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This is a free 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!



Available Sizes: One

Size: 20 – 22″ {51 – 56cm} Head Circumference

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Beginner

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Knit in the Round

Knit & Purl Stitches



Yarn Weight: Bulky

Yardage: 110 – 120 yards {101 – 110 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Madeline Tosh Chunky

Needle Size: US 9 {5.5mm} Circular Needles with a 16″ {40cm} Cable, or DPNs



Measurements: 6″ Height x 8 3/4″ {15cm x 22cm}

Gauge: 17 STS & 28 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 2.1oz {60g}



Not reversible.

Knit in the round with a circular needle.

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



Weave in the ends.

No blocking necessary.



* – * – repeat between *

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




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{FREE} Oversized Headband Knitting Pattern : Whimsical Delights