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Bun beanies have gotten really popular lately, and for good reason! The first time I saw one of these – posted by a knitting friend of mine on Instagram – I thought the idea was absolutely brilliant! If you have long hair and have to awkwardly stuff it into a beanie whenever you go out in cold weather and don’t want to wear your hair down, you know what a pain it is. Not only do you have a big, unsightly bump of hair somewhere in the beanie, it’s very uncomfortable. I have very long hair and live in a state with very cold winters, so I deal with this all the time. Not fun.
I went in search of a free bun beanie pattern and just loved this one from Make and Do Crew. Why? Because it’s a simple pattern, but the faux cables make it look very dressy. Also, I love that it can be wrapped around your head and buttoned instead of just pulled down over the bun like most beanies. This pattern uses just single crochet and chain stitches and one skein of yarn.
1 skein yarn
Size J crochet hook
4 3/4″ buttons
Tapestry needle and sewing needle
Difficulty: easy – Get the pattern