Crochet Messy Bun Hat

The crochet messy bun hat that works up in a little over an hour.

Skill Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | 20″-23″ circumference; 8″ length

With a crochet messy bun hat you never have to decide between putting your hair up or wearing a hat to keep your head warm. There are a lot of messy bun hat patterns out there. This is one of the fastest to crochet.

Project sponsored by Yarnspirations

If you’re looking for a crochet messy bun hat that works up in just over an hour, you’re in the right place. Our messy bun hat uses a bulky weight yarn that’s soft, warm and works up really fast.

With this pattern you’ll learn how to crochet one of our favorite hat bands that’s worked in rows for a true ribbed look. You’ll also learn how to crochet a cluster stitch that’s suitable for all sorts of projects.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started as well as a video tutorial and written instructions to walk you through our crochet messy bun hat from start to finish.

  • Approx 130 yards; Bernat Roving
  • Color A – Putty; 110 yds
  • Color B – Raspberry; 20 yds
  • 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors


  • BLO Back Loop Only
  • Ch Chain
  • Hdc Half Double Crochet
  • Hk Hook
  • dcCL Double Crochet Cluster**
  • dcCL2tog Double Crochet Cluster 2 Together**
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sk Skip
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • Sp Space
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
  • YO Yarn Over Hook

** Double Crochet Cluster (dcCL): YO and insert hk in designated stitch. YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two loops. [YO, insert hk in same stitch. YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two loops] twice. YO and pull through all loops on hk. Chain 1.

** Double Crochet Cluster 2 Together (dcCL2tog): YO and insert hk in designated stitch. YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two loops. [YO, insert hk in same stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two loops] twice. YO and insert hk in next stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two loops. [YO, insert hk in same stitch. YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two loops] twice. YO and pull through all loops on hook. Chain 1.

Finished Size

20″-23″ circumference;
8″ long

Gauge

6 sts x 3 rows = 2″
(band pattern)

Our crochet messy bun hat has had slight modifications made to our original pattern. This includes changes to the join of each round.

It’s worked bottom-up starting with the band which is crocheted in rows. The band is joined and the hat continues in rounds.

Additional Notes: Chain two at beginning of band rows counts as a half double crochet stitch.

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Band

Row 1: With color A, ch 9. 1 hdc in 3rd chain from hook and in each rem ch. Turn. (8 sts)

Rows 2-40: Ch 2. *1 hdc in the BLO of next st. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. (8 sts)

Fold band in half and slst in each st of each side to secure the two ends together. Do not fasten off.

Hat

Round 1: Slst in next stitch. Ch 1. Evenly space 40 sc along side of band. Join with a slst to first sc. (40 sts)

Round 2: Ch 3. 1 dcCL in same st as ch 3. *Ch 1. sk 1 st. dcCL in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first dcCL. Break color A and join color B.

Round 3: Slst in next ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 1 dcCL in same ch-1 sp as ch 3. *Ch 1. Sk 1 st. 1 dcCL in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first dcCL. Break color B and join color A.

Round 4: Slst in next ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 1 dcCL in same ch-1 sp as ch 3. [Ch 1. Sk 1 st. 1 dcCL in next ch-1 sp] twice. *[Ch 1. Sk 1 st. 1 dcCL in next ch-1 sp] three times. Ch 1. Sk 1 st. dcCL2tog (next 2 ch-1 sps). Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first dcCL . (4 decreases made)

Round 5: Slst in next ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 1 dcCL in same ch-1 sp as ch 3. Ch 1. Sk 1 st. 1 dcCL in next ch-1 sp. *[Ch 1. Sk 1 st. 1 dcCL in next ch-1 sp] twice. Ch 1. Sk 1 st. dcCL2tog (next 2 ch-1 sps). Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first dcCL . (4 decreases made)

Round 6: Slst in next ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 1 dcCL in same ch-1 sp as ch 3. Ch 1. Sk 1 st. 1 dcCL2tog (next 2 ch-1 sps). *Ch 1. Sk 1 st. 1 dcCL in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Sk 1 st. dcCL2tog (next 2 ch-1 sps). Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first dcCL. (4 decreases made)

Round 7: Ch 1. 1 sc in same st as ch 1. *1 sc in next dcCL. 1 sc in ch-1 sp. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first st.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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