Free Crochet Pattern w/ Video Tutorial: Linen Stitch Messy Bun / Ponytail Hat — 53 Comments

  1. I love this pattern, but, the only question I have is, what does BLO stand for? I will be making a few of these.
    Thank you so much.

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  3. I just wanted to thank you for making this pattern and offering it for free.
    I am going to try and make a couple for two little girls.
    thanks again.

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    • Hi Dara~ You subtract your Row number from the total number of sts specified for Rnd 1 of your hat. This will tell you how many increases you need to add around your band to get to the correct number of sts for the size you’re working. So, you’re adding sts, but subtracting numbers to figure out how many to add.

  6. I think I am a little confused. Instructions say 17″ for hat in brim and fits 23″ – 24″. I followed them to the letter. The person I made it for says it fits a child.

    • Hi Kim~ What kind of yarn did you use? I used an 100% acrylic yarn which has much more stretch than wool/wool blends. And when you say your band measured 17″, was that unstretched?

  7. I just wanted to say thank you for this awesome pattern!! Because of you, i am able to give 3 special little girls a Christmas present!! 💗💗💗

  8. I am loving this pattern! Thank you so much for posting it! I am currently working on the body of the hat for an adult medium/large and was wondering abut the part that said “until hat measures 7-3/4″ then continue to . . . .” Does the 7-3/4″ include the band of the hat or is the 7-3/4″ just the body of the hat. Again, thanks for this pattern!

    • Hi Jeanne~ Yes, if you’re comfortable “eyeballing it”, you can just evenly space those extra stitches around the band. 🙂

  9. I too had the same problem with the size. I made the child size for a 6 year old…and it’s too small. So i made it again in the teen/ adult small size and it’s still a bit snug.
    I also made the adult medium/large for a 9 year old and it fits good. It also fits me. I used 100%acrylic.

    But this is a great pattern

    • Hi Kisha~ Did you measure your band before you stretched it? I have a hard time resisting stretching my work as I’m but for this to fit you really need to resist the urge until after it reaches the length stated. 🙂

  10. Thank you so much for the pattern! For the crown shaping, should all of the stitches go into the sc-space, not the actual stitches? I’m a little confused by the instructions and just want to make sure I’m doing it correctly. Thank you!!

  11. Hi –
    My adult daughter asked me to make this for her. I am trying a small sample using the doll measurements before I invest in yarn.
    I am confused by how to work stitches in round 1. Instructions say to work in “sides” of the rows. I don’t get it. Have watched the tutorial but it is too fast to see where the stitches are being placed. Help!!

    • Hi Margie~ The sts are simply worked into the side of the sc from each row of the band. You can insert your hook into the center of the stitch or around it. Try both and see which you prefer. 🙂

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