Trellis Ponytail / Messy Bun Hat by Lena Mathisson

Trellis Ponytail / Messy Bun Hat

December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
one size fits older child to adult
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Purchasers of this pattern will receive two versions: the original, plus a version with extended length for extra ear coverage, or those with larger heads or more hair, added in October 2020. The original version was updated in January, 2019, to align the trellis pattern with the ribbing, and the longer version includes this as well.

This fun hat knits up quickly. The pattern uses slipped stitches to form the trellis pattern, which I’ve always thought is a sneaky way to look fancy without actually being complicated to knit. Mostly it’s knit and purl.

The button band is worked right along with the rest of the hat - no seaming and no picking up stitches. It allows you to wear your ponytail high, low, or in between - just undo the button that corresponds to the position of your ponytail. Or wear it with a messy bun by undoing two buttons instead of one.

Instructions are written out row by row; you don’t need to be able to read a chart to knit this hat.

You might start making this as a gift, but you will want to keep it for yourself!

Prefer a beanie version? See the Trellis Beanie here.

Yarn: Worsted weight yarn, approximately 150 - 200 yards. The stitch pattern means that you can use a solid or tonal to great effect, but variegated and speckled yarns also work well. There are lots of examples on the project page.

Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows to 4”/ 10 cm in stockinette stitch

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge. This hat is worked flat.

Pattern support: Designer email is included in the pattern in case you have questions.