How to Knit a 4-in-1 Ponytail / Messy Bun Hat! EASY and QUICK.

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How to Knit a 4-in-1 Ponytail / Messy Bun Hat! EASY and QUICK.

Hello, my lovelies!
It’s time to learn to knit this EASY and QUICK 4-in-1 hat/cowl pattern.
1. Wear it like a COWL.
2. Wear it cinched up at the top for a BEANIE.
3. Shove it back on your head for more of a SLOUCH hat.
4. Open up the hole and poke your ponytail or messy bun through it.

Super cool!

•Hold any dk or worsted weight yarn double (2 strands together to make a thicker yarn – or use a bulky yarn held single.)

CO 60 sts using size US 13 needles – 16″ circulars work great, but you could use longer ones and do magic loop.

Join for working in the round, being careful not to twist your sts. Place a marker at the start of the round if you like.

Round 1: *K2, p2. Repeat from * all the way around.

Now let’s make some holes!

Round 2: *K2, yo, p2tog. Repeat from * all the way around. Yay! We have holes!

Now…. here comes the easy part! We just repeat round 1! Over and over! Yes! Until the hat/cowl is the size you want, or 9.5″ like mine.

To make this size, I used nearly an entire 4 oz  ball of Dk weight yarn.

Now, bind off using your favorite stretchy bind off, or try this one!

You can whip this out in an evening. It would make a great gift. Have fun!


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Have a great day!

By | 2018-02-19T21:13:50+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Finished Objects, Video Tutorials|5 Comments


  1. Cher Johnson May 16, 2017 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    I’ve been trying to enter the April/May give away & couldn’t comment in your blog. The cream color is gorgeous & would knit something that looks very delicate! Thanks!

  2. Amy May 19, 2017 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    My daughter loved the one you are wearing in the video. Is that color available on your site? I couldn’t find a worsted weight yarn that color. Can a DK weight be used instead? Thanks am looking forward to making one for her.

    • Chandi May 23, 2017 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      Any weight yarn can be used. Just make sure you create gauge so it is the appropriate size. : ).

  3. Judy March 29, 2018 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Am I missing something in the 4 in 1 ponytail pattern? After rd 2, you go back to rd 1, which is k2, p2, for the rest of the beanie; however, there are only 45 vs 60 stitches. Am I wrong? Not sure if I should do k2 until the end and then just p1. TY!

    • Chandi April 9, 2018 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Judy, you should have the same number of stitches each round – Round 2 should not produce a decreased number of stitches. 🙂 Chandi

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