Calvarium Messy Bun Hat
©2017 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude®

Skill Level

Finished Size
8”/20.5cm deep x 23”/58.5cm in circumference—one size fits most adults.

You Will Need

Approx 251yd/230m of (4) medium worsted weight yarn

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Heartland, 100% acrylic, 5oz/142g = 251yd/230m per skein
1 skein, Great Sand Dunes

Hook: 4mm (size G)
Tape measure
Yarn needle
Ponytail elastic (medium sized in coordinating color)

Stitches Used
Chain stitch (ch)
Half double crochet (hdc)
Single crochet (sc)
Slip stitch (sl st)

The gauge will vary depending on the yarn and hook you use. For the piece in the photo, I used a size G hook for each cap, but the number of stitches you’ll need depends on the measurements you take (see below).


Using the tape measure, measure from the top of your head to just above your eyebrows and write the number next to “A” below. Now measure the circumference of your head, being sure to go over your ears, and write the number next to “B” below.

A: _________
B: _________

The pattern below reflects the measurements (in parentheses) I used to create the hat in the photo.

Pattern Stitch
Make a ch the length of measurement A (8”/20.5cm to match sample).
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, when you reach the end sc around the ponytail elastic (this does not count as a stitch) turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in FL of each st across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in BL of each st across, when you reach the end sc around the ponytail elastic (this does not count as a stitch), turn.
Rep rows 2–3 until length of piece = measurement B (23”/58.5cm to match sample) being sure to end with a Row 2. Fasten off leaving a long tail.

With RS facing, whipstitch the first row to the final row.

Weave in ends.

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