If you want to crochet a timeless trendy crochet accessory, check out these 12 easy patterns for a messy bun crochet hat. We have collected some of the most popular free crochet messy bun hat patterns with easy-to-follow tutorials.
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What is a messy bun hat?
Messy buns took over crochet word by a storm and became a staple accessory that you can crochet in 1 hour using bulky yarn. To summarize, it is a hat with a hole on the top so you can still wear a ponytail while keeping your ears warm.
While it is an essential crochet accessory to own if you have long hair, a simple messy bun hat is very easy to crochet. Most importantly, it is a quick and easy project that will take an evening to create and uses one skein or less of yarn.
1. Claire Bun Beanie by A Crafty Concept
According to Ashley from acraftyconcept.com, this pattern was the most ‘voted for’ pattern on the Facebook page. You can also purchase a PDF download of this pattern on Etsy. The FREE PATTERN is available on the website along with the ‘how-to’ video tutorial.
2. Crochet Sprig Stitch Messy Bun Beanie Pattern by Daisy Farm Crafts
Notable, this adorable messy bun hat is really popular on Pinterest. A creator of this free pattern, Tiffany from Daisy Farm Crafts, rates this pattern as suitable for an advanced beginner: there are no rounds to join and it ends up easily with a hair tie.
Personally, I love the combination of a stretchy rib and an easy textured sprig stitch in this crochet messy bun hat pattern. It is easy to wear and keep in place which makes it a perfect messy bun for long hair.
3. Crochet Mommy and Me Messy Bun Hats by Repeat Crafter Me
What is better than a free messy bun beanie crochet pattern? 2 FREE messy bun beanie crochet patterns! This pattern comes in adult and child sizes. Most importantly, a cluster V-stitch makes it very stretchy so it can fit a variety of heads.
4. Crochet Seashore Messy Bun Hat by Simply Collectible Crochet
This messy bun hat pattern will become your favorite with step-by-step instructions and clear photos of the pattern. Furthermore, the crochet shell stitch just fits perfectly with this messy bun hat design by Simply Collectible Crochet.
5. Crochet Plaid Messy Bun Hat Pattern
Looking for a messy bun hat for long hair? This cute and original messy bun hat crochet pattern is provided by Bethany, the designer behind WhistleandIvy.com. Furthermore, this colorful pattern for a messy bun beanie is easy to follow with a step-by-step photo tutorial.
6. Owl Be A Messy Bun Beanie by Knots of Love from Jess
Looking for an original messy bun beanie with beads as embellishments? This free crochet pattern download from Ravelry is using Caron Simply Soft yarn and a basic cable technique. Little white pearl beads represent the eyes of an owl and give this messy bun beanie project some originality.
7. Crochet Snow Drops Messy Bun Hat – Free Crochet Pattern
This easy messy bun pattern was created by Left In Knots and is part of the Snow Drop Collection. If you are looking for crochet patterns made with Caron Cakes Yarn, this messy bun hat is a winner. Of course, you can substitute it with any worsted weight yarn.
8. Crochet Messy Bun Beanie “Malia” by Little Monkeys Crochet
‘Thank you’ to Rebecca for this beautiful pattern and video tutorial! You’d love this textured crochet stitch with gives this messy bun its definition. Most importantly, the pattern comes with cute free printable tags. This will allow you to crochet it as gifts for friends and family.
9. Messy Bun Free Crochet Pattern by Daisy Cottage Design
This cute messy bun beanie crochet pattern was created by Lauren, the girl behind the Daisy Cottage Designs blog and Etsy shop. Check it out, it is definitely worth mentioning along with other popular messy bun beanies. Furthermore, it is a very quick project and will take only 45 minutes for an average crocheter.
10. Basketweave Messy Bun Hat – Free Crochet Pattern by The Purple Poncho
It is nice to have a variety of crochet stitches to create this winter staple crochet accessory for women with long hair. Most importantly, it is so convenient to have handy when you need to take kids to school in the morning and don’t have time to do your hair.
This Basketweave Messy Bun Hat will keep you warm and in style no matter where you need to go and what is your morning routine. Crochet it in any color to match your winter clothes.
11. Beehive Messy Bun Hat by Made With A Twist
You’ll love this messy bun hat pattern if you are looking for a pattern made using trendy super bulky yarn. This pattern is worked from the bottom up. The ribbed brim creates the right amount of stretch to get it easily over the head and keep it in place while the texted beehive ribs add some texture to this free pattern.
12. 1-Hour Crochet Messy Bun Beanie Pattern by Rescued Paw Designs
Looking for the easiest messy bun hat ever? How about a 1-hour free crochet pattern by Rescued Paw Designs. It is a straightforward pattern that uses 3 basic crochet stitches.
Hopefully, you liked this collection of messy bun hats and beanies and would be able to pick a crochet pattern to try. Please post your creations on Pinterest if you try this project – we would love to see your own messy bun hat.
With detailed step-by-step instructions, you can easily master these tutorials and crochet a popular accessory in approximately one hour. No doubt, a pattern for a messy bun crochet hat is a great project for beginners and a quick one for all lovers of crochet craft.