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crossed dc messy bun hat

This is a quick and easy messy bun hat using crossed double crochets.  I used a larger elastic in this one than I normally use, so the opening is quite large.  The elastic helps to give the messy bun hat structure, so even though the opening is too large to securely hold hair in place I still think it’s important.

This is a great pattern to work on if you need a hat in a hurry, it took me slightly over an hour to complete.  This one was made with a 5 weight yarn, and you need to use a yarn that is at least that thick.  If you want the hat to be slightly bigger, use a heavier weight.

With the 5 weight yarn, this hat is just over 18″ circumference and 7″ tall.

Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern

What You Need

  • 1 – Extra Long Black Hair Elastics
  • 1 skein Loops & Threads First Kiss Yarn
  • 5.5mm crochet hook
  • darning needle

Stitches Used

  • ch – chain
  • slst – slip stitch
  • sk – skip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet

messy bun hat

Quick and Easy Messy Bun Hat Pattern

slst around the elastic

Row 1 – Sc 50 times around the elastic

Row 2 – Ch 2, dc in next st, then dc in same st as ch2, *sk next, dc in next st then dc in skipped st* repeat around.  slst to 1st dc (not the ch2)

Row 3 – Ch 2, dc in same st and in next 3, 2 dc in next, *dc in 4 st, 2 dc in next* repeat around.  slst to 1st dc

Row 4 – 8 – Repeat Row 2.

Fasten off and bury your ends.

If you like messy bun hats have a look at my other pattern, simple messy bun hat and infinity scarf.

Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern





2 comments on “Quick and Easy Messy Bun Hat”

  1. My Granddaughter just asked for a Pony Tail Hat. Never made one before but will give this one a try. Have to look for color she asked for tomorrow. hanks for this! Need a couple hats for men also. Hope you have some of those also. Will ck. your site.

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