Chemo Cap Crochet Pattern

Chemo cap

Chemo cap

I can’t post an image of ones I’ve made because I gave them to a friend who needed them. ❤ I’m using the one that came with the printed pattern a friend gave me.

At any rate, I stumbled upon the Health and Hobby blog today, and she had mentioned doing caps to give away, and because I know too may people who have needed chemo caps, I left a comment on her blog that I would find my chemo cap pattern and blog it so it could be shared, so here it is:

Shells and Trellis Adult Hat Pattern (crochet)

 I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in pastels, but that’s just me. An “H” hook worked beautifully.

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • dc – double crochet

Foundation: ch 5, sl st to form a ring.

Row 1: ch 3 (counts as on dc), 12 dc in ring, sl st to close row (this row creates 13 total dc)

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as one dc), 1 dc in same stitch, 2 dc in every stitch around, slip stitch to close row (this row creates 26 total dc)

Row 3: ch 3 (counts as one dc), 1 dc in same stitch, *1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, repeat from star around to end, sl st to close row (this row creates 39 total dc)

Row 4: ch 3 (counts as on dc), 1 dc in same stitch, *1 dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, repeat from star around to end, sl st to close row (this row creates 52 total dc)

Row 5: ch 3 (counts as one dc), 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, repeat from star around to end, sl st to close row (this row creates 65 total dc)

Row 6: ch 3 (counts as one dc), 1 dc in same stitch, *1 dc in next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, repeat from star around to end, slip stitch to close row (this row creates 78 total dc)

Row 7: ch 4 (counts as one dc and 1 ch), 1 dc in same stitch, *skup two stitches, dc in next stitch, ch 1, dc in same stitch, repeat from star around to end, slip stitch to close row (this row creates 26 “V” stitches)

Row 8: sc in the V stitch ch space, *5 dc in the next V stitch ch space, sc in the next V stitch ch space, repeat from star around to end, sl st to close row (this row creates 13 shells and 13 sc)

Repeat rows 7 & 8 until you have reached the desired length of the hat. Be sure to end on a row of shells so that your hat has a scalloped finish.

*** To reduce this to a young-grade-school size hat, start with 11 dc total in the first round.

*** To reduce this to a baby-size to 2 year old hat, start with 9 dc total in the first round.

This isn’t my pattern. I have a print out that a friend gave me when I over-stocked up on Caron Simply Soft yarn a few years ago.

If you don’t have a cancer care center close to where you live that will take donations, you can surf on over to Crochet for Cancer’s website to view guidelines and locations of oncology centers that you can send your caps to. They even have patterns you can download and make.

I’ve lost too many friends and loved ones to cancer to NOT crochet a cap when I have some spare time, and I hope that you will, too.

If you need a good, inexpensive set of aluminum hooks? Check out maybe affiliate link below:

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Until Next Time…

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About Julie the Workaholic

Mom of three (grown) sons and one (grown) step-daughter, wife of one, friend of many, and owned by seven 4-legged critters, writer, photographer, friend, huge fan of life, and most of all, lover of all things beautiful .….Getting healthy, and hoping to make a dent in the world in a most positive way! (And then there's my alter-ego, the Workaholic, who is me, just unfiltered.)
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9 Responses to Chemo Cap Crochet Pattern

  1. Sanderella's says:

    That is so pretty!! I shared on my FB page!!! Hope you don’t mind, you can see at facebook.com/Sanderellas

  2. Hi there! Thank you for sharing this pattern. I am now following your blog. I appreciate you liking my comment on Rose Buds on Border Crochet Scarf. Perhaps you would like my blog, I invite you to visit it and let me know.
    Ta Ta for now, Cathy the Bagg Lady

  3. Those are so adorable, and it’s so thoughtful of you to make them. When our Dan was in the hospital after his cancer surgery, one of my coworkers gave me a crocheted coverlet to take to him. It had been made by members of her church – she said they do that whenever they hear of someone battling cancer. Dan was touched, and he kept that coverlet with him right to the bitter end. Little things like that can mean so much.

    • The one “big” thing that I tend to donate time/money/goods to is anything relating to cancer. My mom is a two time breast cancer survivor, my dad’s a survivor, and the hubs’ former boss’s wife is a survivor, as well. I’ve lost friends, too, so whatever I can do, I try to do.

  4. Kier says:

    Your crochet is so nice, how lovely to make such a nice thing for a friend in need 🙂

    • This photo isn’t one of mine…Mine were in white and pink, but I’d given them to a friend who was going through chemo at the time. Thank you, tho. It’s a really awesome project to do for such an amazing cause! ❤

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