This knit ponytail hat pattern is an easy hat knitting pattern and it's fun to knit.
Not only will you get a hat with a ponytail hole but you'll also get a cute knitted hat with poms poms too!
See the ties at the back of the hat? They will close the ponytail hole if you want to wear it as a simple and lovely hat.
And you may even be able to wear this hat as a neck warmer but I'll let you decide on that after you make it.
You'll have to see if it's wide enough and if so you've got a ponytail hat, knitted hat and neck warmer all in one.
The other name for a pony tail hat is messy bun hat. They both mean the same thing.
This easy knitting pattern is also beginner friendly. I love giving new knitters easy patterns to practice their knitting skills.
And when it comes to knitting hats, well they are one of my favorite things to knit because they're fast and simple.
If you ever need some extra help with hats I also created a page full of neat hat knitting tips. You may want to check that out some time.
The really cool part about knitting this messy bun hat is you don't need to do all the decreasing at the crown as you normally would in a regular knit hat pattern.
And this fun hat pattern is made with thick soft yarn and easy knitting stitches. I wanted to create simple textured stitches so I chose the double andalusian stitch pattern.
It creates just enough texture and it's still a nice easy quick knit pattern. It also has a larger opening at the top so it will be great for large messy buns.
I hope you enjoy the pattern.
Click here to download my ponytail hat pattern
Skills Required: Cast On, Knit, Purl, Yarn Over, P2tog, Bind off
Gauge: 2.5 = 1 inch
Materials: Approximately 100 yards bulky weight yarn and straight or circular knitting needles size US 13 (9 mm)
Size: To fit adult head circumference approximately 20 – 23 inches. It’s quite stretchy
Notes: I used two colours for my pony tail hat but you can use one if you like. This easy hat pattern is knit flat on straight knitting needles and can be done in a couple of hours which means you can knit up a whole bunch in different colors.
Hmm great knitting idea for gift giving. :)
With contrasting color and using stretchy cast on of your choice, I used the long tail cast on 52 sts
Knit 4 rows of K2, P2 ribbing
Switch to main colour and knit as follows
Rows 1 and 3: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 4: P1, *K2, P1, repeat from * to end of row
Work pattern rows 1 – 4 until your work is approximately 8.5 inches from beginning.
Switch back to contrasting color and continue as follows:
Row 1: K2, P2 to end
Row 2: Eyelet Row: *K2, yo, P2tog, repeat from * to end
Knit 2 more rows of ribbing and bind off loosely.
Seam up back.
How to make tie for top of hat
There are a couple of ways you can make a tie for the top of the hat. Either make an I-Cord tie or you can simply crochet a chain or even use a nice ribbon.
If you aren’t sure how to crochet a chain I’ve included a video just below my pattern. Be sure to make the tie long enough to weave through the holes at the top of the hat and cinch it closed.
Add pom poms if you wish or even beads, weave in the ends and you're finished knitting your ponytail hat and knitted hat all in one.
Simple right? Happy Knitting!
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