Heide Messy Bun Beanie

The Heide Messy Bun Beanie

Materials:
• Hair Tie/Ponytail Holder
• #4 Worsted Weight Yarn ( I used Vanna’s Choice)
• H (5mm) hook
• G (4mm) hook
• Yarn Needle
Abbreviations:
• SC = single crochet
• SL ST = slip stitch
• ST = stitch
• HDC = half double crochet
• FPHDC = front post half double crochet
• BPHDC = back post half double crochet
Finished Measurements:
Top to Bottom: 7 ¼ inches
Across: 9 inches
Head Circumference: 21 inches

Gauge Swatch:
14 stitches x 4 rows = 2” high x 5” across when done in HDC

Heide Gauge Swatch

Special Stitches:
Front Post Half Double Crochet (FPHDC) : Yarn over, insert hook from front to back around the post of the next half double crochet in the row below, Yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook
Back Post Half Double Crochet (BPHDC) : Yarn over, insert hook from back to front around the post of the next half double crochet in the row below, Yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook

Here is a great YouTube video explaining this stitch!

 

 

THE PATTERN
With H hook

Round 1: Join yarn to hair tie with knot, then do 1 slip stitch to secure. Single crochet 30 times around hair tie and join with slip stitch to first SC; not the initial slip stitch (30)
Round 2: Chain 2, Work 1 half double crochet into same stitch as chain 2 and each stitch around. Join with SL ST to first HDC (30)

Stitch in bottom of Chain

Round 3: CH 2, Work 1 HDC into same stitch as chain 2 then *1 HDC into each of the next 2 stitches, then 2 HDC into next stitch*. Follow instructions inside asterisks 9 times until you get to the last 2 stitches. Work 1 HDC into each of the next 2 stitches. Join with SL ST to first HDC (40)
Round 4: CH 1, Work 1 SC into 3rd loop of stitch into same stitch you did the CH 1. Work 1 SC into 3rd loop of each stitch until you get to the last stitch. Join with SL ST to first SC (40)

3rd loop SC

Round 5: CH 2, Work 1 HDC into same stitch as chain 2 then *1 HDC into each of the next 3 stitches, then 2 HDC into next stitch*. Follow instructions inside asterisks 10 times. You should have no extra stitches left over. Join with SL ST to first HDC (50)
Round 6: CH 2, Work 1 front post half double crochet around stitch to the left of the CH 2, then work 1 back post half double crochet around next stitch. Alternate front and back around hat. You will end with a BPHDC and there will not be any post stitches around the CH 2. Join with SL ST to first HDC, not the CH 2 (50)
Round 7: CH 2, Work 1 HDC into same stitch as chain 2 then * 1 HDC into each of the next 4 stitches, then 2 HDC into next stitch*. Follow instructions inside asterisks 9 times until you get to the last 4 stitches. Work 1 HDC into each of the next 4 stitches. Join with SL ST to first HDC (60)
Round 8: CH 1, Work 1 SC into 3rd loop of stitch into same stitch you did the CH 1. Work 1 SC into 3rd loop of each stitch until you get to the last stitch. Join with SL ST to first SC (60)
Round 9: Chain 2, Work 1 half double crochet into same stitch as chain 2 and each stitch around. Join with SL ST to first HDC (60)
Round 10: CH 2, Work 1 front post half double crochet around stitch to the left of the CH 2, then work 1 back post half double crochet around next stitch. Alternate front and back around hat. Join with SL ST to first HDC (60)
Round 11: Chain 2, Work 1 half double crochet into same stitch as chain 2 and each stitch around. Join with SL ST to first HDC (60)
Round 12: CH 1, Work 1 SC into 3rd loop of stitch into same stitch you did the CH 1. Work 1 SC into 3rd loop until you get to the last stitch. Join with SL ST to first SC (60)
Round 13: Chain 2, Work 1 half double crochet into same stitch as chain 2 and each stitch around. Join with SL ST to first HDC (60)
Round 14: CH 2, Work 1 front post half double crochet around stitch to the left of the CH 2, then work 1 back post half double crochet around next stitch. Alternate front and back around hat. Join with SL ST to first HDC (60)
Round 15: Chain 2, Work 1 half double crochet into same stitch as chain 2 and each stitch around. Join with SL ST to first HDC (60)
Round 16: CH 1, Work 1 SC into 3rd loop of stitch into same stitch you did the CH 1. Work 1 SC into 3rd loop until you get to the last stitch. Join with SL ST to first SC (60)
Round 17: Chain 2, Work 1 half double crochet into same stitch as chain 2 and each stitch around. Join with SL ST to first HDC (60)
Round 18: CH 2, Work 1 front post half double crochet around stitch to the left of the CH 2, then work 1 back post half double crochet around next stitch. Alternate front and back around hat. Join with SL ST to first HDC (60)
Round 19: Chain 2, Work 1 half double crochet into same stitch as chain 2 and each stitch around. Join with SL ST to first HDC (60)
Round 20: CH 1, Work 1 SC into 3rd loop of stitch into same stitch you did the CH 1. Work 1 SC into 3rd loop until you get to the last stitch. Join with SL ST to first SC (60)
Round 21: Chain 2, Work 1 half double crochet into same stitch as chain 2 and each stitch around. Join with SL ST to first HDC (60)

With G hook
Round 22: CH 2, Work 1 front post half double crochet around stitch to the left of the CH 2, then work 1 back post half double crochet around next stitch. Alternate front and back around hat. Join with SL ST to first HDC (60)
Round 23: Slip stitch around (60)

Weave in any ends!