This cute, and simple crochet bun cover pattern is perfect hair accessory to make for ballerinas and dancers of all ages. It brings to mind images of ballet class, and tiny dancers frolicking around the room in tutus–so precious and sweet!
Bun covers are classic, elegant, and practical as they prevent hair “flyaways” at the dance studio. This crochet cover is small, and light weight with plenty of stretch, meaning it should last for years as your ballerina grows up.
This cover is approximately 3.25″ across, and was designed to fit children with medium to long hair. It can also fit adults with medium length hair. If you have thick, heavy hair, or very fine hair I’ve included instructions to make the bun cover larger or smaller, depending on your needs, further down in the notes.
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Size “0” or 2.55 mm steel hook
Approximately 5 yds Aunt Lydia’s #10 Crochet thread
large eyed needle
small pearl bead
Medium 4mm hair elastic <–click here if you need to pick some up.
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sp = space
Approximately 3.25″ across
-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 and/or a larger hook. If this is too big for your little ballerina, drop a row or two out of rounds 3-7.
Ballerina Bun Cover Pattern (US Terms):
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1, 16 dc, join with sl st to first dc. (16)
Round 2: ch 6, sl st into same dc as join, *ch 6, sl st to next dc; repeat from * around for a total of 16 “loops”, final sl st counts as join. (16 ch-6 sps)
Rounds 3-7: sl st into the next 4 chains of the first ch-6 “loop” or sp. This should put you right about the top of the “loop”, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 6,*sc in next ch-6 sp, ch 6; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (16, ch-6 sps)
Round 8: ch 1, and taking your hair elastic, work 3 sc around the ch-6 loop or sp from the previous row and the elastic to join them together. Continue putting 3 sc around each of the ch-6 loops or sps and elastic until you reach the end of the round, join with sl st to first sc. (48 sc) Cut thread and weave in ends.
Leaving a 10″ tail, ch 5, join to first ch creating a ring.
Round 1: [ch 3, sl st into ring] 5 times in ring. (5 ch-3 sps)
Round 2: sl st into first ch-3 sp, (ch 1, hdc, dc, hdc, ch 1 sl st), *sl st in next ch-3 sp (ch 1, hdc, dc, hdc, ch 1 sl st); repeat from * around. (5 petals)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Use the 10″ tail to sew the flower and bead to the bun cover.
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