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 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.
Learn How to Crochet a Bun 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?
About the Crochet Bun Beanie Pattern
This lovely hat is worked flat and joined at the end. So, if you are worried about how to start a crochet hat, you should relax a bit with this pattern knowing that it is worked flat.
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 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.
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.
Here is a photo of the top of the hat to help you see the end result of the cinching of the hat stitches.
These Gorgeous Beannie 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 For this Crochet Pattern
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.
Alison Messy Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern
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.
Ribbing: 4 SC = 1 inch, 13 rows = 4 inches
Body of Hat: 13 STs = 4 inches.
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.
- 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
BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Completed Crochet Beanie
Turn the had right side out again. Your beanie is complete and ready to wear.
Youtube Video Tutorials
Crochet Videos of the Alison Messy Bun Beanie Pattern
Left Hand Crochet Tutorial
Right Hand Crochet Tutorial
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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has worked in restaurants for many years. Her many crochet patterns and quilt patterns are enjoyed by many. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.