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Crochet Messy Bun Hat Tutorial

Crochet Messy Bun Hat Tutorial

Thank you so much for sharing!

Hi Everyone!

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.


Thursday 12th of January 2017

Easy and fun pattern in all yarns. I used bernat blanket & red heart worsted yarns which made warm, comfy beanies. Easy pattern to alter for a hat as well.

Dianne in New York

Wednesday 11th of January 2017

After ribbing I accidently did all my rows in double crochet instead of the first row being single crochet and the hat still looks great, I love that we can make variations with yarn and stitch. I have already made 5 for my daughter in college, I'm gonna try to incorporate beads in my next hat. Thank you for giving me the freedom to experiment with the design.

Deanna T

Monday 9th of January 2017

Thank you so much Melanie, I am going to store to buy some chunky yarn that is the look. Do you have a way to print out the pattern? Also, do you have a full hat to crochet that is simple like this one, but no opening? Thanks again, so happy to find you. Hugs, Deanna in Oklahoma

nicholas louie

Sunday 8th of January 2017

Thank you for this youtube tutorial on making the messy bun hat/beanie. i am on my 2nd one using chunky yarn. I had fun learning this hat. Thank you!


Friday 6th of January 2017

Hi Melanie, What size of crochet hook are you using for the chunky yarn messy bun crochet hat? Also what brand or size is chunky for yarn? I'm referring to the teal, purple and gray hat. There are so many brands and types of yarn. Thank you, Stacy


Sunday 29th of January 2017

I used an L ;) Unless noted I use the hook recommended on the package of the yarn.


Monday 9th of January 2017

I am using a K/10 1/2, It is looking fine.

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