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Since I posted the messy bun crochet hat patterns earlier this month, people have been posting requests for variations. The request I’ve heard the most is for a chunky version of the hat. Since winter decided to come to Florida for a day and a half, I decided now was as good a time as any. At least  my friend didn’t sweat to death during our photo shoot.

If you haven’t seen the other Messy Bun Crochet Hat Patterns, you can find them here:

If you don’t have time to make this hat now:

I’m not 100% sure, but I think this one might be my favorite yet. I love the pink  yarn that’s slightly variegated. I definitely plan on making a scarf out of this soft, beautiful yarn (yarn info listed in materials section) in the near future – maybe a cowl with a cute fringe.

My friend Danielle was wearing an adorable chambray shirt and the cutest polka dot sweater you’ve ever seen. I love how classy and sleek the messy bun hat looks along with her outfit.

If you want to make this crochet hat pattern for yourself, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s simple. I didn’t make this hat in one sitting, but I’d say it takes about 45 minutes for the average crocheter.

If you have questions about how to start this pattern, this post will be helpful!

Materials:

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is worked through both loops.
  • VERY IMPORTANT! There is an extra DC worked into each round so you don’t have to sl st to the chain at the end of each round. This makes your seam less noticeable. If you work into the top of the ch 2, you’ll gain stitches each round so be very careful to sl st to the top of the first DC when you’re joining your rounds.

Without further ado, here’s the newest free crochet pattern from Daisy Cottage Designs.

Messy Bun Crochet Hat Pattern:

To begin this pattern, ch 20. Sl st in the first chain to make a circle. If you want, put a hair elastic on top of this chain loop and work around both in round 1. This  number is not set in stone so if you feel like you need a larger opening, you could add a couple extra chain stitches.

Round 1: Ch 2. 24 dc into the chain loop. Sl st to the top of the first dc to join. Ch 2. (24)
Round 2: 1 dc into the same stitch and in the next stitch, 2 dc into the next stitch. *1 dc into the next 2 stitches, 2 dc into the next stitch* around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2. (32)
Round 3: 1 dc into the same stitch and in the next 2 stitches, 2 dc into the next stitch. *1 dc into the next 3 stitches, 2 dc into the next stitch* around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. ch 2. (40)
Round 4: 1 dc into the same stitch and in the next 3 stitches, 2 dc into the next stitch. *1 dc into the next 4r stitches, 2 dc into the next stitch* around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. ch 2. (48)
Rounds 5-11: 1 dc into the same stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 1. (48)
Round 12-13 (optional do one additional round to end at round 14): 1 sc into the same stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to the top of the first sc. Ch 1. (48)
Round 14 (or 15 if you did an additional sc round): 1 sc into the same stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to the top of the first sc. Cut yarn and weave ends (48).

You’ll notice there are some optional rounds in this hat. The way I made it, I have 4 sc crochet rounds as a border. If you don’t want your border so wide, you could leave one or two out. Also, if you find as you’re going that 15 rows is going to be too long, you could cut out one round of dc and start your single crochet rounds after round 10.

I absolutely love the bow on this particular hat. It’s a simple touch, and it can be worn in the front, in the back, or on the side. So many options! You could also embellish it with a flower or leave it plain.

The embellishment is a free crochet pattern, as well! I used the large version of this crochet bow pattern to embellish this messy bun crochet hat. Attach it to an alligator clip and wear it alone or with the hat!

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