Crochet Patterns

Crochet Child’s Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat Free Pattern

Last year these beautiful messy bun/ponytail hats were everywhere and now my beautiful little girl has luscious long locks I decided to give it a go. Here is the free pattern for my child’s messy bun/ponytail hat.

I adore this beautiful hat as does my little girl the hat this pattern is for will fit a 3-6-year-old. It is a really simple pattern and the hat took me approx an hour to complete. It’s perfect to keep your long-haired beauties warm during these cold months.

I used 2 colours for making up my daughters hat but you can use as many as you like. I will leave the wool colours I used at the bottom of this page in case you would like to check them out. I use U.S terms for all my patterns as this was the way I learnt.

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What You Will Need:

  • Dk wool in any colours you would prefer
  • 5.5mm hook
  • Darning needle for sewing in the ends
  • Thick hair bobble

Pattern For Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat:

Note: Ch2 does not count as a DC.

Rd 1: Work 30 dc around a hair bobble (not the small ones for toddlers). Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2.
Rd 2: Make 1 dc into the same stitch as ch 2, then dc in the next stitch, make 2 dc into the next stitch. *1 dc into the next 2 stitches, 2 dc into the next stitch* around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2.
Rd 3: 1 dc into the same stitch and in the next 2 stitches, 2 dc into the next stitch. *1 dc into the next 3 stitches, 2 dc into the next stitch* around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2.
Rd 4: 1 dc into the same stitch and the next 3 stitches, 2 dc into the next stitch. *1 dc into the next 4 stitches, 2 dc into the next stitch* around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2.
Rd 5 – 12: Dc into each stitch. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2.
Rd 13-15: Hdc in each stitch. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 1.

After the 15th round fasten off and weave in the ends.

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