All Too Perfect Crocheted Bun Cover

The All Too Perfect Crocheted Bun Cover got it’s start when a friend came to me with a request – bun covers for her daughter! Her beautiful girl wears them every day, but the commercial ones would wear out and were generally made for people with a whole lot more hair. As a thin-haired person myself, I could sympathize. So I designed these to fit a smaller bun – but keep reading to see how easy they are to upsize!

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These crocheted bun covers are strong and easy enough to use every day, and a little bit of sparkle and bright colors make them a fun fashion statement! There are two ways to finish these. You can work the last row around an elastic hair band, or you can weave a ribbon through and use that to tie the cover around the bun. Either way, you’ll get a crocheted bun cover that only comes off when you want it to!

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All Too Perfect Crocheted Bun Cover

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This bun cover was originally designed for those with small buns to cover, but if you’ve got a lot of hair it’s easy to upsize – just bump up the yarn and hook size!

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  • Size 3 Crochet Thread, 20-40 yards each (Aunt Lydia’s Iced Bamboo and Aunt Lydia’s Fashion Crochet 3 shown)
  • Elastic hair band or 6 mm wide ribbon

 

Instructions:
Round 1: Using magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as first dc) and dc 12 in the ring. Join to first dc with a sl st. (12 dc)

Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), skip the first st, dc in the next st, ch 2. *Dc in the next st, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st in the ch 5 sp. (12 dc)

Round 3: Ch 5, dc in the ch sp. *[Dc, ch 2, dc] in next ch sp. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st in the ch 5 sp. (24 dc)

Round 4: Ch 5, dc in the ch sp. Ch 2, dc in the same ch sp. *[Dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next ch sp. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st in the ch 5 sp. (36 dc)

Round 5: Ch 5, dc in the ch sp. Ch 2, dc in the next ch sp. *[Dc, ch 2, dc] in the next ch sp. Ch 2, dc in the next ch sp. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st in the ch 5 sp. (36 dc)

Round 6 – 8: Ch 4, dc in the ch sp. Ch 1, dc in the next ch sp. *[Dc, ch 1, dc] in the next ch sp. Ch 1, dc in the next ch sp. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st in the ch 4 sp. (36 dc)crocheted bun cover crochet lace bun cover pattern crochet ballet bun cover pattern

Round 9: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in each ch sp around. If desired, crochet over an elastic hair band as you make these sts, working along the hair band as you work along the round. Break yarn and use seamless join to finish off. If you did not use the elastic band, thread a length of ribbon in and out between the stitches of Round 8.

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Easy as can be! Make it as directed for small buns, try DK or sport and an F hook for a medium, or go up to worsted weight and a G or H hook for a crocheted bun cover that will reign in a more luxurious mane!

Be sure to Like the moogly Facebook page for the latest updates and have some fun with us!  Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2012. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please feel free to link to this page to share this pattern with others.

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  1. 2

    Melissa Hart says

    This is EXACTLY what I was looking for to help my daughter’s dance class! Several of the girls have fine and/or shorter hair, while others have long hair. Either way, they have problems keeping their buns neat during class. I’m making them all pink (to match their tights) and will weave in a length of crocheted chain to tie them.

  2. 3

    Pat Brehmer says

    I would like to make this pattern (the bun) in heavy yarn for warmth in the winter. Do you have any suggestions of a more heavy yarn and larger needle size I need to use for extra heavy yarn? I would like it to be a winter hat for skiing. Thank you. No, I haven’t ever posted a comment before.I am just new here today.

    • 4

      moogly says

      Hi Pat, welcome!

      Great question! It’s going to take a bit of experimentation, but because it’s such a lacey pattern I’d start with 2 strands of worsted or bulky yarn held together and a K or L hook! Good luck!

  3. 5

    Elizabeth says

    Hi, I’m relatively new to crocheting and I’m having a hard time trying to work in the hair band. How exactly does the hdc work w/ the band? I can’t figure out what part goes over and what goes under the hair band. Thanks

    • 6

      moogly says

      Hi Elizabeth! Let me see if I can explain. When you make an hdc around the hairband, you yarn over, put the hook below (into the middle of) the hairband, yarn over (pulling the yarn over the top (or outside) the hairband, then pull this loop up under the band and complete the stitch. This video shows sc instead of hdc, but it might help you understand. And if it’s the hdc part that’s confusing you, just use sc instead – the difference here is negligible. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTT2tAGcnSo

  4. 7

    patricia says

    i love thi spattern but in round 2 if you do every stitch there would be more than 12 dc and it says repeat from star shouldnt it maybe say repeat from the skip and have a star by it please email me

  5. 8

    patricia says

    i like this pattern but isnt round 2 wrong as shouldnt it hav ea star by sip and other star as wouldnt ya skip one do one skip as its not written that way please email me soon thanks

    • 9

      Tamara Kelly says

      There are 12 sts in the first round and in round 2 you work one stitch into each stitch (except for the first, where the chain counts as a stitch) so it’s still 12. I sent you an email too!

  6. 10

    Cell says

    I know I’m just a lowly beginner, but I am having a problem with round 4. If I put 3 dc into every one of my 24 ch sp, won’t I have WAY more than 36 dc at the end? I’ve already done it, and it doesn’t look right… Shouldn’t it say to put two dc into ever second ch sp or something along those lines?

    • 11

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hey, there’s nothing wrong with being a beginner – we all start there! At the end of Round 3 you have 24 dc, but only 12 ch sps. The pattern is dc, ch 2, dc, dc, ch 2, dc, dc, ch 2, dc… etc. So in Round 4 you are working 3 dc (and 2 ch2 sps) in each of the 12 ch sps – for a total of 36 dc (and 24 ch sps). I hope this helps!

  7. 12

    Marie says

    Thanks for the pattern! I tried this out today with size 5 crochet thread. I have thick hair, so I used a size F hook. It turned out great! I posted a link to this pattern on my blog. :)

  8. 15

    La Familia Natural says

    I just finished this and shared some pics on my Facebook fanpage. I want to know if you have an Instagram account, so I can tag you there.
    I’ll follow you on Pinterest too, and if I upload pics there, I’ll make sure to tag you too!
    Great & simple pattern, thank you! :D

    • 16

      Tamara Kelly says

      I’ll go check them out! I’m afraid Instagram is one thing I haven’t gotten on yet – maybe with the next phone upgrade! Glad you like the pattern! :D

  9. 17

    Jen says

    Thanks for posting this pattern. My daughter is required to wear a bun for ballet class and this helps to hold it together, and looks great too!

  10. 22

    Shana says

    Love this thank u!! Would it be permissible to sell items made from this pattern, with a link back to your website?

    • 23

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you Shana! And yes, that would be fantastic, thank you so much! If you sell online, be sure to check out the Moogly Makers page!

  11. 25

    Leilani Bontrager says

    Been looking for a new covering pattern to crochet. My hair is longer and thicker and the first one I made is too small so am crocheting this one now. Love how the pattern is turning out. I will use a piece of elastic that fits my bun. I got so excited when I found this pattern,

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