Round & fat with a cherry on the top.
I made this for Mhara so she could have a princess hairdo for a friend's birthday party.
Yarn: DK weight
Notions: 1 narrow covered elastic ponytail band
Pattern uses UK crochet terms
Ch4 & sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch1 (does not count as st), work 6 dc into ring, sl st in 1st dc.
Round 2: Ch2, trc2tog in same st, ch3, [trc3tog, ch3] in each st to end, join with sl st to top of trc2tog at beginning of round.
Round 3: Sl st to 1st 3-ch space, [ch2, trc2tog, ch3, trc3tog] in 1st ch sp, [trc3tog, ch3, trc3tog] in each ch sp to end, join with sl st to top of trc2tog at beginning of round.
Round 4: Sl st to 2nd ch of 1st 3-ch sp, ch1, 1 dc in same ch sp, ch 5, [1 dc in next ch sp, ch 5] to end, sl st in 1st dc.
Round 5: Sl st to 5rd ch of 1st 5-ch sp, ch1, 1 dc in same ch sp, ch 4, [1 dc in next ch sp, ch 4] to end, sl st in 1st dc.
Round 6: Ch1, place ponytail elastic on top of last row worked & work 4 dcs into each ch sp making sure you crochet over the ponytail band as well, sl st into 1st dc.
Round 7*: Ch 1, dc in same st, ch2, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, dc in next st, [dc in next st, ch2, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, dc in next st] to end, sl st in 1st ds at beginning of round.
Fasten off & weave in ends.
*The picot edging gives the bun cover the look of an old-fashioned mob cap. It looks sweet but is entirely optional.
This cover fits my 5 year old, who has a pretty decent head of hair (thick, straight & halfway down her back). If you want to make it larger, repeat round 3 another time or two, making sure that you increase the length of the chain by 1 for each additional round. You will also need to increase the length of the chains in rounds 4 & 5 by 1 chain for every extra row you work & the number of dcs in round 6 should correspond to the number of chains in round 5.
As always, if you come across a mistake or feel I'm blethering a load of nonsense, please feel free to tell me either in the comments, by email or on ravelry where I go by the name of cherryred.
You may make as many of these as you like to sell for charity as long as you give credit for the design to me, Shirley MacDonald. Please do not reproduce this pattern or use it for personal profit.
Happy crocheting :0)