Create this beautiful crochet chemo cap for someone special.
The design features a beautiful texture on the outside and contrasting colors and lays flat on the inside. The stitches are close together and the yarn soft to make for a comfortable fit.
This pattern uses a size H crochet hook and very soft yarn (see the yarn I used listed below. Also see the list of acceptable soft yarns to choose from when making a chemo cap).
– Size H, 5.0 mm crochet hook
– A very soft medium weight yarn. I used Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee Hint of Silk in “Oriental Tea” and “Smoked Silk” with a small amount of “Dusty Rose” for the ribbon. This yarn is 85% Bamboo and 15% silk. About 3 oz needed.
Here’s a complete list of acceptable yarns for chemo caps from Knots of Love.
– Blunt needle
Things to keep in mind when making chemo caps:
– Keep stitches small without big holes
– Stitches should lay flat
– Choose very soft yarn (see list above)
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
mc- main color
When changing colors, do not fasten off the previous color. Pick up the new color when you get to the next row.
- You will be working in the BLO for the rows made with the main color (for the body of the hat).
- You will be working in the third loops only for the rows made with the contrasting color (for the body of the hat).
Third loop only:
Crochet Chemo Cap
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Adult size (20″ head circumference, 7.5″ long):
With mc make a magic circle and ch 2.
Row 1: Hdc 10 into the circle and sl st to join (10).
Row 2: Switch to contrasting color and ch 1. 2 sc in each st around, sl st to join (20).
Row 3: Switch back to mc and ch 2. *2 hdc, hdc in next,* repeat from * around, sl st to join (30).
Row 4: Switch to contrasting color and ch 1. “2 sc, sc in next 2 sts,* repeat from * around, sl st to join (40).
Row 5: Switch back to mc and ch 2. *2 hdc, hdc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * around, sl st to join (50).
Row 6: Switch to contrasting color and ch 1. *2 sc, sc in next 4 sts,* repeat from * around, sl st to join (60).
Row 7: Switch back to mc and ch 2. *2 hdc, hdc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * around, sl st to join (70).
Row 8: Switch to contrasting color and ch 1. Sc in each st around, sl st to join (70).
Row 9: Switch to mc and ch 2. Hdc in each st around (70).
Rows 10-23: Repeat rows 8 and 9 seven times.
Row 24: Switch to contrasting color and ch 1. Sc in each st around, sl st to join (70).
Fasten off, weave in ends.
With pink yarn and size F, 3.75 mm crochet hook, ch 12. Fasten off leaving a long tail. Overlap your ribbon to form a loop in the middle and stitch it onto your hat above row 23 on the side. Make sure your joining seam is facing the back. Fasten off and weave in ends on inside of hat.
Angela Kirby says
Have just made your Chemo Cap for the first time and find my line joins are really messy on the textured side (I used Caron variegated cotton rather than two colours). The other side are not too bad for a change from 1 CH line start for the SC to the 2 CH line start for the HDC – but I so want to make the textured side the outer side. . I can send photos but wonder if you can guess what I might be doing wrong. Signed: “Miss Newbie”