I have been working on this design for a while and it was supposed to be an ear warmer at first. After some crocheting, though, I knew I wanted to turn it into one of these super practical messy bun hats that nearly broke the internet. The pattern is not necessarily for beginners (unless you are ambitious!) but it’s a really fun, boho – y stitch combination. I just love the texture and it combines everything I enjoy about crochet! I think it is well worth learning and maybe you’ll want to make a cowl or scarf with these stitches as well. Keep reading for the free crochet Messy Bun hat pattern!
Materials needed to make the free crochet messy bun hat pattern
A heavy Aran worsted weight yarn. I used Jo Ann’s Big twist Premium yarn in cocoa.
A yarn needle
This yarn is labeled as worsted but not all worsted yarns are created equal. It’s almost a bulky/ chunky weight, in my opinion. Please make a gauge swatch: 10 dc x 6 rows are 3.5 ” x 4″
and try it on for size after Row 2!
Sc… single crochet
Hdc… half double crochet
Dc… double crochet
fpdc …. front post double crochet
chdc … crossed half double crochet: sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc in previously skipped st
hdc2tog … half double crochet two together = make a half double crochet decrease
sc2tog … single crochet two together + make a single crochet decrease
Messy Bun crochet Pattern
ch 60, join with a slst to form a round
Round 1: ch 1, dc in each st to end, join with a slst around the post of the first dc of Round 1
Round 2: ch1, fpdc in each st around, join with a slst to top of first fpdc
Round 3: hdc in each st to end, join with a slst to third loop of first hdc
Round 4: ch 1, hdc in the third loop of each hdc to end, join with slst to top of first hdc
Round 5: ch 1, make chdc to end, join with a slst to first hdc (30 crosses)
Round 6 – 9: repeat rounds 3 – 5
Round 10: repeat Round 3
Round 11: repeat Round 4
Round 12: ch 1, *hdc2tog, hdc in the next 4 st, repeat from * around, join with a slst to the third loop of the first hdc2tog (50 st)
Round 13: ch1, *sc in the third loop of the next 3 st, sc2tog, repeat from * around (40 st)
fasten off and weave in ends
Done and happy crocheting!
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