Extended Tunisian Simple Stitch (ETSS) Sloppy Bun/Ponytail Hat

You Will Need:

  • 8mm Tunisian Crochet Hook
  • Bulky (5) weight yarn
  • Worsted (4) weight yarn
  • Hair tie
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for weaving in the ends

Stitches and Abbreviations Used:

Notes:

  • To adjust the size of the body of the hat, simply increase or decrease stitches by increasing or decreasing the number of chains in the foundation chain
  • Instructions for crocheting around the hair tie.
Insert hook with chain into hair tie.

Insert hook with chain into hair tie.

Ch 1 around hair tie.

Ch 1 around hair tie.

Complete foundation row. 

Complete foundation row. 

Ch 1 around hair tie again.

Ch 1 around hair tie again.

Move hook back to the front of the work. 

Move hook back to the front of the work. 

Continue this with each row. 

Continue this with each row. 

Begin Body of the Hat:

Ch 25

Row 1-31

FwP: Pull up 19 loops on your hook (20 loops total on the hook), ch1 between loops (see ETSS photo tutorial).

RetP: Ch 2, pull through two loops at a time until there is one loop left on the hook. Then, ch 1 to begin the next FwP. 20 ETSS, ch 2, and ch 1 worked.

Crochet around the hair tie. Repeat for 30 more rows.

At the end of row 31, turn the hat inside out, and slip stitch or sew the seam closed being sure to continue the work around the hair tie. Tie off. 

Begin brim:

Work the brim with the hat right side out with the worsted weight yarn. Attach yarn to the seam, and ch 5. 

Pull up 5 loops on the hook through the chain, then pull a 6th loop up through the stitch on the bottom of hat that is closest to your hook. Then, yo, and pull through two loops on the hook at a time until there is one loop remaining on the hook, completed Tunisian foundation row. 

Pull up 5 loops on the hook

Pull up 5 loops on the hook

Attach brim to the bottom of the hat. 

Attach brim to the bottom of the hat. 

Pull up 6th loop.

Pull up 6th loop.

Now, continue the brim by working 2 TKS rows then 2 RevTKS all the way around the hat and attaching the brim to the vertical loops of the hat. This should be a small attached row of 5 TKS and RevTKS stitches worked around the hat and attached through the vertical bars of the last round of the hat. 

This ribbing is created by working two TKS and then two RevTKS.

This ribbing is created by working two TKS and then two RevTKS.

When the last row has been worked and attached to the hat, turn the hat wrong side out again, and slip stitch the brim together in the same way that the hat's seam was created. 

SlSt brim together.

SlSt brim together.

I hope that you have found this pattern to be a fun addition, and I would love to hear your feedback and questions! Have you made a sloppy bun hat before? Share your favorites and your pictures in the comments below, or get in touch with KatKnap on social media: follow me on Facebook, and on Twitter, and Instagram @katknapcrafts!