Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat

Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat

Hello everyone!!

Welcome to my blog, and this Busy Mom Hat post.

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I have the pattern here ( keep scrolling) and a video tutorial but if you wish to print off the pattern with no adds and less photos please visit my ETSY shop or my Ravelry shop.

So lets begin!

                                               The Busy Mom Hat

                                   By Siena’s Maine Design

This hat is so fast and fun you’ll be finishing a few in no time! Perfect for the busy mom, when you just need to put your hair in a quick tie, pop on your hat and run out the door.

Lets face it, winter is way more fun if you get outside to play and you are cozy warm and your hair isn’t in your face!!


J 6.00MM crochet hook

1 ball Bernat Alpaca yarn Weight category: 5, 70% Acrylic/30% Alpaca, 120yd/110m.(any Bulky 5 works well)


Yarn needle

optional hair tie and tag

Here’s a description of the yarn I found at THIS website and it’s perfect (not sponsored)

BERNAT-Alpaca Chunky Yarn. A luxuriously soft blend of natural alpaca and durable acrylic. Chunky weight yarn knits quickly with beautiful stitch definition. Sophisticated shades that knit and crochet a fabric with a lovely drape. Alpaca fiber is long, fine and without grease and is shinier, smoother, stronger and several times warmer than wool. It is also heavier and less elastic than wool. Weight category: 5, 70% Acrylic/30% Alpaca, 120yd/110m. Suggested knitting needles: 10/6mm, crochet hook: J10/6mm. Care: hand wash, dry flat, do not bleach, do not iron, do not dry clean. Imported.”

I don’t know about you, but I find myself buying bulky 5 yarn a lot and NEVER use it. I have so much of it, because it is so pretty yet I just don’t have that many patterns for it. 

Okay on to……………………..



hdc=half double crochet

hdcblo=half doub;e crochet back loop only

sc=single crochet

sl st=slip stitch

hdc2tog= half double crochet 2 stitches together

* repeat text between stars*

My video tutorial on this hat will help you if you have not done any of these before.

To Begin~

Make a slip knot and chain 8

Row 1. hdc into second ch from hook and across. ch 1, turn (7hdc)

Row 2-34. hdcblo in each of the 7 st. ch 1, turn

Now work shold measure about 18 inches long. Fold in half and sl st up side.

From here we will be working around the edge of the brim.

This TAG is wooden and I got it on Etsy. I love them on hats! This yarn color by the way is Aqua. SO PRETTY!


Now for the hat part………………………

Row 1. sc into the same ridge you just sl st up and into each row end and ridge around (see pic) sl st to join. (51sc)

Row 2. ch 1, hdc around, join (51st)

Row 3. ch 1 hdc2tog (first two st only) hdc into each st around, join (50st)

Row 4. ch1 hdc around (50st)

Row 5. ch 1 hdc around (50st)

Row 6. ch 1 hdc around (50st)

Now we begin to decrease. Your hat is almost finished!!

Row 7. ch 1 *hdc2tog, hdc 8* repeat around (45st)

Row 8. ch 1 *hdc2tog, hdc 3* repeat around (36st)

Row 9. ch 1 *hdc2tog, hdc1* repeat around (24st)

Now you can add a hair tie or leave your hat as is

Row 10. Take the hair tie, place it on the inside of your hat. Now sc around the hair tie and into each stitch 24 sc.

Snip yarn, sew in ends and a tag to show off your work and enjoy!

Thank you for choosing my pattern!

Don’t forget to comment! I love hearing from you.

Have a lovely crochet day.

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