We understand that the physical changes that come with cancer treatment can be upsetting and disheartening for many people. The staff of our Wig and Hat Shop is there to help any patient dealing with these changes.
Each patient is invited to visit the shop to select free hats and a free wig. Because of the popularity of this program, we are always in need of additional hats to give away.
If you are a knitter or crocheter or are involved in a group, please consider using one of these patterns to make hats for our patients. A short amount of your time spent knitting or crocheting will bring hours of comfort to our patients.
For information or to arrange to have your hats picked up, contact the Patient Support Pavilion at (501) 686-5578.
For yarn: 3.5 stitches = 1”
This hat is knit in the round.
With needles that are 2 sizes smaller than what is needed to knit to gauge, cast on 60 (66, 72) stitches. Work in K3, P3 ribbing for 4”. Change to the larger needle and work in stock St st until piece measures 7.5” (7.75”, 8”) from the cast-on edge, ending on a WS row. Begin decreasing as follows:
Row 1:* K5, K2tog* across row.
Row 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10: Purl.
Row 3: *K4, K2 Tog*, across row.
Row 5: *K3, k2Tog*, across row.
Row 7: *K2, K2 Tog*, across row.
Row 9: *K 1, K2 Tog”, across row.
Row 11: *K2tog” across row
Cut yarn leaving 12” tail. With a yarn needle, thread the yarn tail through the remaining loops on the needle. Sew seam of hat on RS until 2”remain, put yarn through to wrong side and sew remaining 2” of the hat. This is done so you cannot see a seam when you fold up the brim of the hat.
If you do not want the 4” ribbing, shorten to 2” and follow remaining directions.
Hat Pattern knit for yarn: 4 stitches = 1”
This is a rolled brim hat.
Using a needle to get the appropriate gauge, cast on 72 (80, 88) stitches. Work in garter stitch until piece measures 6.5” (7”, 7.5) from cast on edge, ending on a WS row. Begin decreasing as follows:
Row 1: *K5, K2tog*across row.
Rows: 2,4,6,8 and 10: knit .
Row 3: *K4, K2tog*across row.
Row 5: *K3, K2tog* across row.
Row 7: *K2, K2tog* across row.
Row 9”* K1, K2 tog* across row.
Row 11: *k2tog* across row.
Easy Single Crochet Hat
Crochet Head Hugger
Designed by: Janelle Schlossman
Modified by Kim Estell to make a summer-weight head hugger
• Yarn, preferrably a soft cotton
• Crochet hook, size N
• Something to mark rounds with
1: Ch 3, join with sl stitch to form ring. Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, (Do not join.) Place marker in last sc of each round.
2: 2 sc in each sc. (12 sc)
3: (1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.
4: (1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (24 sc)
5: (2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc) around.
6: (1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (36 sc)
7: (2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc) around. (42 sc) (You can place the marker at the end of this row and keep it there until you do a few more rows. That way, if the hat is too tight or too loose, you can rip back to the marker and either add or subtract stitches from round 8 to adjust the size of the hat.)
8: (1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (48 sc)
9: (2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc) around. (54 sc)
[If necessary to make the crown wide enough: (1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.]
10: Sl stitch into next sc, ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join with sl st to ch 1.
11-23: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to ch 1. (Try on your hat now and see if it’s long enough for you. Add a row or two if it isn’t long enough. Or take a row off if it’s too long.)
24: Ch 1, (1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. Join with sl st to ch 1. [If you added a row after row 9, then do this instead: [(2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 9 sc) around. Join with sl st to ch 1.]
24-27: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to ch 1.
Fasten off. (These last 4 rounds should curl up to make the brim.)