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Last updated on March 16th, 2018 at 01:13 pm

Dragon Scale Messy Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern

Post-Author: Uneeda “Danielle” Phipps
Pattern Inspiration: Mommy and Me Messy Bun Hats by Sarah Zimmerman from Repeat Crafter Me
Photos & Pattern: © 2018 U-NEED-A Crafty Creation

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Introduction

My Dragon Scale Gloves were so popular that I decided to create a pattern for a Dragon Scale Messy Bun Beanie to go with them!

I used the beginning of the Mommy and Me Messy Bun Hats pattern that I found on Repeat Crafter Me to start the beanie.

The rest of the pattern I designed myself.  If you haven’t seen the pattern for the gloves yet you can find it by clicking here.

I have been using Lion Brand Mandala to make them but I have also made them with Lion Brand Scarfie yarn.

You can use a heavier weight yarn and just adjust your hook size to keep the size the same.

I use a 5.00 mm hook with the Mandala so if you wanted to use a 4 weight yarn you just need to change your hook to a 5.5 mm or a 6.0 mm depending on how tight or loose you crochet.

I tend to crochet pretty tight so I used a 6.00 mm hook with the Lion Brand Scarfie yarn and it came out perfect.

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Materials Needed

Yarn Used:  Lion Brand Mandala
Hook Used:  5.00 mm (Kids), 5.5 mm (Adults)

Stitches & Abbreviations Used

Ch = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
CL V-ST = Cluster V Stitch
Sl St = Slip Stitch
DC = Double Crochet
FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet
CROC ST = Crocodile Stitch (with your work turned sideways, FPDC 4 times around the 1st DC post of the DC pair, FPDC 4 times around the 2nd DC post of the DC pair, Sl St to the single DC)
FO = Fasten Off

If you need help figuring out the Crocodile Stitch please click here for a video demonstration.

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The Pattern

Ch 20 and Sl St to the 1st chain to form a ring.

Round 1
Ch 1 and SC 24 times into your ring.  Sl St to the 1st stitch to join

Round 2
Ch 2, *CL V-ST into the 1st stitch, skip a stitch* repeat from *, Sl St to join  (12 CL V-ST)

Round 3
Sl St into the next stitch, Ch 2, CL V-ST into the space in the center of the 1st CL V-ST from the previous row, CL V-ST into each of these spaces to the end, Sl St to join  (12 CL V ST)

Round 4
Sl St into the next stitch, Ch 2, *CL V-ST into the space in the enter of the 1st CL V-ST, CL V-ST into the space in-between the 1st and 2nd CL V-ST, CL V-ST into the center of the next CL V-ST, skip the next in-between space* repeat from *, Sl St to join  (18 CL V ST)

Round 5
Sl St into the next stitch and Ch 2, *CL V-ST into the center of each CL V-ST* repeat from *, Sl St to join  (18 CL V ST)

Round 6
Sl St into the next stitch, Ch 2, *CL V-ST into the space in the enter of the 1st CL V-ST and the next 2 CL V-ST, CL V-ST into the space between the CL V-ST you are in and the next CL V-ST*,  Repeat from *, Sl St to join  (24 CL V ST)

Round 7
Sl St into the next stitch, Ch 3 – This is where we will start the foundation for the scales using the Crocodile Stitch – DC into the same space as the Sl St, *Ch 2, DC into the center of the next CL V-ST, Ch 2, DC 2 times into the next CL V-ST*  Repeat from *, Sl St to join.

Round 8
Now that you have the foundation for your scales you can start making the actual scales themselves.  This part can be a bit tricky and you will need to turn your work sideways as you go to get the stitches to form correctly.  If you need help figuring out how the crocodile stitch works click here to see a video demonstration.

FPDC 4 times into the 1st post of the 1st DC pair, turn your work sideways so what your 4 stitches are now on top and then FPDC 5 times in the 2nd post of the first Double Crochet pair, Sl St to next DC, CROC ST, Sl St to join.

*Repeat Rows 6 and 7 until you have 8 rows of scales.  Your Single Double Crochets will go in the center of the scales and your pairs will go in-between scales.*

Round 13
Now you are ready to make the brim of the hat. 

Ch 3, DC, *DC 2 times in the 1st side of the scale, DC in the center, DC 2 times in the other side*, repeat from *, Sl St to join

Round 14
DO NOT CHAIN!  *FPDC*, repeat from *, Sl St to join

Round 15
Repeat the last round.

Finishing
FO your work, weave in ends, and you’re done!  Congrats on making your very first Dragon Scale Messy Bun Beanie!!

 

Dragon Scale Messy Bun Beanie PDF

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Uneeda "Danielle" Phipps

Uneeda “Danielle” Phipps – Owner/Designer

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2 Comments

  1. Just wondering if Round 5 should be repeated? Or should the second ’round 5′ actually be round 6?

    1. No it shouldn’t. The first part of this pattern is actually the beginning to the repeat crafter me Mommy and me messy bun beanie pattern. I just had a typo on the round numbers but it’s fixed now. Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

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