Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ann's Pink Ribbon Chemo Beanie

Ann's Pink Ribbon Chemo Beanie
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

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.

If you would like to donate Hats to the
 "Crochet For Cancer" 
Cause you can do that through

See this Video on my Youtube Crochet
Channel at this LINK

Ann's Pink Ribbon Chemo Beanie Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
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Skill Level: Easy

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)

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.

Notes: 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.

It is my hope
 that Many Chemo patients can have a soft, 
and pretty hat to wear.

An Ad Free Pdf Version is
 Available in my Ravelry Shop 
At This LINK


Denise said...

Do the starting chains in each row count for a DC? If so, how do you handle this in the 8th row, with the cross stiches? And how does the row end up when you come back around? Please help!

Posh Pooch Designs said...

no, the starting chs do not count as dc.

Denise said... bare with me here... When you come around to the end of a row, you make the slip stitch in the top of the starting chains or in the first dc?

Posh Pooch Designs said...

No problem...You join with a sl st to the turning ch.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

My name is Ruth Dortch & I would like to know where to send my completed Chemo Beanies.Thank You. E mail to

Posh Pooch Designs said...

You can get info about where to send your beanies here:

Anonymous said...

How many stitches after increases ?

Posh Pooch Designs said...

I am sorry, I don"t know what you mean by your question about increases.

Anonymous said...

On the last row, how many sc's should I have

Posh Pooch Designs said...
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Anonymous said...

what is the gauge?

Posh Pooch Designs said...

as stated in the pattern :
15 Sts = 4”
9 Rows = 4”

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Anonymous said...

How do I go from 72 stitches in row 7 to 60 in row 8? I am so confused.

Posh Pooch Designs said...

This pattern has just been retested and updated. Hopefully the kinks have been worked out.
Thanks, Sara

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this cute pattern! Is the main color of the cap a light pink? It looks in the picture like it is a beige color. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Sara, I just looked through the pattern and see that the yarn is beige, should have read the pattern first I guess. Thanks again.

Posh Pooch Designs said...

yes, light beige. But you can use any colors you like.

Unknown said...

Row 5 should be 69 std total at the end?

Unknown said...

Not 69..60 total at the end if row 5

Karie :) said...

Hi Sara, 😊
Thank you for this cancer beanie pattern. I really appreciate you. 💚 You're sweet and thoughtful. The Lord bless you.

Judy Wakem said...

Do you have designer clothes for dogs as well?

JinxAbby said...

Sara - Thank you so VERY much for your "Ann's Pink Ribbon Chemo Beanie" pattern. I was looking for a "pretty", easy crochet pattern for Chemo patients & found yours!!! It's BEAUTIFUL - AND easy!!! My Quilting Guild is always looking for new things to make for our MANY charities. I made one for my Quilting Bee & they fell in love with it!!! It is going in our book of "Donation Projects" for our Guild to use for the Cancer Center. I especially like it because we can adjust for children & for men also, without the flower of course!!! Thank you for sharing. I am very sorry for your loss but, know that your Mom & the memory of everyone WE make these Chemo Beanies for will live on, thanks to your sharing!!! Have a BLESSED life, Love, Jinx