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Crochet Messy Bun Hat Tutorial

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The Crochet Messy Bun Hat! I’m happy to share this new free YouTube tutorial with you!  This style of hat allows you to have your hair up in a pony tail or bun and not have it look funny under the hat.  This crochet messy bun hat is your next wardrobe staple!  And great for beginners!

crochet messy bun hat

The awesome thing about this hat is that you can use any type of yarn you like.  This photo above features a size 6 super bulky yarn and I will show you 2 other examples of thinner yarn options depending on your style.

The Yarn styles featured in the video.

The yarn for the chunky hat is Bernat Softee Chunky yarn. Color Shadow.
hook size L

The yarn for the lavender hat is Red Heart Unforgettable yarn. Color Pearly.

The yarn for the red size 5 hat is Lion Brand Tweed Stripes.


1 skein of yarn of choice
coordinating hook to your yarn
tape measure
yarn needle


Instructions for the Crochet Messy Bun Hat

Measure around your head.  This measurement will be the cuff of your hat.

Adult sizes

Small is 20-21 inches around, 8-8.5 inches tall.
Medium is 22 inches, 8.5-9 inches tall.
Large is 23 inches, 9-9.5 inches tall.

Start with a slip knot.  Ch 6
Insert hook in 2nd chain from hook and sc all the way to the end, 5 total sc stitches.
ch 1 and turn work.
Sc in the back loop of every stitch.  5 total sc stitches.
ch 1 and turn.
sc in every stitch all the way down. (ribbing effect will only be on 1 side).
Do this until cuff reaches proper measurement.
Place cuff wrong sides together (ribbing on the outside and connect the ends)
ch 1 and sc all the way around the long side of the cuff to create the foundation for the top part of our hat.  There should be 1 sc at the end of each of the rows of the cuff.
at the end of the row, sl st and chain 1.
dc in each stitch all the way around until the hat is 5 inches tall.
finish the end of the row by slip stitching and ch 1.
dc 2, dc2tog around the hat until it fits you or reaches your desired size.
finish the top opening with a slip stitch in each stitch for the finished look. Fasten off and weave in ends.

*The great thing about doing this pattern this way is that you can use any yarn you choose.


Don’t feel like making an easy crochet messy bun hat, but a crochet beanie instead! I’ve got a great tutorial HERE!

Here is the full in depth video tutorial.

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