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    The Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern

    The Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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    Hello again! I’m back this week with another free crochet  hat pattern  – the Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat. This hat was created when I received a custom order for a messy bun hat with loads of texture. The client had seen my post on Instagram for my Ava Cowl and loved the puff stitches.  She wanted a messy bun hat that was warm and had a ton of texture so I wanted to make sure I included a few different textures to give the hat some variety.  After discussing materials, we agreed that I would use the Caron X Pantone yarn for her hat.  I knew exactly what I wanted to make her and set out to making it happen.

    Free Crochet Hat Pattern: Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat by The Loopy Lamb

    After playing around with some designs, the Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat was born. This pattern works up quickly and is good for a beginner that wants to try a few different types of stitches in a single, small project. Like my Arctic Gem Beanie, this pattern features a ribbed band, made with half double crochet done in the back loops only.

    Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern

    The pattern calls for 2 skeins of Caron x Pantone yarn however, you will not use all of the second skein.  You will likely have enough to make a pair of gloves to match your new hat.

    Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern - The Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat

    The Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat

    An ad-free version of this pattern can be purchase HERE for a small fee.

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Supplies:
    2 skeins of Caron X Pantone Yarn in Morning Blues
    5.5 mm crochet hook
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    Scissors

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    DC = Double Crochet
    DCDEC = Double Crochet Decrease
    SL ST = slip stitch
    BLO = Back Loops Only
    FO = Finish Off

    Puff Stitch: Yarn over (YO) and insert hook into designated stitch. YO and draw through stitch and pull up to height of previous stitch (or chain). YO and insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull through stitch and make it the same height as previous stitch 4 more times. YO and pull through all loops on hook. CH1 to secure.

    Size: One Size – Adult
    Finished size: 6.5 inches tall x 10 inches wide.
    Gauge: 8 sts across x 7 rows (rows 1 – 7 of the beginning of the hat body) = 2” square

    NOTES:
    • After the brim is completed, the body of the hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. The end of each round is joined with a sl st.
    • Instructions within the ** are to be repeated.
    • I’ve used the Pantone numbers on the packaging to note which colour is used and my description of the colour next to the Pantone number for those that may no longer have the packaging. A picture of the tag is included here as reference.

    Caron X Pantone Yarn - Morning Blues Pantone Colour Reference Tag

    Pattern:

    Band: (Using the darkest teal 19-4024 )
    Ch 8.
    Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from hook. HDC 6. Ch 1 and turn. (7 sts)
    Row 2: HDC in same st. HDC 5 in BLO. HDC in last st, under both loops. Ch 1 and turn. (7 sts)

    Repeat row two until your band is approximately 18.5” long. You can make the band a little shorter or longer than that if you need to. Generally, a good length for a band for an adult is between 18” – 19”: long when laid flat. Do not stretch. When completed, fold the band in half and sl st the two sides together. Turn the piece so the seam is on the inside and the right side is facing you.

    Hat Body:

    Row 1: (Still using 19-4024) CH1. SC in the first stitch. SC 72 evenly around the top of the band. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    (Switch to 144089 – the lightest teal)
    Row 2: CH2. HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch across. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Row 3: CH3. Puff stitch in the 2nd stitch, skip the next stitch. *Puff stitch in next stitch and skip the next stitch* until end. Join with sl st to top of chain. (72 sts)
    Row 4: CH2. HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch across. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    (Switch to 17-5034 – the next lightest teal)
    Row 5: CH2. HDC in the third loop of the first stich and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Row 6: CH2. FPDC around the 1st stitch (not the ch). BPDC around the next stitch. *FPDC 1, BPDC 1* until end. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
    Row 7: CH2. HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch across. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    (Switch to 94340 – the next lightest teal)
    Row 8: CH 2. HDC in the third loop of the first stich and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Row 9: CH3. Puff stitch in the 2nd stitch, skip the next stitch. *Puff stitch in next stitch and skip the next stitch* until end. Join with sl st to top of chain. (72 sts)
    Row 10: CH2. DCDEC in the first stitch, DC in the next. *DCDEC, DC1* until end. (48 sts)
    (Switch to 194026 – the second darkest teal)
    Row 11: CH2. DC in the first stitch and in each stitch across. (48 sts)
    Row 12: CH2, DCDEC in the first stitch, DC in the next. *DCDEC, DC1* until end. (32 sts)
    Row 13: CH1. *SCDEC, SC6* until end. (28 sts)
    FO and weave in ends.

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    Disclaimer:

    This pattern and its images are copyright protected and the sole property of Ashley Parker of The Loopy Lamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.

    Feel free to sell the finished item created with this pattern but please provide pattern credit to The Loopy Lamb when posting online and provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.

    If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me at theloopylamb@hotmail.com .   I’ll do whatever I can to help.

    The Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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    The Arctic Gem Beanie Free Pattern

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    Free Crochet Hat Pattern - Arctic Gem Beanie. Featuring Caron X Pantone yarn in Peacock Blue. This hat is a fun and colourful addition to your winter wardrobe. Available at The Loopy Lamb Blog

    Hi there!  Welcome to my brand new blog!  To celebrate my first blog post, I’ve included my first free crochet hat pattern: the Arctic Gem Beanie below, but first, I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself and tell you a bit about the yarn I used to create this pattern.  

    My name is Ashley.  I am a mother of two, a wife, crochet addict and crafter.  I have a wonderful family whom I love spending time with, that is incredibly supportive of me and my many artistic projects.  When I’m not spending time with my family, I have a crochet hook in my hand.  Crochet is not only a way for me to be creative, it is a way for me to destress and unwind.  I love creating new patterns and I have created this blog in order to share my free crochet patterns and other creative endeavors with the online crafting community. 

    I am a yarn hoarder…there… I said it.  I love yarn just as much as I love crochet.  My son, at only 3 years old, knew where the “yarn store” was and why I went there.   So when I got an email from Yarnspirations letting me know about their brand new yarn Caron x Pantone, I was very excited.  I packed up the kiddos and raced over to Michaels to see it (and touch it) for myself. Apparently I wasn’t the only one excited to get their hands on this yarn.  Below is a picture of what my local Michaels store’s display of Caron x Pantone yarn looked like 45 minutes after opening on launch day.

    (This is not a sponsored post and the opinions I’m sharing are my own.)  

    I loved the braided look and the bold colours choices.  Each braid is made of little hanks braided together.  The Caron x Pantone yarn is a bulky weight yarn that’s a blend of merino wool, nylon and acrylic.  One braid is 3.5oz/100g/ and 127 yards/116 metres.  I picked up a few braids and made my way to the cash…well, it wasn’t meant to be because I forgot my wallet at home! Gah!  So I left disappointed but I was able to head back later that day and get what I wanted.  I was inspired immediately by the Morning Blues and Peacock palettes so I got two of each and headed home.

    Once at home, it was nap time for the kiddos so after tucking them in, I quickly got to work.  My vision for the Peacock braids was a striped beanie with a fur pompom.  I was nervous that one braid may not be enough to create an adult-sized hat but I challenged myself to create a hat pattern to match my vision with only one skein. With my 6mm in hand,  strong coffee in my cup and my handy dandy notebook next to me, I set to work.

    Caron X Pantone Yarn
    My new, beautiful yarn

    The Caron x Pantone yarn was wonderful to work with.  Soft and squishy with just the right amount of stretch.  I was pleasantly surprised and am already planning a second project using this yarn. This hat feels great when you put it on because the yarn is wonderfully soft and silky.   I will say that there isn’t a lot of yardage to a single ball so if you aren’t inclined to check your gauge before starting a project, you may need a second braid to ensure you have enough to complete this hat.

    Before we get on to the pattern, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to stop by and reading my blog.  Please share my blog, pin this on Pinterest and come back soon for more free patterns. 

    The Loopy Lamb - Arctic Gem Beanie In Progress. Free Crochet Hat Pattern - The Arctic Gem Beanie.
    Free Crochet Hat Pattern - The Arctic Gem Beanie. Using Caron X Pantone yarn, this hat is colourful and full of texture! Available at The Loopy Lamb Blog

    The Arctic Gem Beanie - Free Hat Pattern

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    Skill Level
    : Intermediate

    Supplies:
    1 skein of Caron X Pantone Yarn in Peacock Blue
    6 mm crochet hook
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    Pompom (I’m using these ones here)

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    DC = Double Crochet
    DCDEC = Double Crochet Decrease
    TR = Treble Crochet 
    SL ST = slip stitch
    BLO = Back Loops Only
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: One Size – Adult
    Finished size: 8.5 inches tall x 9.5 inches wide.

    Gauge: 12 sts across x 7 rows (rows 1 – 7 of the beginning of the hat body) = 2” square

    Notes:

    • I’ve used the Pantone numbers on the packaging to note which colour is used and my description of the colour next to the Pantone number for those that may no longer have the packaging.  A picture of the tag has been included here (below) for your reference as well.

       

    • After the brim is completed, the body of the hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.  The end of each round is joined with a sl st.
    • Instructions within the ** are to be repeated.
    Peacock Blue Pantone Numbers

    Band:

    (Using colour 19-4044 which is the darkest blue in the skein)
    Ch 6.
    Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook. HDC 4. Ch 1 and turn. (5 sts)
    Row 2: HDC in same st. HDC 3 in BLO. HDC in last st, under both loops. Ch 1 and turn. (5 sts)

    Repeat row two until your band is approximately 18.5” long. You can make the band a little shorter or longer than that if you need to. Generally, a good length for a band for an adult is between 18” – 19″: long when laid flat. Do not stretch. When completed, fold the band in half and sl st the two sides together. Turn the piece so the seam is on the inside and the right side is facing you.

    Hat Body:

    Change to 18-3922 (the second darkest blue in the skein)
    Row 1: CH 1. SC in the first stitch. SC 72 evenly around the top of the band.  Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Row 2: CH 2. DC in the same stitch. CH 1, skip the next stitch, *DC in the next stitch, CH 1, Skip 1* around. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 17-4540 (the bright blue)
    Row 3: CH 2. HDC in the first stitch. TR in the skipped stitch from the first row directly below the CH space. *HDC in the next stitch, TR in the next skipped stitch from the row below* until end. Join with sl st. (72 sts).
    Change to 16-07-37 (gold)
    Row 4: CH 2. Repeat Row 2. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 18-3922 (the second darkest blue in the skein)
    Row 5: Repeat Row 3. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 17-4021 (the lightest blue)
    Row 6: CH 2. HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch across. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Rows 7: CH 2. HDC in the third loop of the first stitch and in each stitch across. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Row 8: CH 2. DC in the third loop of the first stitch. *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, DC in the third loop* until end. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 17-4540 (the bright blue)
    Row 9: Repeat Row 3 making sure your TR stitches are worked in the 3rd loop. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 16-07-37 (gold)
    Row 10: Repeat Row 2. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 17-4021 (lightest blue)
    Row 11: Repeat Row 3.  Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
    Change to 18-3922 (the second darkest blue in the skein)
    Row 12: CH 2. HDC in first stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (72 sts).
    Change to 16-07-37 (gold)
    Row 13: CH 2. DC in the first stitch. DC, DCDEC. *DC 2, DCDEC* until end (54 sts)
    Row 14: CH 2. DC in the first stitch. DCDEC. *DC, DCDEC* until end (36 sts)
    Change to 17-4540 (the bright blue)
    Row 15: CH 2. DC in first stitch, DCDEC. *DC, DCDEC* until end (24 sts)
    Row 16: CH 2. DCDEC starting in the first stitch. DCDEC x 11 (12 sts)
    Row 17: CH 2. DCDEC starting in the first stitch. DCDEC x 5 (6 sts)
    FO and weave in ends. Add a pompom and you’re all done.

     
    Disclaimer:

    This pattern and its images are copyright protected and the sole property of Ashley Parker of The Loopy Lamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   


    Feel free to sell the finished item created with this pattern but please provide pattern credit to The Loopy Lamb when posting online and provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.

    If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me at theloopylamb@hotmail.com .   I’ll do whatever I can to help.

    I’d love to see your finished items! Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram!
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb

    Thanks for checking out my blog.  Come back soon!

    Ashley

    Arctic Gem Beanie - The Loopy Lamb Free Crochet Hat Pattern Made With Caron X Pantone Yarn