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

Project sponsored by Yarnspirations

introduction

About this Pattern


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.

getting started

Recommended Supplies


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

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

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pattern details

Abbreviations


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • 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.

pattern notes

Additional Notes


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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the pattern

Written Instructions


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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