I might be addicted to creating crochet patterns. I just love sitting down with a ball of yarn, a hook and no idea what will come out at the end!
Right now, these hats are all the rage! I’ve made a few myself for holiday gifts and I wanted to try a few different designs so my friends weren’t all getting the same thing…it’s all about customization!
This version of the messy bun or Ponytail Hat is my favorite! I really love how it turned out! It feels substantial and warm even though the yarn is a lighter weight (medium weight).
If you make this hat please share a photo of your finished work, I’d really like to see how they all come out!
Simple & Sweet Ponytail Hat Pattern
I used Bernat Satin Yarn in Sea Shell and Grey Mist Heather. I used a size H/5.00 mm hook. You will need a hairband that will create the top foundation of this hat. It took approximately3 hours to complete this project.
Attach your yarn with a slip stitch to the hair band.
Chain 17. SC into the 2nd chain from the hook and all other chains up the row. (16 SC) *SC into the hair band. Do not chain, turn your work, SC into the BLO back down the row (16 BLO SC) chain 1, turn, SC into the BLO back up the row (16 BLO SC) Repeat from * until you have completed 76 rows. Tie off leaving a long 12″ or so, tail. Using a plastic yarn needle, connect the two ends by overlapping, lining up, and sewing by hand ensuring the pattern looks consistent. Tie off again and weave in the end.
Now attach the gray to the end of the first original chain 17 row. Chain 2, SC into the end of all 76 rows. (76 SC) Join with a SL ST. Chain 3 (counts as a D.C.), 2 DC into the same stitch as the Chain 3. *Chain 1, skip the next 3 stitches, 3 DC into the 4th stitch. Repeat from * until a SL ST connects you to the original Chain 3, then add two more slip stitches to get your hook over to the first chain 1 space.
⭐️Chain 3, 2 DC into that space, Chain 1, 3 DC into the next space. Repeat from* all the way around the hat. SL ST to the Chain 3. SL ST 2 more times to get your hook over to the big chain 1 space. Repeat from ⭐️ for one additional row. Tie off and weave in the grey end.
Attach your sea shell yarn back onto the grey yarn at the tie off spot with a SL ST. *Chain 2. SC into each stitch around the hat. SL ST to the Chain 2. Repeat from * for 3 additional rows.
⭐️Chain 3. *FPDC in the next 2 stitches. BPDC in the next 2 stitches. Repeat from * around the rest of the hat. SL ST to the Chain 3. Repeat from ⭐️ for 2 additional rows, making sure that you lineup the FPDC and BPDC to ensure the ribbing looks consistent and even. Tie off and weave the end and in.
Congratulations! You have a simple and sweet ponytail hat. ENJOY!
ps. I want to thank my friend Emily for modeling the hat for me, she’s a lovely girl and makes my hat look even prettier than it already was! Thank you, Emily!