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This simple women's ponytail hat knitting pattern is an excellent beginner project. Using basic knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.
This ribbed bun beanie requires a little crochet knowledge to finish it off, to tidy up the top where the hole for the hair is. I created a single crochet stitched edge around the hole to tidy it up. This is not totally necessary, but it makes it look a bit neater.
This bun hat is a beginner level pattern, with basic ribbing used, knit and purl stitches.
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Ponytail Hat Knitting Pattern
- 1 ball (or leftover yarn) of chunky yarn (Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick in grey marble) and leftovers of another colour, I used Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick in wheat, suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles. Super bulky weight - 106 yards. Scrap yarns can be used, as you do not need a full ball for this pattern.
- Gauge - 5 stitches = 2"
- Set of 10.00mm (US 15) circulars
- Crochet hook 10mm (N/15)
- Stitch markers
- Scissors/Darning needle/Tape measure
Ponytail Hat Pattern
YARN A - Grey Marble / YARN B - Wheat
Cast on > 4o sts with Yarn A
K1, P1 ribbing until the work measures 5" from the cast on edge. (If you want the hat to be a little longer - you can increase this by one or two inches).
Change to Yarn B and knit 3 rows.
Decrease as follows >
- Shape top: 1st rnd: *K1, K2tog* Rep from * around.
- 2nd rnd: *K2tog* Rep from * around.
- 3rd rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around till last st.
Break yarn. Draw end through rem sts and fasten so that you have an opening large enough to fit your hair through. Don't close it up too tightly or it will be difficult to pass your hair through the hole.
Sew in any loose ends.
With a 10mm (N/15) crochet hook (or you can use a lower number - 7mm will be ok) create a single crochet line around the hole for the hair, to tidy up the edge.
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Begin(ning)
Cont = Continue(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P - Purl
M1 = Make 1 stitch
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
SKPO - Slip one, knit one
St(s) = Stitch(es)
For any help with the knitting stitches please visit the video tutorials page here >