I had made a few other messy bun hats, and wasn't happy with the hair coming out of the very top. My husband suggested designing one where the hole was a bit lower, where I would normally wear a ponytail. So here is my version of the ponytail/messy bun hat. I have sized the instructions for a med/adult hat with a mid to lower area for the ponytail to come through. However, I have included tips and instructions to create a larger or smaller size, and also to move the hole for the ponytail a bit higher, still without coming out of the very top. I hope you enjoy making this hat and as always I am here for help, and my patterns are satisfaction guaranteed. Happy hooking. This is a pdf automatic download for crochet pattern instructions in us terms.