Everyone’s Going Crazy for Knit and Crochet Ponytail Hats (aka the Messy Bun Beanie) – FREE Patterns

UPDATE: Please note, many patterns have been published since this first post about the messy bun beanie trend. Please look at the links below for dozens of more patterns – easy beginner patterns to the more challenging. Enjoy!

For more on this popular trend (and free knit patterns), see also:

I follow a group on Facebook called Crochet Addict. Recently a member posted a photo of a ponytail hat (a winter hat with a hole for your ponytail to slip through, nature’s pom pom!) and things went wild! People LOVE this hat and are inspired to make them right away. Join the group, see for yourself!

I looked around Ravelry to see what was available in terms of free knit and crochet patterns and I found two:

Knit Tea Cozy Hat
by Woolly Wormhead

Messy Hair Bun Hat
by Kayla Rollin

Enjoy!

p.s. this is the one that started it all (not free)!

The yarn and colorway are Plymouth Gina #20: http://bit.ly/2ijOotC

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    Great idea and great patterns! Thank for sharing!

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    Shelley bongers Reply:

    Is there a knitted pattern for this hat on straight needles only?

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Shelley, if you visit Ravelry and search ponytail hat, you may find one. Good luck!

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    Shelley bongers Reply:

    Thank you

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    Dianne Rhoades Reply:

    I have a knitted beanie pattern that I created. Would be more than happy to share it with you on this sight if it is allowed 🙂

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    knithack Reply:

    Sure, email me at knithack@gmail.com

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    narci Reply:

    Can you please send me a copy for the knitted beanie pattern too.
    narci1502@gmail.com

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    Denise Slaunwhite Reply:

    I would love to have the knitted one also – don’t seem to be a lot around – thank you so much – dmdwslaunwhite@hotmail.com

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    knithack Reply:

    There are free knit patterns here: http://bit.ly/2hOVOAi

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    Angela Adamson Reply:

    Can you please email me the knitted pattern as well? It would be greatly appreciated!! jjam08@gmail.com. Thank you!!

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    Margaret Riccio Reply:

    I would like to have the knitted pattern please.

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    knithack Reply:

    Click through the image and you’ll be taken to where you can get the pattern.

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    Sheila Moody Reply:

    I would love to try your knitted pony tail hat pattern.

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Sheila, you can click through the image for the pattern and there are a ton of additional knit ones here: http://bit.ly/2hKIaB6

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    rachel roberts Reply:

    I would love that pattern as well, the ponytail hat with straight needles. Rachelroberts59@gmail.com Thank you so much!

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    Wylone Brewer Reply:

    Do you have a crochet ponytail hat pattern with the hole further down the back. My daughter-in-law wears her ponytail about half way down the back of her head and I can’t find a pattern for that. Thanks

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Wylone, have you looked at this one from Red Heart: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/ponytail-hat

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    Stephanie E.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Lisa Rios Reply:

    Is either of last two patterns free or is their any similar to these free?

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Lisa, there are free options here: http://bit.ly/2gG5OLn

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    Amanda Daras

    Thank you so much!! I know the Ravelry one that you have to pay for is crochet, I just wish she posted a pic instead of the knit version, but I have been searching for this hat! You are awesome!!!

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    Monique Reply:

    Is it really knitted the one pictured? Thought it was crochet?

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    Nancy Marrs Reply:

    Crocheted

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    knithack Reply:

    HI Amanda, the first one is knit and the second two are crochet – is there anything I can help with?

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    Brandi

    the second one is not free. they must have changed it when these hats became popular

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    knithack Reply:

    You’re right, this has been corrected. Thanks!

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    Nancy Marrs

    Is there a version for a child’s size?? Thank you!

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Nancy, knit or crochet?

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    Nancy Marrs Reply:

    Crochet please. 4 -5 year old.

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Nancy, did you see this one: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kaycee-ponytail-or-bun-beanie-hat

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    Darlene Middlebrook

    I am looking for a knot pattern of the hat that started all this craze, anyone know where l can find one?
    Darlene

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    Nancy Marrs Reply:

    Darlene, the multi colored hat has sentence above the picture with green highlighted words “the one.” Click on it and it will take you to Ravelry to this pattern. It cost $5.00 to purchase.

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Darlene, did you get what you need?

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    Mary Reply:

    Check Knitting Paradise. There is a Beanie/ponytail Hat/Cowl pattern knit on circular needles. It is free. Only adult size

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    Donna Hull

    I haven’t been able to find the free pattern for the ponytail hat. Can you help with this.
    Thank you, Donna Hull

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Donna, knit or crochet? There are two posts with 10+ free patterns, look at the very top of this post for the list – good luck!

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    Valerie

    Where can I get a free knit pattern for kids
    And adults

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    knithack Reply:

    There are two posts with 10+ free patterns, look at the very top of this post for the list – good luck!

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    Yolanda

    Where can I GET A FREE PATTERN FOR KNIT LOOM BUN HAT?

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    knithack Reply:

    There are two posts with 10+ free patterns (skip the crochet one), look at the very top of this post for the list, there are loom patterns – good luck!

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    Janet McIntosh

    Can you send me the pattern by email? My email is janetmac@windstream. I want the pattern for the ponytail hat!! Thanks!!!

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Janet, There are several and some are paid patterns. Please click on the image for the one you like and there are several more round-up linked at the top of this page. Thanks!

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    Carmen Newell

    What yarn was used in the pattern that isn’t free? The actual color.

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    knithack Reply:

    This is the yarn, http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/plymouth-yarn-gina

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    knithack Reply:

    Plymouth Gina #20

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    maryland knitter

    Thanks so much for this information. I look forward now to working on some conversions!

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    knithack Reply:

    Great, so glad I could help!

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    Amber

    For the original bun hat what color of Gina yarn was used? I have some that wants the exact same color but can’t decide which one it is!

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Amber, she used #20 – details here, via Ravelry: http://bit.ly/2ijOotC

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