Child Size Messy Bun Owl Hat

Boy February has just flown by! Where did the time go? Well some of it went by with a visit with my Grandson! LOVE when that happens! Then there’s my son who plays Baseball & Basketball – well Basketball is coming to a close so it’ll be Baseball only. OH and he’s umpiring now too! WE are always busy, busy with something! It’s great though totally keeps him busy and out of trouble! LOL!

With all this going on this month I managed to do another video.  It’s another great pattern by Diana Borgstrom  called “Messy Bun Owl Hat” –  It’s absolutely adorable!  Just had to share her Photo too!  This is a child size hat and the pattern can be found on her FB Group Crochet Messy Bun.

Video is below!  I’ve got more shares for you and hope to post tomorrow. If not next week for sure!

 

Thanks for stopping by and as always……Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, CA.


 

 

Chunky Messy Bun Beanie

Happy Tuesday All!  Just wanted to post a super QUICK and EASY pattern for all you Messy Bun Lovers! This one was inspired by “Alexis Middleton” (PersiaLou) from her Chunky Style Hat that I saw on YouTube! It is super EASY and Quick to make also very addicting! Great Stash Buster too!  Click HERE for her Video of a FULL hat!  I’m adding the PDF I created and yes another super quick video for those who can’t read patterns and are more visual! So get out your #6 Super Bulky Yarn and get Hookin”!

Materials Used:
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n Quick- Black
Hook size:  P/Q 15.0 mm (Brand Clover Amour)

Stitch Abbreviation:
Ch – Chain
Sl st – slip stitch
DC – Double Crochet
SC – Single Crochet
BLO – Back Loop Only

Note *** ch 2 does not count as a stitch unless noted.

Instructions:  **Ch 10 or 12 – (Depending on how big you want your opening)  join with sl st to form a ring, ch 2
Rnd 1 – 24 DC into the ring, join, ch 2 (24 dc)
Rnd 2 – 5 – DC into each DC around, join, ch2  (24 dc) Measures 5 ½”

**Brim – Rnd 6 – 8:  in BLO SC in each stitch across, join, ch 1 (24 sc)

Finish off and weave in ends

PDF File – Under 30 minute Chunky Messy

*****Please don’t sell this pattern as your own as it was modified and shared freely!  You may sell the finished product!

That’s it you’re done!  Happy Messy Bun Making!  As always, thanks for stopping by!

Yvonne Metz

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The Mindless Messy Bun Hat

Happy Saturday all! Well just had to share this extremely easy Messy Bun Hat I made the other night! I wanted something that I totally didn’t have to think about while crocheting and this is what I came up with!  The “Mindless” Messy Bun Hat.  Click for pattern – Mindless Messy Bun Hat

This one is done from the Brim up and is all HDC’s (half double crochet) except the brim which is done in sc’s (single crochet). This works up extremely fast which is another Woo Hoo! Oh there’s also a video below the instructions.

 

Mindless Messy Bun Hat
Teen/Adult Size – fits 19 – 22 inch head

Materials Used:

Yarn: Loops & Thread Charisma – Chocolate Cupcake #5 Bulky
Hook: L/8mm Hook
Extras – Tapestry/Yarn Needle

Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
sc – Single Crochet
hdc – Half Double Crochet
hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together or also called HDC Dec – half double crochet decrease
YO – Yarn Over
sl st – slip stitch

Note: HDC2TOG – YO insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop, YO insert hook in next stitch, You’ll have 5 Loops on your hook – YO and pull through all 5 loops on your hook. This is your HDC Decrease or HDC2TOG.

Instructions:

Brim: Ch 6
Row 1:  sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch1, turn (5 sc)
Row 2: sc in next sc, sc in BLO in next 3 sc, sc in last sc, ch1, turn (5 sc)
Row 3 – 48: Repeat Row 2
Note – This for me worked up to about 19″ – my head is about 21 1/2 – this stretches so make sure you MEASURE around your own head as you go along. It will also stretch with wear.  If you are making for a child – there are many charts out there with basic head measurements.

Closing the Brim – Bring both ends together and sl st down going through both thicknesses. This is your seam so make sure you turn it inside before you start your Hat part. If you choose to.

Hat Part: ch 2 doesn’t count as a stitch unless otherwise noted
Row 1: ch 2, HDC evenly all around the brim, join to hdc, ch 2 (48 hdc)
Row 2 – 7: HDC in each across, join to hdc, ch 2 (48 hdc)  ***From Brim to here measured just a tad over 5″

Decreasing:
Row 8: (hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc2tog) – Repeat () around, join to hdc, ch 2 (26 hdc)
Row 9: (hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc2tog) – Repeat () around, join to hdc, ch 2 (27hdc)
Row 10: (hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc2tog) – Repeat () around, join to hdc, ch 2 (21 hdc)
FO – and weave in all yarn ends with your needle.

Hope you enjoyed this SUPER easy “Mindless” messy bun hat!  Questions comments leave me a comment!

 

 

 

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Basket Weave Messy Bun Hat

Well another post! What 2 over the weekend??? LOL!  I know right! Well I’m really trying to share more this year.
I wanted to share another pattern from my gal pal Diana from the Netherlands – It’s her Basket Weave Hat pattern. Been wanting to make one of these in like forever.  There is also a video I did for this one – which will be posted on the bottom.

I just love these textured hat.  Again if you are looking for her FREE patterns for now they are only posted in the Facebook Group “Crochet Messy Bun“.
Well hope you have a great rest of your weekend.  Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact me or comment below.

As always thank you for stopping by and…..

Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, CA.

Messy Bun Madness

Well it’s the weekend and I’ve got some time to post! Woo Hoo! Well the “Messy Bun” craze has not faded out! I have to say that these are just AWESOME! I’m completely hooked on Making them and pictured below are my 2 Favorite ones to make!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grey one is called the “Katniss” Messy Bun hat inspired by the cowl worn by Katniss in the Movie “Hunger Games”.  I just absolutely LOVE the texture of this Messy Bun Beanie.  The next is the Cable Messy Bun Hat – This is also one of my favorites to make. Love how Elegant this hat looks.

These patterns are from a friend I met in a Facebook Crochet Group “Diana B” – I was lucky enough to test her patterns! She also created a Crochet Group which I’m a part of where she shares her patterns FREELY.  The name of the Group is Crochet Messy  Bun
The group is growing fast with almost 10,000 Members!  All patterns on this group are FREE.  I’ve also with her permission made some Videos for her patterns.  I have made a total of 3 – adding the 2 in the photos below. – Never thought I’d be doing videos but there was so many asking questions about the “Katniss” Beanie that thought it would be a good idea.  Thank you Diana for allowing me to share your Beautiful Creations!

Well thanks for taking the time to visit – will be back with more shares and as always,
Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz

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Happy New Year All!

I know it’s been way to long since I posted! I totally just have had to  put this on the back burner!

I also have to apologize for those looking for the 18″ Doll Mermaid Pattern and couldn’t get it to download your messages went straight to SPAM and I never was notified of your posts! I would of responded sooner had I known!  Now I think it’s been fixed! If not please let me know I was able to open it.

So wanted to share FIRST – what I had been working on towards the end of 2016! These Chunky Beanies and Slouchy Beanies – Got this great pattern from “Alexis Middleton” on YouTube.  She’s got a great “Cat Hat” video also which I’ll share those pics later too!  I’ve also been making the ever POPULAR “Messy Bun” or “Mom Bun” Beanies – that will be my next post!

I have already added these hats that are pictured to my Etsy shop which you’ll find in the right hand corner.

Thanks for stopping by and I plan to be blogging ALOT more this year as I’ve got LOTS to share with you all!
Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

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Peanuts Runaround Bag

Snoopy Body BagGood Morning Crafters!  So I finished my bag yesterday and wanted to share it before I head on out to work! I really LOVE how it turned out!  If you haven’t checked out the Craftsy site or their classes you can still get some really good classes at 50% off til tomorrow.  CLICK HERE!  Can’t wait to make the other 2 bags in this class!

I’m seriously loving the PEANUTS Fabric I got from Hobby Lobby! I think I see more zipper pouches in the making. All sizes of course! Who doesn’t LOVE Charlie Brown and the Gang!?

I’m working on putting more NEW Items in my Etsy shop this weekend!  I’ve been super busy sewing, crocheting and even got a little bit of Stampin in!  As always thanks for stopping by and until next time…

Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz

Runaround Bag in the making

So as I mentioned in this mornings post about the Classes!  Here is the one I’m taking It’s called “Zip It Up” – I’m just a tad bit obsessed with bags at the moment. Besides my crocheting of course! I am loving this class!  This is the 1st Bag….I’ll show the finished bag soon!  Thanks for stopping by and as always….
Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz

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I have to say that when I started to want to learn how to do Amigurumi I took a class from Stacey Trock. It’s an Awesome class and what I like about them is that you have access for LIFE! You can ask questions and they’ll be answered!  The community is awesome too!  The BEST thing I LOVE about it??? You can watch whenever you want to!

As you’ve seen from some of my other posts I have started sewing – one of my classes that was in my Wish List is 50% off and YES I’m taking it! Can’t wait! I’ll show you the projects I make very soon!

As always thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

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Cute Crocheted Chubby Kitty

Hey all!   So I kept seeing this cute little chunky kitty on a Facebook group I’m on and I just had to make one! I just love how it turned out! I couldn’t help but add a bow! I was so excited to make this that I didn’t realize that I grabbed a different color gray so my Kitty is Two-Toned! BUT that’s Ok I still LOVE how it turned out!  Now to get some more color combos! These are pretty addicting to make too!  If you are crocheter and are wanting to make this you can get the free pattern on Ravelry by clicking HERE!   Thanks for stopping by and as always….
Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz
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