Alison Messy Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern

This Alison Messy Bun Beanie is full of texture. Easy crochet hat that is worked flat and joined at the end. This makes it perfect for you if this is your first hat or just fun if you have been crocheting a while already.

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Alison Messy Bun Beanie with Pony Tail Hair Styled
Alison Messy Bun Beanie with Pony Tail Hair Styled

Alison Messy Bun Beanie Options

This crochet hat can be worn with your hair in a pony tail, in a neat bun, or a messy bun. Such a versatile way to stay warm and look great in the process. Just look at the photos and notice how nicely the hair looks while wearing this crochet hat. I just love the look of this one.

Crochet Hat with Hair Styled in Neat Bun
Crochet Hat with Hair Styled in Neat Bun

Learn to Crochet a Hat

Have you always wanted to crochet a beautiful hat but been afraid of trying? If so, this crochet pattern might be the one that will have you take the leap and give it a try. This crochet beanie can be worked in so many colors. While I used a fresh skein of white for the hats in the photo below, the colors were all left over yarn from recent crochet projects.

I am not sure which color combination I like more. What is your favorite?

Crochet Beanie Hat in Four Colors
Crochet Beanie Hat in Four Colors

About the Crochet Bun Beanie Pattern

This lovely hat is worked flat and joined at the end. I think for a beginner at crocheting a hat, this helps make it a bit easier to start with. The end result is warm and beautiful.

This pattern may look complicated; however it is not. The row stitches are worked into the rows below to create the color changes and ridge look.

Crochet Hat Worked Flat
Crochet Hat Worked Flat

Crochet Hat Video Tutorial

There is a video tutorial near the bottom of this crochet pattern to help with understanding how this pattern is worked.

Carry the Yarn Up the Side

If you are not one that likes to weave in your yarn ends, no worries. Since you are joining this hat at the end. Carry the yarn color changes up the side rather than snip each one and weave in those dreaded ends.

Each color of hat that I crocheted using this pattern was worked flat first and joined at the end. With the first hat I cut the yarn on each color change and weaved in the ends. I thought it added too much bulk and it was time consuming. Therefore, the other hats had the yarn carried up the side and it worked just fine. Saved time, bulk, and made it easy to sew the edges together as the bulk got in the way in the first hat.

Each Color of Hat Was Crocheted Flat and Joined After
Each Color of Hat Was Crocheted Flat and Joined After

Joining the Hat

When you are done crocheting your last row, leave a very long yarn tail. Mine was 24 – 30 inches. This was plenty of yarn to weave through the crochet chains and cinch the top of the hat. Then weave through the stitches on the side. I went down the side and back up for a bit of extra security.

Cinching the Hat Top and Starting To Join the Sides
Cinching the Hat Top and Starting To Join the Sides

Here is a photo of the top of the hat to help you see the end result of the cinching of the hat stitches.

Cinched Top of Messy Bun Beanie
Cinched Top of Messy Bun Beanie

These Gorgeous Hats are Easy to Make

Enjoy making this messy bun beanie in your favorite colors. They work up really quick too. Great for gifting to someone with long beautiful hair.

Use Your Leftover Yarn

This hat pattern is a great crochet pattern for using up your leftover yarn from other projects. I made all four of these hats in a weekend. Now, I must say, it was very cold outside and I did not feel like venturing out. The wash machine was running and food was in the crock pot. What a lovely way to spend the weekend.

Great Yarn Scrap Buster Hat Pattern
Great Yarn Scrap Buster Hat Pattern

Alison Messy Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern

Finished Sizes

Instructions are given in [ ] for different sizes.

Circumference: 18 [19,20] inches

Height of Hat: 8 inches; however, the hat can height can be adjusted by decreasing or increasing the rows or using a larger or smaller crochet hook size.

Gauge

Ribbing: 4 SC = 1 inch, 13 rows = 4 inches

Body of Hat: 13 STs = 4 inches.

Materials

Any Yarn that is a 4 weight category. I used left over Caron One Pound Yarn, approximately 200 yards.

Here are the yarn colors I used.

  • White
  • Rose
  • Soft Sage
  • Sky Blue

Here are two places you can purchase this yarn if you want to use the same color scheme that I did. Selection of yarn. Here is another Selection of yarn.

Size H Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Alison Messy Bun Beanie printable
Alison Messy Bun Beanie printable

Abbreviations

BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

SL ST = Slip Stitch

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SP = Space

ST = Stitch

YO = Yarn Over

If you are unsure of the stitches used in this hat, there are video tutorials showing how to work each stitch on my crochet tutorials page, as well as the video at the bottom of this crochet pattern.

Photo of Crochet Beanie Pattern Before Joining
Photo of Crochet Beanie Pattern Before Joining

Directions

Begin with Ribbing

Row 1: With the White yarn, CH 8 [9, 9] SC in 2nd Ch from hook and in each CH across, turn. Stitch count (7 [ 8, 8])

Row 2: CH 1, SC in Back Loop of each SC across, turn.

Repeat row 2 until ribbing measures 18 [19, 20] inches. Do not Fasten off.

Pattern Note

If the directions I have given and shown for not cutting off the yarn are too confusing – I tried to explain here and in the video. However, you can certainly cut the yarn at the end of each color change and weave in the ends rather than figuring out how to carry the yarn up the sides.

Body of Hat

Begin working the length of the hat on the ends of the ribbing.

Row 1

Continue using the white yarn. CH 1, work SC evenly spaced across, turn. (If you plan on carrying the yarn up the side, don’t cut the yarn after this row or the other rows if you plan on carrying it up the side).

Row 2

Change to a colored yarn, CH 1, work SC in each ST across, turn. ( If you plan on carrying the yarn up the side, don’t cut the yarn after this row or the other rows if you plan on carrying it up the side).

Row 3

Bring the White Yarn through the colored yarn loop on the end where the white yarn is, yarn over and tighten the loop. Using the white yarn, CH 2, DC in each ST across to the end. In the last ST, when doing the last YO for the ST, incorporate the colored yarn loop, complete the ST and pull the colored yarn snug. Turn.

Row 4

Bring the colored yarn through the last white yarn loop and tighten the white loop. Using the colored yarn, CH 2, BPDC across. Leave the colored yarn loop there. Go to the next row.

Row 5

Bring the white yarn through the colored yarn loop on the end where the white yarn is, yarn over and tighten the loop. Using the white yarn, CH 1, SC in each ST across, when doing the YO for the ST, incorporate the colored yarn loop, complete the ST and pull the colored yarn snug. Turn.

Row 6

Bring the colored yarn through the last white yarn loop and tighten the colored yarn loop. Using the colored yarn, CH 1, SC in each ST across,

Row 7

Bring the white yarn through the colored yarn loop on the end where the white yarn is, yarn over and tighten the loop. Using the white yarn, CH 2, DC in each ST across.

Row 8

Bring the colored yarn through the white yarn loop on the end where the colored yarn is, yarn over and tighten the loop. CH 2, BPDC across.

Rows 9-15

Repeat rows 5-8. I ended at row 15 with the row 7 pattern, which is the white yarn with a DC in each ST. Do Not Fasten off Yarn. Leave a Long Tail About 24-36 Inches Long for Cinching the Crown Area and Sewing the Side.

Rows of Crochet Beanie in Blue and White
Rows of Crochet Beanie in Blue and White

Finishing

Thread the yarn through your yarn needle. Begin to weave the needle around the front and back post area below in the last row. Pulling the yarn slightly snug after every three inches or so until you are all the way around.

weave the needle around the front and back post area
weave the needle around the front and back post area
Pulling the yarn slightly snug after every three inches or so until you are all the way around.
Pulling the yarn slightly snug after every three inches or so until you are all the way around.

Starting to Join the Side

In the photo below, the crown has been cinched and the right sides are together. Line up the rows so the joining is even and weave the yarn back and forth through the stitches to join the side as you work toward the ribbed crochet area.

Cinching the Hat Top and Starting To Join the Sides
Cinching the Hat Top and Starting To Join the Sides

Finishing Joining the Sides of the Hat

After you have weaved the yarn back and forth down the hat, weave it back up to the crow. This gives the sides extra stability and allows you to weave in the yarn end near the crown.

Make sure that all yarn ends are weaved in and the excess is removed.

Sides of Hat Joined
Sides of Hat Joined

Completed Crochet Beanie

Turn the had right side out again. Your beanie is complete and ready to wear.

Completed Crochet Messy Bun Beanie
Completed Crochet Messy Bun Beanie

Crochet Videos of the Alison Messy Bun Beanie Pattern

Left Hand Crochet Tutorial

Right Hand Crochet Tutorial

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