How to Start a Messy Bun Beanie

Friends have been sending me pictures of messy bun beanies for a couple of years and saying, “You should make this!”

But I have resisted. Because I’ve had a short pixie cut for years.

2018 is different. This year, my hair is actually grown past my shoulders. And now I can totally see the appeal of a messy bun beanie!

So, I decided to finally follow my friends’ advice and design a messy bun beanie pattern!

Here’s me sporting my new design. Since my hair is still a teensy bit short for an actual messy bun, I like to wear mine with a half-up pony tail.

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I recently moved to a tiny town in Montana and there is a VERY limited yarn selection available. Luckily, I found this really pretty Lionbrand yarn that I really like. It’s called Hometown USA and it’s super bulky weight. So, I decided to use this yarn for the messy bun beanie and I’m loving it!

I experimented with a couple different ways to start the beanie and I discovered that Foundation Single Crochet (fsc) is the best way because it makes the top of the hat stretchy and it’s easier to pull your hair through.

If you’re not familiar with fsc, you can watch the tutorial below to see how I do it to start my Messy Bun Beanie.

So, this tutorial should give you an idea of how to get started with a messy bun beanie.

In the full One Hour Messy Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern, I included sizing for women and also girls. Here’s a pic of my friend and her daughter sporting twin messy bun beanies.

As you can see, we tested them in the snow and found that they are super cozy and warm!

Download your One Hour Messy Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern here