Child Size Messy Bun Beanie + Bow Pattern 


  • Worsted Weight Yarn – 2 colors I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby for both the bow and the beanie. It took less than half a skein of each color to complete the beanie.
  • Tapestry/Yarn Needle
  • G Hook (4.25mm) I used a Boye Hook
  • Scissors
  • Clip for bow

 I purchased my clips at Hobby Lobby.


  • Chain Stitch
  • Slip Stitch
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • SC, BLO – Single Crochet, Back Loop Only
  • HDC, BLO – Half Double Crochet, Back Loop Only

Time: about an hour


  • If you crochet tight, use an H or an I hook. Add additional rows to the bottom to make the beanie longer if desired. If you wish to make it smaller, use a smaller hook or complete 9 rows of DC vs. 10.
  • We will work from the top of the beanie down to the brim.
  • Slip stitch at the end of each round and chain two to begin the next round for rounds 1-10.
  • We increase in the second and forth rounds only by completing two DC in every 4th stitch for those two rounds.
  • The chain two at the beginning of each round counts as a stitch.

Messy Bun Beanie Pattern:

  • Select first color
  • Chain 39
  • Slip stitch into 1st chain stitch to create circle.

1st round:

  • Chain 2
  • DC into each stitch for a total of 39 stitches counting the chain two at the beginning of the round
  • Slip stitch into first stitch as show below

2nd round (increase):

  • Chain 2
  • *Put 1 DC in next 2 stitches, 2 DC in 4th stitch*, repeat for a total of 48 stitches.
  • Chain two counts as a stitch.
  • Slip stitch to finish row.

3rd round:

  • Chain 2
  • DC in every stitch for a total of 48 stitches. Slip stitch to finish.

4th round (increase): 

  • Chain 2
  • *Put 1 DC in next 2 stitches, 2 DC in 4th stitch*, repeat for a total of 60 stitches
  • Chain 2 counts as a stitch 

5-10th rounds:

  • DC, slip stitch and chain two at the beginning of each round, 60 stitches around

Brim: (11-15th rounds):

  • Change to second color
  • SC, BLO around 10th DC round, 60 stitches
  • SC, BLO for 4 additional rows for a total of 5 rows of SC, BLO

Measurements: about 9″ if you measure across the center of the beanie. 6″ vertically.


Small Bow Pattern: 

For more detailed instructions, see the “Southern Style Bow Pattern” tutorial.

  • Chain 31
  • Join last chain stitch with first chain stitch by using  a slip stitch
  • Crochet 10 rounds of HDC, BLO
  • I do NOT chain one before going into the first stitch.
  • I crochet in a continuous round to create the bow
  •  Slip stitch into last stitch to finish
  • Sew in ends & tie to the clip
  • Clip on to back or front left/right of beanie
  • If you do not want the bow to clip on to the beanie, sew it directly on the beanie where desired

Green is very popular this year!

Beanie with no bow 🙂


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Thanks for checking out the tutorial! I hope it was helpful & you have fun making beanies. Please email me at if you have questions or comments or leave them below.


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