Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Designing a Crochet Bun Cover!



My daughter is a figure skater and expressed an interest in having me crochet a bun cover for her to not only keep her hair in place as she moves across the ice, but also to be pretty. Being the accessory lover I am, I jumped on the idea! The key factor in making a bun cover in my opinion is the thread choice! If you use thread that is too thick, it will cover the hair too much and be too prominent, and too thin will be too delicate. I ended up using Aunt Lydia's Classic 10 thread. I was thrilled to have the perfect thread in my stash, as going out to shop for it during lockdown was impossible!  I began by focusing on the design of the center motif so that it would be large enough to cover the diameter of her bun. Once I had made the motif large enough, I began decreasing until it was small enough to fit snugly around the bun near the head without being too small to fit over the bun. Finally, I crocheted it to an elastic hair band. 

Because I always block everything, I had to find an innovative way to block it. I ended up cutting a piece out of a plastic bag and covering a yarn ball that was about the size of her bun. I sprayed the cover with water, covered the ball with plastic, and pinned the cover into shape over the ball.  When it was dry, I removed the pins and told her that she could glue crystals on it, but after trying out several crystal options, she decided to keep this one without crystals. I am planning a second one that will have crystals added! Stay tuned!


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