Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Crochet bun covers

A couple of months ago I was complaining that my three ballerinas didn't respect their hair nets and pins as I kept finding them strewn around the house and the nets of course had holes in them!! Those fine Lady Jane hair nets while ESSENTIAL for ballet exams and concerts [it looks like there's no net at all] are NOT GOOD for an 8,6 and 4 year old for their weekly lessons, they get holes in them and are too expensive for single use only.

When I was about 8 and my sister 6 I think our Mum had a similar complaint and my grandmother crocheted us some bun covers in fine cotton. I remember we had two different sizes for our two different hair lengths/thicknesses. I scoured the net and found quite a few free patterns. Here are my first attempts:I got sick of the patterns pretty quickly and just made up my own, once I got a feel for my crochet hook again [I really do enjoy crochet and must pick it up more often]. I whipped all three up one evening in front of the tv. So easy and satisfying to finish something so quickly.

There are some spectacular bun covers online that have beads and sparkles and all manner of pretty additions. When I get my sewing/craft room in order and find my finer crochet thread and beads I may even attempt some. I have absolutely NO IDEA how to incorporate beads into crochet [or knitting for that matter]. Perhaps one of you very talented knitters or crocheters can help me with that puzzle?


  1. What lucky girls you have, Shelle! These are so pretty. It must be crochet week this week - I've been crocheting the last couple of days, too.

  2. I just came across this tutorial, Shelle, and thought of you: It shows how to incorporate beads into your crochet - with pictures!