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Beginner Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern

It’s another free messy bun hat pattern. I do realize they’re everywhere, so I wasn’t going to jump on the bandwagon. Don’t get me wrong, they’re cute, and I wear my hair in a messy bun A LOT, but I don’t have time…..or so I told myself. Then I got an order, and another, and another. Before I knew it I had 6 or 7 orders (I stopped counting). Now I’m left to weed through hundreds of messy bun hat patterns because I didn’t fall in love with just one to purchase. There are TONS that I would love to make, but I just wanted something basic to start with. But just because a pattern is basic doesn’t mean it has to look boring. Add some stripes or use ombre yarn and you have a completely different look.

 

this messy bun hat crochet pattern is perfect for a beginner crocheter, and it's free from Ambassador Croche.t

I have made this pattern available for free on my blog. If you would like a downloadable pdf it is available for $1.00 in my Ravelry store.

Free Messy Bun Hat Pattern

 

Finished Size: Fits most adults.

Yarn: 1 skein #4 worsted weight yarn

  • Samples used Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek (gray & purple) and I Love This Yarn! (black & teal)

Hook Size: I/9 (5.50 mm) – (I love my Tulip Etimo hooks!)

Notions: Yarn Needle, hair elastic

Gauge: 3.5 hdc = 1 inch

For help with abbreviations – see my List of Abbreviations.

Special Stitches:

  • FPhdc (Front Post half double crochet) – yo, insert hook from right to left behind vertical bar of next st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
  • BPhdc (Back Post half double crochet – yo, working behind next st, insert hook from right to left in front of next st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Messy Bun Hat

 

NOTE: This messy bun hat is made from the crown down to the forehead. I chose to use a hair tie (elastic) so that the opening will stay smaller and not stretch as easily. If you would like to leave out the elastic, you can start with ch 30, sl st in 1st ch to form ring, then continue with round 1 instructions.

 

Round 1: Work 30 hdc around elastic band, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (30 dc)

Round 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (40 hdc)

Round 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in each of next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (48 hdc)

Round 4: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in each of next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (56 hdc)

Round 5: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in each of next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (64 hdc)

Round 6: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in each of next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around, hdc in last st, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (72 hdc)

Round 7–18: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join, hdc in each st around, sl st in 1st hdc to join.

Round 19: Ch 1, sc in each hdc around. (72 sc)

Round 20: Ch 1, FPhdc around 1st sc, *BPhdc around next sc, FPhdc around next sc, rep from * around, sl st in first hdc to join. (72 hdc)

Round 21: Ch 1, FPhdc around 1st FPhdc, *BPhdc around next BPhdc, FPhdc around next FPhdc, rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join.

Round 22–23: Rep Rnd 21.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Messy Bun PDF

Don’t forget, there is a downloadable pdf version available for $1.50 in my Ravelry store.

Happy Crocheting!



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