The Best Free Knit Ponytail Hat Patterns (aka Messy Bun Beanies) – a Popular Trend This Year!

The Best Free Knit Ponytail Hat Patterns (aka Messy Bun Beanies) – a Popular Trend This Year!

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The ponytail hat continues to be a super-popular item this season – it’s quick to make and it looks fabulous. Here is a round-up of my favorite FREE knit patterns – there’s even one for pigtails and one for loom knitters! Enjoy!

Messy Bun Knit Hat – by Laura Bain

Messy Bun Hat – free pattern by Kristen McDonnell

Basketweave Messy Bun Hat – FREE pattern by Cheryl Beckerich

A Stroll in the Park – pattern by Mrs Luedeke

free knit messy bun – pattern by Nicole Tsou

Holey Hat by SplitStitch Designs

Ponytail Beanie by Adriana Hernandez-Bergstrom

The Goodie Bag Hat by Cheryl Oberle

Rowan Pony Tail Hat by Patons Australia – this is a classic!

XO Cabled Ponytail Hat by Jackie Chovanes

Ponytail Pi Hat by Katherine Lane Hughes

Piggle by Rebecca Dovi

Loom Knit Pony Tail Hat via Authentic Knitting Board

Ponytail Hat by Claudia Olson – FREE Knit Pattern via Ravelry

Yellowstone Skate Ski Hat by Selena Miskin

Knit Tea Cozy Hat by Woolly Wormhead – FREE Knit Pattern via Ravelry

Messy Bun Hat by Isela Phelps – FREE Loom Knit Pattern via Ravelry





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Danielle

Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more.

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13 Comments

  1. How do I get the patterns

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

      Reply
  2. how do I get patterns

    Reply
  3. Go to Ravelry and search for messy bun hat.

    Reply
    • OR click on the picture of the one you like and you’ll be taken to the pattern.

      Reply
  4. Where are the knitting messy bun patterns? They are crochet patterns I see.

    Reply
    • Hi Melissa, all the patterns in this post are knit.

      Reply
  5. Is the first hat knit on circular needles? The ponytail hat?
    TIA

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    • She uses the magic loop but you could use circulars.

      Reply
  6. My 9 year old daughter likes to wear her ponytail down low closer to the neck.

    Could you suggest a knitting pattern?

    Thanks, Jean

    Reply
  7. Thank you. This will work.

    Than you also for such a fast reply.

    Jean

    Reply
    • Sure, let me know if I can help with anything else!

      Reply

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