It’s a big hype at the moment: the messy bun beanie.
I’m a member of different Facebook groups and these hats keep showing up in my timeline!
The messy bun hat is also known as a ponytail hat. They can also be used while running.
In Holland these hats aren’t a big hype yet, so I took my chance and wrote a Dutch pattern.
For you, I translated it into English!
I used worsted weight yarn and hook size 5 mm.

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Abbreviations (US)
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
fpdc = front post double crochet.
2 dctog = 2 double crochet together

Messy bun beanie crochet pattern

Model 1: one color with border stitch

Each ch3 is the first dc of the next round. For example: round 1 says ch3 at the end. The ch3 is the first dc of round 2.

Chain 30 and close.

Round1
Dc in each st around ( 30 )
Close with sl st in first dc and turn. Ch3.

Round 2
2 dc in each st around (60)
Close with sl st in first dc and turn. Ch3.

Round 3
1 dc in each st around.(60)
Close with sl st in first dc and turn. Ch3.

Round 4
(dc in next 4 sts -2 dc in next) around (72)
Close, turn, ch3.

messy bun beanie crochet round6
dc in next 4 sts – 2 dc in next

Round 5
(dc in next 5 sts -2 dc in next) around (84)
Close. Don’t turn, don’t ch3.

From here on you don’t turn your work anymore. I made a video tutorial for round 6 – 8. Please turn on the subtitles if you watch it. They explain what I’m doing.

video tutorial round 6 – 8
Round 6
(Sc – skip next st – dc, ch1, dc in next – skip next st) around.
Close with a sl st in the first sc of the round. Ch3 (=1st dc of round 7!)

messy bun beanie crochet
sc – skip next st – dc, ch1, dc in next st – skip next st

Round 7
(dc in sc previous round – ch1 – sc in chain space -ch1) around.
Close with a sl st in the first dc of the round.

crochet pattern bun beanie
dc in sc previous round – ch1 – sc in chain space -ch1

Round 8
(1 sc in de of previous round – dc, ch1, dc in sc of previous round) around.

Repeat round 7 and 8 four times. Then crochet round 7 one more time.

Brim.
You don’t have to turn after closing rounds.
Start each new round with ch3 (=1st dc)

Round 1
dc in each st and space: (12 dc – 2 dctog) around. Close. (78)

Round 2
(dc –  fpdc) around.
Close.

Round 3 – 5
Repeat round 2.

Round 6
Sc in each st around.

Close and fasten off. Weave in the ends.

messy bun beanie crochet pattern

Model 2: 2 colors and a different edging.
Start like model 1:

Crochet round 1 – 5 with color 1.
(Round 6 en 7: color 2
Round 6 en 7: color 1)
Repeat 2 times.
Then crochet round 6 and 7 using color 2.

Edging with color 1:
(Sc – skip chain space – 3 dc in next – skip ch space) around.
Close and fasten off. Weave in the ends.