This reader request pattern is very fun to make. Because the plaid hat is worked from the bottom up, it’s very easy to modify it into a crochet plaid messy bun hat! Perfect for keeping your head warm while keeping your hear up in a bun. Enjoy this free crochet pattern! 

FREE Crochet Pattern: Messy But Plaid Hat | Keep warm and stay fabulous with this cute crochet messy bun hat in a trendy buffalo plaid!

Hey all! I admit, I am a bit late to the game with this pattern, despite the high number of requests for it! Today, I bring you the crochet plaid messy bun hat! I was hesitant, as I have seen several done in the Facebook group already, but I figured it’s much easier for you to read a written pattern than to make it up as you go, so I could provide that service for you :)

As I brainstormed ways to do this, I thought of a couple ideas for the top (they aren’t super different), and decided to share them both with you! My favorite is the cinch top with the ribbon. Ribbons are so pretty and I love wearing them in my hair, so it gives the plaid a feminine pop. The other is a traditionally closed tip, with the hat decreasing down to a small hole, for those of you who don’t care for a ribbon. 

 

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PLAID MESSY BUN HAT  – FREE CROCHET PATTERN

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Messy Bun Hat Typical Finish:

Since it’s half my original crochet plaid hat pattern, I will send you over there to work it, up the row 9 on the body (8 rows of plaid stitch). Click here for the plaid hat pattern. 

10. The plaid stitch will be worked with a dc2tog comprising the first 2 sts of the previous round, and working a single dc after. Work the round as follows, taking care to switch colors after each st: 
Ch 1. *Dc2otg. Dc in next st (switch color)*  all around. . Join with sl st. (48 sts)

FREE Crochet Pattern: Messy But Plaid Hat | Keep warm and stay fabulous with this cute crochet messy bun hat in a trendy buffalo plaid!

11. The plaid st will be worked by making ONE dc2tog per set (to keep the color changes constant and lined up). You will change colors after each st. 
Ch 2. Dc2tog 24 times. Join with sl st. (24 sts). 

12. Using all black, Ch 2. Dc2tog 12. Join with sl st. (12 sts)
Break yarn. Weave in ends. 

 

FREE Crochet Pattern: Messy But Plaid Hat | Keep warm and stay fabulous with this cute crochet messy bun hat in a trendy buffalo plaid!

 

FREE Crochet Pattern: Messy But Plaid Hat | Keep warm and stay fabulous with this cute crochet messy bun hat in a trendy buffalo plaid!

Messy Bun Hat Cinch Finish:

Since it’s half my original pattern, I will send you over there to work it, up the row 10 on the body (9 rows of plaid stitch). Click here for the plaid hat pattern. 

11. The plaid stitched be worked with a dc2tog comprising the first 2 sts of the previous roudn. Work the round as follows, takign care to switch colors after each st:
Ch 1. *Dc2otg. Dc in next st (switch color)*  all around. Join with sl st. (48 sts)

12.  The plaid stitch will be worked by making ONE dc2tog per set (to keep the color changes constant and lined up). You will change colors after each st. Join with sl st. 
Ch 2. Dc2tog 24 times. (24 sts). 

13. (Using all the same color, your choice)Ch 1. *Sc. Ch 1. Sk next st. Sc in next st.* work all around the hat. Join with sl st. (24 sts)
Weave in ends. 

Using thick ribbon, about 3′ long, weave it in and out through the ch spaces from last row. 

 

FREE Crochet Pattern: Messy But Plaid Hat | Keep warm and stay fabulous with this cute crochet messy bun hat in a trendy buffalo plaid!

 

FREE Crochet Pattern: Messy But Plaid Hat | Keep warm and stay fabulous with this cute crochet messy bun hat in a trendy buffalo plaid!

 

Keep warm and look fabulous my friends! I will try to get to more requests this week :)

 

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28 Comments

    1. Yes, you can work the brim so it fits snugly, then work the first round in multiples of 6 minus 1. Then you can work the plaid technique until it’s the height you would like.

  1. Do you think it is possible to make this hat but with the puppy love stitch? I made the scarf and would love to make a matching messy bun hat.

    1. This hat really might work for a 11 year old as-is. If you are set on changing it, I would only skip 1-2 rows in the middle of the body, and work the rest of the hat the same.

  2. Is there a place to get the written pattern for your Plaid Messy Bun and Plaid Beanie hat? I have a heck of a time with tutorials and do much better from the written one. Thank you, Terri

  3. I just finished the plaid messy bun hat. Thank you for posting. I have a daughter and granddaughter who love plaid.