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Faux Cabled Crochet Bun Beanie – Free Pattern + Video Tutorial

Free crochet hat pattern with a hole in the top for your bun or ponytail to poke through. (AKA a "bun beanie" or "ponytail hat")

Would you believe this free crochet bun beanie pattern (AKA ponytail hat) uses only single crochet and chain stitches? Despite it’s simple construction, the “cabled” look of this beanie is sure to dress up even the messiest of messy buns. As always, the free pattern is below or you can purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.

bun-beanie-free-modern-crochet-patternWould you believe this free crochet bun beanie pattern (AKA ponytail hat) is worked in only single crochet and chain stitches? Despite it's simple construction, the "cabled" look of this beanie is sure to dress up even the messiest of messy buns. Made with Lion Brand Lion's Pride Woolspun.Oh the crochet bun beanie. Outside of our little pocket of the internet, I’m sure no one has any idea what I’m talking about. But inside this warm, wooly corner of craft blogs and internet crocheters, bun beanies are hot. Hot. Hot.

Would you believe this free crochet bun beanie pattern (AKA ponytail hat) is worked in only single crochet and chain stitches? Despite it's simple construction, the "cabled" look of this beanie is sure to dress up even the messiest of messy buns. Made with Lion Brand Lion's Pride Woolspun in "Honey."cabled-crochet-bun-beanie-free-pattern-7I can see why too. They say, “Hey look, I’m a woman. Yup, see? I have a lot of hair pretty back there. But I don’t care to wash it or style it, so I put this cute hat on and called it a day.” This is my kind of trend.

I wanted to design a free crochet bun beanie pattern that didn’t necessarily have to be pulled over your bun to be put on. Let’s face it, the perfectly imperfect messy bun is sometimes hard to achieve and yanking a hat over it has the potential to create a little too much mess in your messy bun. (Unless you’re my sister, pictured in this post, who has the hair of an equestrian mermaid. So thick. So soft. So shiny.)

cabled-crochet-bun-beaniefree-crochet-ponytail-hat-patternA while back, I came across this pillow and I became really intrigued by how single crochet plus a bunch of chain loops could create such an elegant, cabled texture. I pinned the technique and knew I’d use it one of these days. Today is the day! (PS. Are we Pinterest buddies yet? Let’s be!)

How to crochet cables the easy way. Tutorial by Make and Do Crew.cabled-crochet-bun-beanie-free-pattern-2Would you believe this free crochet bun beanie pattern (AKA ponytail hat) is worked in only single crochet and chain stitches? Despite it's simple construction, the "cabled" look of this beanie is sure to dress up even the messiest of messy buns. Made with Lion Brand Lion's Pride Woolspun in "Honey."

This crochet bun beanie pattern literally requires one skein of Lion Brand Lion’s Pride Woolspun yarn, single crochet, periodic sets of 10 chains to create the loops and some decreases thrown in for good measure.

I put together this brief video tutorial so you could see how easy it is to turn your swatch of squiggly chain loops into a stylish “cabled” hat. Check it out below to see the entire bun beanie come together in less than two minutes. (Unfortunately, I’m not this fast in real life!)

Note: The video shows four rows of chain loops because I shot it all at my house before Christmas, only to decide after the hat was finished that I wanted to adjust it a bit. So I tore it all out and recreated it when I was at my parents’ (away from my video recording set up.) #bloggerproblems Anyhow, don’t be concerned when you end up with only three rows of loops or when your row of tacking the loops down (row 14) happens on the back side of the hat instead of the front like in the video. 🙂

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Faux Cabled Bun Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

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Sizes:
One size fits most teen and adult women’s heads

Supplies:
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• (1) Lion Brand Lion’s Pride Woolspun in “Honey” approx. 127 yards (100 g) (Note that the any variegated version of this yarn contains slightly less yardage, so you will likely have to eliminate the last row or two of the pattern if you use multicolored Woolspun. The pattern will work, the hat will just be slightly shorter.)
• Tapestry needle
• Size J [6.0 mm] crochet hook (I really like this affordable set!)
(4) ¾” buttons
• Sewing needle and thread to match buttons
• Scissors

Gauge:
• 5.5 sc stitches = 2”
• 8 sc rows = 2”

Abbreviations (US Terms):
sc – single crochet
approx. – approximately
ch – chain
sk – skip
scblo – single crochet back loop only (Insert hook in back loop of the crochet stitch you’re working, then complete a normal single crochet.)
sc2tog – decrease one stitch by single crocheting two stitches together (Insert hook in first stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop (2 loops are now on hook). Insert hook in next single crochet, yarn over, draw up a loop (3 loops are now on hook). Yarn over, draw a yarn through all three loops on hook.)

Notes:
• The ribbing of this beanie is worked first and the hat is built on top.
• The entire hat is worked in a rows back and forth and becomes round when buttoned at the end.

Ribbing Band

To begin ribbing, ch 6.

Row 1: In the second ch from hook, sc, sc in each of next 4 ch; turn. (5 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, scblo in each of next 5 sc; turn.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 23”.

Row 3: Ch 1, scblo in next 2 sc, sk next sc, ch 1, scblo in next 2 sc; turn. (Buttonhole created.)

Row 4-5: Repeat row 2.

Do not fasten off. Turn ribbing and continue with the beanie section working along the long edge of ribbing that is closest to your hook. (See photo A.)

Beanie

Notes:
• This pattern is intended to use one entire skein of Lion Brand Woolspun. Since yarn is measured by weight, yardage can vary slightly. If you come up short, simply do not work row 17.
• When each chain loop is created in row 1, work the next single crochet in the very next stitch of the previous row. (Therefore you will have single crocheted in each single crochet from the previous round and you’ll have 14 chain loops popping up from the row of single crochet. See photo above for reference.)

Foundation Row: Ch 1, sc 60 along long edge of ribbing; turn. (60)

Row 1: Ch 1, sc 4, ch 10, sc 4, [ch 10, sc 4] 14 times; turn. (14 ch loops created)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc 2, sk 1 sc, ch 1, sc 2, sc in each sc; turn. (Buttonhole created.) (60)

Rows 3-4: Ch 1, sc in each sc; turn. (60)

Row 5: Repeat row 1. (60)

Rows 6-7: Repeat row 3. (60)

Row 8: Repeat row 2. (Buttonhole created.) (60)

Rows 9: Repeat row 1. (60)

Row 10: Repeat row 3. (60)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc 4, [sc2tog, sc 8] 5 times, sc2tog, sc 4; turn. (54)

Row 12: Repeat row 3. (54)

Row 13: Ch 1, sc 4, [sc2tog, sc 9] 4 times, sc2tog, sc 4; turn. (49)

Notes:
• Pull the chain loops from row 1 through the loops of row 5 and pull those loops through the loops of row 9. Reference the video tutorial above for a visual example.
• Row 14 picks up row 9 chain loops every few stitches. Just stretch the row 9 chain loop up to see where it should be tacked down on row 14. Because of how the decreases are done in row 13, sometimes there will be two single crochet between the chain loops and sometimes there will be three.
• To tack down the chain loops, insert hook through chain loop before working the single crochet so that the loop is anchored to the single crochet stitch. Check out the brief video tutorial above to see this in action. (Note: tacking the loops down in row 14 will happen on the back side of the hat instead of the front like in the video.)

Row 14: Ch 1, sc 2, sk 1 sc, ch 1, sc in each sc until end of row, working through row 9 chain loops as appropriate. (Buttonhole created.) (49)

Row 15: Ch 1, sc 3, [sc2tog, sc 8] 4 times, sc2tog, sc 4; turn. (44)

Row 16: Ch 1, sc 5, [sc2tog, sc 9] 3 times, sc2tog, sc 4; turn. (40)

Row 17: Ch 1, sc 4, [sc2tog, sc 8] 3 times, sc2tog, sc 4; turn. (36)

Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew buttons onto hat to coordinate with buttonhole placement. Weave in any remaining yarn ends.

Throw your hair in a bun, pop on your crochet bun beanie and walk out the door—messy hair, don’t care!

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82 Comments

  • Chrisandra
    January 6, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Jess – you have become one of my favourite (if not favourite) crochet blogger and pattern maker in 2016! And this pattern is no exception. Your patterns are so cool and fashionable. Plus you’re super interactive with your readers!

    I LOVE this hat. I love the colour you chose and the cables and the fact that it buttons so you don’t have to mess up your perfect messy bun!

    Ok – this is a lot of affirmation and you deserve it! Great work! (I’m going to make one of these for myself this weekend!)

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 11, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      Gosh, Chrisandra, thank you for such gracious feedback. Really. Sometimes I’m just trudging along and hearing from people like you is really a bright spot in my day. I appreciate you being here.

      xo

      Jess

      Reply
  • Julie
    January 6, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Is this regular yarn or a chunky yarn

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 6, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      It’s considered a chunky yarn. If you’re ever looking for substitute yarns, YarnSub.com is a great place to find yarns of similar weights, etc. 🙂

      Reply
      • Elizabeth Daley
        February 8, 2017 at 6:54 am

        Hi there,

        Do you think this pattern would work with a worsted weight yarn? I have a 4 medium on hand. Thank you for sharing your pattern!

        Reply
        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          February 8, 2017 at 10:37 pm

          Hey Elizabeth,

          I haven’t tried it with that, but I do think you could make some adjustments to the pattern and it would work fine. If you scroll through the comments, you’ll see my advice for adjusting the pattern sizing. You might also try holding two pieces of worsted weight together to see if that is a similar gauge to the pattern.

          Happy experimenting!

          Jess

          Reply
  • Christina Haney
    January 6, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    I love this!! Started on one as soon as I got home from work today! Thank you for sharing this fun pattern. ❤

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 6, 2017 at 11:07 pm

      Yay! I love that feeling of finding an new pattern and just feeling like I need to start it right away! I just found out there was an error in row 2 (the button hole was ending up on the wrong side from the one in the ribbing.) It’s been corrected in the pattern above, but I don’t want that to throw you if you refresh the page and that row of the pattern looks different. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Amanda
    January 6, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Hi. I love the hat! I’m on row two of the beanie and if I complete it my button hole won’t match up on the same side as my first button hole. What did I do wrong! Acknowledge! Thank you so much for the pattern.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 11, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Hey Amanda,

      Yes–you’re totally right. There was an error in the pattern, which I’ve corrected now. Are you using the free pattern in this blog post? It should be all correct now. If you purchased a PDF of the pattern before I caught this error, please email me and I’ll send you the updated version right away. jess (at) makeanddocrew (dot) com.

      Thanks for your support and asking a great clarifying question! 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Amanda
    January 6, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Hi. I love the hat! I’m on row two of the beanie and if I complete it my button hole won’t match up on the same side as my first button hole. What did I do wrong! Ack! Thank you so much for the pattern.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 6, 2017 at 11:05 pm

      You’re totally right! Great catch! Here’s what row 2 should say:
      Row 2: Ch 1, sc 2, sk 1 sc, ch 1, sc 2, sc in each sc; turn. (Buttonhole created.) (60)

      I’ve updated it in the pattern. Thanks for being such a go getter and starting this pattern right away so that others can benefit from your proofreading!

      Jess

      Reply
      • Amanda
        January 7, 2017 at 7:59 am

        Thanks for updating the pattern. I’m so excited to see the finished beanie.

        Reply
      • Carol Kundo
        January 25, 2017 at 2:51 pm

        on row 2 where it says ch1 sc2,sk1sc, ch1, 2sc… Does s2 mean 2 sc in one stitch?? I am making this now,

        Reply
        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          January 26, 2017 at 12:34 am

          Hey Carol,

          It means to sc two individual stitches, one per single crochet (so 1 sc in each sc, two times). Does that make sense?

          Reply
  • Alyssa
    January 6, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    The video shows four chain loops made and the pattern makes three in rows 1, 5, and 9 and I end up attaching the chain loops from the back side instead of the front.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 6, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      Hey Alyssa,

      You win the award for fastest beanie maker! Wow! And for great eagle eyes. The video DOES show four loops. That’s because I shot it all at my house before Christmas, only to decide after the hat was finished that I wanted to adjust it a bit. So I tore it all out and recreated it when I was at my parents’ (away from my video recording set up.) 🙂 The concept it completely the same, there’s just one fewer rows of chain loops in the final pattern. I will put a note about this in the blog post in case anyone else is curious!

      Jess

      Reply
  • judy
    January 8, 2017 at 7:33 am

    i paid for a pdf pattern for this and my pdf wasn’t corrected for row 2 and i thought i
    would get more than the brief tutorial when i purchased it please contact me Thank you

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 9, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Hey Judy,

      The intention of the printed pattern is that it’s the same content as the free version, just in an easily printable format. I did realize an error and I have corrected the free and paid versions. I’ve emailed you the new version as well.

      Thanks.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Connie
    January 9, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Hello, VERY excited about starting this!!! Quick question , am I to assume that you start this project with the chainless foundation row?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Hey Connie!

      Which part are you referring to, the ribbing or the hat section? Either way, you start the ribbing with a regular old chain 6 and then work the hat on the long edge of the ribbing by making 60 single crochet into the ribbing. Does that make sense?

      Jess

      Reply
      • Connie
        January 12, 2017 at 6:14 pm

        Not sure how I missed the ch 6!!! Thank you!

        Reply
  • Brenda
    January 10, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    I have not been impressed with the messy bun beanie’s, UNTIL NOW! I love the buttons and not having to pull it over the bun on or off. Thank you for the pattern.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 11, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks, Brenda! I know, the pulling it on and off felt like the opposite of hiding a bad hair day to me as it would def increase the bad hair day in my case. 🙂

      Reply
  • Miracle
    January 11, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Hey!

    Do you sell these? I don’t knit, but I would love to buy one!

    Reply
  • Mickey E
    January 11, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Love love love this messy bun! So fun to do too. Thank you for a great tutorial and all around awesome blog.

    Reply
  • Amy
    January 11, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I’m working on the band. Is the band really supposed to be 24 inches? Does it shrink up as it goes along? 24 inches seems very big.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 11, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Great question. It should say 23″ there, which makes the band about 24″ total. An inch or so is lost on either side when it’s buttoned, which makes it about normal head circumference. Thanks for asking. I’ve updated the pattern accordingly. 🙂

      Reply
      • Gina
        January 18, 2017 at 3:21 pm

        Hi! I’m trying to make this for someone with a 20.5 inch circumference head. Can you help with amendments to the pattern both ribbing and main body? Thank you! Super excited!

        Reply
        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          January 18, 2017 at 9:40 pm

          Hey Gina,

          I just responded to another comment on how to make it bigger, so reading that might be helpful to you. Essentially the pattern repeats in multiples of 4, so I’d make a 21.5″ ribbing (to accommodate for the button overlap) and then work a multiple of 4 stitches into the ribbing for the first row of the hat. Right now it calls for 60 sc, so you might do something like 56 or 52. Hope that’s helpful!

          Reply
          • Gina
            January 19, 2017 at 1:34 pm

            Thank you so much! Your attention/replies to the comments is amazing and so appreciated.

  • Kimberly Hardy
    January 11, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Love this and want to make it. Have you tried any other substituted yarn yourself and if so what? Also the video won’t play and it’s not on youtube. Please help. Keep up the awesome job!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      I’m so sorry about the videos! Booo! I’ve been troubleshooting the heck out of this with my ad company. Will you please let me know if you’re still having trouble playing it? I apologize for the inconvenience.

      I haven’t tried substituting yarn, but I did just write an explanation of how to adjust the pattern for a lighter weight yarn in a previous comment. Take a look at that if you think it might be helpful!

      Reply
  • Debi
    January 12, 2017 at 5:31 am

    I worked this up yesterday, after a trip to the dentist and, and with a new movie on. But, unfortunately, it is a child size. But so very cute! I used a colorful yarn that changed colors for each loop. And I used a lighter weight yarn. (that is where I made my mistake) So I am going to try again with less reductions going toward the “bun” and see if I can change the pattern for the weight of the yarn so it will fit a big head. Maybe another row up too. I want to put it on my website anyway. This is a great pattern! How to I link to you so you get credit for this awesome pattern?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Haha, well, I guess there’s going to be a child with a very cute hat! 🙂

      The pattern is written in multiples of four, so if you decide to make it bigger to accommodate the thinner yarn, just make your ribbing a bit longer and then work the first row of sc in some multiple of 4. (Right now, it’s 60 stitches, so you could do 64, 68, 72, etc.)

      I’d love for you to link directly to this pattern page. Thank you!

      Reply
      • Debi
        January 28, 2017 at 12:35 pm

        I do not know how to send you a copy of the one I finished (for a child… by mistake) but I am linking to you and uploading the pictures to my web site today.
        Thanks for update on how to go larger in multiples of 4 – how simple is that! I was going to try and wade into crochet abyss winging it!
        Thanks for helping a beginner get more out of my yarny attempts.

        Reply
        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          January 29, 2017 at 10:44 am

          Lol, Debi, winging it in the crochet abyss is my forever state! 😉 I’m glad you were able to figure out my instructions! I just saw your hat on your website. It’s gorgeous! Those colors are so pretty. Whoever buys will will really enjoy it I’m sure!

          Jess

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          • Debi Temmer
            January 29, 2017 at 9:27 pm

            Thank You!
            I made another one today with a variegated blue that changed colors through the loops – looks awesome. I ended up going up to 82 sc along the ribbing and it worked finally. I had to tear out the last 3rows and not sctog as many times. Did I write it down so I don’t have to tear out again on the next one? Nope!
            I’m hooked on this pattern and I might just give the bulky yarn a go on the next one.
            Thanks for your creative pattern I’ve had a great time with it! I posted your link to FB too!

          • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
            February 20, 2017 at 3:57 pm

            Thanks so much for sharing my pattern on FB, Debi! I’m really happy that you’ve had luck adjusting the pattern to suite your yarn stash! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve experimented with some crochet pattern and then not written down what I did. I just get so caught up in the heat of making things, I don’t want to be slowed down. I bet you’ll figure it out again easily!

  • Danielle Schneider
    January 12, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    I’ve made 2 of these measuring row 2 at what you have specified, and neither have fit my head….would you suggest just making it longer?? I’m just learning how to crochet.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      Hmm. You could do one of two things. Probably the easiest is just to use a bigger hook and see if that gets you closer to the size you need. Otherwise, you can make the ribbing about an inch longer and add about 4 stitches to your first row of sc along the ribbing. (So you’d have 64 sc instead of 60). Then you could just work the pattern as is, but know you’ll have one extra set of chain loops. Does that make sense?

      Reply
  • Stacey Lynn
    January 12, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Thank you for this amazing pattern. It’s so cute and I love that it wont mess up my messy bun more! I don’t have any chunky yarn so can I use two strings of worsted weight together to achieve the same chunkiness? I’m a total newbie (more or less). Thanks!!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      You’re welcome! Good question. I’m not exactly sure. You could always do a little swatch and see if you’re getting close to the gauge of the pattern. (For the swatch, you could just work basic single crochet because the chain loops won’t influence the gauge much and then your swatch will go faster.) 🙂

      Reply
  • Evelyn
    January 15, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Hi, the pattern calls for 60 sc around the ribbing; I have about 71 chains . Did I do something wrong? The ribbing measures 23″. Do I skip over to make the 60 or not. Sorry, I’m lost. It’s such a beautiful beanie and I’m so excited to make it. I appreciate your help!

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      Hey Evelyn,

      That first row of sc is worked directly into the long edge of the ribbing. So you’ll want to spread your 60 sc evenly across that long edge and then the hat will be crocheted up toward the top of the head from there. Does that make sense?

      Reply
  • Lyla
    January 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    I’ve matched up through row 1 of the beanie. On row 2 my button hole matched up but I counted single crochets and at 60 i still room at the end to crochet. Any tips??

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      Hey Lyla,

      Do you mean that you still have room at the end of the ribbing? Like a little section of ribbing is hanging off?

      I’m sorry I’m not totally clear on what you’re asking. If you’d like to send me a pic, feel free to. jess (at) makeanddocrew (dot) com

      Reply
      • Lyla
        January 19, 2017 at 5:27 am

        I was able to figure out my mistake and finish the project. It came out smaller than I wanted because when I went from the ribbing to the sc 60 I had extra ribbing after crocheting the 60. I went back and decreased the length of the ribbing instead of spacing the 60 sc out more. Definitely a tip when going from the ribbing to beanie would be helpful.

        Thanks!

        Reply
    • Lois Cantrell
      January 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      I folded the ribbing in half and set a marker. then I worked the 30 for 1/2 evenly spaced in and then did the same thing with the other half.

      Reply
  • Celeste
    January 16, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Love this bun beanie! It’s perfect for those of us who have massive amounts of thick hair that make it impossible to wear regular winter hats! Such a fun, creative idea!

    Reply
  • Gina
    January 18, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Great hat pattern and I’m working on it now.If I want to make it smaller for a 20.5 inch circumference head, do you have recommendations on how long to make ribbed brim section? Also, how many sc stitches should I start with instead of the 60. Thank you!!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      Hey Gina,
      I just replied to your other comment above. Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Reply
  • Jen
    January 19, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Hi there, the ribbing, you make a button hole, make rows until 23″, then another button hole?? On the ribbing??

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 22, 2017 at 11:36 pm

      Hey Jen,

      You just work the ribbing with no button hole for 23″ and then make one button hole once your ribbing is 23″ long. So you’ll end up with one button hole on the ribbing and three more as you work up the hat.

      Hope that helps!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Amy
    January 23, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    I’m just wondering if anyone has worked with a yarn other than the one listed. I’ve been on to yarn sub for the other types I could use, but a lot are not available in stores around me. Just wondering, as I’ve made one for someone already and it turned out to be too small for her head and in order to make a larger one it would cost over 16 $ (CAD) just for a skein and a bit to complete it for her head (she has super thick hair making her head a bit larger).

    If any one could let me know that would be great!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 24, 2017 at 12:37 am

      Hmm. Let’s see. I know one reader was going to try to make the hat with two strands of worsted weight yarn held together. That might be a good option to at least swatch up and see what you think. If you look back in the previous comments, I’ve described a few ways to amend the pattern sizing if the double strand combo ends up creating a little bigger gauge. If you do find a good alternative, I’d love to know what you use so that other readers can have it as an option.

      Happy crocheting, Amy!

      Jess

      Reply
      • Amy
        January 24, 2017 at 9:46 am

        Thanks Jess! I’m going to see if I can track down something that looks and feels similar when I go back to the store to pick up my second skein of lion’s pride for my current hat. I will let you know what brand etc. once I tackle it. Love the pattern!

        Reply
      • Amy
        February 1, 2017 at 4:53 pm

        Made my third bun hat and this one was the one I used a different yarn for. I used Bernat Softer Chunky which is a 6 – super bulky. I made the ribbing thicker like my last one and did everything else the same as the pattern, it turned out stiff so I washed it and now it is just as great as my ones made with p Woolspun only heavier for those really cold winter nights!

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  • Elise
    January 27, 2017 at 6:58 am

    When I am doing the 60 single crochets, for some reason I have only 30. What did I do wrong? Was I supposed to single crochet into more of the ribbing? I have no idea!!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 29, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Hmm. Well, first you work the 23″ of ribbing, then you sc along one of the long edges of the ribbing to create a total of 60 sc stitches (along that long edge). Those stitches are the foundation that the upper part of the hat is built on. Does that make sense?

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  • Sarah
    January 31, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Is this worsted weight yarn?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 31, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      It’s a little thicker than worsted weight. If you check out YarnSub.com, you can see other yarns that are similar in weight.

      Hope that’s helpful!

      Jess

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  • Debbie Criser
    February 9, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I know I must be reading something wrong. I have made the first row in the beanie with the loops. Row 2 wants me to make the button hole. This is at the opposite end from where my button hole is in the band. What have I done wrong?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 20, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      Hey Debbie,

      I’m sorry it’s taken me a while to write back. Have you gotten your button hole figured out? I’m wondering perhaps you missed the row after the ribbing called “foundation row”? I just noticed that it wasn’t bolded, which might have made it easy to miss. I’m so sorry if that was the case.

      The first button hole should be at the end of your ribbing, then you work the foundation row down to the other end, then row 1 back to the button hole side. Then when you work the button hole at the beginning of row 2, you should be in the right spot.

      Hope that is helpful!

      Jess

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      • Debbie
        February 24, 2017 at 6:24 pm

        Thank you, I’ll give that a try.

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  • Audi
    February 14, 2017 at 9:52 am

    The buttonholes still c
    Do not line up. When I get to where I have to make 2nd buttonhole I don’t have enough stitches. To make one

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 14, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      Hey Audi,

      What do you mean? There are not enough stitches before the “cable” area? I’m happy to try help if you’d like to give me a little more info.

      Jess

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  • JKoller
    February 22, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    like the beanie but not happy with the written instructions.

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  • Sarah
    February 22, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    On row 10 am I suppose to do 2 rows like 3-4?

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  • Holly Hawkes
    March 4, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I have never seen this type of pattern before. I love it. I think it would also look great as a scarf!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 4, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      I agree! Once I learned how to create these “cables” I started to realize they could be great all over the place! 🙂

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      • Holly
        March 5, 2017 at 8:24 am

        My daughter saw the pattern while I was working leg warmers from another pattern and asked me to make her some using the faux cable. 🙂 Normally I’m not creative enough to see beyond a pattern but mayber it’s starting to develop in my “old age”. 😉

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        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          March 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm

          I love the idea of faux cabled leg warmers! I was actually thinking the cables would be great for boot toppers too. Sounds like you’re very creative–at any age! 🙂

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  • Clotilde Menendez/Craftybegonia
    March 28, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Absolutely love it! The cables give it great style and the buttons do too. It is quite unique, I’ve seen tons of bun beanies, but this is the first buttoned-up one. Great idea. I pinned it for my followers. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 3, 2017 at 10:46 am

      Thank so much for pinning! I always appreciate it. I like the buttons too–helps not mess up the messy bun! 😉

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  • Elfi
    September 23, 2017 at 2:46 am

    Hi, I did this hat with another yarn 50g = 90m I also did it
    a bit smaller but it’s still uncomfortable 🙁 What I also
    dont like are the 3 button holes… they are not
    equally distributed (the 2nd one is not in the
    middle. Your sister looks beautiful with it but I thinks
    Its nothing for my head 🙂 Was fun to make it and hope
    Others get a better result.

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  • Samantha
    January 18, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    I’m currently working on this pattern and am on row 10 and already running out of yarn! I’m using lions pride woolspun 127 yd like suggested. And have even skimped out on the band … which measures 21″ instead of 23″ … What am I doing wrong?

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