Ridges Ponytail / Messy Bun Hat by Lena Mathisson

Ridges Ponytail / Messy Bun Hat

December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
175 - 225 yards (160 - 206 m)
one size fits older child to adult
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Just what you need when you want to wear a hat but your hair is in a ponytail. The button band allows you to wear your ponytail high, low, or in between. Just undo a button wherever you want your ponytail to stick out. Also works for a “messy bun” - just undo two buttons instead of one.
Fingering yarn keeps the hat lightweight, perfect for jogging.

Difficulty: Beginner
This is an easy knit worked flat using row-by-row instructions. Seamless design means no need to sew parts together or pick up stitches. Most rows are simple stockinette stitch; this project goes quickly.

Skills required: Knit, purl, yarn over, knit 2 together.

Yarn selection: Fingering/ sock yarn, approximately 175 yards. This hat looks great in solids or tonals, but the simple design means that it can be a great showcase for variegated or hand-dyed yarns.