How to Make a Cozy Messy Bun Beanie

by Janel
4 Materials
10 Minutes

This messy bun beanie idea popped up on my Instagram feed. It was a sponsored paid ad, with beanies that had holes in for people to thread through buns or high ponytails. While this is similar to wool or thermal headbands, there is more fabric here to keep your head warm.

So, today, I’m going to show you how to make your own messy bun beanie at home. Let’s jump into the tutorial!

Tools and materials: 

  • Beanie hat
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Elastic hairband 
Tools and materials for messy bun beanie

1. Gather your tools and materials

First off, you’re going to need to gather up an old beanie hat, scissors, a needle and thread, and also an elastic hair band.

For this DIY, I recommend using a thinner knit beanie, as this is much easier to work with.  

Cutting end of beanie

2. Cut off the end of the beanie hat

To start, I’m going to cut off the end of the hat where the pom-pom is. You now have a tube. 

Hair elastic tied around end

3. Add the hair elastic

Flip this inside out and loosely tie the hair elastic around the new opening that you’ve just created. Fold any excess fabric back. 

Stitching the hair elastic into place

4. Stitch the hair elastic into place

Then, take the needle and thread and stitch it into place, leaving a small hole for your ponytail to poke through.

Now, flip the hat back the right way out to hide all that ugly mess. 

Trying on the messy bun beanie

5. Try on the messy bun beanie

Try the beanie on, threading your hair up through the hole. You can style your hair into a bun or leave it as a ponytail. 

Completed DIY messy bun beanie

DIY messy bun beanie

And there we have our completed DIY messy bun beanie! This is super easy to make, and it keeps your head much warmer than a headband.

If you enjoyed this messy bun beanie tutorial, let me know in the comments down below. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Suggested materials:
  • Beanie hat
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
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