Turn ANY Hat Pattern into a Messy Bun Hat

How to Make a Messy Bun Hat from ANY Hat Pattern

Messy Bun Bind-off

In this post I want to teach you how to turn your favorite hat pattern into a Messy Bun hat pattern. It’s very easy and you don’t need to learn a special technique you don’t already know and you don’t need to add anything extra to your list of supplies. As always there is a short and simple video tutorial to help us visual learners.

If you don’t have a pattern in mind I will include a list of over 85 free patterns where you can choose one you like.

Messy Bun Bind-off Instructions

The trick to this is the bind-off /cast-off and not the rest of the pattern. So you can choose any hat pattern and it will work fin. If you don’t already of one in mind – click the picture above for a listing.

Supplies: Scissors, Yarn Needle, 1 extra yard of working yarn.


Step 1: As mentioned above choose a hat pattern.

Step 3: Follow it until it’s time to close the hat.

Step 4: Don’t do the suggested bind-off / cast-off – instead cut the yarn

Step 5: Pull on the last loop and with a crochet hook feed the yarn through the loop. Create a knot. Tighten the loop.

Step 6: Feed your crochet hook through the loop between the 1st and 2nd Peg. Feed you working yarn to make a knot.

Step 7: Weave-in the end

Step 8: Get new working yarn. Secure the yarn to the anchor peg. Wrap the working yarn around the loom 1 and 1/2 times. Cut the yarn.

Step 9: Thread a yarn needle. Feed the working yarn from the bottom of the peg through every loop.

Step 10: When you’re finished feeding the yarn through all the loops remove the loops from the pegs.

Step 11: Pull the strings to even them out – cut the excess yarn.

Step 12: Make knots on the ends of the strings.


You Are Done !

For a List of Hats Click HERE or the Picture Below



How to Turn Any Hat Pattern into a Messy Bun Hat Video


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Comments: 5

  1. Ollie Dunlap December 19, 2016 at 9:30 pm


  2. Patricia J Rone December 18, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Love your videos. Do you have any in using the furry yarn?

    • Denise Canela December 18, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      Oh WOW Patricia – was JUST thinking about that – how freaky. Big time going in that direction – not sure yet what to make but yes – will be making something making furry yarn – stay tuned.

  3. barbara gorgon December 18, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Denise thank you thank you thank you, I had a girlfriend ask me to make one of these for her, and I just didn’t know how, do you think there is a at to make it a pony tail part on it? I see that it can be done for crochet but I cant seem to figure out a ponytail one, but again, I thank you, you read my mind when I told her I was gonna have to look thru your vids to see if you had something similar to what she was talking about

    • Denise Canela December 18, 2016 at 11:42 am

      You’re WELCOME Barbara ! and… Thank YOU for the Thank you !

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