The Chelsea Beehive Messy Bun Hat
Free Crochet Pattern
After her video went viral on Facebook during Chrismas of 2016, my model, Chelsea, became known as the Messy Bun Hat Girl. When it came time to design a new ponytail hat for the 2017 winterwear line, I just couldn’t resist naming this one after her.
The highly textured hat is worked from the bottom up in the signature style of Made with a Twist (by Crochetpreneur). A ribbed brim creates just the right amount of stretch to get the hat over even the thickest of hair and the horizontal beehive ribs create such a great, stylish texture that makes this a versatile and comfortable bun beanie. As all of my bun hats do, this one has our trademark elasticized opening to keep the hole tight to the hair so the wearer gets no chilly winter draft!
Looking for a closed, regular hat version of this pattern? You can find it on the page, Free Crochet Pattern: The Beehive Beanie.
READY TO MAKE YOUR OWN?
Make a Women’s Medium Hat from the instructions that follow OR
if you’d like an ad-free downloadable copy of the written pattern – which includes 5 sizes (child, teen, women’s small through large), instructions to make the beanie with stripes and/or with a bow embellishment, and has photo tutorials for the hat brim and striping, you can find it on Ravelry or Etsy!
WOMEN’S MEDIUM CHELSEA MESSY BUN HAT IN A SOLID COLOR
SIZING AND YARDAGE
For this pattern, which fits a women’s medium (22″ circumference), you’ll need 75 yards of super bulky yarn. I used Lion Brand Hometown USA in Houston Cream.
- 9.00 mm (US size M/N ) Crochet Hook
- Sewing Scissors
- Tapestry Needle
- Buttons or embellishment of your choice
With 9.00 mm hook and super bulky yarn
To Make the Band at the Bottom of the Hat
Row 1: (working in back loop only,) SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in each ch across, CH1, turn. 5 sts
Row 2: (working in back loop only) SC in each st across, CH1, turn. 5 sts Repeat for 36 rows
Do not fasten off.
With right sides together and crochet hook on the right-hand side of the piece, SLST the last row of SCs to the beginning row of chain sts, matching the stitches across. This will create a circular band.
Turn the cuff right-side out so that the seam is on the inside.
CH1 and work across the top of the ribbing. You’ll be working in rounds now.
RND 1: SC into the end stitch of each SC row of the band. Join with SLST to first SC. 36 sts
RND 2: CH1, HDC into the same stitch as beginning CH1, HDC in each stitch around. Join with SLST to beginning HDC. 36 sts
RND 3: (working in the back bar – aka third loop) CH1, HDC in each stitch around. Join with a SLST to beginning HDC. 36 sts.
RND 4: Repeat Rnd 2
RND 5: Repeat Rnd 3
RND 6: Repeat Rnd 2
Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 3
Rnd 9: CH1, HDC in the same stitch as beginning ch1, HDC in the next st, work a HDC2TOG decrease across the next 2 sts, *HDC, HDC, HDC2TOG,* repeat from * to * around. Work a HDC in any remaining stitches after working the decrease pattern. 20 sts.
Rnd 10: Holding hair tie inside the rim of the top hole, CH1, SC in each stitch around being sure to grab the hair tie in each stitch so that it is encased in this final row of stitches.
Fasten off leaving enough yarn to tuck in.
Tuck ends and sew on buttons as desired.