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Easy Peasy Messy Bun Hat crochet pattern 2-in-1 – full beanie, too!

Easy Peasy Messy Bun Hat crochet pattern 2-in-1 – full beanie, too!

Who isn't going crazy for the Messy Bun Hat? I get it, so I designed my Easy Peasy Messy Bun Hat (and a few others too!) No, you don't have to wear a messy bun with it. 🙂 Check it out!

Easy Peasy Messy Bun Hat free crochet pattern by Celina Lane,

Easy Peasy Messy Bun Hat

I do hate my hair being flattened against my face and having that funky hat hair when I spent so long blowing it out to look voluminous. So, for more voluminous hair, try the Easy Peasy Messy Bun Hat crochet pattern for free! If you want this as a Full Beanie, follow the instruction at the end of the pattern OR try my Desert Hope Slouch Beanie which is basically the same –

Gallery of my Messy Bun Hats

Easy Peasy Messy Bun Hat free crochet pattern by Celina Lane,

Yarn – Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, worsted weight, 3.5 oz/170 yds – Radiant Lime

Materials – K/10 1/2 – 6.50mm, yarn needle, scissors

Difficulty – Easy

Easy Peasy Messy Bun Hat free crochet pattern by Celina Lane,

Size – 20” circumference, fits 22”

Measurements in Pattern – 4.5” inch diameter opening

Gauge – hdc 4” = 9 rows, 11 stitches

Stitch Guide in American Terms
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet

Special Stitches – V-stitch – 2 double crochets in the same stitch.

Notes – Worked from the top down in rounds. Do not turn your work.

Chain 24, slip stitch to form a loop, chain 1, do not turn.
Round 1: HDC in each chain around, slip stitch – 24 HDCs.
Round 2: Chain 2, 2 DC in 2nd space from chain, 2 DC in each space around 23 times, DC in ch space, slip stitch to top of chain. – 48 DC
Round 3-13: Chain 2, * 2 DC in each space between each v-stitch (2 DC) from previous row, repeat from * 23 times, DC in the same as the chain space, slip stitch to top of chain. – 48 dc
NOTE: That does NOT mean EACH space. Rounds 3-13 are NOT increase rows. This is a V-STITCH.
Round 14-16: Chain 1, using the 3rd loop only (behind the stitch- VIDEO below) HDC in each around, slip stitch – 48 HDC
Finishing: Slip stitch, fasten off, and weave in your ends.
To make a full Beanie: You can HDC2TOG (hdc decrease) around for the next 1 or 2 rows depending on the height you want and weave it together like this!

Back n Forth Messy Bun crochet pattern, plus instruction on how to make it a beanie | 2-in-1 by Celina Lane,

Easy Peasy Messy Bun Hat free crochet pattern by Celina Lane,

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Original Pattern by: Celina Lane, Simply Collectible


Monday 17th of October 2022

Thank you


Sunday 16th of December 2018

Hi Celina, I want to make one of these hats as a full beanie. I think I'm supposed to reattach my yarn to the circle at the top and then HDC 2 tog around until I close the hole is that correct?


Wednesday 8th of February 2017

Fantastic free pattern that could easily be sold for at least $5. To all the 'new' crochet pattern readers ~ don't ever feel like you're no good at crochet or that you'll never 'get it.' Even professional crochet artists and designers were new at some point! Just keep practicing and when someone mentions that they 'had to laugh at the comments' because you're a newbie, fugettaboutit! Just don't give up and soon it'll just CLICK. I promise.


Wednesday 15th of February 2017

Thank you for your kind words and positive attitude, Michelle!


Wednesday 1st of February 2017

Hi I just want to say I found this pattern easy and I am no pro. I have already made 3 for family and another 3 to sell for charity events I put on. I will be making at least one a day for a whike as it is enjoyable to make. To all the people who are so rude, I say use your common sense. I have adjusted where necessary to make for teens, o a p and me :-) Thank you for allowing us to do this free of charge I am sorry people can be so offensive, I think it is great, easy to follow & video instructions too. I have also added buttons or croche flowers and crochet up the hole for my mum who loves it at 93. Thank you so much xxx


Wednesday 1st of February 2017

Joann ~ Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm so glad the pattern has worked out so well for you! I do my best to assist others and it can be a challenge; but, I do have to remind myself that even the best professors have a hard time communicating with their students. Even the best of friends cannot comprehend how the other styles her hair. Your note is very uplifting. Thank you!


Thursday 19th of January 2017

I've started this 4 times now and each time when I get to row 3 I realize there is a twist. What am I doing wrong??


Friday 27th of January 2017

Hi, Kathy ~ Feel free to email me a picture so I can see what's happening. :)