes this is similiar to the adult one I made, but going down a hook size makes this smaller even if the cuff is longer! 
Rows 1: chain 8, hdc in the 3rd chain from the hook and each chain across, -6 hdc
Rows 2-44: *Turn, Ch 1, hdc in each hdc back loop across, -6 hdc
Repeat Rnd 2 for 44 rows. Or Make sure the brim fits your child around their head and follow this pattern as closely as you can.
Take the rows and sew the ends together with a sl st. Don't Break the yarn, Continue on with Rnd 1.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around the edge. I ended up with 60 sc, which is a good number to work with.
Rnd 2: Ch 3(Counts as Dc), work dc in the next 2 dc, *2dctog in the next two sc, work dc in the next 3 sc, *Repeat around, sl st on top ch 3. -48 dc
Rnds 3-6: *Ch 3(Counts as Dc), dc in each dc around, sl st on top ch 3. *Repeat for 4 rounds -48 dc
Rnd 7: Ch 3(Counts as Dc), dc in the next 5 dc, 2dctog in the next two dc, *dc in the next 6 dc, 2dctog, *Repeat around, sl st on top ch 3 -42 dc
Rnd 8: Ch 3(Counts as Dc), dc in the next 4 dc, 2dctog in the next two dc, *dc in the next 5 dc, 2dctog, *Repeat around, sl st on top ch 3 -36 dc
Rnd 9: Ch 3(Counts as Dc), dc in the next 3 dc, 2dctog in the next two dc, *dc in the next 4 dc, 2dctog, *Repeat around, sl st on top ch 3 -30 dc
Rnd 10: Ch 3(Counts as Dc), dc in the next 2 dc, 2dctog in the next two dc, *dc in the next 3 dc, 2dctog, *Repeat around, sl st on top ch 3 -24 dc
Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in each dc around, sl st. Fasten off and Weave in the ends.

25 comments:

joan said...

thank you for this pattern .. I just finished the ladies one and your video explains it very well ..

joan said...

thank you for this easy to follow Pattern.. I made the ladies one tonight for my granddaughter and just found the one for a child that I will make tomorrow , the video explains it well

Crochet Jewel said...

Thanks!

Debbie Newton said...

Thanks very much!!

CinnaMom said...

Very clear andxeasy instructions.
My daughters are going to love this hat!

Lucy Wheeler said...

On rounds 3-6 do you just double crochet around or is it a repeat of round one and two? Example round one, round two, round one , round two and so forth until you are finished with round 6? That is where I am getting lost. Is 3/6 just 4 rounds of double crochet or is it round one and two repeats?

Crochet Jewel said...

Yes, 3/6 just 4 rounds of double crochet, so just do dc in each dc around only for those rounds, Not alternating.

Amy Seaburn said...

Why is it 44 rows on the child's rim?Seems like that makes it bigger than the adults .....I'm new to crochet and reading pattern s. Thank you

Crochet Jewel said...

Your not the first person to say this, its because I used a smaller hook size, which was a h hook and my daughters head is 20 inches, but if you child's head is smaller then I would stop the brim when it fits around their head instead of doing 44 rows

Nancy Garner said...

it looks the same as the adult hat when I make it as the pattern says to do. and it still fits my adult head

Crochet Jewel said...

you used a H hook, my daughters head is 20 inches, what size is your childs head?

Crochet Jewel said...

I would stop the brim when it fits around your childs head.

Rayanne Miller said...

Love this thank you! I've made one for my sister and my 2 nieces! If I wanted to use a bulkier wool then would I change hook size and less stitches, or just the hook?

Rayanne Miller said...

Love this thank you! I've made one for my sister and my 2 nieces! If I wanted to use a bulkier wool then would I change hook size and less stitches, or just the hook?

Crochet Jewel said...

I would just go down a hook size, but you may be able to just do everything the same

Alison Georgianna said...

It fits PERFECTLY for my 8 year old!!! I had to reduce the stitches to fit 19" head but it fits perfectly going by this pattern!!! 😍😍😍 Thank you! I am also making these for my nieces for Christmas and adding a flower to them!!!

Crochet Jewel said...

Glad to Hear!!

Unknown said...

Help!! I cannot end up with 60 stitches only 44 or 65!

Crochet Jewel said...

if you are getting 65, then take the last 6 or so of those stitches and make them sctog decreases

Crochet Jewel said...

if you get close to 60 then just follow the pattern as close as you can

latinamarie said...

I'm new to crocheting and especially to reading patterns. But the -number you have at the end of each row, is that how many of the stitches we should make? If so, how do you know where to place your needle so that you're getting that number? Like how many holes do you skip, etc., since the numbers are going down?? I'm confused about how to know.

Crochet Jewel said...

That's the number of stitches you should have at the end of each round. Each D.C. Should be done in one stitch but 2dctog decrease will be done in two stitches. Did you watch the video?

latinamarie said...

Yes I did watch the video, but it's a little hard to see what holes the needle is going into at times. Thank you for your feedback!! :)

Maria Flores said...

Hi I am confused with the yarn I have the medium four yarn but it looks thinner then the one on the video.

Crochet Jewel said...

mine is redheart yarn

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