The older I become, the more it seems cancer effects my life. One of the most important people in my life introduced me to what it felt like to be a family member of someone with cancer. My mother. Again this year, I'm dedication my Valda beanie to my mother. That's who this cancer beanie crochet pattern was created for.
October is cancer awareness month and Sweet Potato 3 is hosting the Cancer Awareness Challenge another year. You can find more details on the challenge HERE.
By downloading the cancer beanie crochet pattern, you’re pledging to create at least one hat from the pattern to donate to cancer center or patient. Spread the word and tag your project with #CrochetCancerChallenge when posting on any social media! Shares are also greatly appreciated!
This beanie is created for Ovarian Cancer and uses teal yarn. Now through Friday, October 9th, get the PDF for free with pledge!
Check out last year's pattern, the Nancy Beanie for uterine cancer (peach).
A little side note, yes this pattern has holes. Not everyone that goes through treatment looses their hair. My mother didn't. Instead, I try to find stitches that relate to the cancer. This year, the two puff stitches resembled ovaries. Last year's Nancy Beanie was an upside down triangle, representing the uterus. If you're interested in a chemo cap, check out the Fight Like A Girl Chemo Cap on Ravelry or Etsy.
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- Yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch, up to 165 yards
- Hook: Furls J 6.00mm Streamline Swirl Galaxy – Andromeda
- Yarn Needle
- Furls Needle Holder (used in video)
- Measuring Tape
17 slst in BLO x 24 rows = 4"
- Ch: Chain
- Sc: Single Crochet
- Dc: Double Crochet
- Slst: Slip Stitch
- Puff st: Puff Stitch, see below
- Fpdc: Front Post Double Crochet
- YO: Yarn Over
- St(s): Stitch(es)
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Special Pattern Notes:
Beginning chain does not count as a stitch unless noted.
When stitch counts are listed, they will be listed in sequential order. Chains are not included in counts.
Puff Stitch (puff st): *YO, insert hook in stitch indicated, YO and pull up a loop the height of a dc, repeat * 2 more times (7 loops on hook), YO and pull though all loops on hook, ch 1 to close. Find a video and picture tutorial here.
Cancer Beanie Crochet Pattern Instructions
R1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, slst in each ch across – 10 sts
R2: Ch 1, turn, work in BLO for entire row, slst in each st -10 sts
Repeat Row 2 until there are 91, 98, 105 rows total.
Ch 1 and turn. Match up both ends and slst together by working through beginning chain and back loop of last row across. Flip to have that joining ridge on the inside.(Do not use stitch or stitch counts as reference in pictures below. Pictures below are for show only.)
Do not finish off.
You’ll now turn your work so you’re working along the raw edge.
Body of Hat
R1: Ch 1, sc in each row end, join - 91, 98, 105 sts
R2: Ch 2, puff st in same, ch 1, dc in next, ch 1, puff st in next, ch 1, skip 4, *puff st in next, ch 1, dc in next, ch 1, puff st in next, ch 1, skip 4, repeat * around, join – 39, 42, 45 sts
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R3: Slst in next ch 1 space, ch 2, puff st in same space, ch 1, fpdc next dc, ch 1, puff st in next ch 1 space, ch 1, skip next ch 1 space, *puff st in next ch 1 space, ch 1, fpdc next dc, ch 1, puff st in next ch 1 space, ch 1, skip next ch 1 space, repeat * around, join – 39, 42, 45 sts
Repeat Round 3 until length measures according to chart below.
7½ - 8”
8 - 8½”
8½ - 9”
R1: Slst in next ch 1 space, slst in next dc, ch 1, sc in each dc and each ch 1 space between puff sts around, join
Finish off and weave in ends. Add pom pom if desired.
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Thank you for the Cancer Hat pattern. I loved making this and I also prefer Pom Poms on my hats.
So glad you enjoyed it!
My daughter just went into remission . Just a couple days ago she asked me for a hat and this is a perfect 😘thank you so much for the pattern .
I’m getting the other cancer hat as she lost that also .
I love the color you chose for the cancer hats .