This Crochet Pattern is dedicated to My Sweet Momma who lost her battle with Breast Cancer July 16, 2013.
It is very important to keep a Chemo patients head covered, even during the summer months. When you lose your hair fast, you sunburn easily, and even get a cold head in air conditioning. Also, use soft yarns as their head is newly "uncovered" and can be very tender. Some Good yarn choices For This Pattern Simply Soft by Caron, Soft Secret by Hobby Lobby, Red Heart Soft, Red Heart With Love, I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby.
Skill Level: Easy Materials: Crochet Hook - H/ 5.00MM Yarn Needle Yarn - Med (4) Caron Simply Soft - light beige -C1, light pink-C2 - 2 oz. of each color Button of choice Stitches used: Chain - ch Single Crochet -sc Half Double Crochet (hdc) Double Crochet - dc Slip stitch -slst Change to (chto) Treble Crochet - trc ( for flower) Gauge: 15 Sts = 4” 9 Rows = 4” Size - Fits a 20 - 22 inch head
This pattern is designed for teens and adults going through chemo.
I chose Caron simply soft, because it is very soft, and some of the stiffer
yarns can be itchy and painful on naked heads.
Ch 3 at the end of each rows count as a dc
When changing colors, ch 2 after the color change.
R: 1 - With C1, Ch 5, JOin in a circle, ch3
11 dc in the in the circle, join, ch 3 (12 dc)
R: 2 - 2 dc in each dc , join, ch 3 (24 dc)
R: 3 - *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, Repeat from * around, join, ch 3 (36 dc)
R: 4 - 1 dc in the next st,
*2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, Repeat from * around, join, ch 3 (48 dc)
R: 5 - 1 dc in the next 2 sts,
*2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, Repeat from * around, join, ch 3 (60 dc)
R: 6 - 1 dc in the next 3dc,
*2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, Repeat from * around, join, ch 3 (72 dc)
R: 7 - Dc in each dc around, join, Do not ch3 (72 dc)
R: 8 - Chgto C2, , leaving C1 attached,
Ch 4, cross back and dc in the previous st,
*skip the next st, 1 dc in the next st, cross back and dc in the skipped st*,
Repeat from * to * around hat, join to the top of the 3rd ch, (72 sts)
R: 9 - Chgto C1, leaving c2 attached, ch 3, ch 2,
1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (72 sts)
R: 10 - Repeat R: 8
R: 11 - Repeat R: 9
R: 12 - Repeat R: 8
R: 13 - Repeat R: 9
R: 14 -15 - Repeat R: 9, tie off C1 after R: 15
R: 16 - With pink yarn, 1 sc in each dc around, join, and tie off (72 sc)
Weave in your ends.
For thicker brim repeat R: 16 till it is as wide as you like it.
R: 1 - With C2, ch 5, join in a circle ch2, 9 hdc in the circle, join. (10 hdc)
R: 2 - In the 1st st, *slst, Ch 2, 3 trc, ch 2, slst*,
Repeat from * to * 9 more times for 10 flower petals.
Join to the 1st slst with s sl st.
Attach a button of choice.
Sew on the side front of the hat.