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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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 allows you to wear your ponytail high, low, or in between - just undo the button that corresponds to the position of your ponytail. Also works for 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. Seamless design means no sewing parts together and no picking up stitches.

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

This pattern was revised in January, 2019, to better align the trellis pattern with the ribbing.