Crochet Chemo Cap Pattern

Crochet Chemo Cap Pattern

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Crochet Chemo Caps

Crochet Chemo Caps

Crochet Chemo Caps for Kids & Adults

Personally, it breaks my heart that there is a need for Chemo Caps in today’s modern age of medicine. Not only does the recipient have the worry of finding out they have cancer, but then the treatment stages that can become obvious to strangers such as hair loss becomes apparent. It’s a very difficult time, to say the least. Though I have never had such a scare, I can strongly empathize with the mental battle of dealing with such situations.

Though I hate the name Chemo Cap, there’s a reason why it’s called that. It’s to separate the type of hat from conventional caps. Due to skin sensitivity during this difficult time, you have to be mindful on what actually touches the skin. For hair loss, it may be the first time that a person has a completely bald head. Though it sounds ridiculous, I shaved my legs once in my 20’s. Having zero hair, I never realized how live wired my skin was. Everything was so overwhelming in touch and feel.

Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Stripes

Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Stripes

When choosing yarn, you need to carefully review the yarn and it is strongly recommended you use 100% Cotton Yarns. It’s a natural fiber verses acrylic or animal blends. It’s better to go for the natural approach during this time frame. Though a person may have worn acrylic hats or animal blends, during this time, it may not be the best choice. Go with a plant based fiber instead.

I would highly recommend Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Stripes Version. While it may be a difficult time in a person’s life, it doesn’t mean that colour shouldn’t be factored in. This particular yarn line has playful colours that can provide colour style for a simplistic design.



Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.

6 thoughts on “Crochet Chemo Cap Pattern”

  1. Wendy says:

    The link on YS – when you actually download the pattern it is the knit one. I can’t seem to find the crochet version on their site

    1. Mikey says:

      I have submitted a request for updated PDF. Originally both patterns were on same PDF… now it’s just knit. I don’t know when they are going to get back to me. I requested last Monday.

  2. Jackie montgomety says:

    Hi met you last year on cruise,so much fun and learned so much thank you jackie

  3. Fancy Purple Owl says:

    Unfortunately,chemo caps have been one of my top selling items. My customers seem to prefer soft acrylic yarns (Caron simply soft) over cotton. I’ve been told that due to changes that a patient goes thru while having chemo treatments, they tend to sweat a lot more than normal,and the cotton hats are quickly stained and are ruined. But I do make them using super soft cotton yarns when requested.

    1. Renee says:

      Where can I purchase a few caps? I just finally gave in and had my remaining hair cut off and I feel so. Much better looking in the mirror at a pretty cap than baby duck hair.
      Thank you
      Renee Kohler
      615 Buck Cherry Way
      Murfreesboro TN 37138

    2. Janice Dillow says:

      Do you have a web page? Need to order for my 11 year old granddaughter

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