Monday, 15 January 2018

ZEBRA MESSY BUN HAT with a pair of FINGERLESS GLOVES

free crochet messy bun hat pattern, free crochet fingerless gloves pattern

ZEBRA MESSY BUN HAT with a pair of FINGERLESS GLOVES 

The messy bun hats were a rave some months back, and then they just quietly died a natural death when something new took over.  This hat has been specially chosen by my client for its thick n chunky look – and I thought these simple finger-less gloves would be a superb matching compliment.

Materials used : Today I’ve used some of our lovely Indian Ganga Acrowools Zebra 8-ply acryclic yarn with a 5 mm crochet hook


Instruction information
 I was given a photograph and asked if I could make this cap.  I am generally able to make most things crochet that I see – and I started on the project, making my notes as usual .. till I chanced on this pattern. 
I found that I had written a similar pattern in my notes, but also had the same yarn with similar yardage.. who’d have thunk it, right? ;)

free crochet messy bun hat pattern, free crochet fingerless gloves pattern

So let’s mosey on over to the free pattern at

There’s just one error/typo in the pattern.  For the head bit, we work a set of 13 sts (dc/hdc/sc & sl-st).  The count is a bit off in the pattern sheet (or so I thought). So I worked a combination of (8 dc ; 2 hdc ; 2 sc ; 1 sl-st) using the 3rd loop (a.k.a Camel stitch), and then worked the 13 hdc in the following row per pattern.

How to do the Camel stitch : The camel stitch is a lot like the back loop stitch, but you get a knitted finish on the top of your work.  Check out this video to see how to get this done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmJorQch4D0
Remember to count every row – esp your hdc rows, as it is a little tricky getting into that 1st sl-st, which does count as a stitch ;)

Right then.. off you go to the pattern sheet for the messy bun hat.

free crochet messy bun hat pattern, free crochet fingerless gloves pattern

free crochet messy bun hat pattern, free crochet fingerless gloves pattern


For my pair of finger-less gloves, I changed the pattern *just a bit*.  
For the palm section, where the designer has worked ch-1 sps, I did not.  
I just worked 1 st in every st all around – to give a more compact and warmer finish.  My yarn is pretty chunky, and I thought working a st all around would just add to the warmth and chunkiness… not to mention bring out the lovely variegated colors of the yarn too. J

Finally, what if you do not have this chunky yarn and still want to make this pattern - well, the beauty of this pattern shows through more because of the yarn chunkiness - but here's how you can make any yarn bulky instantly. 

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I have a few pieces of headwear already made as well, and just in case you want a dekho at those free patterns … here you go 

















































































I have a few gloves already made as well… here you go