Pattern Roundup • Knit & Crochet Bun Beanies n Hats

Happy holidays everyone! So if you’re at all connected to the craft community surely by now you’ve seen the pattern explosion of bun beanies and ponytail hats in both the crochet and knitting popping up! In lieu of that, I figured a pattern roundup was a great idea! Have fun browsing below at both the top FREE patterns in both knitting or crochet!

If you have one to share that’s free as well and not listed below, feel free to share the link in the comments.

10+ FREE Bun Beanie Knitting & Crochet Pattern Roundup by @fibreandfabrics

❤ For Knitters

1. Holey Hat

This pattern seems to be the oldest one of it’s kind on Ravelry! Created by SplitStitch Designs in 2013!

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2. Messy Bun Hat

The Messy Bun Hat is a great & adds a little texture to it with simple knit & purl rows!

3. Buffalo Plaid Messy Bun Beanie

Chunky yarn and the cool plaid color work make this messy bun beanie perfect for this season! Pattern on Ravelry by Charissa Pray.

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4. Bun Beanie Cat Pattern

MEEEOW! 🐱 Check out this cute knit bun beanie with kitty cat ears by by Whidbey Isle Yarns

5. Hannah

by Blake Ehrlich. I love the buttons on the back! A really cute ponytail hat pattern!

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6. Tea Cozy Hat

by Woolly Wormhead.  Cute knit ponytail hat with a drawstring/tie. I like this!

7. Yellowstone Skate Ski Hat

by Selena Miskin. Gotta love those knit cables, right? This can also double as a snug neck cozy!
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8. Bucaneve Hat

by Maria Rosa Spighetti. I like how this is a slouchy version for when you want a loose bun or pony!

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 ❤ For Crocheters

1. It’s All About the Messy Bun

by June Nemeth on Ravelry!

2. Easy Peasy Messy Bun Hat

by Celina Lane on Ravelry!

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3. Top Knot Toque

Check out this crochet version of the bun beanie made with a elastic hair tie at the top! Love that idea! Design by Patricia Hamel

4. Yet Another Messy Bun Hat


I like the wide brim on this one, and isn’t the yarn pretty? By Danielle LaChance

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5. Bandwagon Bun Hat

by Margaret MacInnis on Ravelry. If you want a 2 color option with a cool pattern, try this hat! I also like her appropriate title. 😄😂

6. Shelby’s Double Bun Beanie

by Dorianna Rivelli @ The Lavender Chair. I like this double bun action, and the stitch is super cute too! I just love her stuff!

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7. Messy Bun Cat Hat

by Rebecca Renea on Ravelry! Now you can pick from a knit or crochet kitty ear version. Our lives are complete! ♥🐱

 8.  Everyday Kisses Messy Bun Hat


by American Crochet. I love the texture on this one!

9. Linen Stitch Ponytail / Messy Bun Hat

by Jennifer Pionk on Ravelry. Enjoy sizing from kids to adult on this pattern!

10. Ribbed Bun Hat


by Naztazia on Ravelry.  I like that this hat is worked sideways with a nice and stretchy ribbing, and fold up brim. It does have an elastic hair tie worked into the top!

Those are my messy bun picks for knitting and crochet! I hope you found this post helpful in choosing your style of messy bun!

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