Spring Tranquility Messy Bun Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

Welcome to the 2020 Scarf and Hat of the Month Club!

It’s time for the May Hat pattern! This month, I used Lion Brand Mandala Ombre and mixed in some Lion Brand Feels Like Butta to make a fun messy bun hat that matches my Spring Tranquility Infinity Scarf. Scroll down to check out the FREE crochet pattern for the Spring Tranquility Messy Bun Hat. For 24 hours only, get a FREE PDF version of this pattern from my Ravelry shop! I hope you enjoy it! Happy Crocheting!

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Spring Tranquility Messy Bun Hat

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Abbreviations:

BL – back loop
ch(s)
– chain(s)
ch-sp – chain space
dc – double crochet
dc3tog – double crochet 3 stitches together
FL – front loop
sc – single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts
[] – work instructions as many times as directed
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

16.4 stitches & 6.4 rows = 4″ (in pattern stitch)

Finished Sizes:

  • Adult Small – Fits 22″ head size
  • Adult Medium – Fits 23″ head size
  • Adult Large – Fits 24″ head size

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. If you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • The main part of the hat is worked using a size I 5.5mm crochet hook for all sizes. The ribbing for this hat is worked using a size H 5mm crochet hook for all sizes.
  • Ch sts are counted in the final stitch count at the end of the row for the main part of the hat.

Instructions:

Adult Small/Teen:

Main Hat:

With Size I 5.5mm Hook and Color A 

Ch 32
Row 1: 1 dc into the 4th ch from hook (count sk chs as 1 dc), *1 dc into each of the next 5 sts, dc3tog over the next 3 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 5 sts, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] into the next st; Repeat from * across until there is 1 st remaining, 2 dc into the last st, turn. (29 sts)
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the FL of the first st, *1 dc into FL of each of the next 5 sts, dc3tog over the next 3 sts working through the FL, 1 dc into the FL of each of the next 5 sts, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] into the next ch-sp; Repeat from * across, 2 dc into the t-ch, turn. (29 sts)
Row 3: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the BL of the first st, *1 dc into BL of each of the next 5 sts, dc3tog over the next 3 sts working through the BL, 1 dc into the BL of each of the next 5 sts, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] into the next ch-sp; Repeat from * across, 2 dc into the t-ch, turn. (29 sts)
Row 4-33: Repeat Rows 2-3
Row 34: Repeat Row 2

Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of the row, sc 68 sts evenly down the side of the row. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (This is going to be the top of your hat.)

Fold the hat in half so that the beginning row meets the end row. Using your yarn tail and yarn needle, whip stitch the hat closed, making sure not to touch the sc border that you made at the top of the hat.

Ribbing:

With Size H 5mm Hook, join Color B with a sl st to the bottom of the hat. Working into the side of the row that is now the bottom, sc 68 sts evenly around the hat. Join into the beginning sc with a sl st.

Ch 5
Row 1:
1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (4 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc into the last st, sl st into the next sc of the hat round, sl st into the next st, turn. (4 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, working back up the row, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (4 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc into the last st, sl st into the next sc of the hat round, sl st into the next st, turn. (4 sts)
Row 5-68: Repeat Rows 3-4

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Top:

  • Join Color A to the top of the hat, into one of the sts from the “border row.” Sc decrease around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (34 sts)
  • Place hair elastic into the middle of the hole at the top of the hat. Sc decrease around, crocheting over the hair elastic, join into the beginning sc with a sl st, fasten off, weave ends. (17 sts)

Finish:

  • Using the yarn tail from the ribbing and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Alternately, if you do not wish to have a messy bun hat, you can work the last round of the top without the hair elastic in the center and leave a long tail when you fasten off the yarn.
  • Then, using tail and a yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn through the front loop of each stitch of the last round. Pull the yarn taught to cinch the center closed and weave yarn around the center to close any gap that may remain.
  • If you are using a pom pom, place it into the center of the hat and sew into place using the pom pom strings. If your pom pom does not have strings and has an elastic band instead, you can sew a button onto the top of the inside of your hat and attach the pom pom to the button.
  • Weave in all remaining ends.

Adult Medium:

Main Hat:

With Size I 5.5mm Hook and Color A 

Ch 32
Row 1: 1 dc into the 4th ch from hook (count sk chs as 1 dc), *1 dc into each of the next 5 sts, dc3tog over the next 3 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 5 sts, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] into the next st; Repeat from * across until there is 1 st remaining, 2 dc into the last st, turn. (29 sts)
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the FL of the first st, *1 dc into FL of each of the next 5 sts, dc3tog over the next 3 sts working through the FL, 1 dc into the FL of each of the next 5 sts, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] into the next ch-sp; Repeat from * across, 2 dc into the t-ch, turn. (29 sts)
Row 3: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the BL of the first st, *1 dc into BL of each of the next 5 sts, dc3tog over the next 3 sts working through the BL, 1 dc into the BL of each of the next 5 sts, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] into the next ch-sp; Repeat from * across, 2 dc into the t-ch, turn. (29 sts)
Row 4-35: Repeat Rows 2-3
Row 36: Repeat Row 2

Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of the row, sc 72 sts evenly down the side of the row. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (This is going to be the top of your hat.)

Fold the hat in half so that the beginning row meets the end row. Using your yarn tail and yarn needle, whip stitch the hat closed, making sure not to touch the sc border that you made at the top of the hat.

Ribbing:

With Size H 5mm Hook, join Color B with a sl st to the bottom of the hat. Working into the side of the row that is now the bottom, sc 68 sts evenly around the hat. Join into the beginning sc with a sl st.

Ch 6
Row 1:
1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (5 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc into the last st, sl st into the next sc of the hat round, sl st into the next st, turn. (5 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, working back up the row, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (5 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc into the last st, sl st into the next sc of the hat round, sl st into the next st, turn. (5 sts)
Row 5-72: Repeat Rows 3-4

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Top:

  • Join Color A to the top of the hat, into one of the sts from the “border row.” Sc decrease around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (36 sts)
  • Place hair elastic into the middle of the hole at the top of the hat. Sc decrease around, crocheting over the hair elastic, join into the beginning sc with a sl st, fasten off, weave ends. (18 sts)

Finish:

  • Using the yarn tail from the ribbing and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Alternately, if you do not wish to have a messy bun hat, you can work the last round of the top without the hair elastic in the center and leave a long tail when you fasten off the yarn.
  • Then, using tail and a yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn through the front loop of each stitch of the last round. Pull the yarn taught to cinch the center closed and weave yarn around the center to close any gap that may remain.
  • If you are using a pom pom, place it into the center of the hat and sew into place using the pom pom strings. If your pom pom does not have strings and has an elastic band instead, you can sew a button onto the top of the inside of your hat and attach the pom pom to the button.
  • Weave in all remaining ends.

Adult Large:

Main Hat:

With Size I 5.5mm Hook and Color A 

Ch 32
Row 1: 1 dc into the 4th ch from hook (count sk chs as 1 dc), *1 dc into each of the next 5 sts, dc3tog over the next 3 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 5 sts, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] into the next st; Repeat from * across until there is 1 st remaining, 2 dc into the last st, turn. (29 sts)
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the FL of the first st, *1 dc into FL of each of the next 5 sts, dc3tog over the next 3 sts working through the FL, 1 dc into the FL of each of the next 5 sts, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] into the next ch-sp; Repeat from * across, 2 dc into the t-ch, turn. (29 sts)
Row 3: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the BL of the first st, *1 dc into BL of each of the next 5 sts, dc3tog over the next 3 sts working through the BL, 1 dc into the BL of each of the next 5 sts, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] into the next ch-sp; Repeat from * across, 2 dc into the t-ch, turn. (29 sts)
Row 4-37: Repeat Rows 2-3
Row 38: Repeat Row 2

Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of the row, sc 76 sts evenly down the side of the row. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (This is going to be the top of your hat.)

Fold the hat in half so that the beginning row meets the end row. Using your yarn tail and yarn needle, whip stitch the hat closed, making sure not to touch the sc border that you made at the top of the hat.

Ribbing:

With Size H 5mm Hook, join Color B with a sl st to the bottom of the hat. Working into the side of the row that is now the bottom, sc 68 sts evenly around the hat. Join into the beginning sc with a sl st.

Ch 7
Row 1:
1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (6 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc into the last st, sl st into the next sc of the hat round, sl st into the next st, turn. (6 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, working back up the row, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (6 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc into the last st, sl st into the next sc of the hat round, sl st into the next st, turn. (6 sts)
Row 5-68: Repeat Rows 3-4

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Top:

  • Join Color A to the top of the hat, into one of the sts from the “border row.” Sc decrease around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (38 sts)
  • Place hair elastic into the middle of the hole at the top of the hat. Sc decrease around, crocheting over the hair elastic, join into the beginning sc with a sl st, fasten off, weave ends. (19 sts)

Finish:

  • Using the yarn tail from the ribbing and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Alternately, if you do not wish to have a messy bun hat, you can work the last round of the top without the hair elastic in the center and leave a long tail when you fasten off the yarn.
  • Then, using tail and a yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn through the front loop of each stitch of the last round. Pull the yarn taught to cinch the center closed and weave yarn around the center to close any gap that may remain.
  • If you are using a pom pom, place it into the center of the hat and sew into place using the pom pom strings. If your pom pom does not have strings and has an elastic band instead, you can sew a button onto the top of the inside of your hat and attach the pom pom to the button.
  • Weave in all remaining ends.

 

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