I made these three messy bun hats using the same yarn (Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Tweeds) and pattern (Messy Bun Hat II by Isela Phelps) which I modified slightly — one for my brother’s girl, one for a cousin, and one for a friend.
Pattern with my variations:
Used needles US size 10 and 11. Cast on 56 stitches using the smaller needles. Join to knit in round, careful not to twist. K1,P1 for 8 rounds. Switch to larger needles. *Purl 5 rounds. Knit 4 rounds.* X two. Begin decreases with next round. P5, p2tog, repeat around. Purl all. P4,p2tog; repeat around. Purl all. K3, k2tog, repeat around. Knit all. K2,k2tog. K1,k2tog, k3; repeat around. Bind off.
Happy New Year to you all