Recently I have been obsessed with knitting and crocheting plaid winter wear. My sister-in-law wanted a bun hat so I found a pattern, used the camo yarn she gave me and got started. I was surprised that I liked the bun hat. Last year everyone was obsessed with the messing bun hats. Long story short I decided to knit a green plaid bun hat. I wanted the whole to be elastic so I could do a pony tail or a bun without having a huge hole all the time.
You will need:
- 3 colors of yarn – Black, Dark Green, and Light Green (Dark color and light color if you want to do a different color).
- 36 peg loom
- loom knitting hook
- needle and thread
- small elastic
I doubled up the yarn as I knit so that I was holding two strands of yarn at once.
Rounds (rows) 1-8 Knit 2, Pearl 2 black
Rounds (rows) 9-12 Knit 2 black yarn, knit 2 dark green (alternating between the two colors all the way around)
Rounds (rows) 13-16 Knit 2 dark green yarn, knit 2 light green (alternating between the two colors all the way around)
Repeat rounds 9-16
To make the top of the hat elastic I took a piece of small elastic I had in my craft stuff. I cut it to be the size of a hair tie. It was white, when I make my next one I will make sure to have black elastic.
To bind off I took the loops off the pegs and then would thread the elastic through them. After I threaded through all the loops I took a needle and thread and sewed the ends together.
Make sure all your ends are tied off and then tada you have a plaid bun hat.
Let me know what you think of my pattern.