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Cotton Crochet Chemo Cap Pattern

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Spring is here… or coming soon. Either way, this crochet cotton chemo cap pattern will be useful for those who need a chemo hat in warmer climates.

I use a soft cotton print yarn which adds a bit of interest to a very simple design. Their color selection on cottons is vast, so hard to decide.

I chose a half double crochet stitch since it offers lots of coverage, but it’s also stretchier than the single crochet. An easy, beginner stitch, that’s so rhythmic to work.

Crochet chemo caps can be as simple or fancy as you like. I know my cancer fighter likes a classic, simple look so that’s how I kept this one.

These easy crochet hats are so easy to jazz up with stripes, buttons or fancier edges if you want.

Cotton crochet chemo cap and pink flowers lay flat on wood table.

Worked top down this hat pattern is easy to adjust to your needed size. This free pattern is a totally beginner crochet beanie pattern.

Hats are so fun to make any time of year. They are great gifts or even good to donate. Hat patterns crochet up quick too!

Woman in blue shirt with cotton chemo cap on.

The Yarn

I use Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton in Woods Print in this beanie. The combination of simple stitches with the light printing of this colorway is just simply pretty.

This is a #4 medium worsted weight yarn. For a summer hat I definitely recommend cotton yarn, or a cotton blend.

Other great cotton yarns I can recommend are Lion Brand 24 / 7,* and Dishie.* You can substitute any #4 medium yarn.

If you have Red Heart acrylic yarn you’re hoping to use, you might like the Summer Sun Hat which has mesh sides. This helps will air flow.

Cancer patients might feel self conscious about hair loss though, so that’s why I recommend a breathable cotton yarn for a solid summer hat.

More Chemo Cap Patterns

This slouchy striped hat is made with lightweight bamboo yarn so it’s another warm weather friendly hat.

The simple striped beanie is perfect for everyday wear.

This textured women’s hat is a bit more interesting that the basic hat.

More Free Crochet Patterns

The Sole Scrubby is a quick and easy round crochet scrubby.

Scraps of cotton yarn are perfect for the Aria crochet summer headband.

You might like the Eileen, a crochet blanket made with cotton blend yarn.

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Materials

  • 90 yd / 82 m Medium worsted weight #4 cotton yarn* pictured in I Love This Cotton Yarn (100% cotton, 3 oz / 85 g, 153 yd / 140 m); color: woods print, or 90 yds comparable yarn.
  • 5mm (H) hook* Clover Amour is my favorite for working with cotton.
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Gauge

8 hdc x 6 rows = 2″ / 5 cm x 2″/ 5 cm

Scroll down for the crochet cotton chemo cap pattern!

For adult sizes increase your flat circle to 7.25″-8, depending on individual head size. Continue the increase pattern if you need a larger size, likewise you can crochet fewer increase rounds to make a smaller hat.

Start with a magic circle.

1. Hdc 8 into the mc, to join ss to first hdc of the round. (8)

2. Ch 2, 2hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around, ss to first st to join. (16)

3. Ch 2, hdc in the same stitch, *{2hdc in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch} repeat from * around, ss to first st to join. (24)

4. Ch 2, hdc in the same stitch and in the next stitch, *{2hdc in the next stitch, 1hdc in each of the next two stitches} repeat from * around, ss to first to join. (32)

5. Ch 2, hdc in the same stitch and in the next two stitches, *{2hdc in the next stitch, 1hdc in each of the next three stitches} repeat from * around, ss to join. (40)

6. Ch 2, hdc in the same stitch and in the next three stitches, *{2hdc in the next stitch, 1 hdc in each of the next four stitches} repeat from * around, ss to join. (48)

7. Ch 2, hdc in the same stitch and in the next four stitches, *{2hdc in the next stitch, 1hdc in each of the next five stitches} repeat from* around, ss to join. (56)

8. Ch 2, hdc in the same stitch and in the next five stitches, *{2hdc in the next stitch, 1hdc in each of the next six stitches} repeat from * around, ss to join. (64)

Repeat

9-23. Ch 2, hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch around. (64)

I finished mine with a simple sc round. But this would be lovely with a shell stitch around the edge, something like what I used in my pink & white SweetHeart Hat.

24. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each stitch around, ss to 1st stitch to join.

Cut your yarn and weave in your ends with the yarn needle.

Happy crocheting and let me know if you have any questions!

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susanne shumate

Saturday 26th of May 2018

I love this beanie, thanks for sharing

Christa18

Monday 28th of May 2018

Thank you!

kathy martin

Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

I have some ILTC- will have to try this:)

Christa18

Monday 28th of May 2018

I'd love to see it if you do!

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