Quick Crochet Messy Bun Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

I think the whole concept of the messy bun hat is, you don't have time to wear your hair down so you throw it up, put on your hat, and get out the door! It makes you look like you made an effort, but in reality the hat does all the work. If you don't have time to get all dolled up to leave the house, chances are you don't have too much time to whip up a hat either.. SO of course, I had to make a very quick and easy tutorial on how to get one of these babies done in a short amount of time. This took me well under an hour using chunky yarn, and I'm super stoked that it only took one skein (technically two for the hat shown with two colors)!

Okay, here we go!


I used 1 skein Bernat Chunky(gray) and Loops and Threads Charisma(off white), you only need one skein if you are making it one color
N/9.00mm hook
Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

We will be starting with the brim of the hat and working our way up.

Chain in beginning of rounds do not count as stitch

Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch = chain, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet

Brim of Hat

Ch 9, sc into the second chain from the hook and sc across (8)
Ch 1, turn your work and sc across (8)
Continue doing this until you have 35 rows. 

(At this point, you have made the brim of the hat. You can wrap this piece around your head to see if it will fit. I had to stretch it a few inches, but you will want to do this as the hat may stretch over time and plus, it will give you a snug fit. If you find the brim too small, add a few more rows until you find the perfect fit for you.)

Body of Hat

Once you have the brim finished, fold it in half so you can slip stitch the ends together. We will now begin working in arounds on the side of the single crochet rows we just made for the brim. Change colors here if you'd like.

Row 1: Ch 1, and sc around the brim, join to first sc (1 sc for each row, just try to keep the stitches evenly spaced. Don't worry if you don't think you're doing it perfectly, just go with it. So for this row I had 35 SC around.)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc all around, join to first sc

Row 3: Ch 2, *skip next stitch, dc into next stitch, dc into stitch that was skipped (this makes the double crochets look like an X.) , repeat from * around, join to first dc

(If you made more rows for your brim and have an extra stitch, dc in that last stitch.) 

Row 4: Ch 1, sc all around, join to first sc

Row 5: Repeat row 3

Row 6: Ch 1, *1 sc in the next 3 stitches, sc decrease. Repeat from * until you get to the last stitch, sc in last stitch (29)

Row 7: Repeat row 3

Row 8: Ch 1, sc decrease all around, sc in last stitch if necessary (15)

Row 9: Repeat row 3

**If you need more room for your messy bun, you can leave the last row off!

There it is! Only NINE rows (besides the brim) and that's it! I think the brim actually took me the longest to do, but after that it was smooth sailing from there!