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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Crocheted Bun Cover



This is a crocheted bun cover I made for myself, so size wise, it's reasonably large. I have waist length, straight medium thickness hair, so if you have very curly or very full hair, it will probably be too small for you, and if you have shoulder length medium thickness hair,it may be too big, but bun covers are easy to resize, more or less rounds will make them larger or smaller as you need to. What I like doing is using the center of a doily I really like, or just designing as I go to make the top part of the bun cover something pretty and more involved then just a round mesh to cover my bun, then I work mesh as needed to increase the size to what I need, and decrease the mesh for the back of the bun cover.
For this one, you will need size 10 cotton
Steel size 8 or 1.5 mm hook
A medium sized covered elastic hair band. I use the ones that are about 2.5 inches and come carded at my local supermarket.
Needle to weave in ends
scissors
Chain (ch) 8, slip stitch (sl st) to join
Round 1: Chain 3- counts as first double crochet (dc), 23 dc in ring sl st to join (24 stitches (sts) made)
Inverted V shaped cluster stitch: first dc, yarn over(yo), insert hook in st, yo, draw through first two loops, yo, draw through one loop leaving 2 loops on hook, skip 1 st, yo, insert hook in st, yo, draw through first 2 loops, yo, draw through one loop, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Round 2: Ch 6- counts as first dc and ch 3, *starting in the same st, work a v shaped cluster (one loop, 1 v formed), chain 3* repeat ** around, dc in same stitch as last stitch on v cluster, sl st to join to 3rd ch of starting ch 6. (12 loops/Vs made) (edit- sounds lot more complicated then it is. Try it)
Round 3- Sl st to middle of first ch 3 loop, sc in ch 3 loop, *dc in next loop, ch 2, dc in same loop, ch 2, dc in same loop, ch 2, dc in same loop, sc in next loop* repeat ** around, on last loop, dc in loop, ch 2, dc in loop, ch 2, dc in loop, ch 2, dc in loop, sl st to join with first sc (6 petal made)
Round 4- Ch 1 (doesn't count as first sc), sc in same st, *sc in first ch 2 sp, 2 dc in same space, 5 dc in next sp, 2 dc in next sp, 1 sc in same space, sc in sc* repeat ** around, on last petal, continue in pattern and sl st to join to first sc.
Round 5: Ch 1 (doesn't count as first sc), sc in same st, *sc in next 5 sts, ch 3, sk st, sc in next 6 sts* repeat ** around until the last petal, sc in next 5 sts, ch 3, sk st, sc in next 5 sts, sl st to join to first sc (6 petals with ch 3 loops)
Round 6:Ch 8, counts as first treble crochet (tr cr) and ch 4, tr in same st, ch 4, *sc in ch 3 loop, ch 4, skip 5 st, tr cr in next st, ch 4, tr cr in same st, ch 4,* repeat ** around,ch 2, dc in 4th ch of starting ch 8. The dc puts you right on top of loop for starting the next round.
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 5, sc in next loop all the way around until the last loop, ch 2, dc in first sc. (18 loops)
Round 8: Repeat round 7.
Round 9: Ch 1 (doesn't count as first st), 2 sc in same loop,sc in sc, * 2 sc in next loop, ch 3, 2 sc in same loop, sc in sc* repeat around, on last loop, 2 sc in loop, ch 3, sl st to join to first sc.
Round 10: Sl st to 3rd sc, ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch 3), sc in ch 3 loop, ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 3, *sc in next ch 3 loop, ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 3* repeat ** around, on last ch 3, instead of ch 3, ch 1, dc to 3rd stitch of starting ch 6 loop. (36 spaces)
Round 11: ch 1 (doesn't count as first st), sc in space, ch 5, *sc in next sp, chain 5,* repeat ** around until last ch 5, ch 2, dc in first sc.
Round 12: Repeat Round 11
Round 13: ch 1 (doesn't count as first st), sc in same place, ch 3, *sc in next loop, ch 3, * repeat ** around, when you reach last ch 3, ch 1, dc in first sc.
Rounds 14-16: Repeat round 13
Round 17: ch 1, sc over elastic band, in same loop, sc around elastic band, repeat all the way around, 2 sc in each loop over the elastic band. (72 sts), sl st to join. Break off, weave in ends. Push down stitches as you need to, then when it's all done, redistribute the stitches evenly around the elastic band.
To wear it, I don't like putting my hair in a pony tail if I can avoid it, so I just hold it in place and twist it gently and form a cinnamon roll bun, then I hold the bun with one hand, and pull the cover over it with the other and slide a stick through weaving it in my bun and through the cover to hold it all securely in place.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks - I have thin, but past-the-butt length hair. I can really use it. I'm sure it will be no trouble to re-size. It's beautiful.

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  2. Me? I have thin hair just below the shoulders, so I'm sure I will be decreasing some rounds!.. But the pattern is beautiful, so only knowing I'd like to try this out soon, I'll say "Thanks" now for sharing it! Have a great weekend!

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  3. I just made this today for my daughter, and she LOVED it. The pattern was simple to understand and it was fun to make. I am thinking of makeing another one and adding beads. Thanks for the pattern

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  4. I have full, straight, breast length hair. I have wanted to find crocheted bun covers for years. I finally got my wish a little over a year ago. Amazingly, I found a Red and Yellow set in a junk drawer at a relatives house. I would love to find more in varied colors to go with my wardrobe. If anyone is selling them please post a reply.

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