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!
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!
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!
- US – D, 3.25mm hook
- 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
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 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.
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!
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