The issue I have with normal bun makers/sock buns is that my hair either comes loose after an hour or so or they don't match my hair colour, so I had to come up with a solution.
Crocheted Bun Makers
For the life of me I can't find the original post where I got the idea for these but I will link it if I come across it again!
I love these things as they are very lightweight and comfortable to wear, and the best thing is you can make them to match your hair colour instead of the choice of either the black or cream mesh colours you can get from most shops.
These bun makers are very easy to make, they can easily be made within an hour which is great if you need them for an event that specific day!
You can adjust the following pattern to make is smaller by starting with a starting chain of 26 and only following the pattern up to row 15.
For this pattern I used a little amount of DK (8ply) wool in a light brown colour, a 4mm crochet hook and a tapestry needle.
How To Make Them
Row 1: dc into second ch from hook and into each ch to the end of the row, ch 1 and turn (30)
Row 2: dc into each dc to the end of the row, ch 1 and turn (30)
Row 3-20: repeat row 2
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing
Taking the rectangle, start rolling it up tightly with your longest tail being furthest away from you
Using the long tail, sew through the entire roll to hold all the layers securely.
now bring together the two ends and sew tightly around the entire edge where the two ends meet. Make sure to take your time and make sure this is secure otherwise your bun may loosen or break.
And there you go!
One finished bun maker custom made to your own needs!
This is the largest one I've made so far (its the cream coloured one in the main photo), the two dark brown ones were made by only doing up to 15 rows and rolling them up differently.
Try different methods of rolling them up or different sizes to create different looking buns
These are a fantastic addition for anyone who loves to do things with their hair, plus it has the added bonus of being able to stick your hair pins into it unlike the mesh ones.
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P.S I highly recommend not doing this with a cat nearby as I had "help" with mine: