Free crochet pattern for a messy bun hat!
~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!
My crochet skills are super basic, but this hat is super cute! I’ll be cooped up in the house for a while in a few weeks, I’m certainly not ready to attempt this but maybe I’ll brush up my skills a bit!
sounds like a great way to pass the time! Thank you!
This is sooooo needed with the cold and being a “lofty” mom lol. Will be putting to needles soon for sure 😍
Yes, they certainly are cozy!
This hat is perfect for this season. My mom would love to have this pattern and try it, she loves knitting!
Every time I see these I think they’re adorable. I so need to learn how to knit and make one!!
These would be great for our Rachel’s Closet room (free clothing, snacks, tolietries) at school. So many of the girls would love them. Maybe one of the local church groups would make them for us.
Yes, that sounds like a great idea!
What a cute idea! And it seems pretty simple to do! Thanks for sharing!
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I made this hat but it was too small for my head. I do tend to have a bigger head sadly. I love it though!
Hi! Sorry, this pattern didn’t work for you. You could add to the crown to make it larger…3 single crochets then 2 in the next stitch. Hope this helps