I finally finished a hat for me! I don't know how many of the "messy bun hats' I made - 20? At least that! I don't wear my hair in a messy bun style (still too short!) but I do wear it in a ponytail now - and I found a pattern that has a slit up the back, buttons at the bottom, and.....it's a ponytail hat that works for me! Every time I started to work on it, I got an order for a messy bun hat that I needed to do, so it took me forever to make a simple hat for me.
As usual, I want to try a few more tweaks with the pattern - I'm sure I could work up a few different variations.....and pardon the photo - next time I won't do it myself - selfies of the back of your head are hard to take - at least a "flattering photo" is - you should see the ones I didn't use!!! (No, I take that back - you CAN'T see the ones I didn't use.....I didn't use them for a very good reason!)