Thursday, December 8, 2016

Crochet Messy Bun Hat with Video



This Messy Bun Hat is all the craze right now so I thought I would create my version of this hat for myself since I love to wear a messy bun! I uploaded a video tutorial if you need more assistance. I made this Messy Bun Hat for an Adult Size. I made it with Medium Worsted yarn and an I hook. I hope you enjoy this hat as much as I enjoyed making it! 

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Supplies:
Red heart Blue Variegated Yarn
I hook

Abbreviations:
ch=chain
sl st=slip stitch
sc=single crochet
dc=double crochet
hdc=half double crochet
2dctog=2 double crochet together=2dctog=2 double crochet together=Yarn over (YO) hook, insert hook in stitch(st) , pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook. YO hook, pull through 2 loops. YO hook insert in next st, pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook. YO, pull through 2 loops, 3 loops on hook. YO pull through last 3 loops. One dc2tog made

Child Messy Bun Hat:
http://www.amyscrochetpatterns.com/2016/12/crochet-messy-bun-or-ponytail-child-hat.html

Video Tutorial

I made this for an adult women
Rows 1-40: chain 10, hdc in the 3rd chain from the hook and each chain across, -8 hdc
Row 2: *Turn, Ch 1, hdc in each hdc back loop across, -8 hdc
Repeat Rnd 2 for 40 rows. or Make sure the brim fits around your head and follow this pattern as closely as you can.

Take the rows and sew the ends together with a sl st. Don't Break the yarn, Continue on with Rnd 1.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around the edge. I ended up with 60 sc, which is a good number to work with.
Rnd 2: Ch 3(Counts as Dc), work dc in the next 2 dc, *2dctog in the next two sc, work dc in the next 3 sc, *Repeat around, sl st on top ch 3.  -48 dc
Rnds 3-6: *Ch 3(Counts as Dc), dc in each dc around, sl st on top ch 3. *Repeat for 4 rounds -48 dc
Rnd 7: Ch 3(Counts as Dc), dc in the next 5 dc, 2dctog in the next two dc, *dc in the next 6 dc, 2dctog, *Repeat around, sl st on top ch 3 -42 dc
Rnd 8: Ch 3(Counts as Dc), dc in the next 4 dc, 2dctog in the next two dc, *dc in the next 5 dc, 2dctog, *Repeat around, sl st on top ch 3 -36 dc
Rnd 9: Ch 3(Counts as Dc), dc in the next 3 dc, 2dctog in the next two dc, *dc in the next 4 dc, 2dctog, *Repeat around, sl st on top ch 3 -30 dc
Rnd 10: Ch 3(Counts as Dc), dc in the next 2 dc, 2dctog in the next two dc, *dc in the next 3 dc, 2dctog, *Repeat around, sl st on top ch 3 -24 dc
Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in each dc around, sl st. Fasten off and Weave in the ends.

116 comments:

Suzanne Lucientes said...

Thank you for sharing! Almost done with this scarf and think I will make this hat to go with it! So pretty! Thank you again!

Crochet Jewel said...

Glad you like it!

Valerie Tinkess said...

Confused on the -8hdc. Explain?

Amy Seaburn said...

I want to make one for my 6 yr old great granddaughter. I'm a. Beginner, so how do I adjust the size ? Thank you

Crochet Jewel said...

when you crochet 10 hdc, and hdc in the 3rd chain from the hook, it gives you 8 hdc

Crochet Jewel said...

I would make the brim and stop the brim when it fits around her head and then sc around the edge of the brim and follow the pattern as closely as you can

Donna Kopacki said...

Would it still be 60 stitches on first round if I use an H hook?

Donna Kopacki said...

Would it still be 60 stitches on first round if I used an H hook?

Dana McCaslin said...

How many yards of yarn does it take to complete the hat?

Unknown said...

Good morning I was watching your video I love the hat. ☺ I will be making three of them for some friends. I was wondering if its possible to do Single Crochet instead of Double Crochet? 😊

Unknown said...

How much yarn does this require? I have 198 yards of the yarn bee.

Crochet Jewel said...

I wished I would of payed attention but I would say I used less than a skein of yarn, and I dont know the yards.

Crochet Jewel said...

You can try but since I made with dc, Im not sure.

Crochet Jewel said...

I dont know think it would still be 60 with a hook, because a h hook would make it smaller.

Unknown said...

Thank you! Your video is awesome. I'm a beginner and had no problems following it. Can't wait to try some of your others.

Breahna Young said...

How do I make this for a child?

Teri Byrdic said...

Thank you so much for the patten and the video. It helps so much to see you crocheting and it was so easy to understand.

Crochet Jewel said...

I dont have a pattern for a child but you can take brim strip and stop when it fits around her head or stop around 17 inches and then follow the pattern as closely as you can but I made this for an adult so it's hard for me say

Teri Byrdic said...

Thank tryouts so much for taking your time to provide the pattern and a video. It really he,ps to see a demonstration. I am going to make one for my 12 year old granddaughter and I may need to modify for her size. Would you suggest a smaller hook or less stitches around. Thank you.

Unknown said...

I wish someone would answer this cause I don't know either confused

Unknown said...

I don't understand the 2 dc together :(... no matter how many times I watch.

Crochet Jewel said...

2dctog is two double crochet together, there are other videos on this kind of stitch if you do a search on youtube. to explain it: Yarn over (YO) hook, insert hook in stitch(st) , pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook. YO hook, pull through 2 loops. YO hook insert in next st, pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook. YO, pull through 2 loops, 3 loops on hook. YO pull through last 3 loops. One dc2tog made

Crochet Jewel said...

8 hdc is what is left after you do chain 10 on the hook and hdc in the 3rd chain from the hook, then you have 8 hdc left over after that beginning.

amanda said...

When you finish that row of the pattern your left 8 for lack of a better term "post". 7 are your hdc and the last one is the 2 chains from your 10 that helped you travel up on you work.Chain 10 in the 3rd chain from your hook hdc. The 2 you skipped are your first "post" or substitute hdc.

ashley Avery said...

How many double crochets would i do if i wanted to make a few inches bigger for row 1 throu 40.. I just dont wanna mess up the pattern

Unknown said...

I figured it out after re reading for the 3rd time. It is the number of stitches you have at the end of that row, its not not minus 8hdc it is *dash* 8hdc

Julia Cranford said...

Chain ten. Then start hdc in third chain from hook (skipping two) which will give you 8hdc across.

Maggie Lockey said...

I figured it out. :) thanks! I was confused because I've always heard it called a "cluster" stitch.

Angela Lucarelli said...

when I want to change the size of something I change the size of the hook I use. Then I follow the instructions as written. It is still the same. For a 6 year old I would use a G or H size hook. You'd be surprised how much of a difference the size of the hook makes.

Crochet Jewel said...

well see if the brim fits around your head with 40 rows and then you could do less sc around the edge, that would give you less holes, or use J hook, and do less rows on the brim since you are using a larger hook and that would give you less holes. or use smaller hook for tigher holes if thats what you mean

Kristin said...

So, I just made this with med worsted I hook and the amount of rows makes it so long I have to roll the brim. I don't want to roll the brim. I measured my head since you said yours was 22. Mine was 23, so I figured it would stretch a bit anyway. The hat circumference fits fine but if I wore without rolling the brim, it would cover my eyes. Suggestions on correcting?

Crochet Jewel said...

I would omit one of the rounds that is a dc all around, so it wont be so long.

Unknown said...

I just finished, I believe she is just saying, that row will be a *total of 8 hdc. And so on, in following rows

Crochet Jewel said...

yes a total of 8 hdc.

bobcat said...

Thank you so much, Amy for sharing your pattern! I have finished 2 hats and look forward to making a few more. Love it!

GK Sosa said...

Hello, thank you for sharing the pattern, however I have a question, for round 8 you have 35 for total dc, I am not getting that amount, I keep redoing it to see if I am not counting right but I am, the same goes with the rest of the rounds. Please help, thank you ☺.

lin da said...

I love this pattern. It is so easy. But my count does not come out the same as yours. I redid it and still came out with Round 8-36 dc, round 9-30 dc and round 10-24dc. It works fine just wanted you to be aware. Thanks again for the pattern.

Unknown said...

What is an hdc? It's not in the abbreviation list

Why a Blog... said...

What size hook did you use?

Stacy Malone said...

I followed the pattern, used an I hook, and the hat will fit my 8 year old daughter! I'm going to try again with a larger hook (maybe a K), and see if it's adult size!

Crochet Jewel said...

hdc=half double crochet

Crochet Jewel said...

I would add mores rows on your brim and follow the pattern as closely as you can rather than change the hook size.

allaroundgramma said...

I completed a messy bun and I am so excited to give to my daughter. I used silver landscape yarn and it is gorgeous.

allaroundgramma said...

I was able to follow the video and complete a messy bun hat. I used Landscapes Silver yarn and it is adorable. Donna

Thelma said...

I followed the instructions and I thought perfect but the bun opening is huge. It is the same width all the way up. Not sure what I did wrong, can u please help. I love this pattern. Thanks for sharing it. My width is just not changing. Besides that it turned out gorgeous :)

Thelma said...

I love this pattern and I thought I had followed each step perfect. It is beautiful but the width is the same and the opening for the bun is huge. Can u advise on what I may have done wrong. Thanks :)

Kendra Hughes said...

Ok so I love the hat! I am making another one for someone with a smaller head. I don't know the inches she just said she has a small head. If I do 35 rows for the brim then how many sc should I have. Also with the decrease

Crochet Jewel said...

if you your opening is huge, are you doing the 2dctog decrease when it says? remember that stitch is in two stiches to make it one stich, its done in the video.

Crochet Jewel said...

If you do 35 rows, then maybe do 55 or 50 sc around.

Ashleigh Joorawon said...

For round 1 I believe the -8hdc means that you will have a total of 8hdc for that round. At least that is the way I read it, and seems most common in patterns to have the total of stitches at the end of a round.

I could be wrong.

Malissa Riehl said...

So excited to have found this- going to try it tomorrow! I've only made a blanket before, but after watching the video, I think I can do this! I have seen this hat with a hair elastic at the top to keep the hole closer together. Do you have any tips/ideas if this would be possible or how to achieve?
Thanks!

Crochet Jewel said...

Yes -8 hdc total for each row is correct, just like in the video.

Crochet Jewel said...

Any ideas, you could try an elastic band and sc around it at the end or ponytail holder, here is a video where I do that, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4BsU2lcOmc

Marz Bar said...

Awesome. just finished it. if i could put a pic on i would ;)
I may do 2 strands together next time. its cold here in N.B.

Crochet Jewel said...

Great!

Thelma said...

I tried it again and it came out great, thanks so much for the pattern.

Thelma said...

Thanks so much love the pattern, came out perfect, so I made two :)

Gwen Modisette said...

I love this pattern, just wondering since I am going to add an elastic hair tie to the opening, should I stay with the 10 as the starting stitch?

maggie miller said...

i did this today and did the 40 row of the brim and did the video like you did and it was tight on my head,,,am i the only one it dont fit

Kelly said...

How would I continue the pattern so that there is no ponytail opening at the top? My husband likes the hat and wants one, however, I don't want to have the opening if it's for a man and not necessary.

Unknown said...

Either I have a huge head or did something wrong, but I did 50nrows, it's tight, I followed the steps perfectly and it's to short and tight, I believe it will fit my 6 year old daughter again, 40 rows was to small and my head is 23 inches round!

Candice Kruse said...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/child-messy-bun-ponytail-hat

Candice Kruse said...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/child-messy-bun-ponytail-hat

Crochet Jewel said...

Great!

Crochet Jewel said...

I don't know since I didn't do that but you can try and see

Crochet Jewel said...

I would do more rows for the brim

Crochet Jewel said...

I would do a mans hat and add front and back post D.C. On the bottom

Crochet Jewel said...

Great to hear!

Yvonne Batterson said...

Just finished my first one .. and it turned out great !! Making a couple for Christmas gifts for my nieces :)

Ashley Davis said...

How did you get 60 stitches when there is only 40 rows?

Crochet Jewel said...

I sc around the edge 60 times.

Lisa Dimitt said...

Did I do something wrong I did 40 rows and it will only go around half of my head

Catherine said...

Fantastic pattern & tutorial. I have a massive head, so can't try it on, but am putting it in the mail for my niece in Saskatchewan today. Hopefully it fits. I'll be making another for myself as messy buns are my hair style of choice.

Catherine said...

Fantastic pattern & tutorial. This is going into the mail for a niece in Saskatchewan!! Making another for myself.

g said...

I found when making the messy bun hat if you only chain 2 for the first double crochet at the beginning of the row it's much neater.

Billie Brown said...

I did 42 rows for the brim instead of 40. Do I still need only 60 sc around?

Crochet Jewel said...

For your rows, are you doing hdc and a I hook?

Crochet Jewel said...

Yes 60 sc will fit in the 40 rows, because the hdc give you enough room.

Billie Brown said...

Thanks. I did the 42 rows for the brim, because 40 was too tight, and just did 60 sc and it's working ok so far!

marie davison said...

I bought the pattern, did not know I could have got the directions for free!

Busia of 2 said...

I found it depended on the yarn I used how many rows I needed. With Red Cross Love I needed 43 rows. With Caron Soft Party I needed 60 plus 8 stitches weren't enough I did 15. You need to look, measure and try on as you go.
I want to thank you so much for this pattern and video. My teenage granddaughter loves this hat and I'm so glad I found you so I could make it.

Unknown said...

8 half double crochets you loop once then insert your hook into the row loop again pull through you should have 3 loops on the hook. Loop again and pull through all 3

Kelly E said...

Thank you for the pattern and video. This was my first crocheted item. I love how it turned out.

Alicia said...

Thanks for sharing, So cute, going to make a few!

Alicia said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing, going to make a few for family!

Crochet Jewel said...

Great Glad to Hear!

Brandi Stidham said...

Hi, I am a beginner at crocheting and I'm trying to follow your video. I am not sure what I did wrong but I am using a H hook, that is all I have. I wasn't sure how to count it around the brim so I just made it to fit around my head. Then I crocheted the single stitch around and then did the next row of the double crochet. As I began to next row of just double crochet I noticed the circumference of the hat was getting larger not smaller??? Please help, I'm trying to make this for my sister!

Crochet Jewel said...



I would just do the rest of the rounds of dc and then your decreased rounds after that, it should start to come together, but using a h hook may change it all together.

CaliCo Quilter said...

Just finished my first one!! Thanks for sharing your pattern. 😊

Anna Luce said...

Thank you soooo much for your pattern on this hat! I am going to make ones for my granddaughters and they are 6 and 10. Would you be able to know how many rows and the amount of stitches I would do?

Crochet Jewel said...

I did make a video for a child one, or you could probably go down a hook size on this one, here is the video for the child, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKM6fuSYNok

David Scott said...

LOVE this quick and easy pattern!!! I would like to use the same pattern except close the hole for the messy bun... do you have any suggestions on how to do that?

Crochet Jewel said...

I would do 2sctog decrease until closes

Luz Gaytan Burdick said...

How much more would be involved for an adult?

Crochet Jewel said...

I used little less than a skein of yarn

Kristin said...

GREAT tut!!! Made in less than two hours! THANK YOU!

Unknown said...

If the brim needs to be bigger how do you adjust the pattern ...

Lois Landers said...

If the brim needs to be more than the 40 how do you adjust the pattern

Crochet Jewel said...

Just follow it as close as you can so for each round just repeat the pattern to the end of each round so you will go over my count I had at the end

argehrke said...

She is just stating that their will be 8 total half dc in that row

crochetbowler said...

This was a great Patten to make! I didn't know how it would turn out, but I love it!!!! Thanks for sharing!

crochetbowler said...

This was a great pattern to make! I didn't know how it would turn out, but I love it!!! Thank you for sharing!

crochetbowler said...

I love this!!! Thank you!

Dawn Rogers said...

I made this hat today. Followed to a T. Did not fit any of the 4 heads I tried it on. we must have big heads and it was short. What did I do wrong? Need to do probably 46 rows for the brim.

Crochet Jewel said...

If it's short, you could try a few more rounds of just dc around without any decreases. yes the brim can be that many rows, but I would try to fit it around the person ears and head and stop the rows when it is fitting, so you may need to do more rows than 40 or 45

Rae Matos said...

After my 60 SC, I started the 3 DC/2DC together. I ended up with 50 instead of 48 DC's. I have restarted several times to make sure i didn't miscount, but still ended up with 60 SC and 50 DC on Rnd 3. What am i doing wrong?

Lorissa West said...

What would you do for an infant/toddler?

Crochet Jewel said...

For Infant, I cant say for sure, because I did this for a child and Adult. Do you have the child near you, I would stop the brim after if fits around their head or measures 12 inches or so, because you want a little bit of a stretch. But Infants dont usually have hair to put throught the hole of the messy bun. Anyways, I would try to follow the hat as close as you can, but you may need to stop the dc rounds sooner as you get closer to the top of the head.

Crochet Jewel said...

If you end up with 50 dc instead of 48, thats fine, it should still work.

Lorissa West said...

I was gonna close the top for the baby....But don't have a baby near... Lol that's why I asked if anyone knew.

Amy Krupski said...

I have made 2 of these already for friends and they love them, but I have a friend who does not want the messy bun hat. I love this pattern so how would I finish it to close the hole? Would I just decrease the DC until it's closed?

Crochet Jewel said...

yes, I would do 2sctog decreases until it closes, or I have the ponytail holder messy bun hat video too, which you could omit the ponytail and just do 12 dc in the magic circle and follow the pattern as is

Mary Ward said...

Please help me, after I made the 40 rows for the brim, I slipped stitch around the brim but did not get 60 stitches. I have riped this out twice... please what am I doing wrong? How are you getting 60?

Crochet Jewel said...

ok another way to achieve 60 if you are having trouble is toward the end I would do some sc increases, so do 2sc so you get close to 60.

Laurie Hewkin said...

I just wanted to thank you for the pattern and the video. Because of you I can now read a pattern! It all finally made sense! I love your patterns and you have become my go-to blog for crocheting! I look forward to seeing what else you design.



Crochet Jewel said...

Glad it helped!

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