Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Chemo Hat with HDC Brim

Earlier this month, when I posted my chemo hats over at 25 Things for Charity, there was some interest in the pattern I had used. Since I had modified several patterns to come up with those hats, I decided that I would write up what I had done and share it with everyone. I started with the "Basic Boy Beanie" in Stitch 'N Bitch: The Happy Hooker, and then I went from there.

I would ask that you use this pattern for personal or charity use only. If you do use it for personal use, please consider making one to donate to your local hospital as well. Also, this pattern has not been tested, so if you find any mistakes in it, please let me know and I will happily edit it.

Chemo Hat with HDC Brim

1 skein of any worsted weight, soft acrylic yarn (hat in photo made with Bernat Satin)
H hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge - 3 dc to 1"

Note - do not turn work when joining rounds.
Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring
Row 1 - ch 1, 10 sc into center of ring, join with sl st into first sc.
Row 2 - ch 3, 1 dc in same st as ch3, 2 dc in each sc, join with sl st to top of ch 3 (20 dcs).
Row 3 - ch 3, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 3 (30 dcs).
Row 4 - ch 3, 1 dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dcs; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 3 (40 dcs).
Row 5 - ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 dcs, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 3 dcs; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 3 (50 dcs).
Row 6 - ch 3, *1 dc in next 9 dcs, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 3 (55 dcs).
Rows 7-13 - ch 3, 1 dc in each dc around, join with sl st in top of ch 3.
Row 14 - ch 1, 1 sc through blo in each dc around, join with sl st in ch 1.
Rows 15-18 - ch 2, *1 hdc through blo of next stitch, 1 hd through flo of next stitch; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 2.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

blo - back loop only
flo - front loop only

2 comments:

Susan said...

I'll use this pattern to make some chemo hats. Thanks for sharing!

GeorgeAnne said...

these are great!! I made a few while in the hospital recoup'ing and immediately gave them away!! Thank you for the help!