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Fuzzy Messy Bun Hat

I was wondering around in the dollar store a couple of weeks ago and came across some fuzzy yarn, and it makes the softest messy bun hats.    I wish I could get about 50 skeins of the same color there, the boa yarn would make a wonderful blanket to curl up with in the winter.

This is an easy messy bun hat pattern.  The hard part is keeping track of stitches with this yarn.  Count your stitches on every row!  If you lose one or two (or accidentally add a couple) you don’t need to undo your work, just increase or decrease as necessary.

While this yarn is not the easiest to work with, it is very forgiving and it doesn’t show mistakes.

What You Need

  • 2 -skeins of boa yarn (I got mine at the local dollar store, this is the closest I can find online)
  • 1 – Goody Ouchless Elastic Thick
  • 5.5mm crochet hook
  • darning needle

Stitches Used

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • slst – slip stitch
  • st – stitch


Messy Bun Hat Pattern

Row 1 –  Do a slipknot over the elastic, ch 3, dc 49 times around the elastic.  slst to ch3.  (50 dc)

Row 2 – ch3, dc in each st around (49 times), slst to ch3.  (50 dc)

Rows 3-12 Repeat Row 2.

Check to make sure that you are happy with the length, with 12 rows it just covers the bottom of my ears.

Fasten off and bury ends.

Fuzzy Messy Bun Hat

So this will use about 1.5 skeins, so with the extra, I made some lanyards.

crochet lanyard

To make the lanyard you need to have a lobster claw, and I like to add a keyring (dollar store to the rescue again).

Slip stitch to the lobster claw, ch 130, single crochet in the second chain from hook and in each across.  slst to the lobster claw, and fasten off leaving 6″ for sewing.  Tie ends, and weave through your work, tie again.  Cut ends off fairly short, they will blend right in.

I wouldn’t trust them with a large bunch of keys, but I like it for work to carry the cash box key around.


If you like making messy bun hats check out my other pattern.

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