The Best Free Crochet Ponytail Hat Patterns (aka Messy Bun Beanies) – This Season’s Fave Gift!

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Everyone LOVES ponytail hat patterns! And no wonder, they work up quick and make fabulous gifts!

Here is a round-up of my favorite FREE crochet patterns, with a few variations on the theme – messy bun cat hat anyone? Enjoy!

Bibbity Bobbity Messy Bun 3-in-1 – free pattern by Celina Lane

Crochet Frozen Winter Bun Hat – free pattern by Wilma Westenberg

Three color messy bun beanie by Ingrid Geerings

Messy Bun Hat by Repeat Crafter Me

Messy Bun Plaid Hat by Bethany Dearden

Messy bun Hat by Daisy Cottage Designs

Messy Bun Hat by Amy Lehman

Headhuggers by ValliesKids

Messy Bun Cat Hat by Rebecca Renea

Yet Another Messy Bun Hat by Danielle LaChance

The Messy Bun Hat by Suzi Berryhill

Easy Peasy Messy Bun Hat by Simply Collectible

Ponytail Beanie by Danyel Pink Designs

Ponytail Hat by Erika and Monika Simmons – FREE Crochet Pattern via Ravelry

My Pretty Ponytail Hat by by (TLS) Beansieleigh

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  1. Pingback: 9 Popular Ponytail Hats and Messy Bun Beanies – a Roundup of Paid & Free Patterns in Knit & Crochet | KnitHacker

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    Thank you so much for featuring my Easy Peasy Messy Bun Hat by Simply Collectible! It’s great to be included amongst other cooler-than-cool hats!

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    knithack Reply:

    Thank you! xoxo

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    Celina Lane, Simply Collectible Crochet Reply:

    😀 It’s crazy! I have about 3 more patterns ready to be released. I love these!

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    Brenda Harman Reply:

    Hi, can you email me the pattern please for the crochet ponytail hat. bmharm1@live.com Thanks so much.

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Brenda, there are several patterns here – click on the picture of the one you like and you’ll be taken to the pattern. Danielle

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    Jessica Lehet

    Can someone email me the crochet pattern to make this?

    Jeslehet@gmail.com

    Thank you!!

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Jessica, there are several patterns here – click on the picture of the one you like and you’ll be taken to the pattern.

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    Janice Reply:

    I would love to have the patterns emailed to me as well. janiceschmelzer@yahoo.com

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Janice, there are several patterns here – click on the picture of the one you like and you’ll be taken to the pattern.

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    Kaye

    Just finished the easy peasy hat pattern & it turned out great !! Thanks for the pattern !!

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    Celina Reply:

    That’s great, Kaye! That’s my pattern and it is my absolute favorite.

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    Can someone email me the messybun pattern too? dfalbo13@gmail.com. TY

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Daina, there are several patterns here – click on the picture of the one you like and you’ll be taken to the pattern.

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    Michelle Havens

    can someone email me the messybun pattern too?

    michelle.freight@yahoo.com

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Michelle, there are several patterns here – click on the picture of the one you like and you’ll be taken to the pattern.

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    Jess

    Can someone email me the messy bun pattern too? simplydevine82@aol.com TY

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Jess, there are several patterns here – click on the picture of the one you like and you’ll be taken to the pattern.

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    deena

    I would love to have this pattern. Could it please be emailed to carljen@comcast.net

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    knithack Reply:

    there are several patterns here – click on the picture of the one you like and you’ll be taken to the pattern.

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    Donna Bourland

    Please email me the messy bun hat. Crochet or knit. Please please to dsbourland@aol.com

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Donna, there are several patterns here – click on the picture of the one you like and you’ll be taken to the pattern.

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    Ann heuer

    Please email me these free patterns. Do you have any knitted patterns for same
    Annheuer1941@gmail.com

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Ann, there are several patterns here – click on the picture of the one you like and you’ll be taken to the pattern. All of the knit ones are here: http://bit.ly/2hOVOAi – good luck!

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    Zabada Campbell

    Please email me the free crochet patterns. Thank you

    Zebbyc67.zc@gmail.com

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Zabada, there are several patterns here – click on the picture of the one you like and you’ll be taken to the pattern.

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    Patty

    I’d love the pattern for the ponytail hat

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Patty, there are several patterns here – click on the picture of the one you like and you’ll be taken to the pattern. Danielle

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    Donna Click

    I loved making messy bun, but when I crocheted the band, it flares out, instead of fitting snugly. Any ideas about what I missed?

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    teressa

    I love this my granddaughter has long hair and most of the time it is up in a bun I don’t crochet does anyone sell these

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    Donna Click

    Okay. I figured out what I did. You are really good, aren’t you.????

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    Kim Black Reply:

    Hi Donna,
    So what did you do? Mine did the same thing…

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    Claudette Green

    Could I get the pattern for pony tail hat to plese?

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    knithack Reply:

    there are several patterns here – click on the picture of the one you like and you’ll be taken to the pattern. Danielle

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    Heather

    I would love this pattern jakebaby127@aol.com please an thank you

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    knithack Reply:

    there are several patterns here – click on the picture of the one you like and you’ll be taken to the pattern. Danielle

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    Kari Heikkinen

    You can make ANY pattern into one of these messy bun hats.knitting or crochet… Instead of continuing decreases, (when knitting from brim to crown) stop when you have around 20 sts left and crochet over an elastic/hair tie for the last round and BO.

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    I would like to know why when I make hats they appear big some of these crochet hat are for a size 19 inch how can I go smaller

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    knithack Reply:

    Yarn weight and hook size could be factors, it’s difficult to know unless you share these variables.

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    Vanessa McKay

    My mom and I are looking for a pattern for the Crocheted Messy Bun Beanie! I searched and was brought here. Do you offer a free one?

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Vanessa, yes – every pattern on this post is available for free. Just click on the image for the hat you like and you’ll be directed to the pattern. Good luck!

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    Robin Mercer

    I love the picture of the blue and white with a snowflake look, when I click on the picture to get the pattern it takes me to the different pattern. I really want the pattern can you please tell me how to get it? I really want it!!. It is beautiful. My email address is Mrsb12174@yahoo.com

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    Kim Black Reply:

    Hi Robin,
    Here’s the correct link to the hat – it’s free on Ravelry. The same lady makes it, this one is called Frozen Winter (bun) hat. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/frozen-winter-bun-hat

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Robin, that’s corrected now…

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    Kimberly Black

    I really like the first hat listed, the white and blue hat. Unfortunately, the link provided is NOT for that hat, nor is the name in the caption correct. Could you fix the link and add the correct pattern link? That hat is gorgeous! Thank you a bunch!

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    knithack Reply:

    Hi Kimberly, that’s corrected now…

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