Quick and Easy Messy Bun Hat

Quick and Easy Messy Bun Hat
Quick and Easy Messy Bun Hat

Ready to jump on the messy bun hat trend? Messy bun hat patterns aka ponytail hat patterns are so popular right now.

This Quick and Easy Messy Bun Hat is a super simple pattern that you can have mastered in no time. As long as you know how to increase and decrease your rows, you are ready to make this crochet hat pattern.

Plus, even if you are a little fuzzy on how to increase your decrease your rows this video tutorial can show you how easy it is. Let your messy bun flag fly when you make this crochet hat and show it off! 

Watch the video tutorial right below and then scroll for the written pattern. We know you'll love making this hat whether it's for yourself or for family and friends. Any gal who is on the go needs one of these hats in their arsenal.


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeGauge: 3 sts x 3 rows in hdc = 1” square

Finished Size20-22" Circumference

Materials List

  • Yarn | Featured in this Video: Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday Collection (1 skein) - shade Violet
  • Crochet hook

Messy Bun Crochet Hat

Crochet Hat Instructions

Note: This hat is made from the bottom to top.

  1. Ch 61.

  2. Round 1: Hdc in the second chain from hook and in each across, sl st to the first st to join. (60 sts).

  3. Rounds 2-3: Ch 2, working in the back horizontal bar on stitch, hdc in each st, sl st to the first st to join.

  4. Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st.

  5. Rounds 5-6: Repeat Rounds 2-3.

  6. Round 7: Repeat Round 4.

  7. Rounds 8-9: Repeat Rounds 2-3.

  8. Round 10: Ch 1, sc, hdc 59, do not join.

  9. Rounds 11-14: working in the round, hdc in each st.

  10. Round 15: * Hdc 4, hdc dec, repeat from * around. (50 sts).

  11. Round 16: * Hdc 3, hdc dec, repeat from * around. (40 sts).

  12. Round 17: * Hdc 2, hdc dec, repeat from * around. (30 sts).

  13. Round 18: * Hdc, hdc dec, repeat from * around, sl st to the first st of round to join. (20 sts).

  14. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

  15. BONUSE: Crochet a Strap to go With Your Hat:
    Ch 21.
    Row 1: Sc in the second chain from hook and in each across. (20 sts)
    Rows 2-3: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st.
    Fasten off.

    Using the yarn needle, sew strap over sl st seam. 

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I love the look of this messy bun hat. However, I am wondering if anyone has made it longer? Or from the top to the bottom? That way, you would know if it was long enough. I like my hats to cover my ears, especially in the cold winters of Iowa! I think I will have a go at making this hat from the top to bottom, to see if it is big enough for me!

I love the royal purple color of this bun hat! This would make a great last-minute gift that is universally flattering and useful.


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