Thursday, January 12, 2017

Messy Bun (Ponytail) Hat Pattern Now Available!

Of course, everyone has been developing patterns for a messy bun hat, and I now have one available! It isn't real elaborate.  Actually, it is quite basic but looks quite nice!  It uses only single and half double crochets.  Hope you like it!

"Lakeview Cottage Messy Bun Hat"

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Lakeview Cottage Kids
Copyright  2017

Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  Adult
Materials Needed:  

-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice” for this hat.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size G/4.25 mm for the ribbing; Size H/5.00 mm for the rest of the hat
-  Elastic ponytail band
-  1 Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends

Gauge:  8 hdc = 3 inches and 7 rows = 3 inches

***NOTE!!!  I tend to crochet loosely.  If you find that you crochet tighter, you may want to switch to a larger hook to get the correct size!

Hat Pattern:
(This hat is made from the bottom up, starting with the ribbing.)

Ribbing:  (Using G Hook)

-  Chain 7.

Row 1:  In second chain from the hook, single crochet.  Continue single crochets to end of row.  (6 sc total.). Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 2:  Single crochet in back loop only in each stitch across.  (6 sc total).   (By crocheting in the back loop only you will create the ribbing effect.). Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3 -50:  Repeat Row 2.  
Ribbing should be approximate 19 inches long.
Fold ribbing strip in half.  Using a single crochet stitch, stitch short ends of ribbing together to form a circle.  These stitches form the seam.  Ch 1.  Turn right side out so that seam is on inside.

Body of Hat:  (Using H Hook)

Round 1:  Single crochet all around the top of the ribbing.  Do this by making a single crochet in the end of each ribbing row.  Total:  50 single crochet stitches.  When you reach the end of the round, slip stitch into the top of the first single crochet.  Ch 1.
Round 2:  Half double crochet in first stitch and all the way around.  (Total:  50 cdc.)  Ch 1.
Round 3 - 13:  Repeat Round 2.
Round 14:  Single crochet in first 2 stitch, skip 1 stitch, *single crochet in next 2 stitches, skip next stitch*.  Repeat from * to * all the way around.  Ch 1.
Round 15:  Repeat Round 14.
Round 16:  (Final Round)  Single crochet around the elastic ponytail band and into each of the remaining single crochets. Ch 1.  Cut yarn leaving approximately 7 - 8 inches.  Pull yarn through stitch to secure.  Work in any loose ends.

Photo of opening at top of hat.

Enjoy your fun new messy bun hat!


  1. Thanks for the pattern! I'm going to give this a try..........

  2. Hi Christine, if i do not want to add that elastic pony tail, how do i start crochet this adult hat?


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