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Intermediate
Intermediate
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caron® cakes™ messy bun crochet beanie

Step 1
Note: Use the I hook from the hook set to crochet this beanie.

Project Note: The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 1-Caron® Cakes™ Yarn - Spice Cake 
 
To get the use of the different colors in the yarn skein, pull the four center colors out and unravel. Cut where each color changes and roll yarn into individual balls.

TIP: To roll a yarn ball, start wrapping one yarn end around two fingers about 50 times and then slide off your fingers. Continue to wrap, turning the yarn loops, until they start to form a ball. You will have to continue turning to maintain the ball shape.

TIP: Some of the colors in the skein are very similar. To keep them organized, take a piece of printer paper and fold it in half width-wise and length-wise. Unfold. The creases of the fold create a quadrant. Label “Color 1”, “Color 2”, “Color 3” and “Color 4” and place the balls in each quadrant. Take the ball for each round out when using and then place back when finished.  
Step 2
Rnd 1: With first color, slst around a ponytail holder. Ch 2. Work 30 hdc. Slst to the top of the first hdc. Cut yarn and weave ends. (30 Sts)

TIP: Crochet over the tail to conceal and secure.

Rnd 2: Join second color yarn and ch 2. 1 hdc into the same st and the next st, 2 hdc into the next st. *1 hdc into the next 2 sts, 2 hdc into the next st* around. Slst to the top of the first hdc. Ch 2. (40 Sts)

Rnd 3: 1 hdc into the same st and the next 2 sts, 2 hdc into the next st. *1 hdc into the next 3 sts, 2 hdc into the next st* around. Slst to the top of the first hdc. Ch 2. (50 Sts) 
Step 3
Rnd 4: 1 hdc into the same st and the next 3 sts, 2 hdc into the next st. *1 hdc into the next 4 sts, 2 hdc into the next st* 3 times (24 Sts). Cut yarn, weave ends and join third color yarn.Continue *1 hdc into the next 4 sts, 2 hdc into the next st* around. Slst to the top of the first hdc. Ch 2. (60 Sts) 

Rnds 5-9: 1 hdc into same st and in each st around. Slst to the top of the first hdc. Ch 2. (60 Sts)

Rnd 10: 1 hdc into same st for 40 sts. Cut yarn and weave ends. Join first color yarn and continue to 1 hdc in each st around. Slst to the top of the first hdc. Ch 2. (60 Sts)

Rnd 11: 1 hdc into same st and in each st around. Slst to the top of the first hdc. Cut yarn and weave ends. (60 Sts) 
Step 4
Rnd 12: Join fourth color yarn and ch 2. 1 hdc into same st and in each st around. Slst to the top of the first hdc. Ch 2. (60 Sts) 

Rnds 13-14: 1 hdc into each st. Slst to the top of the first hdc. Ch 2. (60 Sts) 

Rnd 15: 1 hdc into same st for 25 sts. Cut yarn and weave ends. Join third color yarn and continue to 1 hdc in each st around. Slst to the top of the first hdc. Ch 2. (60 Sts)

Rnd 16: 1 hdc into each st. Slst to the top of the first hdc. Cut yarn and weave ends. (60 Sts)

Rnd 17: Join second color yarn and ch 2. 1 hdc into same st and in each st around. Slst to the top of the first hdc. (60 Sts) 
Step 5
Rnds 18-19: 1 hdc into each st. Slst to the top of the first hdc. Ch 2. (60 Sts)
 
Rnd 20: 1 hdc into each st. Slst to the top of the first hdc. Cut yarn and weave ends. (60 Sts) 

Rnd 21: Join first color yarn. Turn and ch 1. 1 sc into same st and in each st around. Slst to the top of the first hdc. Ch 1. (60 Sts)

Rnds 22-25: 1 sc into same st and in each st around. Slst to the top of the first sc. Ch 1. Cut yarn and weave ends. (60 Sts)
 
Turn the beanie inside-out and trim any ends.  
Step 6
ABBREVIATIONS:
Ch = Chain
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rnd = Round
Sc = Single Crochet
Slst = Slip Stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
* * = Repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat from a given set of instructions.
 
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