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three-color messy bun beanie crochet pattern

I liked creating the Dutch messy bun beanie and soon I had another beanie in mind.
So here it is: the three-color messy bun beanie crochet pattern!

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I used worsted weight yarn:
hook size 5 mm

Abbreviations (US)
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
trc = triple crochet
2 dctog = 2 double crochet together

Three-color messy bun beanie crochet pattern

I made a video tutorial of the brim: brim tutorial

Use white yarn and chain 9.
Round 1
Sc in 2nd st from the hook. Sc in each ch to end of chain (8 sc)
Round 2
Crochet in the back loops only: ch 1, sc in each st (8) Turn.
Round 3 / 84:
repeat round 2.

messy bun crochet collar

Fold the sides together and join them with 8 sc.

messy bun crochet pattern collar folded
Turn the brim around so the seem is on the inside. Don’t cut the yarn, but continue:

Closing and beginning of the rounds.
Each round is closed with a slip stitch in the first stitch of that round.
You don’t have to turn your work.
If a round starts with a sc, you chain 1 and crochet a sc in the first stitch of the round.
If a round start with dc, you chain 3. This is your first dc.
I made video tutorials for this hat. Please turn on the subtitles when you watch them. They explain what I’m doing.
video tutorial round 1-4
video tutorial round 5 -9

Round 1
Crochet a sc in each round of the brim (that’s 84 sc)

messy bun crochet hat

Round 2
Change color to grey and crochet:
(2 sc –  skip next st and ch1 – 1 sc) all around.

messy bun beanie crochet grey

Round 3:
(2 dc – skip next st and ch1 – 1 dc) all around.

crochet messy bun beanie round 3

Round 4:
Change color to pink and crochet:
(Ch 1 and skip next st – 1 sc – 1 trc in skipped stitch of round 2 – 1 sc) all around.

crochet messy bun beanie tiple crochet

Round 5:
Use a sl st to go to the next st.
( dc in next 3 stitches – skip the next st and ch1) all around.

crochet messy bun beanie round 5

Round 6:
Change color to white. Crochet:
(sc in the first stitch – skip the next st and ch1 – sc in the next stitch  – 1 trc in the skipped stitch of previous round) all around.

messy bun beanie crochet round 6

Round 7:
( 1 dc – skip next st and ch1 – dc in the next 2 stitches) all around

crochet pattern messy bun beanie round 7

Round 8:
Change color to grey.
(1 sc – 1 trc in skipped st of previous round – sc in the next stitch  – skip next st and ch1) all around.

crochet pattern ponytail hat

Round 9:
( dc in the next 3 stitches- skip next st and ch1) all around.

Round 10 and 11:
Change color to pink. Repeat round 6 and 7.

Round 12 and 13:
Change color to white. Repeat round 8 and round 9.

Round 14:
Change color to grey.
(Sc in the next 3 stitches  – 1 trc  in the skipped stitch of previous round) all around.

Round 15:
(dc in the next 2 stitches- 2 dctog) all around. (63 ts)

Round 16:
Change color to pink. Crochet 2 dctog all around. (32 st)

Round 17:
If you think the gap is good enough for a bun to pull through, you crochet a dc in each st (32 st)
If you want the gap to be smaller, you crochet: (dc – 2 dctog) all around.  (21 st)

Fasten off and weave in the ends. Enjoy your new messy bun beanie!


  1. Please define meaning of “dc-dc-dc.” Does this mean one dc in each stitch or do I dc then skip a stitch? No familiar with this notation in U.S. Thank you so much. Rebecca

    1. Hi Rebecca, this means 1 dc in each stitch. Thanks for your question. I just changed the notation and I hope it’s easier to read the pattern now.

    1. I’m so sorry to hear that. I’m Dutch and tried my best to translate it into English. Could you help me by explaining what part is hard to follow? That way I can improve the pattern and help people understand it. Thank you.

  2. I find 84 rows makes the hat to big. How many rows can I take off to still make the pattern work? I don’t want to tear it all out and start with a smaller hook.

  3. Ilove this pattern!!! It was fun an easy to make I think that you did an awesome job writting out this pattern!! Thank you so much, I will be making more of this beanie in the future! Thank you once agian , Shannon

    1. Thank you so much for your comment! It’s nice to hear you enjoy the pattern. Thanks for the compliment about how it’s written, I really appreciate that.

  4. I found that it was easy to follow. 🙂 and i really like the pattern.

    But im not sure if the hook conversion is off or what.. Because i did it with a 5mm us and was way to big then dropped down yo a 4.5 seems to be still big

    1. Hello, nice to hear the pattern is easy to follow. Thank you!
      I do crochet quite tight. You could make the brim shorter if you like. As long as you can divide the stitches by four.

  5. Hi – what size hook are you using for the pattern? I didn’t see it in the instructions.

    Thank you! I’m excited to get started 🙂

  6. I made your pattern and I love it!!!. Your directions were so easy to follow and so thorough!! I’ll definitely be making more! Thx so much and God bless!!!

  7. Thank you for those pattern. I do agree that there are some flaws in the pattern though. I think if the person making it has some experience you can get past the parts that are left out. There is no instruction on how to connect each row and then begin each new row. I also had a question about the hook size. I used a 5mm and it is huge! My 5mm is also an HTC. Is that different for you?
    I really do love the hat and will try again, I’m just not sure if I should change the amount of stitches or change the size of hook. Any suggestions?

    1. Hello Kelly, thank you for your feedback. I used a 5 mm hook, that should be a H indeed. That worked well for me with the worsted weight yarn I used.
      In the beginning of the pattern I mentioned that each round is closed with a slip stitch in the first stitch of that round. I didn’t mention how to start each round, I did in the video tutorial. But of course I could put it in the written pattern.
      If the brim is to big, you could choose another amount of stitches, as long as they are dividable by four.
      I hope this was helpful!

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