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Free Pattern: Dove and Peacock Chemo Caps

Dove and Peacock Chemo Caps

These hats were designed exclusively for The Dancing Sheep Yarn & Fiber. Our hope is that many of you will crochet hats for our sisters struggling with cancer and wrap them up in love and hope by this simple act. Charlotte says some women are doves, some women are peacocks. Doves appreciate the simple elegance in life. Peacocks delight in boldness and revel in intricate designs. There is a hat dedicated to each type of woman.

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Materials

Yarn                 Malabrigo Ratista or Mechita

Yarn Weight    3 DK, light

Yardage           150 yards

Hook               Size (I-9) 5.5 mm (See my favorite hooks here.)

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Pattern Info

Gauge             20 rows and 14 sts = 4” in sc

Pattern Size     Adult Woman

Skill level         2 Easy (some crochet experience)

Necessary Skills          Easy (basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns)

Abbreviations

[ ] . . . . . . . work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

ch— chain

sc— single crochet

dc— double crochet

rep— repeat

st(s)— stitch(es)

ea— each

sl st— slip stitch

sk— skip

xs— times

Special Stitches (See below for instructions)

T-st – trinity stitch

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

rsc – reverse single crochet

Notes

Rows worked in the round. Work first row of stitches in 1st chain made and over tail of yarn, then tighten when work is finished. Remaining rows are not connected, but worked in a spiral. Use a row marker if needed to keep track of rows.

These hats are crocheted with DK, light yarn and a 5.5 mm hook. This means you will have to focus on keeping your stitches loose or your gauge will be too tight (note gauge above). This yarn / hook combo is intentional. I wanted these hats to be loose and comfy and not too warm.

The Dove

Special Stitches

Single Crochet Two Together (sc2tog) – Insert hook into next st and draw up loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next st and draw up loop (three loops on hook), yoh and draw through all three loops on hook, 1 sc2tog complete.

Reverse Single Crochet (rsc) – working backwards across the row, insert hook into next st to the right (if left handed – insert hook into next st to the left), yoh, draw loop up (2 loops on hook), yoh and draw through both loops on hook, 1 rsc complete.

Pattern

Row 1: Ch 3, work 10 dc in 1st ch made.

Row 2: 2 sc in each st around. (20 sc)

Row 3: Dc in each st around. (20 dc)

Row 4: 2 sc in each st around. (40 sc)

Row 5: Dc in each st around. (40 dc)

Row 6: 2 sc in each st around. (80 sc)

Row 7: Dc in each st around. (80 dc)

Row 8: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around. (120 sc)

Row 9: Dc in each st around. (120 dc)

Row 10: Sc in each st around. (120 sc)

Rows 11 – 14: Rep rows 9 and 10.

Row 15: [Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog] around. (96 sts)

Row 16: [Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog] around. (77 sts)

Row 17: [Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog] around. (62 sts)

Rows 18 – 29: Sc in each sc around. (62 sc)

Row 30: Rsc around, sl st to 1st st, finish off.

 

The Peacock

Special stitch

Trinity Stitch (T-st) sc3tog by inserting hook into same st as last st made, draw up loop, [insert hook into next st, draw up loop] 2 xs, yoh, draw yoh through four loops on hook, ch 1 (one T-st made).

Pattern

Row 1: Ch 3, work 10 dc in 1st ch made.

Row 2: [3 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around. (25 sc)

Row 3: 12 T-st around.

Row 4: (Working in the st, not the ch, from the T-st) 3 sc in each st around. (36 sc)

Row 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around. (54 sc)

Row 6: 27 T-st around.

Row 7: (Working in the st, not the ch, from the T-st) 2 sc in each st around. (54 sc)

Row 8: [Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 10 xs, sc in each of the next 5 sts. (64 sc)

Row 9: 32 T-st around.

Row 10: (Working in the st, not the ch, from the T-st) 2 sc in each st around. (64 sc)

Row 11: Sc in each sc around. (64 sc)

Rows 12 – 24: Rep rows 9 – 11, do not finish off.

Rows 25 – 29: (Place marker) Sc in next 10 sts, ch 15, sk 15 sts, sc in next st and in each rem st to marker.

Row 30: Sc in next 10 sts, ch 5, (working around all chains made in rows 25 – 29) 6 sc in 7th skipped sc of row 3, ch 5, sc in next sc and in each st around.

Rows 31, 32: Sc in each sc. (64 sc)

Finish off.

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6 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Dove and Peacock Chemo Caps”

  1. I wish to thank you for all of your free patterns for hats. They have been so helpful for my group and well written,easy for my begining students to follow,and beautiful as well.

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  2. I have been told by Arkansas Childrens Hospital to make all the Chemo hats in adult sizes (21-23 inchs diameter) because their heads often swell from the chemo. Others might want to know about this if doing hats for charity.Our group (Bryant Senior Crochet Circle) has now done over 400 hats in the last year for chemo patients. I am so proud of all my ladies!

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    1. Catherine,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and for the great advice! We should all keep that in mind for those kiddos. 400 hats is strong work! Tell all your ladies they are wonderful.

      Warmly,
      Abbey

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