We got our first snowfall yesterday. It was beautiful and ominous at the same time.
It’s definitely time to start stocking up on the winter necessities once again and what a better place to start than with a beanie! I say you can never have too many winter hats and scarves!
When I crocheted the Jess Mess-y Bun Hat, I loved the cluster stitch and wanted to use it again and again and again. And I thought what if not everyone likes the ponytail hat? Or what about women with short hair?
I, myself, prefer the full hat without the hole for my hair to peek out. I’m the kind of woman that wears my hair in a ponytail most of the time because I’m too lazy to style it. (Truth bomb) LOL! So, that’s why I prefer a full hat like this Navy Clusters Hat.
I’m able to let my hair down and it doesn’t matter if I’m having a bad hair day or not. The hat covers any wild locks that have a mind of their own. Unfortunately, the minute I remove the hat, my hair goes right back into a ponytail.
C’est la vie, I guess.
A friend of mine asked me last year to crochet her one of those messy bun hats. I said sure, but then I let it go. I didn’t ask for any details like what color she wanted or what style of stitch. The holidays were coming and I thought it would be a nice surprise for her to get the hat for Christmas. When I imagined what I would make her, I pictured something classy and feminine. I also wanted a color that would literally go with anything.
I believe I achieved everything I envisioned with the Jess Mess-y Bun Hat. (I hope she doesn’t mind the play on her name. I thought it was cute!) Although I do think I probably should have called it the Jess Ponytail Hat since I’ve never seen her messy, but it just didn’t have the same ring to it.