Free Crochet Pattern: Linen Stitch Messy Bun / Ponytail Hat by A Crocheted Simplicity

After designing my Big Bold Cabled Ponytail / Messy Bun hat, I decided I wanted to design a simpler one using the popular linen stitch pattern. You can use a number of other stitch patterns that have a multiple of 2 or 4, if you prefer (you will just have to modify the crown shaping rows when you get to them).

Free Crochet Pattern: Linen Stitch Messy Bun / Ponytail Hat by A Crocheted Simplicity

 

Materials

  • Yarn: Worsted Weight / 4 (yarn shown is Bernat Sheepish in the color FEMME(ish)); (200 – 300 yards)
  • Crochet Hooks: I/9/5.50mm; J/10/6.00mm
  • Yarn Needle
  • Elastic Hair Band (optional): standard 2″ diameter

 

Stitch Abbreviations

  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc2tog: single crochet decrease
  • sp: space
  • rep: repeat
  • rnd: round
  • BLO: back loop only

 

Sizes

  • Toddler: fits 18″-19″ circ. x 7″ H
  • Child: fits 19″-20″ circ. x 7.5″ H
  • Teen/Adult Small: fits 20″-22″ circ. x 8.25″ H
  • Adult Medium/Large: fits 23″-24″ circ. x 9″ H

 

Gauge: Any (see instructions)

Changes for sizes written as follows: (toddler, child, teen/adult small, adult medium/large)

 

CLICK HERE to view Video Tutorial

 

Band Instructions

Crochet Hook: I/9/5.50mm

18″ Doll: Ch 5

Toddler & Child: Ch 7

Teen/Adult Small & Adult Medium/Large: Ch 9

Row 1: Working in the back hump of the foundation chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. Turn.  (4, 6, 6, 8, 8 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, BLO sc in each st across. Turn.

Repeat Row 2 until the band (unstretched) measures the following: 18″ Doll (9″); Toddler (15”); Child (16”), Teen/Adult Small (17”), Adult Medium/Large (19”)

Band Seam: Bring Row 1 to meet the last row, ch 1, (sl st BLO of last row to BLO of 1st row) repeat across.  (4, 6, 6, 8, 8 sts) Turn band inside out. Continue on to Body of Hat.

Body of Hat

Crochet Hook: J/10/6.00mm

TIP for Row 1: Count how many rows you worked for the band. Subtract that number from the number of sts you need to work in Rnd 1. This number is the number of increases you need to work around your band. Example: I’m making the adult med/lg and my band has 68 rows & at the end of Rnd 1 I need to have 76 sts. So for my math I have 76 sts – 68 rows = 8 increases for Rnd 1. For Rnd 1 I need to work 8 increases of 2 sc in side of next row to increase to 76 sts.

Rnd 1: Working into the sides of the rows from the band, ch 1, sc (48, 60, 64, 72, 76 sts) evenly around band. Join w/ a sl st to 1st sc.  (48, 60, 64, 72, 76 sts)  

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, ch 1, skip next st, (sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st) repeat around. Join w/ a sl st to 1st sc.  (48, 60, 64, 72, 76 sts) *ch-1 spaces are counted as a stitch

Rnd 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st and 1st ch-1), skip 1st sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp) repeat around. Join w/ a sl st to the 1st ch of the rnd.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc) repeat around. Join w/ a sl st to 1st sc.

18″ Doll: Rep Rnds 3 – 4 (ending w/ a rep of rnd 3) until hat measures 2-1/4” then continue to Crown Shaping Doll.

Toddler: Rep Rnds 3 – 4 (ending w/ a rep of rnd 3) until hat measures 5-1/4” then continue to Crown Shaping Toddler.

Child: Rep Rnds 3 – 4 (ending w/ a rep of rnd 3) until hat measures 5-3/4” then continue to Crown Shaping Child.

Teen / Adult Small: Rep Rnds 3 – 4 (ending w/ a rep of rnd 3) until hat measures 6-1/2″ then continue to Crown Shaping Teen/Adult Small.

Adult Medium / Large: Rep Rnds 3 – 4 (ending w/ a rep of rnd 3) until hat measures 7” then continue to Crown Shaping Adult Medium/Large.

Crown Shaping 18″ Doll

Rnd 1: Ch 1, (sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps (skipping over an sc), ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc) rep around. Join w/ a sl st to 1st sc2tog.  (32 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st and 1st ch-1), skip 1st st, (sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps (skipping over a sc), ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc) rep around to last ch-1 sp, sc in last ch-1 sp. Join w/ a sl st to 1st ch of rnd.  (22 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps (skipping over an sc), ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc) rep around to last 3 sts, sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps. Join w/ a sl st to 1st sc.  (14 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Crown Shaping Toddler

Rnd 1: Ch 1, (sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps (skipping over an sc), ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc) rep around. Join w/ a sl st to 1st sc2tog.  (48 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st and 1st ch-1), skip 1st st, (sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps (skipping over a sc), ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc) rep around to last 3 sts, sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps. Join w/ a sl st to 1st ch of rnd.  (26 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps (skipping over an sc), ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc) rep around to last 2 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc. Join w/ a sl st to 1st sc.  (18 sts)

Do not fasten off. Continue to Finishing.

Crown Shaping Child

Rnd 1: Ch 1, (*sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps (skipping over an sc), ch 1, skip next sc*, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc) repeat around to last 4 sts, then rep from * to *. Join w/ a sl st to 1st sc2tog.  (42 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st and 1st ch-1), skip 1st st, (*sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps (skipping over a sc), ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp*, ch 1, skip next sc) rep around to last 5 sts, then rep from * to *. Join w/ a sl st to 1st ch of rnd.  (28 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (*sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps (skipping over an sc), ch 1, skip next sc*, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc) rep around to last 4 sts, then rep from * to *. Join w/ a sl st to 1st sc.  (18 sts)

Do not fasten off. Continue to Finishing.

Crown Shaping Teen/Adult Small

Rnd 1: Ch 1, (sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps (skipping over an sc), ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc) rep around. Join w/ a sl st to 1st sc2tog.  (48 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st and 1st ch-1), skip 1st st, (*sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps (skipping over a sc), ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp*, ch 1, skip next sc) rep around to last 5 sts, then rep from * to *. Join w/ a sl st to 1st ch of rnd.  (32 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps (skipping over an sc), ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc) rep around to last 2 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc. Join w/ a sl st to 1st sc.  (22 sts)

Do not fasten off. Continue to Finishing.

Crown Shaping Adult Medium/Large

Rnd 1: Ch 1, (*sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps (skipping over an sc), ch 1, skip next sc*, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc) repeat around to last 4 sts, then rep from * to *. Join w/ a sl st to 1st sc2tog.  (50 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st and 1st ch-1), skip 1st st, (sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps (skipping over a sc), ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc) rep around to last st, sc in last ch-1 sp. Join w/ a sl st to 1st ch of rnd.  (34 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (*sc2tog in next 2 ch-1 sps (skipping over an sc), ch 1, skip next sc*, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc) rep around to last 4 sts, then rep from * to *. Join w/ a sl st to 1st sc.  (22 sts)

Do not fasten off. Continue to Finishing.

Finishing with Elastic Hair Band

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 sp around. Join w/ a sl st to 1st sc.  (18, 18, 22, 22 sts)

Rnd 2: Hold elastic hair band near opening in crown, ch 1, work stitches around elastic hair band and into each st around, (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st). Join w/ a sl st to 1st sc.  (24, 24, 29, 29 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Finishing without Elastic Hair Band

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 sp around. Join w/ a sl st to 1st sc.  (18, 18, 22, 22 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.


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Free Crochet Pattern w/ Video Tutorial: Linen Stitch Messy Bun / Ponytail Hat — 31 Comments

  1. I love this pattern, but, the only question I have is, what does BLO stand for? I will be making a few of these.
    Thank you so much.
    Jean.

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  3. I just wanted to thank you for making this pattern and offering it for free.
    I am going to try and make a couple for two little girls.
    thanks again.

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    • Hi Dara~ You subtract your Row number from the total number of sts specified for Rnd 1 of your hat. This will tell you how many increases you need to add around your band to get to the correct number of sts for the size you’re working. So, you’re adding sts, but subtracting numbers to figure out how many to add.

  6. I think I am a little confused. Instructions say 17″ for hat in brim and fits 23″ – 24″. I followed them to the letter. The person I made it for says it fits a child.

    • Hi Kim~ What kind of yarn did you use? I used an 100% acrylic yarn which has much more stretch than wool/wool blends. And when you say your band measured 17″, was that unstretched?

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