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This cute, and simple bun cover is perfect for ballerinas and dancers of all ages and hair lengths! It brings to mind images of ballet class, and tiny dancers frolicking around the room in tutus.
This cover is approximately 3.25″ across, and was designed to fit children with medium to long hair. It can also fit adults with shorter hair. Instructions to make the cover larger or smaller, depending on your needs, are included further down.
Size “0” or 2.55 mm metal hook
#10 Crochet thread
large eyed needle for sewing
ch = chain
sc = Single Crochet
sl st = slip stitch
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1, 16 dc. Sl st to first dc to join.
Round 2: Ch 6, sl st into the dc from previous round, ch 6, sl st to next dc. repeat around for a total of 16 “loops”. That last loop can be a bit tricky, so don’t forget to add it. Sl st into the join of the previous round.
Round 3-7: sl st into the next 4 chains. This should put you right about the top of the “loop”. *Ch 6, join it into the next loop with a sc and ch 6* Repeat around. You should have a total of 16 “loops”. join with sl st to first sl st in the round.
Round 8: ch 1, and taking your hair elastic, work 3 sc around the loop from the previous row and the elastic to join them together. Continue putting 3 sc around the loops and elastic until you reach the end of the round. You should have 48 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. Cut thread and weave in ends.
|The underside of the bun cover.|
Note: If this ends up being too small, work another round or two of the stitches found in rows 3-7, you can also use a larger elastic. If this is too big for your little ballerina, drop a row or two out of rounds 3-7.
Leaving a 10″ tail, ch 5 and join to first ch.
Ch 3 and sl st into the ring. Make 4 more loops this way.
Sl st into first ch 3 loop. ch 1, hdc, dc, hdc, ch 1 and attach with a sl st. Move to next loop and repeat around.
There should be a total of 5 petals. fasten off and weave in the end.
Use the 10″ tail to sew the flower and bead to the bun cover.
|The top of the cover with the flower attached.|
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This bun cover was made to be used by individuals, and small business crocheters alike. Selling your finished pieces in boutiques, at farmer’s markets, craft shows and other events is encouraged! The only thing I require is that it not be used commercially to produce millions of copies.