This is a review of the PNW Bun Beanie crochet pattern designed by Y&V Crochet. Review done by Jessica Munroe for EyeLoveKnots.
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It’s me, Jessica with Nice and Knotty.
I am sure you’ve all seen the popular PNW Beanie that has been floating around the crochet world. Of course, I wanted to make one too but then as I was looking up the pattern for myself, I saw the designer had another pattern: the PNW Bun Beanie! Perfect! I do not wear a lot of hats or beanies because I like to wear my hair up most of the time. That’s obviously not very conducive to hat-wearing. That is why this beanie is the ultimate combo of hat and messy bun.
The PNW Beanie has been so popular due to the illusion of the hat being knitted when in reality it is a simple adjustment to your crochet stitches. Plus, it has a nice amount of stretch and it’s thick and cozy!
WHAT MATERIALS DO I NEED TO CROCHET A BUN BEANIE?
- Super Bulky Yarn – I used Lion Brand Re-Spun Thick & Quick yarn in Dark Cherry
- N15/10mm crochet hook
- Elastic Hair Tie
- Stitch marker
- Yarn needle
- Optional, Decorative Tag or Button – I used the Blumenthal Lansing Company 55000FL16 Coffee Cup Button, but Amazon has a lot of other really cute coffee cup buttons as well
- PNW Bun Beanie, Paid Crochet Pattern from Y+V Crochet
The yarn listed in the materials is the one the pattern calls for. I do not know how this would turn out in any other yarn, but I definitely agree that the thick yarn is ideal for this pattern. You want this hat to be thick.
The material list recommends a size M13/9mm crochet hook but to go up to a N15/10mm if you have tight tension, which I do. For my hat, I did use the 10mm hook. Normally, you could use a different hook size or yarn weight to help adjust the size of the hat but in this case, I would recommend changing the number of stitches or rows instead. Otherwise it could throw off the intended style and aesthetic of the beanie.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET A BUN BEANIE?
This hat only took about 1 hour to do. It works up really, really fast and it is so easy! It was a nice, mindless pattern to work on while watching a show. What shows do you like to watch while you crochet?
The pattern says the hat height should be 7 1/2 inches for an adult hat. Mine came out to be the same height however, when you stretch this beanie, it gives you a good 2-3 more inches from in between the rows.
This pattern has no gauge and it is worked in the round. However, my beanie came out to be the 7 1/2″ in height, like the pattern said. Keep in mind, that is with a larger hook and additional rows added on.
This pattern mentions that if you need more or less rows, you can do that. I did add 5 extra rows to my hat before I felt like I was pleased with where it sat on my head.
Be sure to check out the designer’s other patterns – you can go for the whole ensemble!
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