Crocheting a mesh chemo cap is fast and easy. The lightweight design is wonderful for warmer weather. Lion Brand Coboo Yarn is so nice to use for this design. The free crochet pattern is found below, but if you would like an ad free pdf, they can be found on ETSY or RAVELRY.
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Please use this free crochet pattern to make chemo caps for a local cancer center near you.
I visited a local cancer center and they mentioned a mesh chemo cap would be good for the warmer months. They said there is a need for chemo caps for the guys. I think I can do that.
There are a few other chemo cap designs on this blog. I would love it if you would visit them and use those crochet patterns too.
Young Girls Chemo Cap w/fancy Brim Options.
Supplies For the Mesh Chemo Cap
Lion Brand Coboo (3)
51% cotton; 49% rayon
232 yds/232 meters per cake
half of the cake was used. It is recommended lay flat to dry, by other’s who have used this yarn. This will help the yarn keep it’s beauty.
join w/ = join with
slp sts = Slip Stitch
ch = Chain
sc= Single Crochet
dc = Double Crochet
sp = Space
nxt = Next
st = Stitch
* * = Execute sequence between the stars, the number of times stated
x = Times; example Repeat 2 x or 2 times; 3 x or 3 times and so on
V st = V Stitch = (dc, ch1, dc) in stitch indicated, or dc, in ch1 sp indicated, ch1, dc in that same sp.
beg. V = Beginning V stitch = ch4, dc in same space indicated in the pattern. ch4 counts as (dc, ch1)
Watch this video below for a quick tutorial on how to crochet this mesh chemo cap. It will include how to crochet that small little flower as well.
Mesh Chemo Cap Crochet Pattern
CH 3, join in ring, or use magic circle (I do not use the magic ring in the video tutorial)
Round 1: beg. ch2 does not count as stitch here.
ch2, 14 dc in ring; join w/slp st to beg. dc (14 dc)
Round 2: beg. ch4 counts as dc, ch1
ch4, dc in joining st; *ch1, dc in nxt st, ch1; (dc, ch1, dc) in nxt st;* 6x; ch1, dc, ch1, in last st; join w/slp st 3rd ch of beg. ch4 (21 dc)
slp st into ch1 sp; beg. V in same ch1 sp.; *V st in nxt ch1 sp, skip all dc st’s;* Repeat between * * around; join w/slp st in 3rd ch of beg. ch4 (21 V’s)
Repeat Round 3
Round 5: If making a child sized chemo cap, skip this round entirely.
This is an increase round. The increase will happen by placing a V st, between the V stitches indicated.
slp st into ch1 sp; beg. V in same ch1 sp.; (V st in nxt ch1 sp, skip all dc st’s) 4x; V st between the nxt two V’s; *(V st in nxt ch1 sp, skip all dc st’s) 5x; V st between the nxt two V’s* 3x; V st in last ch1 sp; join w/slp st in 3rd ch of beg. ch4 (25 V’s)
Measurement check: 6.5″ (16.51 cm)
Round 6 – 13:
slp st into ch1 sp; beg. V in same ch1 sp.; *V in nx stt ch1 sp, skip all dc st’s;* Repeat between * * around; join w/slp st in 3rd ch of beg. ch4 (25 V’s)
Measurement check = length from top of crown 7″ (17.78 cm)
ch1, sc in joining st, and in each ch1 sp & dc st around; join w/slp st to beg. sc (75 sc)
Repeat Round 14; end off and weave in all ends (75 sc)
Finished Measurements = length from top of crown 8″ (20.32 cm); Width folded flat = 9.5″ (24.13)
If you would like to make the small flower, please watch this video tutorial.
How To Make A Small Crochet Flower
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Will you be making chemo hats to donate to your local cancer center, or for a friend? Please let me know by leaving a comment below. I would love to know!
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Zerlinda Iskandar says
Yes, me and my friends are planning to make chemo cap and donate them to children with cancer in shelters and hospital.
Can we use your pattern?
Hi there Zerlinda,
Please feel free to use my chemo cap crochet patterns. Knowing that you are making them for children, makes me so happy!