Easy Breezy Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern

Easy Breezy Bun Beanie crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk

The Easy Breezy Bun Beanie is a warm and cozy beanie you can wear your hair up in a bun or ponytail with! Perfect for Fall and Winter when it’s cold outside but you want to wear your hair up! This pattern is quick and easy!

UPDATED 10/02/2020: Hello October! In September I released a new pumpkin pattern every Friday and it was so fun! I thought we’d keep up the momentum and release a new pattern every Friday in October too! This month I’ll be releasing ALL 5 of my Easy Breezy Patterns! Both the bun versions of this collection have already been up on my blog for a year now, but I wanted to update the posts to include all 4 sizes and a video tutorial! Be sure to check back each Friday for a new pattern and video tutorial to make each piece of this collection!

The Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie was the first pattern to the Easy Breezy Collection. It’s been one of my best sellers on Etsy so I knew I wanted to adapt for more patterns! As someone who wears my hair up 24/7, I love the idea of a bun beanie! Now in the Fall and Winter I don’t have to choose between wearing my favorite hat or having my hair up, I can do both!

This pattern is beginner friendly and easily adaptable to make it the perfect size for you! The instructions include 4 sizes: Child 3-10 yrs, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, & Adult Large. This version uses a medium weight yarn, for a light weight beanie perfect for cool, Fall weather.

Check out all the Easy Breezy Patterns: Easy Breezy Chunky Bun Beanie, Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie, Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie, Easy Breezy Super Chunky Beanie, and the Easy Breezy Scarf!

Find the ad-free, easy to print version of this pattern on Etsy and Ravelry!


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Now grab your hook & let’s get making!




● Instructions are for the smallest size first, followed by the next sizes up in parenthesis. 
● The pattern is written to create a brim approximately 2” tall. To adjust the height of the beanie and the height of the brim, simply make your initial chain longer or shorter.
● The pattern is written to create a hat circumference approximately 5” smaller than the head circumference to make up for stretching. If you would like to make the hat circumference smaller or larger, simply add or subtract rows. Be sure you always end on a Row 4 (the opposite end of the bun hole).
● The CH 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch throughout the whole pattern. At the end of each row, chain 1 and turn, work the first stitch into the last HDC from the previous row.
● The number in parenthesis at the end of each row represents the total number of stitches to be worked in each row. The smallest size will be first, followed by the next sizes up. The SC around the center does not count as a ST.


Medium (4) Weight Yarn
5.50mm (I) Hook
Yarn Needle
● Hair Elastic (optional)

Abbreviations (US Terms)

ST – Stitch
SL ST – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
HDC BLO – Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only


A finished stitch will have two loops when looking at it from above. The loop closest to you is the Front Loop and the one furthest away from you is the Back Loop. To work a HDC BLO, work a HDC as normal but work it in the back loop only.)

Instructions for back loop and front loop on crochet by The Turtle Trunk


14 stitches by 9 rows in HDC BLO = 4”by 4” square.
Adjust hook size up or down to meet gauge.

Sizes (In inches)Head CircumferenceHat CircumferenceHat Height (total length)Hat Height (w/ folded brim)
 Child (3-10 Years)19”-20”15”8.5”6.5”
Teen/ Adult Small21”16”9”7”
Adult Medium22”17”10”8”
Adult Large23”18”10.5”8.5”

Follow along with the video tutorial on YouTube!


Step 1:

With Hair Elastic:

Attach yarn to hair elastic with a SL ST.

Move onto Step 2.

Without Hair Elastic:

CH 20 and SL ST to the 1st CH to create a ring.

(This will create approximately a 4” wide opening. Chain more or less for a larger or smaller opening). Move onto Step 2.

Instructions for the Easy Breezy Bun Beanie by The Turtle Trunk

Step 2:

CH 31 (33, 36, 38)

Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from hook and HDC in each ST across. SC around the hair elastic/center ring. CH 1 & turn. (30, 32, 35, 37)

Row 2: HDC BLO in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (30, 32, 35, 37)

Instructions for the Easy Breezy Bun Beanie by The Turtle Trunk

Row 3: HDC BLO in each ST across. SC around hair elastic/center ring. CH 1 & turn. (30, 32, 35, 37)

Row 4: HDC BLO in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (30, 32, 35, 37)

Rows 5 – (34, 36, 38, 40): Repeat Rows 3 & 4

Instructions for the Easy Breezy Bun Beanie by The Turtle Trunk

Step 3:

Fold hat in half. Working only in the front loop from the row you last worked and the beginning CH, SL ST in each ST from the bottom of the hat to the top. SL ST around the hair elastic/center ring and tie off yarn leaving a 6” tail. Weave in your ends, flip hat inside out, and fold up brim.

Easy Breezy Bun Beanie by The Turtle Trunk

And you’re all done! I hope you enjoyed the Easy Breezy Bun Beanie pattern! I can’t wait to see your finished hat, so be sure to tag @theturtletrunk on Instagram!

Easy Breezy Bun Beanie crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk

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9 thoughts on “Easy Breezy Bun Beanie Crochet Pattern”

  • I don’t often comment on blogs, but I just have to say that I love this pattern as well as the ribbed easy breezy beanie! I made one of each this weekend and I want to make one in every color now! Thanks for sharing these patterns! 🙂


    • Thank you so much Jensyn! I am thrilled that you enjoy them and I appreciate you taking the time to comment! Thank you!


  • Hi there! I love this hat!! I am literally teaching myself to crochet with this pattern, with that being said, I have a #6 yarn that I am in love with and I HAVE to make this hat with it. Any suggestions as to what size hook I should use, or if I should change up the count? I know that this is a pain in the bottom question. I am pretty good at changing up with knitting. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Jenni! Check out the pattern I have on here for the Easy Breezy Chunky Bun Beanie, it uses a bulky (5) weight yarn so I would say you’d only need to go down 1-2 hook sizes to reach proper gauge, or minus a few stitches and rows. I think your best best is to just measure the hat as you go to reach the size you want, but it should totally work with the yarn you have! Hope this helps!

    • Thank you so much Judy! I do not have a fingerless glove pattern at this time, but that’s a great idea!


  • I love this pattern but why doe it just tell you 5 rows is the last two rows whatvyou do around The band I dont understand. And I want to finish this im a Frontline worker and would like to wear this to cover up my hair.

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