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Homemade Headgear: Crocheted Messy Bun Hat Patterns

We’ve seen all kinds of patterns through the last few years of messy bun hats made by knitting them, but what if you’re actually more of a crochet enthusiast? Well, luckily for all of us, there are actually all kinds of options for crocheted ponytail and messy bun hats! We’ve been collecting all kinds of crochet designs lately so we have all kinds of different options when we want to crochet this kind of hat for family and friends.

1. Simple messy bun beanie


If you’re going to style your hair into an awesome bun sticking out the top of your hat, you don’t necessarily need a lot of fancy stitch work and construction when it comes to the hat itself! That’s why we liked this simple beanie design from DZ Crochet Creations that has some fun texture that doesn’t detract from your impressive bun.

2. Town beanie messy bun hat


Perhaps some kind of awesome style or construction is exactly what you’d like in your crocheted messy bun hat, so you’ve been holding out for a more distinctive or vintage looking design to try? Well, if you’ve ever enjoyed a hat with a stylish brim, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at this cute pattern from Pattern Paradise that even features a fold with a button.

3. Puff bun hat


Just in case texture is really your thing, here’s another option that’s full of awesome stitched in detailing and shape! We love the way Elifine Designs used varied stitches on alternative rows to make a fantastic hat that has a lot of visual interest, especially once you’ve added a couple buttons on the edge.

4. Bun hat with a flower


Maybe, rather than just crocheting some visual appeal right into the hat, you’d rather add some actual embellishments once the whole hat is finished? In that case, we think you’ll really appreciate the way Daisy Cottage Designs balanced the height of their hair bun with an awesome layered crocheted flower!

5. Fast & Simple messy bun hat


Is it actually a little bit warmer during the fall where you lived? Well, that’s nice because it opens you to the world of making and wearing slightly more mesh textured hats without getting too cold! We really appreciate this pattern from Knit Kreations because it’s definitely got some stitch interest but it’s simple enough that it’s also very quick to make.

6. Crochet Cables hat


We know that most things made with cables are actually knitted and not crocheted, but it’s a design element we love so much that we simply had to find a pattern that will show you how to do it with your hook instead! Thanks to A Crocheted Simplicity, we’ve found precisely what we were looking for, meaning we can make the ideal messy bun hat for a more classic yarn wear look.

7. Owner and puppy ponytail hats


If you can make a warm fall hat that involves a hole for your bun or ponytail to poke through then it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine that you can also make a hat with holes for, say, little ears, right? Well, that’s exactly what Briana K Designs thought too, which is why they made this fantastic pattern that has instructions for adult, child, and puppy dog ponytail hats!

8. Long stitch messy bun hat


Have you always been more fond of the crocheted stitches that have a bit more of their own shape in each stitch, rather than just the ones that give a bit of subtle texture? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with this awesome long stitch ponytail hat featured on Mango Tree Crafts!

9. Meshy messy bun hat


Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about mesh style messy bun hats but the pattern we showed you before isn’t actually quite as meshy as you thought it would be? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Lilly-Oma Designs made this particular design instead!

10. Seashore messy bun hat


Just in case we caught your attention well when we started talking about hats that showcase a particular stitch but the long stitch isn’t really grabbing you, here’s an awesome alternative! Simply Collectible guides you step by step through the process of creating a lovely seashore inspired messy bun hat made entirely of shell stitch except for the brim.

11. Colour work ponytail hat


Have you actually always loved colour work in yarn wear, particularly when it comes to crocheted patterns because it’s a bit easier than knitting and a whole lot of fun? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Alena Design made this adorable messy bun hat that alternates its colour pattern in triplicate all the way from rim to crown!

12. Ribbed and buttoned bun hat


Have you actually been hoping to find a messy bun hat pattern that’s a little more delicate looking than some of what you’ve seen so far? Then we think perhaps you’d get along a little better using a thinner yarn, and we’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at how Naztazia made this fantastic folded ribbing hat, complete with an accent button!

13. Arielle chunky bun hat


Maybe you’re actually looking for the opposite thing to what we just mentioned when it comes to the weight of your yarn? Then we have a feeling this wonderfully chunky ponytail hat outlined step by step on Meadowvale Studio will be a little more up your alley! They show you how to make it happen with bulky yarn instead of the thing kind you see above.

14. Aliz messy bun hat


Have you always loved hats that have a bit of a swirl to them because you love the way the stitches spiral upwards in those kinds of constructions? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Maki Crochet made this fantastic messy bun hat that features stylish ridges with diagonal decorative stitches in between. We love their colour change as well!

15. Harlequin slouch ponytail hat


Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to come across a hat that, despite having a messy bun hole, is a little closer to a slouch hat in its style? Well, particularly if you love texture and raised patterning as much as we do, we’d definitely encourage you to take a look at how Crochet by Jennifer made this fantastic piece.

Do you know another DIY yarn crafts enthusiast who loves the idea of a messy bun hat but hasn’t tried their hand at crocheting one yet? Share this post with them so they have all kinds of awesome patterns to choose from!