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FREE Classic Messy Bun Hat Knitting Pattern with a double brim. It has a double brim and simple decrease so it fits nice and snug.


Have you ever worn a hat with a bun? It looks silly, yes I speak from experience. :)


I don’t consider myself to be a trendy person, so I’ve been avoiding designing a messy bun hat because I thought it was silly hype… until I put it on. It’s brilliant! It keeps your head & ears warm while keeping your hair out of your face.


I’ve worn my hair in a bun since I was a teenager. {I’m an old soul.} I don’t like my hair in my face and I don’t like brushing it, it hurts. If I wear it down, especially with a scarf, it gets tangled, which means brushing it more often or it looks ratty. I’m just not a fan of hair, however, I’m thankful I have hair. :) So, I wear it wrapped up on my head. It’s a win-win.



Available Sizes: One

Size: 20-22″ {51-56cm} Head Circumference

Styles: One, Messy Bun Hat

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

Bonus: Video



Knit in the Round

Knit & Purl Stitches

Decrease Stitch

Double Brim



Yarn Weight: Worsted

Yardage: 110 – 120 yards {101 – 110 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland

Needle Size: US 9 {5.5mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {40cm} & 24”+ {60cm} Cable, or DPNs

Extras: Stitch Markers



Measurements: 7″ Wide x 10″ {18cm x 25cm}

Gauge: 17 STS & 22 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 2.1oz {60g}



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up.

Knit using the stockinette stitch.

Knit in the round with a circular needle.

When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.



Click here to watch the “How to Block a Hat” video tutorial.

Click here to watch the “How to Decrease for the Crown” video tutorial.

Click here to watch the “How to Knit a Double Brim for a Hat” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

CO 72 STS, PM, join in the round.

Knit all rounds for about 7 1/2″ {19cm} or desired brim size. {Once I folded mine and seamed it, it was about 3 1/2” {9cm}.

On the next round, fold the CO edge to the inside and knit each CO STS with each knit stitch. {Watch the video.}

Knit 6 more rounds, or desired height of hat.


Note {Optional}:

When the stitches get too tight switch to DPNs or a longer cable and knit using the magic loop method.


Decrease for the crown:

Round 1: *K7, K2TOG, PM* {decrease 8 STS}

Round 2: *K*

Round 3: *K6, K2TOG, SM* {decrease 8 STS}

Round 4: *K*

Round 5: *K5, K2TOG, SM* {decrease 8 STS}

Round 6: *K*

Round 7: *K4, K2TOG, SM* {decrease 8 STS}

Round 8: *K*

Round 9: *K3, K2TOG, SM* {decrease 8 STS}

Round 10: *K*

Round 11: *K2, K2TOG, remove stitch marker* {decrease 8 STS}

Round 12-15: *K1, P1*

Round 16: BO in the K1, P1 pattern


Weave in the ends.

Block, if desired. {I didn’t block mine.}



* – * – repeat between *

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

DPNs – double pointed needles

K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together

P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

PM – place stitch marker

SM – slip stitch marker

STS – stitches




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{FREE} Classic Messy Bun Hat Knitting Pattern : Autumn Dreams