I have been wearing a lot of buns lately, but I can never make them look even or big enough. Then, I saw a pattern for a bun shaper here, so I decided to try it out and it ended up being super easy! For this pattern I used red heart yarn, which is known to be pretty scratchy, but since it was the only yarn I had remotely close to my hair color I decided to soften it out a bit using this method and it worked pretty well. Anyway, here is my version of the bun shaper.
What you’ll need:
- Yarn that is close to your hair color (size 4). I used Red Heart with Love Yarn, Pewter
- Crochet hook (size I/5.5mm)
- Yarn needle
- Chain 29
- Double crochet in third stitch from hook, then dc all the way across
- Chain 2, turn, and continue double crocheting across
- Continue double crocheting for about 18-20 rows (enough to make sure it will fit around a pony tail)
Fold your work in half again (making sure the part you just crocheted is in the middle) and stitch the new edges together. Next, hold the ends together and stitch them so your bun holder forms a doughnut shape. Tie the yarn off and cut, then crochet any loose ends.
To form my bun, I held my hair in a pony tail and put my bun shaper over it. Then spread my hair around the bun shaper and put a hair tie around it, bobby pinning any stray hairs. My hair never stays if I only use bobby pins, but you could also put your hair in a pony tail with a hair tie first, put the bun shaper over the hair tie, then use bobby pins to hold your hair in place as you wrap it around the bun shaper. And you are done! This is great to wear on a hot day to keep your hair up off your neck.