~Free crochet pattern~
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Messy bun hats have been extremely popular for the last couple years. Personally, I have very short hair and having a messy bun hat doesn’t work for me. H
I searched and searched Pinterest posts and really found nothing that I liked. All I knew for sure after trying and ripping out many different patterns was that I wanted to start from the crown with a hair elastic and not from the bottom up, so I just went for it.
The best part was how surprised after trying so many that the one I created worked out so well. My friend was happy and I have made and sold quite a few!
I used worsted weight yarn but I wanted it really chunky so I doubled up.
Size 8 crochet hook
1-2 thick hair ties (I used 2 in case one were to break. Whether you use 1 or 2 is up to you but I would strongly suggest getting the thick ones)
Optional – oversized button for decoration
Ch – chain
St – stitch
Sc – single crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
Sk – skip
Hdc – half double crochet
Attach yarn to hair ties. Sc 20 around, join with a sl st.
R1 – ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st.
R2 – ch 1, sc in same st, * 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st * repeat from * to * join with a sl st.
R3 – ch1, sc in same st * sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st * repeat from * to * join with sl st
If you want to make it smaller omit row 3. If you want to make it larger add another row of single crochets like this: sc in the next 3 st, 2 sc in the next stitch and repeat to the end and continue to row 4.
R4 – ch 2, * sk first st, hdc in next st, (working back) hdc in sk st * repeat from * to * join with sl st
R5 through R10 – repeat R4
R11 – ch 1 sc in same st and in all st around
R12 – R14 – repeat R11
Fasten off and weave ends in.
Optional – attach and an oversized decorative button to the brim.
So that’s it! Pretty easy, right?
This hat fits most heads, I had a mom with 3 of her girls come by to buy hats. They all tried on a hat and they all fit, the youngest was about 7.
I have made this as a regular hat as well. There’s not a lot of difference. I just used a magic ring with 10 sc to start and built the stitches up using 1 sc in one stitch and 2 in the next for 2 rows then 1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc for the next 2 rows.
That’s it for today! Thanks for reading!