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32 Messy Bun Hat Patterns
Crochet ponytail hat patterns for every style!
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Bun hats, also known as ponytail hats and "messy" bun hats, have cropped up seemingly out of nowhere, and now you can't browse through crochet patterns without coming across one of these unique crochet hat patterns.
Crochet messy bun hats are very similar to normal crochet beanie patterns, but there's a hole at the top of the hat for you to pull your ponytail or your bun through. This way you can still wear your hair up and out of your face underneath a warm and cozy winter crochet hat!
We gathered up all of our crochet ponytail hat patterns, all 32 of them, in one easy-to-find spot so that you can see what all the fuss is about. These ponytail hat patterns are easy to work up and come in all colors and yarn weights, from worsted weight up through super bulky!
Take a look around, find your next favorite messy bun beanie or hat and join in the craze.
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Messy Bun Hat Crochet Patterns
These solid-colored crochet bun hat patterns are worked up in primarily one color, though can sometimes feature a small accent color here and there. These designs are best if you want to have a solid staple for the winter in either a winter white or soft neutral shade, or choose your own favorite color for any of these patterns.
These simple messy bun beanies and bun hats will be your go-to winter staple, from the Messy Crochet Bun Hat that features delicate buttons to the Block Stitch Bun Hat, which features a simple repeating stitch pattern to get you wearing your new crochet hat as quickly as possible.
- Classy Ear Warmer "Messy Bun" Pattern
A nice neutral and a simple stitch pattern lets the elegance of the design shine through on this one.
- Bad Hair Day Messy Bun Ear Flap Hat
This messy bun hat includes ear flaps to be that much warmer than your average bun hat.
- Seashore Messy Bun Hat
Try this enticing design made with simple shells throughout.
- Messy Bun Puff Stitch Beanie
Puff stitches add to the flexibility of this crochet ponytail hat.
- Puff Stitch Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern
A little extra bulk and texture is always nice, and this design makes it so easy to incorporate!
- Dashing Messy Bun Hat
No frills or special stitches needed here - just the basics in a solid color of your choosing.
- Chunky Leia Bun Hat
This crochet ponytail hat is just right for the sci-fi fans!
- Kip's Bun Hat
This ponytail hat features puff stitches and a ribbed row to ensure it fits perfectly.
- Simplicity Crochet Bun Hat
The beauty is in this ponytail hat's simplicity - use your favorite color and see for yourself!
- Messy Crochet Bun Hat
For some extra flair, try a design that incorporates some buttons, like this messy crochet bun hat.
- Block Stitch Bun Hat
Try out a new stitch with this ponytail hat - and work in a little colorwork practice, too!
- Ribbed Messy Bun Hat
To ensure the best fit, make your entire bun hat ribbed, like in this design!
- Crochet Messy Bun Hat with Shell Stitches
This features some more open and airy stitches for a more decorative look.
- Gina Messy Bun Hat
Adding some texture to your work, like in this messy bun hat, is a good way to add some easy elegance to your work.
- Ponytail Hat
Finish off your bun hat pattern with some fashion yarn for a cute border effect!
- Cabled Messy Bun Hat
Try your hand at some cabling with this messy bun hat project.
- Big Button Messy Bun Beanie
Sometimes all that's missing from your finished piece is that one big accent piece - in this case, try adding a big button!
- Swizzlers Ponytail Crochet Hat
If you're not into the ponytail hat trend, you can choose to wear this design as a cozy crochet cowl.
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Multi-Colored Crochet Ponytail Hats
Whether you work with multiple skeins of yarn in different colors or with a nicely variegated skein of yarn, multi-colored crochet ponytail hats will definitely stand out in the crowd and wow anyone who sees it.
Let the yarn do all the yarn in terms of color changes with the Simple Textured Messy Bun Hat, or work with multiples colors and put your color joining skills to the test with the Linen Stitch Messy Bun Hat. Mix and match your favorite colors or stick with some coordinating neutrals for a unique winter look.
- Quick and Easy Messy Bun Hat
Use a variegated yarn in a simple stitch to create this self-striping effect!
- Simple Textured Messy Bun Hat
Using simple post stitches, you can easily create a textured work of art, just like this ponytail hat.
- Easy Crochet Messy Bun Hat Pattern
An easy design made with a multi-variegated skein.
- Be Mine Messy Bun Hat
This design is almost slouchy giving it a cozier feel - the ribbing certainly helps!
- Linen Stitch Messy Bun Hat
Use the linen stitch to make this simple design
- Pick Your Pony Crochet Bun Hat
Most ponytail hats require you put your hair up exactly so - not this design! Choose where your ponytail is with this bun hat.
- Bibbity Bobbity 3-in-1 Messy Bun Hat
This bottom-up design features three possible finished looks, so how it ends up is up to you!
- Snowflakes Messy Bun Hat
Add some colorwork snowflakes to your ponytail hat crochet pattern by following this design.
- Simple Double Crochet Messy Bun Hat
Using two colors and a simple construction, this piece just can't be beat.
- Messy Bun/Sun Hat
Show your patriotic side with this messy bun hat!
- Jellybun Crochet Hat
Alternate triple crochet and single crochet stitches to create this effortlessly stripey design.
- Easy to Crochet "Messy Bun" Hat
When the name says it all, it's just nice and easy to work up, and using a variegated yarn, you can easily show off multiple colors.
- Let Your Buns Hang Out
This bold geometric pattern definitely stands out from the rest - and it's not that tricky to do!
- Bun Up Crochet Ponytail Hat
What do you get when you combine shell stitches and some colorwork? Well, an option is this ponytail hat - give this intermediate pattern a try!
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