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Easy Peasy Messy Bun Crochet Hat Pattern

Easy Peasy Messy Bun Crochet Hat Pattern

People who says up-dos are a no go during the winter season probably doesn’t know a crocheter who does magic with yarns and hooks. So, make one (or a few) for them in their favorite colors with our free pattern below or get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here.

Easy Peasy Messy Bun Crochet Hat Pattern

If you’ve been known to rock a bun or a ponytail, then say hello to your new favorite cold-weather crochet accessory!

Who says you can’t rock an updo in the winter?  This messy bun crochet hat pattern is here to save the day.

This hat pattern is crocheted much like a regular beanie but allows you to leave an opening at the crown to pull your messy bun or high ponytail through. That means no more hat hair. These are perfect for winter activities like skiing and skating, or just for braving the chilly weather.

I always get tons of compliments on this hat whenever I wear it, and it makes a perfect gift for friends and family members.

I always end up making several extra each year because I always get requests as soon as people see them. You can make this messy bun crochet hat in any color you’d like, and it’s a very beginner-friendly crochet pattern.

It’s guaranteed to be a knockout gift for anyone on your list, but I definitely wouldn’t blame you if you kept one all for yourself!

Easy Peasy Messy Bun Crochet Hat Pattern

Skill Level: Easy 

Materials: 

Yarn: 
200 yds worsted weight yarn 

Hook: 
US size K/10 ½ (6.50mm) crochet hook or size needed to match gauge 

Notions: 
Scissors 
Yarn needle 
Stitch marker 

Gauge: 11 hdc x 9 rows = 4” 

Size: 
Length: 8.5” 
Circumference: 20” (Fits up to 22” head circumference)
Bun opening: 4.5” diameter. 

Pattern uses US crochet terms.

ABBREVIATIONSDESCRIPTION
chChain
dcDouble crochet
hdcHalf double crochet
rndRound
spSpace
st(s)Stitch(es)

Pattern:

Get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here.

Ch 24, join with a sl st to first ch to form a loop. 

Rnd 1: Ch 1, hdc in each ch around, join with sl st to first st. (24 hdc) 

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st throughout), working in the sps between the sts, 2 dc in each sp around, join with sl st to first st. (48 dc) 

Rnds 3-12: Ch 2, working in the sps between the 2-dc groups, 2 dc in each sp around join with sl st to first st. (48 dc). 

Rnd 13: Ch 1, working in the sps between the 2-dc groups, 2 hdc in each sp around join with sl st to first st. (48 hdc). 

Rnds 14-16: Ch 1, hdc in third loop only of each st around, join with sl st to first st. (48 hdc)

Fasten off; weave in all ends.

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Ronni

Friday 13th of October 2023

Sorry, should have realized it was worked top down like a normal hat, duh....

Ronni

Friday 13th of October 2023

Hi, I believe either your gauge or your pattern is incorrect. Your gauge says 11 hdc = 4 inches. This pattern is supposed to make a 20 inch diameter hat with 2 inch +- positive ease. But we start with only 24 hdc. If my math and crocheting are correct, we end up with a chain only approximately 10 inches long. I think the chain should be 45-50 stitches to meet this diameter, at this gauge. I can correct on my end, but your stitch counts will be incorrect, and without looking, your pdf may be incorrect also... Sorry, really just trying to be helpful. Maybe I am wrong, won't be the first time :')

Christy

Sunday 6th of November 2022

Can I make this using a hair tie instead of the chain?

Kristie Bivens

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Hi!! How would I increase the size of the hat? Thanks