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!

Messy bun hat by TLH Patterns

Granite Messy Bun Hat by American Crochet

Royal Bun Beanie by Ingrid Geerings

Shell Stitch Messy Bun Hat – pattern via Mary Maxim

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

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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58 comments

  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
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      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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    Kaye

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

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

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    Donna Wonnacott

    can you help me how do I make smaller hats for teens and child

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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
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      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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    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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    Lisa Secrest

    Hi, I clicked the link for the Crochet Frozen Winter Bun Hat – free pattern by Wilma Westenberg but when I tried to download it, I received a message that the site was risky and “When we tested this page, we learned it might be malicious or cause unwanted changes to your device. ” Is there anyway that a copy of the pattern can be emailed to me.

    Thank you!

    SO SORRY111

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      knithack
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      Yup, I just checked and you’re right – there’s an issue with the site. I’m not comfortable emailing you the pattern due to her copyright, but will email her to let her know her site is compromised.

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