The Chunky Messy Bun Hat is super easy and fun to whip up. Messy bun hats are all the rage at the moment…there is an opening at the top to allow you to wear your hat with a bun or even a ponytail right through the top! This is a perfect project for a quick gift and uses only one ball of yarn.
*If you dig the cowl I’m wearing in the photos, it’s called theCilantro Cowl. Check out the free pattern + video here!
Chunky Messy Bun Hat
By Jennifer Dickerson
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9.0 mm crochet hook
1 button (totally optional, I used a 1.5 inch wood button)
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7.5 inches tall
21 inch circumference
Instructions for Brim of Hat:
Row 1: In the second ch from the hook, work a sc. Work a sc in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Work a sc in the back loops only (blo) in each stitch across.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures approximately 21 inches long.
Join two edges together to form brim with a slip stitch seam. Do not fasten off yarn.
Instructions for Top of Hat:
*Note: For a taller hat, repeat round 2 as needed. For a larger opening at the top, don’t work round 6 of this section.
Round 1: Ch 1, then work a sc in each hole along the side (because the brim was worked in rows, you’ll be crocheting into the sides of the brim. Just look for the holes along the edge and work the sc stitches into them, keeping it in an even multiple).
Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as a dc + ch 1), then work a dc into the first st. *Skip the next st, then work a (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next st. Repeat from * to end of round. Join to close round in the third ch up (starting ch at beginning of round) with a sl st.
Round 3: Repeat round 2.
Round 4 (decrease round, so no ch 1 in between and note the starting ch is 3 this time not 4): Ch 3, then work a dc in the first st. *Work 2 dc in the center of each v. Repeat from * to end of round. Join with a sl st to close round.
Round 5: Ch 3, then * work a dc in between the two dc groups from the previous round.
Round 6: Ch 1, then *sc2tog in each st all the way around. (If you’re unfamiliar with this decrease, we’ll go through the whole round on the video tutorial).
With a matching piece of yarn, sew button to hat if desired as shown.. Weave in any ends that remain.