Your Cart

Limited Time Only: FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $49.99! (U.S. only)

Pony Tail Hat Design

Over the holidays, I had some time to sit down and knit. I showed my group over on Facebook one of my creations and they all wanted the pattern for the loom. I sat down and did some bit of math and came up with the following pattern for all of you. I hope you enjoy it. I have already made 5 Pony Tail Hats.

Running brings freedom to my life as such, I am out on the road during all times of the year, including during the freezing Utah winters.  The design of this hat allows me to wear my hair in a pony without having my pony tail under my hat, instead, it flows freely, the way my soul feels when I run.


CO 80sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1: *k2, p2; rep from *

Rep Rnd 1 until Ribbed Cuff measures approx 1.5 inches from CO edge.

Next rnd: k

Rep last rnd until piece measures 6 inches from CO edge.


Next rnd: BO 5 sts, k to the end.

(Next section from * to * is worked in rows, follow instructions exactly)

*Next row: k from last peg back to peg 6.

Next row: k from peg 6 to last peg.*

Next rnd: CO 5 sts, k to the end.

You have two options: 1-do a Simple Hat. 2-Crown Decreases. Follow whichever one you prefer or the one that is best suited for your knitting loom.

Option 1: Simple Hat Directions  (no crown decreases) Continue working in the rnd for 2 more inches in knit stitch. Then do a GBO. Weave ends in. Block if necessary.

Option 2: Crown Decreases Instructions

Next rnd: *k6, k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (70 sts rem)

Next rnd: k

Next rnd: *k5, k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (60 sts rem)

Next rnd: k

Next rnd: *k4, k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (50 sts rem)

Next rnd: k

Next rnd: *k3, k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (40 sts rem)

Next rnd: k

Next rnd: *k2, k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (30 sts rem)

Next rnd: *k1, k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (20 sts rem)

Next rnd: *k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (10 sts rem)


Using a crochet hook (size 5.5mm), work one round of single crochet around the pony tail opening.

Weave ends in. Block if necessary.


If you have a 48 peg large gauge (Purple Knifty Knitter) loom that gives you a gauge of 2.5 or 2 sts per inch. You will also need bulky weight yarn, approx 150 yards.

Cast on 48 stitches instead of 80 and follow the instructions as given with the exception of the bind off for the pony tail opening.  Instead of binding off (BO) 5 sts, only bind off 4, and on the next round cast on 4.  In addition, do NOT follow instructions from * to * (the section of rows). Follow everything as given, except for the changes indicated. You won’t be able to do the Crown Decreases as this loom is not adjustable, so follow the simple hat without the Crown Decreases.


  1. Jeannette Pirkle

    I like this, I am wearing a pony tail right now. I saw one made up on a crochet site for a little girl with the top two corners open for piggy tails too. It will look great with or without a brim.

  2. my girls love it :) super !!!!

  3. Jeannette, you read my mind! Next up, one with two piggy tails :)

  4. I my daughter-in-law will love this! I need to make her one. Thanks for posting this. :)

  5. Pam Sweeney

    Isela, thank you for sharing your time and talent so generously! I know my daughter will love wearing this hat when she runs! Can’t wait to finish it and give it to her!

    1. You are welcome :). I am glad to be of help and that my tinkering around helps others.

  6. Debbie Gill

    Love the ponytail hat! I’m always wearing my hair in ponytails, so this will be a great project for me to start.

  7. Jeanette Adams

    Love the hat I made one for my daughter she always wears a ponytail. Her birthday is in Feb. will give it to her then,I know she’ll lvoe it. A friend of mine is learning to loom knit and wants to make one too she also wears a ponytail.

  8. Isela Hi I love the ponytail Idea but I was wondering if you have a video on how to make this hat .yes I am a new learner still and a visual learner patterns only confuse me I know how to loom knit hat but this one is a little confusing to how you make the hole for the ponytail please help if you could post a video and show what loom to work with Thank You inadavance .

  9. Can this ponytail hat be converted to a child/toddler size?

  10. I agree with the lady who wanted to know if there is a video for this hat because right now I am trying to make this hat for a friend. I mg am lost on how to BO and CO to make the ponytail hole. Help me please. I am working on the Ribbed Cuff at the moment.

  11. For the knit stitch – are you using the e-wrap stitch? the knit stitch? or the flat knit stitch?

    1. I use the knit stitch-the one where you lay the yarn on top of the loop, hook the loop the. Remove the original loop and place new one on peg.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *