The Best Messy Bun Crochet Hat Patterns – The Definitive Ponytail Hat Collection!

The Best Messy Bun Crochet Hat Patterns – The Definitive Ponytail Hat Collection!

NEW FOR 2018/2019 SEASON: For more messy bun patterns and tutorials — both knit and crochet — see the collection of links at the end of this post.

A special post for crocheters, here it is in one collection, the entire round-up of messy bun hat patterns I’ve collected and posted in the last couple of weeks – enjoy!

Mermaid Dreams Messy Bun Beanie

Mermaid Dreams Messy Bun Beanie by Crazy4CrochetMomma

Wavy Shells Bun Hat by Kathy Olivarez

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

Quick & Textured Bun Hat by Megan Shaimes

Three color messy bun beanie by Ingrid Geerings

Messy Bun Hat – Pattern and Tutorial by Pretty Darn Adorable

Simple Textured Messy Bun Hat – free crochet pattern by Amanda Saladin

Messy Bun Hat – pattern by JessesMomus

Free Messy Bun Hat Pattern – by Karla’s Making It

Messy Bun Hat by SugarThreadz

Messy Bun Hat by Repeat Crafter Me

Messy Bun Ponytail Hat by Made with a Twist – Crochet Pattern $6.99 via Ravelry

Kids Messy Bun Hat by Lauren Brown

Messy bun Hat by Daisy Cottage Designs

Messy Bun Plaid Hat by Bethany Dearden

Messy Bun Ponytail Hat by Janet Pippin – crochet patter $3.00

Dutch messy bun beanie by Ingrid Geerings — free crochet pattern

Stacey’s Bun Hat – $5.00 Crochet Pattern via Ravelry
– the classic hat that started this whole craze!

Criss Cross Ponytail or Messy Bun Hat – Crochet Pattern $4.95

Singled Out Messy Bun/Ponytail/Closed Beanie by Betty Lewis – crochet pattern $4.95

Shelby’s Double Bun Beanie by Dorianna Rivelli – free crochet pattern

Kaycee Ponytail or Bun Beanie Hat by Crochet by Jennifer – Crochet Pattern $4.95 via Ravelry

Messy bun hat puffy by EliFine Designs

Crochet Messy Bun Hat by Crochetmylove designs

Crochet Messy Buns Piggy Tails Hat by Kimberly Rose

Crochet Ponytail Hat for Girls by Jennifer B. Wieland

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

Kaycee Ponytail or Bun Beanie Hat by Crochet by Jennifer – Crochet Pattern $4.95 via Ravelry

Messy Hair Bun Hat by Kayla Rollin – Crochet Pattern $2.00 via Ravelry

My Pretty Ponytail Hat by by (TLS) Beansieleigh

Here are some more messy bun patterns:

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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. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.


  1. Thanks so much for including my pattern! I appreciate that 🙂 Can’t wait to brouse through your site for more patterns. xo Karla

    • I love the colors!


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