Messy Bun Criss Cross hat by Aet Terasmaa

Messy Bun Criss Cross hat

March 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
137 - 164 yards (125 - 150 m)
One size
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This is a messy bun hat with a lot of cables. To keep the hole for a bun (or ponytail) from stretching out, a ponytail holder is crocheted to the edge of this hole.

Decreasing of the crown is done at the same time as working cables, so it might be tricky for inexperienced knitters, but all techniques are explained in the pattern.

Pattern includes written instructions as well as chart.

Fits head circumference 21–22” / 54–56cm.

Finished measurements:
Purple hat
Circumference, unstretched: 16 ½“/42cm
Length: 7 5/16”/18.5cm
Pink hat
Circumference, unstretched: 16”/41cm
Length: 7 11/16”/19.5cm

Skill level: Experienced, because the decreasing is done at the same time with working cables and this could be a bit tricky for beginners.

Required skills: knitting in round, knitting cables (C4L, C4R, T3L, T3R, T4L, T4R), k, kf&b, k2tog, m1p, p, pf&b, p2tog, ssk, single crochet.

Version 2 of the pattern released 12.03.2017