Chemo Cap Crochet Pattern

Chemo cap

Chemo cap

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

This is copied over from my January 12 post, and I didn’t want to lose track of it, in case I’m ever asked for it again.

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.

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