How much fun are these? Super easy to make using one skein of bulky weight (5) yarn. So quick and easy, you can crochet one in about one hour. I’m gifting these to college bound girls, my hairdresser and jogger friend. Would be a great teacher gift too! You’ll be working in the round, from the top down, over an elastic hair tie, and it’s so easy to make it any size you need. You should be able to hook one in about one hour. Messy bun hats are all over the internet! I'd put the skill level at advanced beginner or better. I give you all the yarn brands for all photos shown.