I made this lovely set for my lovely cousin as a Christmas present this year. She’s 11, and it was so exciting for me to get to make something for a girl for a change!
Messy bun hats/ponytail hats are SO popular right now. You can’t go anywhere without seeing them online. I personally don’t have enough hair for even a little ponytail as I chopped it off last year, but I really wanted to try making one of these.
I used Loops and Threads Cozy Wool yarn for this as I had some at home in the colour Velvet and thought it would be perfect. To be honest, I kind of made of the pattern as I went along because I couldn’t find one I liked that used thicker yarn. I used the polar bear hat pattern by Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me, but instead of starting with a magic ring, I started with 20 sc around a hair elastic. Starting at row 9, I did the dcs in the front and back post to create the ribbed edge.
The cowl is a pattern by Rebecca over at Little Monkey’s Crochet. I love all of her unique scarf and cowl patterns. I purchased the e-book a few years ago and it’s always a go to when I want to make new items. This cowl is so plush and squishy, I love how it lays when you wear it.
I added some nice big purple buttons for accents and some leather tags (custom made by Brick Bubble) with my logo on it for some finishing touches.
Have you made a messy bun/ponytail hat yet? 🙂
I loved making this set so much, I’ve made them available for purchase in my Etsy shop!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!