Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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Here’s a free crochet pattern to make to make this stylish messy bun crochet hat in only 30 minutes!!   These are all the rage right now!  Great for a messy bun or a high ponytail!  This hat is so versatile.

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This chunky style hat is so quick to make!  The free crochet pattern below gives you all sizes from age 2 years to adult! This is the answer to those super-last-minute Christmas Gifts!  Only 30 minutes and you’re done!

Scroll below the written pattern to download the free pdf pattern, or to watch the video tutorial!

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MATERIALS:

Worsted weight yarn, worked 2 strands (total of 280 yds for adult; age 2 -5: 144 yds;

8-12 yrs: 180 yds; 12-16: 220 yds.)

9 MM crochet hook

Yarn needle

2 pony tail elastics

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INSTRUCTIONS: 2 SC and 2 rows = 1 Sq. Inch. VIDEO demo: 

 

  1. Working with a 9 mm hook, and 2 strands of worsted weight yarn.

    Work 16 single crochet around 1 or 2 pony tail elastics, slip stitch to join in the first single crochet.

  1. Chain 1 and turn, single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join. (16 stitches)
  2. Chain 1 and turn, make 2 single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join. (32 stitches)
  1. AGE 2 – 5, go to step 5

 

AGE 5 – 8, chain 1 and turn, *single crochet in the next 4 stitches, 2 single crochet in the next stitch,

repeat from * around, slip stitch to join in the first single crochet. (38 stitches)

 

AGE 8 – 12: chain 1 and turn, *single crochet in the next 3 stitches, 2 single crochet in the next stitch,

repeat from * around, slip stitch to join in the first single crochet. (40 stitches)

 

AGE 12 – 16: chain 1 and turn, *single crochet in the next 2 stitches, 2 single crochet in the next stitch,

repeat from * around, slip stitch to join. (42 stitches)

 

Adult:  Chain 1 and turn, *single crochet in the next stitch, 2 single crochet in the next stitch, repeat

from * around, slip stitch to join. (48 stitches)

 

 

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  1. *Chain 1 and turn, single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.

Repeat from * for:

Age 2 – 5: 3 more rows for age 2;   4 more rows for age 3;    5 more rows for age 4 and 5;

fasten off for a contrasting color band.

Age 5 – 8: 6 more rows, fasten off for a contrasting color band.

Age 8 – 12: 7 more rows, fasten off for a contrasting color band.

Adult: 8 more rows, fasten off for a contrasting color band.

 

  1. BOTTOM BAND:

Attach contrasting color yarn in the fasten off stitch, *chain 1, single crochet in each stitch

around, slip stitch to join.  Turn, repeat from * and fasten off.  Weave all yarn ends into the

finished work.

 END OF PATTERN

 

pdf-image-iconGet the Free PDF to download and print here.

 

Messy Bun Hat Video Tutorial:

3 Responses

  1. could not convert to pdf. kept wanting password but never asked for password when registering.

    • when you register, the service sends you a password, you might need to check junk mail or spam folder.

  2. So when you chain one and turn, does this count as the first stitch?

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