Free Crochet Messy Bun Pattern Roundup

The popularity of the messy bun beanie hat is astonishing! I can see why though- it’s stylish and if you’re like me, you wear your hair up almost daily. After all, what’s more convenient than throwing your hair up in a bun and throwing on a hat to head out the door? Here’s a list of 10 free crochet messy bun beanie patterns for you to work up:

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

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If you’re mad about plaid like I am, you’ll love this Messy Bun Plaid Hat pattern designed by Bethany over at Whistle & Ivy. Yarn used is Brava Worsted yarn in red, wine, and black.


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This messy bun hat designed by Mango Tree Crafts is made with an elastic band, and includes 3 sizes – child, preteen, and adult. There’s also a free pattern for a flower you can attach to the hat as well.

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Lauren from Daisy Cottage Designs is on a roll designing messy bun patterns! This shell stitch beanie works up quickly, and is one of her latest creations. Get the pattern for the hat and bow here.

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The above Katniss messy bun hat was designed by Bella Haken & Zoo, and it’s one of my absolute favorite patterns. This hat is chunky and full of texture making it oh so warm as well as unique!

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These Mommy & Me Messy Bun Hats by Repeat Crafter Me are so adorable, and the patterns available include both child and adult size. Yarn recommended for this pattern is Bernat Super Value.

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This cool looking Brain Waves Messy Bun Beanie by Playin’ Hooky Designs is unique and super cute. The tutorial also includes a video to help you along! Suggested yarn is Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn, Loops & Threads Impeccable, or Red Heart with Love.

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Joy from Joyful Girl designed this messy bun hat. The pattern is worked from the top down and she offers lots of pictures in this step-by-step tutorial. Pattern can be found here.

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This Lovely Heart Bun Hat was designed by Wilma Westenberg, and she offers two versions – one using the knit stitch, and the other a pattern that uses a single crochet. Both patterns include a video tutorial.
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Make & Do Crew designed this amazing faux cabled bun beanie. It’s made using single crochet plus a bunch of chain loops that creates such an elegant cabled texture. This hat uses only one skein of Lion Brand Woolspun yarn. The pattern also includes a video tutorial to help you out!

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