Farmer's Wife Messy Bun Toque by Wendy M. Anderson

Farmer's Wife Messy Bun Toque

by Wendy M. Anderson
December 2016
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
in double slip stitch (dss)
10.0 mm (N/P)
7.0 mm
61 - 66 yards (56 - 60 m)
women average
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The Farmer’s Wife Messy Bun Toque uses a variation of a stitch I found in an 1886 Victorian weekly magazine. It creates an interesting reversible fabric for 2 very different looks! You can make the hat in as little as half an hour after you’ve made one or two to learn the stitch! It is simple and fun.

The first pattern is for a crocheted hat which I call “The Farmer’s Wife Messy Bun Toque.” I also include instructions to make a ‘regular’ toque as well as a low ponytail hat. The hats are easy to make larger or smaller—just add or subtract stitches in multiples of 2, and work more or fewer rows before the decrease round(s). Suggestions for smaller sizes follow the main patterns. There are also BONUS instructions to make a Farmer’s Wife Headband…no need for messy hair even if you don’t like to wear toques or contain your hair in a bun or ponytail!

If you find any errors or need any help, please contact me here on Ravelry, or on my West Coast Fibre Arts FaceBook Page.