I wanted to share this pattern for a chemo hat. It has a nice flared brim, more “cloche-y” than brimmy, really, but a very cute hat and a very quick knit. The first photo is done in Cascade 220 superwash, the second photo is done in Malabrigo Kettle-dyed Worsted.
You are welcome to knit this pattern – after all, it’s a freebie, however, please take the time to knit a second hat for someone you love, or know who may need it. Please don’t knit this pattern for resale – bad karma will track you down and crush your goolies!
Cozy Chemo Hat
by andi smith for knitbrit.com
1 skein Malabrigo Kettle-dyed Worsted
I pair 5mm needles
to fit 20 (22) inch head
Kfb – knit into the front and back of next st
psso2 – pass slipped stitch over 2 sts
This is a tight fitting hat, which will probably stretch a little over time.
Beginning at the crown,
CO 8 sts
Row 1: Kfb in each st – 16 sts
Even Rows 2 – 16: Purl
Row 3: *Kfb, k1; rep to end of row – 24 sts
Row 5: *Kfb, k2; rep to end of row – 32 sts
Row 7: *Kfb, k3; rep to end of row – 40 sts
Row 9: *Kfb, k4; rep to end of row – 48 sts
Row 11: *Kfb, k5; rep to end of row – 56 sts
Row 13: *Kfb, k6; rep to end of row – 64 sts
Row 15: *Kfb, k7; rep to end of row – 72 sts
Row 17: *Kfb, k8; rep to end of row – 80 sts
(large size only) Row 19: *Kfb, k9; rep to end of row – 88 sts
Work 8 (10) rows in St.st.
With WS facing, bind off 79 (87) sts
With one st on needle, turn and using outside loop only, pick up and knit 79 (87) sts – 80 (88) sts
Purl 1 row
Patt row 1: K1, *sl1, k2, psso2; rep to last st, k1
Patt row 2: K1, *k1, yo, k1; rep to last st, k1
Patt row 3: Knit
Patt: row 4: Purl
Repeat patt rows 1 – 4 twice (three total repeats)
Knit 1 row
Bind off 79 (87) sts
With one st on needle, turn, and using outside loop only, pick up and knit 79 (87) sts – 80 (88) sts
Work 5 rows of St. st
Inc row 1: *Kfb, k7 (10) ; rep to end – 90 (99) sts
Inc row 2: Purl
Inc row 3: Knit
Inc row 4: Purl
Repeat these 4 inc rows 1 (2) times – 100 (121) sts
Work 3 rows in rev. St. st then bind off in patt.
Work a running stitch through the 8 cast on sts and pull tight to form a circle, then seam. Weave in all ends securely, and block using SOAK and a head form.
(edited to clarify row 2 of lace patt)