I have had so many people ask me to crochet a messy bun hat that looks like the infamous CC Beanie, but I wasn’t able to find a crochet pattern that quite fit what I had envisioned. So the Hooked on You Ponytail Hat was born!
I hope you enjoy this messy bun hat pattern, and don’t forget to tag me in your photo’s of your finished Hooked on You Ponytail Hat. Use the hashtags #anothermumfightsthedust #hookedonyouponytailhat
You can also purchase the printable PDF version of this pattern on both Etsy and Ravelry. I’ve included several photo tutorials in the paid version of this pattern.
Hooked on You Ponytail Hat
- 75g of 100% acrylic, worsted weight yarn. I used less than 1 skein of Mary Maxim Starlette Worsted Weight yarn in Red Wine
- 5mm and 8mm crochet hook or size to obtain gauge
- 5 Stitch markers
- Hair elastic
- Yarn needle
8 stitches x 10 rows = 2″ (5cm) square
Pattern used for gauge: slip stitch blo (Brim) 5mm hook
Adult = 9″ (23cm) tall by 8″ (20cm) wide
Fits an average sized teen or woman’s head (21-23″ (53-58cm) circumference)
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half-double Crochet
HDC2TOG – Half-double Crochet 2 Together
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(S) – Stitch(es)
SK – Skip
BLO – Back Loop Only
Rnd – Round
- The brim and the slip stitches worked throughout the hat need to be worked loosely, or your tension will be off and the hat may be too tight. If you are having trouble getting the tension right, I suggest going up a hook size or two.
- The pattern calls for 2 hook sizes, a 5mm for working the brim and the half-double crochet’s, and an 8mm for working the slip stitches throughout the body of the hat. You may need to go up a size or two for the slip stitches if the hat is too tight. I suggest trying it on after a couple rounds of slip stitches to make sure it fits.
- The brim of this hat is created using a slip stitch to make a super stretchy, comfy brim. Do not ch1 at the beginning of each row, simply turn your work and continue. This prevents having a gap in the edge of your brim and leaves a cleaner looking edge in my opinion.
- This hat is worked from the brim up with the body of the hat being worked in the round.
- Ch1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.
Using 5mm hook, CH 9
Row 1: SLST in first CH from hook, SLST in each ST across (8 STS)
Row 2: Turn, SLST in BLO of first ST, and in each ST across.
Repeat Row 2 until work measures 17″ (43cm) unstretched.
Fold brim in half and SLST both ends together. Turn right side out, CH 1
and continue to body working along edge of brim.
Rnd 1: 65 SC evenly around edge of brim. 3 SC for every 4 rows. This will help spread the 65 SC evenly around the edge of brim. SLST to join in top of first SC (65 STS)
Rnd 2: CH 1, HDC in each ST around. SLST to join in top of first HDC.
Rnd 3: Switch to 8mm hook. CH 1, SLST in each ST around. Place stitch marker in first ST to mark place.
Rnd 4-8: SLST in BLO of each ST around. Move stitch marker at the end of each Rnd to mark place.
Rnd 9: Switch to 5mm hook. CH 1, HDC in BLO of each ST around. SLST to join.
Rnd 10-26: Repeat Rnds 2-9 two more times.
Rnd 27: Switch to 5mm hook. CH 1, Working in BLO, HDC in the first ST, 1HDC2TOG, *1HDC2TOG, 2 HDC* Repeat from * to * around until last 2 STS. HDC 2TOG, SLST to join. (48 STS)
Rnd 28-29: CH 1, HDC in first 2 STS, *HDC2TOG, HDC* Repeat from * to * around to last ST, HDC, SLST to join. (33, 23 STS)
Rnd 30: CH1, HDC in first ST, *HDC2TOG, HDC* Repeat from * to * around to last ST, HDC, SLST to join. (16 STS)
Rnd 31: Holding hair elastic inside the rim of the top hole, CH 1, SC in each ST around, being sure to stitch around hair elastic in each stitch. Tie off and weave in ends.
Virginia Dameron says
I’m working on this cute hat now and am wondering what size pony tail elastic I should use for this hat?
I used the thick elastics from goody brand. You can use any elastic that is approximately 2” diameter. The thick (4mm) ones will be easier to work with and provide more structure.