Crochet Frenzy Bun Hat by Laura Jean Bartholomew

Crochet a Frenzy Bun Hat

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  • March 2, 2017 at 12:15 pm
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    On your update, you have Rnd 4 as 33 stitches. But, on your instructions after Rnd 1 you say to skip to Rnd 5 on Yarnspirations pattern. Do you do Rnd 4 or not? Thanks. Janice

  • January 10, 2017 at 12:29 pm
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    I’ve made this hat 3 times now and each hat has different stitch counts than what the written pattern has and what Mikey has. This pattern needs to be redone. I get to round 6 and have Mikey’s count of 48 and then the next 2 rows have 60. It throws the entire pattern off. Even following the video I’m off.

    • January 10, 2017 at 1:14 pm
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      After putting in 2DC’s in the end stitch on row 8 then doing the next increase round I am then up to only 64 stitches. How is this possible?!

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  • December 28, 2016 at 8:08 pm
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    During the cross over round, I am left with an extra double crochet from the “crochet inside the ring” round. I’ve counted that round and have exactly 33 (32 DCs and one ch 3.) What am I doing wrong?

    • January 5, 2017 at 1:43 pm
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      I have the same thing!!!!! I’ve had to fudge it and skip the first 2 stitches (ch3 & dc) and then cross back over to the first dc. I use the ch3 as my last stitch in the round. I’m still out with my counts but it works

  • December 27, 2016 at 9:13 am
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    Can you use any type yarn for this? I want to make one but I want it to be girly and cute. Not saying that regular yarn isn’t but I was thinking about the fur yarn.

  • December 21, 2016 at 2:41 am
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    Just finishing up the last row which I changed from the back stitch to the camel stitch for added flare and I must say my hat is perfect, no lie, i can bend over and it doesn’t fall off, i can walk across the room and it doesn’t fall down and cover my eyes (i swear i was in inch from putting eyeholes in my hats like the character from fat albert had lol) and its not so tight my brains feel like squishing out my ears, yes my hat is perfect. How i made this perfect hat i will never know because I’ve recently discovered i cant count, i can count a row 3 times and get 3 diff. numbers, counting and crocheting at the same time is so much worse but no fuss cause I’m becoming well learned in adding and hiding stitches here and there. oh ya….did i mention my messy hat is perfect, thank you Laura and Mikey. almost forgot to mention i used Caron One Pound with a 5.5mm. Off to finish up last row and tuck ends then on my head it goes when it comes off-who knows.

  • December 20, 2016 at 1:10 am
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    I tried making this hat, and I kept ending up with an extra stitch on each round after round 8. My issue was I was slip stitching into the chain 3, instead of the first FPDC. After I figured out my mistake it worked up beautifully.

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  • December 16, 2016 at 11:06 pm
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    I’ve been crocheting for 40 years and consider myself an expert. This pattern is flawed as it does not work up to a proper size. Somewhere around row 8 the decreasing stops and the hat is barely 18 inches around. A typical adult head is 22. While there is stretch to the hat, it’s still too small. I’m now in the process of rewriting it so it fits properly. I love the stitch pattern!

    • December 18, 2016 at 5:21 pm
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      It sounds to me most everyone that works this pattern up is coming across some problems at some point. I’m not sure, but I read that the pattern calls for worsted weight yarn but does not say what ply. As I studied the photo of the hat, it looks, to me, that they used a chunky yarn, maybe 5 ply. That could be the reason that most everyone who has tried this pattern on this post are having problems with it. Try the 5 ply and see what happens. Good luck.

      • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
        December 18, 2016 at 7:38 pm
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        Worsted weight yarn means that it is #4…. the number of ply is irrelevant. And many folks have made this hat with great success. I’m not quite sure why others are struggling with it. But a #5 bulky yarn will definitely change the sizing on it.

  • December 16, 2016 at 7:44 pm
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    I am on row 9 of the Frenzy bun hat and I have been doing the video with Mikey and I have ended up with 63 instead of 62 so I have an extra DC. How do I fix this, not afraid to frog but I have undone it a few times and I still end up with the same count. HELP PLEASE!!

    • January 26, 2017 at 12:41 am
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      Having same problem can you send me you patterns after you corrected this one. Please help I have tried hard to do it. My granddaughter is needing mone of these and I promised her I would do my best to make her one any help would be greatly appreciated. Just send me the whole pattern for it to be right. Thank you so much. My email should shown if not let me know .

  • December 16, 2016 at 6:31 pm
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    Hi Laura. Im sending this msg again because for reason the msg I sent you previously is gone. I have tried this pattern in the video and written. I Keep getting the wrong counts. Could you please msg me and tell me where you posted corrections for this pattern. Thank you Laura.

  • December 16, 2016 at 5:02 pm
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    Hi Laura I have tried this pattern with Mikey and the written pattern and the counts come out wrong on both. Could you please show me how to get where you have corrected them?Thank you.

  • December 16, 2016 at 11:22 am
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    Am I the only one that is not getting a straight seam? What am I doing wrong?

      • December 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm
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        I have and I am but for some reason it is not straight

  • December 15, 2016 at 11:18 am
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    I am making the frenzy hat and my stitches areally not matching yours

  • December 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm
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    Is this version being worked from top to bottom or bottom up?

    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      December 14, 2016 at 6:06 am
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      All you would need is to take any of Mikey’s bottom up patterns and end it a couple rows early. Instant bun hat! 🙂

      • January 13, 2017 at 5:52 pm
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        Written or video, it doesn’t matter, I have no problem. I learn that if you have to, there is no issue in fudging a stitch here or there… Funny as it may sound, this was one of the things that my Momma taught me while teaching me to crochet

  • December 13, 2016 at 4:24 pm
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    i luv this site

  • December 13, 2016 at 2:26 pm
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    I love this hat, but I have crocheted this hat 2 x and both times it is not coming down as a hat, it looks more like a floppy ufo. What am I doing wrong?

    Please advise

    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      December 14, 2016 at 6:14 am
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      It’s pretty hard to say without seeing it, but usually when clothing doesn’t fit, it’s because the gauge is off.

  • December 13, 2016 at 4:24 am
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    Do we still go to 7 inches when doing the messy bun hat before we do the border or does that reduce?

    • December 13, 2016 at 9:22 am
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      I laid my hat down, visualized where the top of the hat would be and measured down from there. I hesitate in telling you how how many rows as our tension and gauge may vary. Consider if you want your ears covered partially or all the way. -LJ

  • December 12, 2016 at 2:27 pm
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    Hello! If you’re doing the messy bun version of this hat. After you do round 10 how many of the plain crossover rounds plus following DC rounds do you need to do to reach the quote 7 inches. As we started on round 5 I’m unsure of how many to do

    • December 12, 2016 at 9:47 pm
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      I laid my hat down, visualized where the top of the hat would be and measured down from there. I hesitate in telling you how how many rows as our tension and gauge may vary. -LJ

  • December 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm
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    Why do you have to jump to round 5??? Sorry if it’s a dumb question x

    • December 12, 2016 at 9:40 pm
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      Gemma, the modifications made take place of rounds 1-4. After that you start on round 5 of the pattern. -LJ

  • December 11, 2016 at 1:22 pm
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    Question for all of the sizes for the messy bun hat do they all start out the same way then go to round 5 or is that just for the adult size

    • December 11, 2016 at 3:12 pm
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      Yes Karen all the hats are exactly the same clear up until round 6. Then follow the Pebble Texture Hat Pattern from Yarnspirations or follow Mikey’s tutorial ` LJ

  • December 11, 2016 at 1:21 am
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    I am making the Frenzy Bun version of the hat and I’m having trouble with the stitch count, it doesn’t want to add up, it says I should have 33, 49, 57, and then 69, but then when I’m doing the pattern I’m left with too many at the end of the row. For instance after row 10 I have 69 but then if I do the pattern I’m left with one double crochet at the end ?

    • December 11, 2016 at 3:14 pm
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      Patty- I have updated the blog with stitch counts and additional notes. Hope this helps you to succeed! -LJ

      • December 12, 2016 at 5:09 pm
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        Thank you so much

      • December 16, 2016 at 4:46 pm
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        Hi Laura I am having a problem with counts as well. How do I get to the corrected amount of
        stitches?

      • December 16, 2016 at 4:52 pm
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        Hi Laura I am having a problem with counts as well. How do I get to the corrected amount of
        stitches? What is your blog?

  • December 11, 2016 at 12:49 am
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    Is there maybe a simpler pattern instead of the pebble pattern??? That would be a big help!!!!

  • December 10, 2016 at 10:45 pm
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    In your tutorial.. How many DC you have on round 4? I know on instructions it says 33, however, with that stich count and following your tutorial I’m off by 1 st. I’ve redone step 5 five times and I get sane results. Pls help

    • December 11, 2016 at 3:16 pm
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      Hi Millie- I have updated the blog with additional help and stitch counts. Wishing you success – LJ

  • December 10, 2016 at 12:38 pm
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    Thank you SO much for this! I got a request yesterday from a friend with two teen girls wanting these, but I wasn’t sure how to start the hat, and every pattern I have found needs to be purchased. They may be small prices, but as a just graduated unemployed college student, every penny counts! Thanks!

  • December 10, 2016 at 8:51 am
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    Mathematically the stitch count doesn’t work. It doesn’t work in reality either unless you don’t use the chain 3 in your Crfpdc. The crfpdc is worked over 2 stitches ergo the stitch count would always be even. If this isn’t right please explain it to me because I did not come out with an even number with which to work at the end of row 7 or 9. Row 5 worked because I ch 3 & skipped the next dc. Dcfp around
    post of next dc, then dcfp around post of skipped dc thereby not using the ch 3 of previous row at all.
    Thank you

    • December 11, 2016 at 3:17 pm
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      Hi Nina – we have added an additional notes and stitch count. Hope this helps – LJ

  • December 10, 2016 at 8:45 am
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    I’m going to do my foundation stitches around a ponytail holder and see how that turns out. Just a thought. 😊

    • December 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm
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      Great idea! The only thing if the hair is thick it maybe to small of a hole to get the hair through? Just a thought – LJ

    • December 13, 2016 at 2:19 pm
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      Hi Jacqui! I was thinking of adding a ponytail holder, too. Just wondering if you had completed the hat yet with one and how it turned out?

  • December 10, 2016 at 5:04 am
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    If I was making this for a 2-4 year old do I still start with the same number of stitches (as per above) and then just follow the toddler hat version tutorial again from round 5? Many thanks Fiona x

    • December 11, 2016 at 3:20 pm
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      Hi Fiona- all the hats are exactly the same clear up until round 6. Then follow the Pebble Texture Hat Pattern from Yarnspirations or follow Mikey’s tutorial and you should have great success! ~LJ

  • December 9, 2016 at 6:29 pm
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    I am really new to crocheting. When you chain 3, where do you start with the dc of 32. Into where the you joined and chained 3 or how do you chain into the ring? Any help would be appreciated.

  • December 9, 2016 at 4:39 pm
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    Same question as Barbara (above); where do you get pattern?

      • December 11, 2016 at 10:52 am
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        Barbara I’m following the the video and I’m off by 1 stitch when following Mikey’s instructions. When I skip the “next ” DC of beginning round , not chain 3, (33 D.C.) then I’m not off by 1 stitch. So I’m confused.

        • December 11, 2016 at 3:13 pm
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          Mildred we have updated the blog with additional notes on stitch count. Hope that helps. – LJ

  • December 9, 2016 at 3:14 am
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    Where do you go to get the written pattern?
    All I can get to open is a pink one.

    • December 9, 2016 at 8:37 pm
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      The pattern is from Yarnspirations. Click on GET Pattern. Before you do that you will need to read the Instructions on our website (right above these comments) so you can go to Rnd 5 on the pattern. The instructions are the modifications. Hope that helps.

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