Crochet patterns

Inside and Out Reversible Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern

Here is a pattern for a wonderfully textured messy bun crochet hat.  A previous pattern, the Just Peachy Hat made with the Caron Cupcakes, used a modified dropped double crochet stitch.  One of the happy outcomes of this pattern was that I fell in love with both the outside and the inside of the stitch pattern as it worked up in the round.  In fact, I might say I favor the look of the inside even more than the outside!  So, I just had to create a pattern that highlighted the inside of this wonderfully textured stitch.  This messy bun hat is made to be reversible so that you could wear it to highlight either side of the hat and the look is entirely different and unique.

Inside and Out Reversible Messy Bun Hat
Inside and Out Reversible Messy Bun Hat made with Lion Brand Jeans Yarn

I used Lion Brand’s Jeans yarn for the first time and I am in love with it!  So pretty!  The contrasting colors look so great together.  Available in seven different colors there are many combinations to choose from.  I see this as a very nice neutral yarn color option for men.  The yarn is 100% acrylic, is very soft, and it has fantastic stitch definition so it works well in a project like this where I wanted the stitches to really shine.  This yarn works up so well and would obviously look great paired with denim clothing.  This will definitely not be the last pattern I design with this yarn in mind!  In fact, I see some Jeans yarn made into clothing in my near future….

I have included video tutorials below explaining the modified dropped double crochet stitch as well as a video explaining how to do the ribbing with the front post / back post double crochet stitches.

In order to make the hat reversible, I cut colors instead of carrying the yarn row to row as I did with the Just Peachy hat pattern.  It takes a little bit longer to weave in the ends but with a small project like this definitely worth the extra little time it took.

Inside and Out Messy Bun Hat pattern
Inside and Out Messy Bun Hat

This pattern is designed for an adult but could certainly be resized easily.  If you are resizing just make sure you start with an even number of chains for your beginning row.

Inside and Out Messy Bun Hat
Inside and Out Messy Bun Hat pattern

The ad-free pdf version of this pattern can be found on Ravelry here.  Thank you for supporting my work!

My Amazon picks:

Lion Brand Jeans Top Stitch 246 yd / 3.5 (A)

Lion Brand Jeans Brand New 246 yd / 3.5 oz (B)

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook

Elastic pony tail holder

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Abbreviations:

ch chain

sl st slip stitch

dc double crochet

st stitch

sc single crochet

sk skip

fpdc front post double crochet

bpdc back post double crochet

RS right side

Notes about pattern:

Approximate size: circumference =  19” at bottom edge, height = 7”

Gauge: 15 dc = 4”

Pattern as written fits adult.  However, pattern could be easily customized to any size.  In order to resize just ensure your beginning ch is an even number.

If making non-reversible, colors could be carried rather than cut at the end of every row.  If you would like to just use one side choose which side will be the RS and do the border rows of fpdc and bpdc from that side.`

With color A, ch 74, sl st to 1st ch being careful not to twist chain.

Round 1: ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch 1) sk next ch, *dc in next ch, ch 1, sk next ch* repeat between * * to end of round, sl st in top of ch 3. Switch to Color B (37 dc / ch spaces)

Round 2: With Color B, ch 1, sc in same st, dc in skipped ch from previous round (place dc in front of the ch 1 from previous round) *sc in next st (top of dc post from previous round), dc in skipped ch from previous round* repeat between * * to end of round, sl st into 1st st. (74) Switch to Color A

Round 3: With Color A, ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch 1) sk next st, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st* repeat between * * to end of round, sl st in top of ch 3. (74)

Round 4: With Color B, ch 1, sc in same st, dc in skipped st from previous round (place dc in front of the ch 1 from previous round) *sc in next st (top of dc post from previous round), dc in skipped st from previous round* repeat between * * to end of round, sl st into 1st st.  Switch to Color A

Rounds 5 – 14 repeat rounds 3 – 4 

Switch to color A

Round 15: with color A, ch 3, dc in next st and in each st to end, sl st to top of ch 3 (74)

Round 16: ch 2, fpdc around ch 3 from previous round, bpdc around next dc, *fpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc* repeat between * * to end, sl st to 1st st.  (74)

Round 17: ch 2, fpdc around 1st dc from previous round, bpdc around next dc, *fpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc* repeat between * * to end, sl st to 1st st.  (74)

Round 18: Repeat round 17

Round 19: ch 1, (crocheting over elastic pony tail holder) sc in same st and in each st to end, sl st to 1st st. (74)

Fasten off

With same side facing, attach Color A to unused loop of beginning ch round.

Round 1: with Color A, ch 3, dc in next unused loop and in each unused loop to end, sl st to top of ch 3 (74)

Round 2:  ch 2, fpdc around ch 3 from previous round, bpdc around next dc, *fpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc* repeat between * * to end, sl st to 1st st. (74)

Round 3: ch 2, fpdc around 1st dc from previous round, bpdc around next dc, *fpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc* repeat between * * to end, sl st to 1st st.

Round 4: Repeat round 3.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.