Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ann's Pink Ribbon Chemo Beanie

Ann's Pink Ribbon Chemo Beanie
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.

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

I made a Video To help you understand the Cross Stitch rows and the Flower.

See this Video on my Youtube 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
Yarn Needle
Yarn : Caron Simply Soft - light beige, light pink - 3 oz. of each color
Button of choice

Stitches used:
Chain - ch
Single Crochet -sc
Double Crochet - dc
Slip stitch -sl st
Treble Crochet - trc ( for flower)

15 Sts = 4” 
9 Rows = 4”

Size - Fits a 18-20 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.

Beanie Pattern:

Ch 3 at the end of each rows count as a dc
When changing colors, ch 2 after the color change.

R: 1 - With the light beige yarn, Ch 5, ( 1st 3 chs count as a dc)
12 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join in a circle with a sl st, 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 - *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, Repeat from * around, join, ch 3 (48 dc)

R: 5 - *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, Repeat from * around, join, ch 3 (57 dc)

R: 6 - *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, (72 dc)

R: 8 - Cross stitch row - Change to the light pink yarn, leaving the beige 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 - Change back to beige, ch 3, leaving the pink still attached, 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: 13-15 - Repeat R: 9, tie off beige yarn after R: 15

R: 16 - With pink yarn, 1 sc in each dc around, join, and tie off (72 sc)

For thicker brim repeat R: 16 till it is as wide as you like it.
R: 1 - With pink yarn, ch 4, 10 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
join with a sl st to form a circle,
R: 2 - In the 1st ch, ( Ch 3, 3 trc, ch 3), join to the next ch,
 repeat 9 more times for 10 flower petals. Join to the 1st slst with s sl st.
Sew on the side front of the hat,
Attach a button of choice.

And 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!

Sara 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?

Sara 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

Sara Sach said...

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

Anonymous said...

How many stitches after increases ?

Sara Sach 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

Sara Sach said...
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Anonymous said...

what is the gauge?

Sara Sach 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.

Sara Sach 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.

Sara Sach 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?