Dragon Scale Messy Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern

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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!  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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Yarn Used:  Lion Brand Mandala
Hook Used:  5.00 mm (Kids), 5.5 mm (Adults)
Stitches Used:  Chain Stitch, Cluster V Stitch, Double Crochet, Back Post Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch & Crocodile Stitch
Sources:  In order to start the beanie and to match the stitch I used on the arms of the gloves I used the fist part of the messy bun beanie pattern from repeatcrafterme.com.  You can find the original pattern by clicking here.

Foundation Chain
Chain 20 and Slip Stitch to the first chain to form a ring.

Round 1
Chain 1 and Single Crochet 24 times into your ring.  Slip Stitch to the first stitch to join.

Round 2
Chain 2 and Cluster V Stitch into the first stitch, skip a stitch, and repeat this pattern all the way around.  Slip stitch to the first stitch to join.  (12 CL V ST)

Round 3
Slip Stitch into the next stitch, Chain 2, and Cluster V Stitch into the space in the center of the first Cluster V Stitch from the previous row.  Cluster V Stitch into each of these spaces all the way around.  Slip Stitch to the first stitch to join.  (12 CL V ST)

Round 4
Slip Stitch into the next stitch and Chain 2.  Cluster V Stitch into the space in the enter of the first Cluster V Stitch, Cluster V Stitch into the space in-between the 1st and 2nd Cluster V Stitch, and then Cluster V Stitch into the center of the next Cluster V Stitch.  Skip the next in-between space and repeat this pattern all the way around.  Slip Stitch to the first stitch to join.  (18 CL V ST)

Round 5
Slip Stitch into the next stitch and Chain 2.  Cluster V Stitch into the center of each Cluster V Stitch from the previous row.  Slip Stitch to the first stitch to join.  (18 CL V ST)

Round 5
Slip Stitch into the next stitch and Chain 2.  Cluster V Stitch into the space in the enter of the first Cluster V Stitch and the next 2 Cluster V Stitches from the previous row.  Then Cluster V Stitch into the space between the Cluster V Stitch you are in and the next Cluster V Stitch.  Repeat this pattern of 3 Cluster V Stitches into the centers and 1 in the space between all the way around.  Slip Stitch to the first stitch to join.  (24 CL V ST)

Round 6
Slip Stitch into the next stitch and Chain 3.  This is where we will start the foundation for the scales using the Crocodile Stitch.  Double Crochet once into the same space as the Slip Stitch, *Chain 2, Double Crochet once into the center of the next Cluster V Stitch, Chain 2, Double Crochet twice into the next Cluster V Stitch.*  Repeat from the * all the way around.  Slip Stitch to the first stitch to join.

Round 7
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 you work sideways as you go to get the stitches to form correctly.  Back Post Double Crochet 4 times into the first post of the Double Crochet pair, turn you work sideways so what your 4 stitches are now on top and then Back Post Double Crochet 5 times in the second post the first Double Crochet pair.  To secure your scale Slip Stitch into the top of the Single Double Crochet.  Continue this pattern all the way around except you will Back Post Double Crochet 5 times into each of the posts to make your scales.  When you get to the end you still stop on a single Double Crochet and Slip Stitch into the first Double Crochet.  When you make the Slip Stitch it will combine your first and last Double Crochet into your first Double Crochet pair in the next row.  You only did it 4 times on the first scale because your chain 3 counts as the first stitch.

*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.  Chain 3 to start the new round.  Double Crochet into the same stitch as your Slip Stitch.  Then you are going to Double Crochet into each scale 5 times and in-between each scale.  I put 2 Double Crochets into the first side of the scale, one in the center, and then 2 in the other side.  Once you finish the round Slip Stitch into the first stitch to join.

Round 14
DO NOT CHAIN!  Back Post Double Crochet into every stitch all the way around.  Slip Stitch to the first stitch to join.

Round 15
Repeat the last round.

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

Want to make matching gloves??  You can get the free pattern for those by clicking here.

My name is Uneeda Phipps but I go by Danielle. I love love love to craft and learn new techniques! I paint, crochet, and sew a variety of products. I have 2 little boys, a cat, 2 dogs, and 2 guinea pigs that help inspire my creations and a wonderful and supportive husband that makes this all possible! I am also a huge animal lover and have an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and I used to work as a Website Designer/Marketing Manager for my sister’s business. If you have any questions or need help with anything on my website don’t hesitate to contact me.

One thought on “Dragon Scale Messy Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern

  1. Chrissy

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

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