So the new viral craze is the mom bun or messy bun beanie.
If you are on Pinterest or in any crochet groups on any social medias – you’ve seen these beanies with a hole in them EVERYWHERE.
If you’re like me, you’ve also seen lots of friends/family members sharing them and hinting heavily that they want one for Christmas.
In typical Sewrella fashion, I wanted to make up my own pattern. There are plenty of cute ones out there, but none that really grabbed my attention.
My original Puff Stitch Beanie pattern (that was the first thing ever published on my blog!) was my inspiration for this one. It just needed a bit restructuring, but the general idea is the same – a puff stitch hat with some kind of band around the bottom.
This hat, unlike the original puff st beanie, is worked from the top down, starting with the hole for your hair.
I made the hole about 2.5 in. wide, so there is plenty of room to get through a thick ponytail or bun without stretching out the hat. I didn’t want a huge hole at the top though, because then it becomes a thick ear warmer – not the point!
This whipped up super quick for me – in about 2 hours. The puff stitches take a while, but you could make one following my pattern and counts then use a chunkier yarn that works up faster and follow the same general pattern guidelines (with not as many repeats).
I’m thinking of making up a super chunky version of this hat, so let me know in the comments below if you’d like to see a pattern for that too!
- Get the ad-free, large print, printable PDF pattern from Etsy HERE.
- PIN this pattern to your Pinterest boards for later HERE.
-1 Skein Red Heart Unforgettable in Tealberry (I had about half a skein leftover after making my hat, so you may get two hats out of one skein!)
-Size G crochet hook
Ch 36, sl st into the first Ch (next to the slip knot) to form a ring, Ch 1, work in a spiral without joined rounds for the rest of the project
Round 1: Sc in each around
Round 2: Puff st in the first, Ch 1, skip 1, repeat around
Round 3: *(Puff st, Ch 1, Puff st, Ch 1) in the first Ch 1 space, (Puff st in next Ch 1 space, Ch 1) 3 times, Repeat from * 5 more times
Round 4:*(Puff st, Ch 1, Puff st, Ch 1) in the first Ch 1 space, (Puff st in next Ch 1 space, Ch 1) 4 times, Repeat from * 5 more times
Round 5: *(Puff st, Ch 1, Puff st, Ch 1) in the first Ch 1 space, (Puff st in next Ch 1 space, Ch 1) 5 times, Repeat from * 5 more times
Round 6: *(Puff st, Ch 1, Puff st, Ch 1) in the first Ch 1 space, (Puff st in next Ch 1 space, Ch 1) 6 times, Repeat from * 5 more times
Rounds 7-16: Puff st in Ch 1 space, Ch 1, repeat around
Round 17: Sc in each around (both in Ch 1 spaces and in the top of each Puff st)
Rounds 18-20: Sc in each around
Finish off, weave ends.
Don’t forget to PIN this project to your Pinterest boards!