We’ve added five more messy bun beanie free patterns to the list so there’s 23 now!
What? You haven’t seen the thousands of hats patterns that have swamped the crochet message boards, Pinterest and Facebook? It was all started by this one. A simple snap of a hat created and worn by Stacey Thorngren. I doubt she knew how furiously avid crocheters were trying to find out who the cute blonde with the hair-exposing hat was and how they could get their hands on the pattern for the beanie.
What Stacey did was leave a hole in the crown of her hat to allow her messy bun to pop out thus eliminating a bump in her hat. This isn’t a new concept. Search “ponytail beanie, ” and you’ll find plenty of hats, some with the ponytail low and others with an adjustable hole location (my personal favorite).
But that’s the beauty of the Internet. Crazy, huh! Since the photo below has gone viral, the hat’s wearer and designer has posted the pattern for sale. It’s available via Ravelry for $5 (get Stacey’s Bun Hat instantly from Ravelry).
Are you ready to get your crochet hooks out and make a few? I chose patterns that were likely inspired by Stacey’s design, but aren’t copycats (I support original designers). Some are old patterns that I happened to like. I hope you find a few that spark your creativity too! Who knows, maybe your hat could be the next big thing!
I will admit, I don’t get the whole messy bun hat viral movement, especially since the ponytail crochet hat has been around forever. But hey, I hope Stacey is profiting from her success. Plus, who am I to judge someone else’s fashion choices? I even promise not to laugh when someone says it looks like you have a dead squirrel on your head. 🙂
Free Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern Collection
Free Pattern – Crochet Messy Bun Plaid Hat
Yarn Used in this project: Knit Picks Brava Worsted Yarn in Red, Wine, Black, and Dove Heather
Twizzler Convertible Messy Bun Hat – a free crochet pattern by Sherry Weber
This pattern is available free. Wear it as a cowl, hat, or scarf. In child through adult sizes. Created in Bernat Satin Yarn by Sherry Weber.
Free Low Ponytail Hat Crochet Pattern by Red Heart
This free Ponytail Hat Pattern by Red Heart features a brim and a lower ponytail opening.
Made with Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Cherry Red
Free Crochet Pattern Brimmed Messy Bun Hat
While the name is a bit tacky (Ribbed For Him and Her Hat by Marly Bird), the hat is quite different from the rest out there so positive marks for that. Marly Bird’s patterns are always well written and easy to understand. Get this free crochet pattern at her website.
Crocheted in Red Heart With Love Yarn in Peacock
Simple Double Crochet Bun Hat (free pattern!) by Oombawka Design
This hat is one of my favorite bun caps. With its color blocking and an accent flower, it’s simply adorable! Get this free pattern, in sizes from toddler to adult, from Oombawka Design.
Shelby’s Free Double Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern by The Lavender Chair
You’ll find this double bun hat and more at The Lavender Chair
Made with Red Heart With Love Yarn – Autumn
Easy Messy Bun Hat – A free Crochet Pattern by Yolanda Soto-Lopez
Yolanda was one of the first crocheters I followed on YouTube. Her tutorials are fabulous! You’ll find this free crochet pattern and many others on her website
Crafted with Red Heart Super Saver Yarn – Mirage
Cabled Messy Bun Beanie (Free Pattern) by High Strung Crochet
You’ll find this free cabled hat pattern perfect for you updo at Highstrungcrochet.com
Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver Icelandic – E300_3952
Mango Tree Crafts: Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern – Child, Teen & Adult Sizes
You’ll find all three sizes at Mango Tree Crafts
Samples were made with Bernat Wool-Up Worsted Yarn
Free Pattern – Everyday Kisses Messy Bun Hat
A variegated yarn creates a unique pattern in this messy mom bun hat created by American Crochet
Yarn Used: Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted Prints – Lava (2010)
Simply Reversible Messy Bun Crochet Hat – FREE PATTERN
Another easy crochet beanie which is perfect for a messy mom bun, but this one can be worn on either side. Created by American Crochet
This beanie hat has decorative buttons and an unusual stitch that makes it stand out from the single and double crochet hats. Get the free pattern at Crochet Dreamz
Created in Willow Yarns Wash worsted in color Celestial not readily available in the US. Substitute 100% acrylic with a crochet hook size I-9 wth a gauge of 12 sc and 15 rows = 4″ We suggest Red Heart With Love Yarn, Blue Hawaii
Repeat Crafter Me offers many free and fabulous crochet patterns for babies, kids, and adults.
Messy Bun Beanie Free Pattern by Crochet Ever After
This pattern is available free from CrochetEverAfter.com
Created in Loops and Thread Facets in Black Diamond
Crochet Ponytail Beanie by Danyel Pink (free pattern)
Unlike the majority of ponytail beanie hats, this one has an opening lower down on the back of the head instead of on top. Visit Danyel Pink’s website for the free pattern.
Free Crochet Pattern – Unforgettable Messy Bun Ponytail Hat
Pinky Crossover Slouch Hat to Messy Bun Hat – 3 styles
Get these three free patterns (and much more!) at Posh Pooch Designs
Three Free Messy Bun Hat Crochet Patterns Plus Tutorial Video
Dashing Messy Bun Hat – Free Crochet Pattern
Get this free crochet pattern at American Crochet
Crocheted in Red Heart Soft Yarn, Wine
Messy Bun Hat – Crochet Updo Beanie, a free crochet pattern & video tutorial by Naztazia
Got an updo and headed out in the cold? This messy bun hat is perfect. It has a hole in the crown for your ponytail or messy mom bun to escape the confines of the cap. Get the free pattern plus much more at Naztazia.com and then check out the companion DIY video below. Both an adult and child’s pattern are available.
Yarn Used: Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn, Tidal
Free Messy Bun Crochet Tutorial & Free Pattern
30 Minute Chunky Crochet Messy Bun Hat – Free Pattern
A free crochet pattern for ages 2 yrs to adult with an elastic top and video tutorial. Get the free pattern at the Hectanooga Website.
Quick and Easy Messy Bun Hat – Free Crochet Pattern
Free Messy Bun hat created by Amanda Saladin with Lion Brand Scarfie #209 Charcoal/Aqua
Dutch Messy Bun Beanie
Dutch messy bun beanie, a free crochet pattern by Ingrid Geerings