Ballet Bun Covers by The Firefly Hook

Ballet Bun Covers

February 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
Small (7" circ.) and Large (10" circ.) hair bun/form
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Necessity is the mother of invention.

My daughter studies ballet (which sounds very grown up, but she is only 7) but has not yet been blessed with an abundance of hair. After each recital we trim (or chop) her hair to let it grow in better. She really loves having a real ballet bun for practice, so we’ve always had to use a ballet bun form. After her last recital, only an inch of hair popped through the form! So before class, I whipped up one of these ballet bun covers to go around the form. She was so happy to have the appearance of a bun!

This pattern includes 8 different kinds of bun covers. It’s a great stash-diving project. No specific yarns are listed in the pattern.

Four options are given for lightweight yarn and a 4.0 mm hook.

Four options are given for worsted weight yarn and a 5.5 mm hook.

Large and Small Mesh pattern & Large and Small Web pattern in worsted weight & lightweight yarn.

Large = 10” circ. bun form (or hair bun equivalent)
Small = 7” circ. bun form (or hair bun equivalent)