42 Messy Bun Hat Crochet Patterns

On those days when you’re running late, your dry-shampooed hair is unmanageable, and you don’t want anyone to know you’re having a crazy, bad hair day – a messy bun hat will save the day!

If you have been collecting crochet patterns online recently, then you know that messy bun hat patterns are popping up everywhere! These hats are similar to regular crochet beanies but have a hole at the top where you can pull your hair through to wear in a ponytail or to wear your hair in a “messy bun“.

From simple stitches to more intricate designs, crochet cables, and colorwork, we’ve rounded up 42 fabulous messy bun hat crochet patterns just for you! Take a look around, find your next favorite messy bun hat and join in the craze!

42 Messy Bun Hat Crochet Patterns


1. Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Crochet Garden

This crochet hat pattern design comes with two options in the instructions: crochet it as a messy bun with a hole at the top, or you can crochet it as a regular hat with a closed top. This Summer Solstice Messy Bun Beanie is made with elastic around the hole, allowing for a stretch when you pull your hair through.

Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Crochet Garden

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2. Messy Bun Beanie Pattern The Farmhouse Nook

This messy bun beanie is sure to be the perfect accessory for your fall and winter wardrobe. It is both stylish and functional. The stitches are appealing to the eye and make perfect gifts or sell well at craft shows. Sizing is adjustable depending on the length of the hatband you choose, and by going up or down a hook size to get the right size for you.

Messy Bun Beanie Pattern The Farmhouse Nook

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3. Cabled Crochet Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Make And Do Crew

Would you believe this free crochet bun beanie pattern uses only single crochet and chain stitches? Despite its simple construction, the “cabled” look of this beanie is sure to dress up even the messiest of messy buns. 

Cabled Crochet Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Make And Do Crew

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4. Cobblestone Messy Bun Beanie Pattern by Crafts Everywhere

This pattern comes in two sizes and has lots of bobble texture and a ribbed brim. You might want to make a few of these as gifts for all your friends who are going to be complementing your new look. The texture of this stitch is so gorgeous!

Cobblestone Messy Bun Beanie Pattern by Crafts Everywhere

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5. Crochet Snow Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Left In Knots

This easy messy bun pattern was created by Left In Knots and is part of the Snow Drop Collection.  If you are looking for crochet patterns made with Caron Cakes Yarn, this messy bun hat is a winner. Of course, you can substitute it with any worsted weight yarn.

Crochet Snow Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Left In Knots

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6. Double Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern by The Lavender Chair

This Double bun beanie is so trendy and fun and perfect for those of you who like the new grunge style! This is a unique twist on the bun hat, offering 2 holes for 2 separate buns. Did I mention that the pattern is free?

Double Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern by The Lavender Chair

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7. Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Made With A Twist

Have you made yourself a messy bun hat yet? They have become all the rage in the crochet world. The latest incarnation of these hats is with an adorable bow attached. Create one in every color and then, mix it up a bit, by adding stripes and a coordinating bow. Your friends and family will love this hat!

Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Made With A Twist

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8. Crochet Plaid Messy Bun Beanie Pattern by Love And Stitch Designs

This pattern is fairly easy and pretty quick to work up. This would make the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves buffalo plaid! The plaid hat is worked from the bottom up by crochet in the round. It’s very easy to modify it too. Perfect for keeping your head warm while keeping your hair up in a bun.

Crochet Plaid Messy Bun Beanie Pattern by Love And Stitch Designs

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9. Basket Weave Crochet Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Crochet By Jennifer

This is a crochet pattern for a super warm and thick ponytail or messy bun hat in multiple sizes. The hole uses an elastic hair tie to stretch over a bun but still stay snug for a ponytail. Keep your hair up and out of the way but still stay warm!

Basket Weave Crochet Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Crochet By Jennifer

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10. Crochet Seashore Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Simply Collectible Crochet

This messy bun hat pattern will become your favorite with step-by-step instructions and clear photos of the pattern. Furthermore, the crochet shell stitch just fits perfectly with this messy bun hat design by Simply Collectible Crochet. 

Crochet Seashore Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Simply Collectible Crochet

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11. Crochet Ribbed Messy Bun Beanie Pattern by Elizabeth Shirley

The messy bun beanie is the hottest trend right now! You will love this pattern because it has such a fun ribbed look. This pattern is for an adult size, but can easily be adjusted by keeping the first round of double crochets as a multiple of 3.

Crochet Ribbed Messy Bun Beanie Pattern by Elizabeth Shirley

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12. Crochet Crocodile Stitch Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Bonita Patterns

The pattern also includes instructions to close up the hat on top. Instructions for adult and children sizes. This is a quick project that impresses without stress. This pattern includes a photo tutorial with many pictures showing the pattern in more detail.

Crochet Crocodile Stitch Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Bonita Patterns

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13. Crochet Messy Beach Bun Beanie Pattern by Sea Star Crochet

This pattern requires worsted weight yarn, 8mm crochet hook, 6mm crochet hook, hair elastic & knowledge of sc, dc, fpdc, ch, & slst. This works up so quickly. It’s double-stranded so it’s warm, as well as pretty.

Crochet Messy Beach Bun Beanie Pattern by Sea Star Crochet

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14. Crochet Messy Cable Bun Beanie Pattern by Hooked Up Crochet

This pattern is a little more advanced than many of the other ones, however, once you get the hang of it you will have little to no difficulty and the end result is well worth the learning curve. The band on this bun beanie uses a SC band, but you can substitute any style band you like for example HDC band or SLST band.

Crochet Messy Cable Bun Beanie Pattern by Hooked Up Crochet

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15. Crochet Spiral Top Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Golden Lucy Crafts

What are you supposed to do if you cut your hair and don’t have any more ponytail to go through the hole in the top? This messy bun hat is the answer by crocheting spirals on the top and joining in the round.

Crochet Spiral Top Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Golden Lucy Crafts

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16. Pumpkin Spice Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Standing Stones Yarn

This adorable designed messy bun beanie hat is textured to resemble a pumpkin. Easy to crochet and available in toddler to adult large sizes. This bun beanie is perfect for fall weather, sitting around the bonfire, going to the Apple Orchard / Pumpkin Patch / Corn Maze or Trick’or’Treating.

Pumpkin Spice Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Standing Stones Yarn

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17. Retro Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Stitch 11

This fun yellow hat will be sure to brighten up any gloomy day – even though you can choose whichever color you’d like. People won’t be able to help but ask you where you get your cheerful headpiece from. Wear this versatile messy bun hat on a trip to the mountains or outside on a chilly morning walk. You might want to wear it everywhere, actually, and the good news is you don’t have to stop at making one.

Retro Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Stitch 11

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18. Crochet Button Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Rescued Paw Designs

This version of the messy bun hat takes only 1 hour to complete and let’s face it; we need these kinds of quick projects between work, life, and after-school activities!

Crochet Button Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Rescued Paw Designs

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19. Messy Chunky Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern by The Turtle Trunk

This pattern is beginner friendly and easily adjustable to make it perfect for you. The ribbed texture is simple, modern, and perfect for the cooler seasons. Great for bad hair days, when you want to wear a ponytail or bun, or just because it’s cute!

Messy Chunky Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern by The Turtle Trunk

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20. Messy Bun Crochet Hat Pattern by Beauty Crochet Pattern

This is such a cute little beanie and easy to whip up. A messy bun hat with a beautiful top. This pattern includes sizes for toddlers all the way to adult size. This also includes many pictures and step by step photo tutorial, measures, abbreviations, number of stitches, extra notes and is written in Standard American Terms.

Messy Bun Crochet Hat Pattern by Beauty Crochet Pattern

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21. Crochet Classic Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Loopingly Made

This is a freestyle pattern as you will just let your mind and hands flow with the stitches. You won’t need to be counting stitches in this pattern. Though this design looks complex, it’s pretty straightforward. This is an eclectic pattern I encourage you to try.

Crochet Classic Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Loopingly Made

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22. Crochet Messy Bun Pigtail Hat Pattern by Loving Mommahood

This pattern is for pigtail messy bun hat in the color of your choosing! Every little girl will love this hat! Pigtails and bows, what’s not to love?

Crochet Messy Bun Pigtail Hat Pattern by Loving Mommahood

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23. Messy Bun Free Crochet Pattern by Daisy Cottage Designs

If you want to make this free crochet hat pattern for yourself, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s simple. You’ll absolutely love the bow on this particular hat. It’s a simple touch to a simple pattern, and it can be worn in the front, in the back, or on the side. So many options! You could also embellish it with a flower or leave it plain.

Messy Bun Free Crochet Pattern by Daisy Cottage Designs

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24. Mermaid Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Crafty Kitty Crochet

Rock out the rest of your winter by being a magical, messy mermaid with this adorable Mermaid Messy Bun Hat! It’s easy to make and has a gorgeous sparkle and texture when finished. Made using the crocodile stitch, the hat looks like mermaid “scales” and is topped off with a “fin” – the pattern shows how to make it adjustable so you can wear it under your messy bun on the hat, or above your ponytail!

Mermaid Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Crafty Kitty Crochet

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25. Crochet Messy Bun Hats Pattern by Repeat Crafter Me

This messy bun hat crochet pattern comes in child and adult sizes but keep in mind that because of the cluster v-stitch, there is a lot of stretch to the hat so these hats will fit a wide range of heads! But it’s always nice when a pattern includes several crochet hat sizes.  You can always make it longer by adding in a row or two as well.

Crochet Messy Bun Hats Pattern by Repeat Crafter Me

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26. Crochet Chunky Wavy Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Crochet Milie

This messy bun beanie is perfect if you have long hair but want to keep your head warm! The yarn is thick and chunky, and will definitely keep you warm! It is thick and luscious and gently hugs your head without squashing your hair out of shape.

Crochet Chunky Wavy Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Crochet Milie

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27. Malia Messy Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

You will love this textured crochet stitch which gives this messy bun its definition. Most importantly, this pattern also comes with cute free printable tags. This will allow you to crochet it as gifts for friends and family.

Malia Messy Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

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28. Crochet Messy Mom Bun Hat Pattern by Sewrella

This adult-sized crochet puff stitch bun beanie hat is very simple and oh so cute! It works up very quickly and is a huge crowd pleaser! The pattern features a 2.5 in. hole in the top for your ponytail or messy bun.

Crochet Messy Mom Bun Hat Pattern by Sewrella

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29. Messy Bun Ponytail Hat Crochet Pattern by Yarnspirations

Even if you are not having a bad hair day, you’ll appreciate how easy it is to have a put-together look when your ponytail is slipped into this hat’s clever back opening.

Messy Bun Ponytail Hat Crochet Pattern by Yarnspirations

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30. Crochet Messy Bun Rainbow Hat Pattern by Purple Mache

This is a pattern for a modern, trendy winter messy bun hat that has a rainbow blend in it along with a neutral beige color. It has an opening on the top for a ponytail or messy bun to come through it. It has a nice weight to it where it will keep your head warm but will not crease your hair. It’s lightweight, and it slouches just enough to be comfortable.

Crochet Messy Bun Rainbow Hat Pattern by Purple Mache

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31. Crochet Messy Bun Cat Hat Pattern by Rebecca Renea

This adorable Cat Hat is perfect for anyone who loves to wear their hair up but wants to wear a hat too! This pattern can be easily adjusted with proper measurements and adjusting stitches and rows. 2 Skeins are used at a time to make the yarn bulkier so you could use 1 strand of bulky weight instead.

Crochet Messy Bun Cat Hat Pattern by Rebecca Renea

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32. Pigtail Crochet Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Haute Kippy

What’s better than one ponytail? Two pigtails! If your little love has straight hair, feel free to adjust the size of the holes on the sides of the hat-making them slightly smaller. This design features fun bobbles, with a knit look brim, and of course two big and cozy holes at just the right place for pigtails or hair puffs!

Pigtail Crochet Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Haute Kippy

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33. Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Sarah Taylor Designer

This messy bun hat crochet pattern provides the solution to what to wear when you need a hat and you want your hair up at the same time. Whether you prefer a messy bun style, a ponytail, or even a man bun, this hat lets you go with your look as well as providing warmth for your head.

Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Sarah Taylor Designer

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34. Pick Your Pony Crochet Messy Bun Beanie Pattern by Moogly

Why the weird name? Well, it’s a ponytail hat/messy bun hat that doesn’t require your ponytail to stay put! You get to decide where your bun or ponytail is on your head – this hat works with every style. You can even put it on before you button it, so your hairstyle stays perfect, hat on or off!

Pick Your Pony Crochet Messy Bun Beanie Pattern by Moogly

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35. Cadence Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Crown Country Crochet

This Cadence Messy Bun Hat crochet pattern is designed as a stylish and comfortable winter hat to keep you warm during the chilly winter months. This beanie uses worsted yarn and can be crocheted in a day. It includes size instructions for toddler, child, and adult

Cadence Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Crown Country Crochet

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36. Crochet Quick And Textured Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Megan Shaimes

This Quick & Textured Bun Hat pattern designed by Megan Shaimes works up quickly and looks very stylish. She used Caron Simply Soft yarn scraps interchanged between rows, and it looks amazing!

Crochet Quick And Textured Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Megan Shaimes

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37. Crochet Braidy Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Hooked Up Crochet

This is a double pattern, which means you get both the fitted/slouch and the bun beanie versions. This elegant crochet messy bun hat pattern features a luxurious braid puff design that’s comfy to wear. It’s perfect for those cool days when you want to wear your hair up, but also want to keep your ears toasty warm.

Crochet Braidy Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Hooked Up Crochet

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38. Gracie Messy Bun Beanie Pattern by Crochet It Creations US

This Gracie Messy Bun Beanie is a beautiful textured pattern. The stitches are appealing to the eye and make perfect gifts or sell well at craft shows. This pattern includes written instructions and photos for guidance. It comes in adult and child sizes.

Gracie Messy Bun Beanie Pattern by Crochet It Creations US

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39. Magic Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Kerry Jayne Designs

The Magic Bun hat is a convertible hat that offers two styles in one! This design may be worn as a messy bun or ponytail style hat or quickly transformed into a cute regular Pom pom hat simply by pulling the drawstrings!

Magic Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Kerry Jayne Designs

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40. Linked Hearts And Diamonds Messy Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern by Krazy Kabbage

This Hearts and diamonds beanie is a very stylish adult size messy bun hat which keeps the head warm while allowing the hair to be worn up. Interlocking hearts are fun and popular and this pattern pairs them with the diamond stitch for a cute fun look which is an enjoyable challenge to make.

Linked Hearts And Diamonds Messy Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern by Krazy Kabbage

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41. Pretty Pink Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Simply Collectible Crochet

If you’re looking for a fun and feminine project, the pretty pink messy bun crochet hat is just that. This ponytail beanie has a hole in the top for your updo hairstyle. It also has a decorative ribbing around the bottom of the hat. This crochet hat is made using the wattle stitch which adds a nice texture.

Pretty Pink Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern by Simply Collectible Crochet

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42. Crochet Messy Lace Bun Beanie Pattern by It Was Yarn

The messy bun hat is a fun variation on the beanie. There is a ​hole in the top to put your ponytail or bun through, so you can have an updo and wear a beanie at the same time. This crochet beanie pattern is a particularly lacy design. It is intended as a summer hat, more for decoration than to keep you warm.

Crochet Messy Lace Bun Beanie Pattern by It Was Yarn

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