Trendy Knit Bun Hat

Trendy Knit Bun Hat
Trendy Knit Bun Hat

The Trendy Knit Bun Hat makes wearing your hair in a bun while wearing a hat no problem at all. This free knitting pattern is as easy as knitting a regular beanie, but with the added feature of a hole to accommodate your bun or pony tail. Perhaps the best part is you can work up this unique style using only one skein of yarn. The beautiful turquoise color really makes this knitted hat shine. Made with worsted weight yarn, you don't need to sacrifice comfort or style with this clever knitting pattern. It's never been easier to throw your hair up and still keep your head warm on chilly days.

NotesHat is worked in the round on circular needles.


Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge18 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeHat circumference at bottom edge: 18 (20, 22)" [46 (51, 56) cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein 1562 Jadeite
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needle: 5.5mm [US 9], 16" [40cm] long
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle


Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses.


Cast on 80 (90, 100) sts. Join to work in rounds, taking care not to twist sts. Place marker for beginning of round.

Round 1 (Right Side): [K2, p2] around. Repeat Round 1 until piece measures 1½ (2, 2)" [4 (5, 5) cm] from beginning.

Next Round: Knit.
Repeat last round until piece measures 5½ (6, 6)" [14 (15, 15) cm] from beginning.

Shape Crown
Round 1: [K3, k2tog] around – 64 (72, 80) sts.
Round 2: Knit.
Round 3: [K2, k2tog] around – 48 (54, 60) sts.
Round 4: Knit.
Round 5: [K1, k2tog] around – 32 (36, 40) sts.
Round 6: Knit.
Bind off.


Weave in ends.


knit 2 sts together
work directions in brackets the number of times specified

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For the medium size - casting on 90 stitches - how can you do a K2, P2 ribbing with a number of stitches that is not divisible by 4?

For ribbing to work out correctly for knitting in the round, it does not have to be divisible by 4 it must be divisible by 2, which this is. Hope this helps, happy knitting.

This is my favorite bun pattern yet. The other ones I have seen have used chunky yarn. I like that this is a worsted weight yarn and just a simple pattern. It's perfect my friend who has been begging for one for months!


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