Back n Forth Messy Bun crochet pattern 2-in-1
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of messy bun hats! I have plenty of patterns as proof.
So, why add another pattern, you ask?
I’m pretty proud of this pattern because of its versatility. What makes it different from the other cute messy bun hats is that it can be made into a beanie as well.
One pattern, two finishing options. That’s basically a two for one, right?
This hat pattern has a really retro vibe to me due to it’s rounder shape. Plus, mustard always has me feeling vintage.
This messy bun hat can be turned into a beanie by simply pulling the tail to cinch it closed. Or, keep it as a messy bun hat by sewing in your ends.
It uses alternating stitches for a simple texture, and it’s perfect for anyone who loves a little retro in their lives.
Check Out The New And Improved Back N Forth Messy Bun Hat Pattern Here
Yarn – Cascade 220 – Gold Fusion, #4 Worsted weight, 3.5 oz/170 yds.
Materials – J/10 6.00mm hook, scissors, yarn needle
Difficulty – Easy
Size – 24” circumference
Measurements in Pattern – 3” inch diameter, 26” at the widest point (round 14)
Gauge – 4” = 9 rows, 11 stitches
Stitch Guide in American Terms:
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half double crochet
DC – Double Crochet
HDC2TOG – Half Double Crochet 2 together
HDC in the 3rd loop – Yarn over, insert your hook in the loop behind the back loop, yarn over, pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through all 3. (See video for 3rd loop.)
Chain 16, slip stitch to form a loop, do not chain, do not turn.
Round 1: HDC in each chain around, slip stitch – 16 HDCs total.
Round 2: DC in the same as the slip stitch, [SC, DC] in each stitch around (15 times), slip stitch – 32 stitches.
Round 3: * DC, SC, work from * 15 times around, DC in the last, slip stitch – 32 stitches.
Round 4: DC in the same as the slip stitch, [SC, DC] in each stitch around (31 times), slip stitch – 64 stitches.
Round 5 – 14: * DC, SC, work from * 31 times around, DC in the last, slip stitch – 64 stitches
Round 15: Chain 1, HDC in next 5 stitches, * HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 stitches, work from * 7 times around, HDC2TOG, slip stitch – 56 stitches.
Round 16-19: Chain 1, using the 3rd loop only (behind the stitch) HDC in each around, slip stitch – 56 HDC.
Finishing: Fasten off, sew in the ends.
Make it a beanie: Turn your hat inside out and grab the tail on the top of your hat. Thread it through your yarn needle sewing your top stitches together by moving back and forth between the stitches. (See the next image.)
Work the needle through the stitches all the way around and gently pull the tail to cinch the top closed. (See the next image.) Weave the tail in to finish.
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Tuesday 7th of February 2017
I should know this but my brain isn't working right.... When it says DC in same as slst,[SC,DC] in each stitch around (15 times).... Does it mean do this 15 times around??.... I feel so stupid about this.... Thanks ????
Wednesday 8th of February 2017
Not stupid! Maybe you're over thinking it. You'll definitely do the combo that many times. :) Hope this helps!
Tuesday 3rd of January 2017
I love all your ponytail/messy bun patterns, have been trying out each one! Is there a way to adjust it so that the bun or ponytail isn't so high on the head though? Especially for the boys, they wear a ponytail more to the lower back of the head. Just wondering how to adjust, if possible??? Thank you
Monday 9th of January 2017
Thank you so much! I don't have a quick fix except maybe using a short stitch across the back of 2 rows, it will drag it down, but may cause a puckering on the side. Other than that, some mathing will have to be done. I always wear my hats really low in the back and the loose fit brings the opening toward the back instead of on top, but I know that not everyone likes it like that.
Thursday 29th of December 2016
Can we sell this if we give you credit?
Monday 2nd of January 2017
Hi, Danielle ~ You always have control over what you make. (Only the pattern is mine. :) ) Thank for asking!