Free Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern in Baby to Adult Sizes

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This Free Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern is available in sizes Baby to Adult Large. You can add a piece of elastic to reinforce the top of the hat if you wish!

You can also finish the hat instead of leaving the opening for the ponytail or bun by following the original pattern instructions for the Bottoms Up Double Crochet Short Slouchy Hat (available in sizes Preemie to Adult Large.).

The Bottoms Up DC Short Slouch Hat is one of my customers’ favorites and my family’s too – it allows a little bit of slouch so you can wear it back off your forehead if you wish – but not so much that you feel like the hat is going to slide off the back of your head! It also makes it a great Messy Bun Hat because you can let it slouch back slightly if you are wearing your hair lower on the back of the head. This pattern also works great for a Ponytail Hat.

Simple Double Crochet Bun HatAdd this to Queue and FavoritesSizes: 1 Year to Adult

Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart Soft Yarn (Aran Weight Yarn)
  • Hook 4.0 mm (G) and 5.5 mm (I)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

Please see each of the sizes listed below in the Pattern Instructions for measurements.

Gauge

6 rounds/rows = 3 inches
10 dc = 3 inches

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
FPsc – front post single crochet
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Notes

  • For extra length repeat R2 of the Main Hat Pattern Instructions, 2 times for every extra inch in length you want your hat to have.
  • This Hat will reach to the Base of the Earlobe for length.

Very Important Note:

Main Hat Pattern Instructions: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

Helpful Tutorials

Invisible Join / Invisible Finish

Changing Colours on the Last Yarn Over

FPsc

Pattern Instructions

 Free Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern Baby to Adult

12 mos to 3 years Messy Bun Hat Pattern

To Fit: 19 inch head circumference
Hat Height: 6.5 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook

R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 11, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [10]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [10]
R3-65: Rep R2

Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:
HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 64 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R65.

Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [64]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [64]
R3-R5: Rep R2
R6: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, dc2tog, *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [48]
R7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc); dc2tog over the next 2 sts. *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [32]
R8: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around; sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [16]
R9: Ch 1. *FPsc, ch 1** Rep from * to ** around to the last 2 sts. FPsc around the last 2 sts together.  Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [15 FPsc, 15 ch1sp]

Messy Bun Hat Pattern Size: 3-5 years

To Fit: 20 inch head circumference
Hat Height: 7 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook

R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 11, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [10]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [10]
R3-69: Rep R2

Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:
HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 68 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R69. Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [68]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [68]
R3-R6: Rep R2
R7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, dc2tog, *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [51]
R8: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc); dc2tog over the next 2 sts. *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [34]
R9: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around; sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [17]
R10: Ch 1. *FPsc, ch 1** Rep from * to ** around to the last 2 sts. FPsc around the last 2 sts together.  Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [16 FPsc, 16 ch1sp]

Size: 6-10 years Messy Bun Hat

To Fit: 20 inch head circumference
Hat Height: 7.5 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook
R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 11, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [10]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [10]
R3-69: Rep R2

Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:

HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 68 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R69.

Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [68]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [68]
R3-R7: Rep R2
R8: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, dc2tog, *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [51]
R9: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc); dc2tog over the next 2 sts. *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [34]
R10: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around; sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [17]
R11: Ch 1. *FPsc, ch 1** Rep from * to ** around to the last 2 sts. FPsc around the last 2 sts together.  Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [16 FPsc, 16 ch1sp]

Size: Adult Small Pattern

To Fit: 21 inch head circumference
Hat Height: 7.75 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook

R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 11, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [10]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [10]
R3-72: Rep R2

Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:
HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 71 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R72.

Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [71]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [71]
R3-8: Rep R2
R9: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [54]
R10: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc); dc2tog over the next 2 sts. *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [36]
R11: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [18]
R12: Ch 1. *FPsc, ch 1** Rep from * to ** around to the last 2 sts. FPsc around the last 2 sts together.  Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [17 FPsc, 17 ch1sp]

Messy Bun Hat Pattern Size: Adult Medium

To Fit: 22 inch head circumference
Hat Height: 8.25 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook

R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 11, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [10]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [10]
R3-75: Rep R2

Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:
HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 74 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R75.

Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [74]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [74]
R3-9: Rep R2
R10: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [56]
R11: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc); 1 dc in the next st. *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [38]
R12: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [19]
R13: Ch 1. *FPsc, ch 1** Rep from * to ** around to the last 2 sts. FPsc around the last 2 sts together.  Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [18 FPsc, 18 ch1sp]

Messy Bun Hat Pattern Size: Adult Large

To Fit: 23″ head circumference
Hat Height: 8.5 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook

R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 11, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [10]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [10]
R3-79: Rep R2

Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:
HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 78 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R79.

Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [78]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [78]
R3-9: Rep R2
R10: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [59]
R11: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc); 1 dc in the next st. *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [40]
R12: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [20]
R13: Ch 1. *FPsc, ch 1** Rep from * to ** around to the last 2 sts. FPsc around the last 2 sts together.  Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [19 FPsc, 19 ch1sp]

 

 

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  1. Hi Donna! There sure is 🙂 scroll to the very end of the post and look for the green PrintFriendly button 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  2. Is there a print friendly version of the pattern that won’t show all the advertisements?

  3. Hi Elsie, I wasn’t very happy with how the flower turned out. If you want to give it a go though it was done like this:
    R1: Ch 42, beg in the 3rd ch from the hook (sk 2 ch count as 1 hdc) and work 1 hdc in each of the next 6 chs. Work 1 dc in each remaining ch across. [34 dc, 7 hdc]
    R2: Ch 3 (counts as the first dc) turn, 1 dc in each of the next 33 dc, sk all hdc [34]
    R3: Ch 1, turn, *1 sl st in the next st, (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc) in the next st, 1 sl st in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across and work 1 sl st in the last st. Finish off leaving a long tail for assembly.
    Now to roll up your flower, start with the end with the hdc stitches and wrap them around your finger first, continuing to wrap the flower until the full length is around your finger. Slowly slide your finger out and then using the yarn end, weave it in and out through the rolled rounds (through Row 1) until it is secure but do not pull too tightly or it will make the lower misshapen. Fluff the petals and attach to the hat.

    I pulled too tightly and it made mine a little bit off – which is why I didn’t share the pattern – it takes a gentle and patient touch so it really might not be for everyone 🙂 But good luck!

    All the best,
    Rhondda