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I’m sure you have seen these hats everywhere – they are really taking over! The first time I saw a picture of one I thought “who would want their hair hanging out of their hat like that?!” But then friends started asking me to make them one. Then I started seeing patterns for them creep up everywhere. I don’t usually follow trends but a friend begged me to make her a messy bun hat and so this pattern was born. I’ve also seen them called ponytail hats and of course you could wear this with either a ponytail or bun.
I’ve been designing a series of hats using this Lion Brand Scarfie yarn. I’ve made three hats from this skein alone! I love the color changes and the feel of this yarn. It’s also really easy to work with and you can use a large hook to create a quick project. I’ll be releasing the rest of the hat patterns I’m working on in the coming weeks – I’m getting them ready for Christmas gifts. Who doesn’t need a warm hat this time of year? Especially when it’s made from such a wonderful yarn!
Hope you enjoy!
Quick and Easy Messy Bun Hat
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie (Acrylic/Wool, each 5.3oz/150g and 312 yds/285 meters): 1 ball #209 Charcoal/Aqua
Hooks: K (6.5mm) and L (8.0mm)
Notions: yarn needle
Gauge: 11 sts and 12 rows = 4″ in mbs with larger hook
Finished Size: Approximately 20″ circumference and 7 1/2″ long
Modified Bean Stitch (mbs): insert hook into st and pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into same st and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops on hook.
Modified Bean Stitch 2 Together (mbs2tog): insert hook into first mbs, pull up loop, yo, insert hook into next mbs, pull up loop (4 loops on hook), yo, draw through all loops on hook.
With smaller hook, ch 9.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch; turn – 8 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc back loop only in each st; turn.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 20″ from beginning. Join with slip st to first row, making a circle. Be careful not to twist ribbing.
Change to larger hook. Ch 1, sc 54 sts evenly around edge of ribbing.
Round 1: Ch 2, mbs in first st, *ch 1, sk next sc, mbs in next sc; repeat from * to last st, ch 1, skip last sc, join to first mbs with slip st; turn – 27 mbs.
Round 2: Ch 2, mbs in first mbs, *ch 1, mbs in next mbs; repeat from * to end, ch 1; join to first mbs with slip st; turn.
Rounds 3-12: Repeat round 2.
Round 13: Ch 2, mbs in first mbs, (ch 1, mbs in next mbs) 6 times, *ch 1, mbs2tog, (ch 1, mbs in next mbs) 7 times, repeat from * two times, mbs2tog, ch 1, join to first mbs with slip st; turn – 24 mbs.
Round 14: Ch 2, mbs in first mbs, ch 1, mbs in next mbs, *ch 1, mbs2tog, (ch 1, mbs in next mbs) 2 times; repeat from * four times, ch1, mbs2tog, ch 1, join to first mbs with slip st; turn – 18 mbs.
Round 15: Ch 2, mbs in first mbs, ch 1, mbs2tog, *ch 1, mbs in next mbs, ch 1, mbs2tog; repeat from * to end, ch 1, join to first mbs with slip st; turn – 12 mbs.
Round 16: Ch 2, *mbs2tog, ch 1; repeat from *, join to first mbs with slip st – 6 sts. Fasten off.
Use beginning tail to sew up seam in ribbing. Weave in ends.
That’s it! Just leaving that opening at the top makes room for a ponytail or bun. I hope you’ve enjoyed this free pattern for the Quick and Easy Messy Bun Hat. Happy crocheting!