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{FREE} WHIMSICAL DELIGHTS : Oversized Headband Knitting Pattern

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This is a simple version of a messy bun hat. Get the look of a messy bun hat without the decreases or switching to a longer cable or DPN’s. Simple is my favorite kind of pattern!

Yesterday’s pattern, Autumn Dreams Messy Bun Hat, can be worn without clips, however, you need to wear clips to hold your bun in place for today’s pattern.


  • Available Sizes: One
  • Size: 21″ – 22” {53cm – 56cm} {Circumference}
  • Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
  • Pattern Language: English
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly
  • Bonus: Checklist, Video


  • Knit in the Round
  • Knit & Purl Stitches


  • Yarn Weight: Bulky
  • Yardage: 110 – 120 yards {101 – 110 meters}
  • Suggested Yarn: Madeline Tosh Chunky
  • Alternative yarn: Lion Brand Heartland
  • Needle Size: US 9 {5.5mm} Knitting Needles with a 16″ {40cm} Cable
  • Extras: Stitch Markers
  • Note: Even though this is classified as a bulky yarn, I use it interchangeably with LB Heartland because they’re both similar in thickness.


  • Measurements: 6″ x 8 3/4” {15cm x 22cm}
  • Gauge: 17 sts & 28 rows per 4” {10cm} square {in the pattern below}
  • Weight: 2.1oz {60g}


  • When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

  • CO 72 STS, PM, join in the round.
  • Rounds 1-7: *K1, P2*
  • Flip it wrong-side out
  • Rounds 8-12:*K*
  • Note: Flipping it wrong-side out creates a small hole that you can sew up later, or leave it, I did, it’s only noticeable when you’re looking closely.
  • If you don’t want to flip it wrong-side out, you can purl the next 5 rows.
  • Flip it right-side out
  • Rounds 13, 15, 17, 19: *K*
  • Rounds 14, 16, 18: *K1, P1*
  • Repeat rounds 8-19
  • Repeat rounds 8-12
  • Repeat rounds 1-6
  • BO in the K1, P2 pattern


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  • * – * – repeat between * to end of round
  • BO – bind-off in pattern
  • CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
  • K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
  • KITR – knit in the round
  • P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
  • PM – place marker
  • STS – stitches
  • St St – stockinette stitch
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