I was at a craft event and there was someone that had a hat that you could pull your ponytail out of. It was knit and I thought - I can do that - but in crochet. I walk for exercise when I am not too lazy and I always put my hair in a ponytail. As it gets colder, I'll need something for my ears, so I thought this was a cute idea. I tried to wear one today to an appointment, but it's still too hot for hats in Las Vegas. It gets cold at night, but the days are still pretty nice.
Here is the pattern I found.http://patternsbydot.blogspot.com/2005/11/pony-tail-hat.html
I modified it a little and came out with this. And of course, I cannot make just one.
They have a stretchy band in the circle so you don't even have to put your hair up in a ponytail, just gather it up and pull it through. It's pretty cool.
Sorry about them being so big - the small ones were so small, and I couldn't get them to line up!
Here is my pattern:
1st Round: Take a rubber band (you could use anything stretchy, this is what I had), double it over and double crochet 18 sc around band, join
Note: beginning 3 sc = 1 double crochet
2nd Round: chain 3, dc in same space as join, (2 dc in next st)* repeat, join = 36
3rd Round: chain 3, dc in same space as join (1 dc in next st, 2 dc next st)* repeat, join =54
4th - 18 or 20th Round: 1 dc each dc, join. Continue until it is long enough for your liking.
Last Round: sc in each dc, fasten off
Poof on top: Attach yarn in dc space on top. (Chain 10, sl in same space) 3 times, sl into next dc space, (chain 10, sl in same space) 3 times, repeat.
For ease of putting hat on, turn inside out, gather your hair like you're putting it in a ponytail, stick your fingers through the hole, grab your hair and pull it through. Remember, it doesn't have to look great on your head, you're covering you're head with hat. Now pull the hat down over head, turn up as much "brim" as you would like.
When you take your hat off, you don't have ponytail stretchy head.