Crochet Caps for a Cause Pattern

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Crochet Hat Pattern - great for beginners and to donate.

Crochet Beanie Pattern – great for beginners and to donate.

Crochet Caps for a Cause Pattern. Last week I had a new and exciting experience – I became a volunteer at our local hospital.  I originally created this blog to have a creative outlet but I had no idea the impact my readers would have on my life.  All the positive feedback and comments have helped me see that I have an opportunity and an obligation to give back .  My new volunteer job is to create and deliver art and activities for the pediatric and geriatric wards and to make hats and blankets for the maternity and neonatal intensive care units.  I delivered my first big package of materials and hats last week and it felt so amazing to be able to contribute to this wonderful cause.

In honour of this new endeavour in my life, I’m including the pattern for what I’m calling my “Caps for a Cause” crochet beanie.  This is a very quick and simple pattern that even beginner crocheters can easily master. I crochet pretty slowly and I can make these hats in about 45 minutes (much less time for a preemie sized hat). These hats can be made in any size from preemie all the way to men’s large so this is a very versatile pattern.

READER CHALLENGE

I’d also like to extend a challenge for any of my readers who are so inclined to join me in this volunteer effort. Hospitals are in great need of caps for newborns, preemies, and cancer patients.  Blankets, shawls, wash clothes and toys are also in high demand. Most hospitals have volunteer programs for receiving knitted and crochet goods so I encourage  you to donate if possible – oh, and please share your experiences with me in my comments section.

Crochet Caps for a Cause Pattern – download pattern.

Materials:

  • A soft medium weight yarn. I used Red Heart Soft. Choose as many different colors as you’d like.
  • Crochet Hook – US J10/6 mm. I used this larger hook size for the baby hats so that the hats were a little more airy and stretchy but feel free to use a smaller hook if you prefer.
  • Yarn or tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Basic Hat Directions:

Ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet (U.S.)

  1. Ch 5 and then join together into a ring with a sl st (keep all your stitches loose). Or use the magic ring method if you prefer.
  2. Round 1: Ch 2 and then make 12 double crochets into the ring. Join with sl st.
  3. Round 2: Ch 2 and then 2 dc into the same stitch. Now do 2 dc in each stitch around and then sl st to join.
  4. Round 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in the first stitch then 1 dc in the next and the repeat this pattern for the entire row. Sl st to join.
  5. Round 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in the next stitch then 1 dc in the next TWO stitches and repeat in this pattern for the entire row. Sl st to join.  (*Hats for preemie babies skip to step 7 – note that hospitals ask that hats for preemie’s be a little bit longer so that they can fold back the edge of the hat)
  6. Round 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in the next stitch then 1 dc in the next THREE stitches and repeat in this pattern for the entire row. Sl st to join. (*For larger hat designs you’d just keep increasing the number of stitches between each dc by 1 until you get the size you’d like. Example: the next row would be 2 dc in the next stitch then 1 dc in the next FOUR stitches, the next row would be 2 dc in the next stitch then 1 dc in the next FIVE stitches, etc…)
  7. Rounds 6-12: Ch 2, double crochet in each stitch and join with a slip stitch.  Continue this for each row until the hat is as long as you want it. (I usually do 6 rows for my baby hats)
  8. Final row, chain 1 and then sc in each stitch and slip stitch to join (keep this last row loose or else it will make the hat too tight at the bottom).
  9. Fasten off and weave the ends into the hat using your yarn/tapestry needle.

For the striped hat design just alternate different colors for each row (and add a third colour in the second last row of dc’s if you’d like).  For the hat with the second color along the rim, change the color in your last row of dc’s and then keep that color for step 8. I really like having at least 2 colors in the hat design, it just makes it a little more exciting to look at and you can have fun coming up with contrasting colors.

To add the single woven thread through the hat, thread your tapestry needle with a piece of yarn about 24″ long. Starting at the back seam of the hat, weave in the yarn and tie in with a knot and then weave in and out of each stitch around one row. See photo below for exactly where you put your needle through to get the same design I’ve done. When you’re done the row fasten off and weave in any ends.

Looking for more great crochet patterns: Crochet Cat BedCrochet iPhone CaseEasy-Peasy Crochet Beanie, Crochet Infinity Scarf

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Thanks for reading!

~ Jamey

Basic Crochet Hat Pattern - Perfect for donating to hospitals.

Basic Crochet Hat Pattern – Perfect for donating to maternity and neonatal intensive care units.

Update: Here’s the pile of hats that Noelle and I took to the hospital on New Year’s day… what a positive way to start off a new year.

Hat donations

Hat donations

 

84 Comments

84 Comments on Crochet Caps for a Cause Pattern

  1. Penny
    September 29, 2013 at 5:18 PM (6 years ago)

    Is there anywhere I can see how to do this. I use to know how now I don’t. I would like to donate to a hospital. Thanks for any sugestions

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    • Jamey
      September 29, 2013 at 7:30 PM (6 years ago)

      If you look up “double crochet hat” on YouTube you’ll find quite a few great tutorials.

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      • Terry
        December 22, 2015 at 7:42 AM (4 years ago)

        Pattern looks like say enough. What size is it thought?
        Large med or small?

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  2. Jenna
    October 2, 2013 at 5:09 PM (6 years ago)

    This is great! I have been looking for an easy pattern to make hats to donate. Thanks!

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    • Jamey
      October 2, 2013 at 5:21 PM (6 years ago)

      Wonderful, send some photos of your finished hats!
      ~ Jamey

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  3. Ali
    October 3, 2013 at 4:51 PM (6 years ago)

    Thank you for this pattern! I have been intimidated to crochet a hat (not the greatest at crocheting in rounds), but I found this pattern easy to follow. Thank you! ~ali

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    • Jamey
      October 3, 2013 at 5:12 PM (6 years ago)

      Ali,
      I’m so glad to hear you had success. The best way to do it is just give it a try. I’ve found that YouTube is a great resource if you’re having trouble understanding something, there are some wonderful tutorials. Down the road I’m thinking of creating some video tutorial – I just haven’t got that far yet. Also, one of the reasons I love to crochet is that it so easy to go back if you make a mistake, just rip it out… not like knitting.

      ~ Jamey

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  4. Elsa
    October 4, 2013 at 8:54 PM (6 years ago)

    Maravilloso!!! lo que haces Jamey me pone muy contenta y feliz encontrar uan persona
    como vos tan generosa.
    Que Hashem te de mucha salud.
    Con abrazo te saludo
    Elsa Malalel

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    • Jamey
      October 4, 2013 at 10:28 PM (6 years ago)

      Thanks so much Elsa!
      ~ Jamey

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  5. Myha
    October 7, 2013 at 12:32 AM (6 years ago)

    Nice pattern! I’ll definitely try making some for the local WIC when I receive my new hooks! The hospital I volunteer at doesn’t know I craft (I totally forgot to tell them in the interview) but they already have lots of volunteers who knit and sew things for the maternity ward. Thanks for the pattern!

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  6. Helena
    October 22, 2013 at 10:05 AM (6 years ago)

    I am going to do a few to send to the NICU were my twin girls were born 2 months early. The least I can do to in some way say thanks for saving my kids! 🙂

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    • Jamey
      October 22, 2013 at 4:49 PM (6 years ago)

      Oh I’m so happy to hear you’re making hats to donate. NICU’s are places where miracles happen. Thanks for your comment.
      ~ Jamey

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  7. Rebekah
    October 30, 2013 at 1:14 PM (6 years ago)

    I love this pattern! I have been looking for something like this for a long time. I was wondering if it would be ok by you that I could make two of each so I can sell as a buy one for self and one for cancer patient. I have a relay for life team and this is how I raise money for our team and more yarn but I wanted to make sure it was ok with you.

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    • Jamey
      October 30, 2013 at 8:09 PM (6 years ago)

      Absolutely fine with me. Great stuff!
      ~ Jamey

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  8. Sue
    October 31, 2013 at 6:15 AM (6 years ago)

    I was looking for a quick & easy pattern to make for the homeless at a Soup Warming Station near my home. I also would make them for the cancer patience, if possible even send them to St. Jude’s for the kids.
    Thank you for sharing and caring!!!!
    Sue

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    • Jamey
      October 31, 2013 at 11:22 AM (6 years ago)

      I love it Sue. What a caring and generous person you are. Carry on the great work!
      ~ Jamey

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  9. Nina M Manriquez-Chaffin
    November 13, 2013 at 5:11 PM (6 years ago)

    I was wondering if you every sell your hats I fell in love with the 4 hats on pinterest I just was conferred that I have Stage 2 breast cancer and will loss my hair so I thought I would give you a try if you Cant that’s ok Thx Nina

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  10. Andrea
    November 18, 2013 at 7:41 AM (6 years ago)

    Love this pattern Jamey! I’m a beginner (just learned to crochet this weekend) but I’m going to give it a try. I want to make a hat for my almost 1 year old. How should I alter this pattern to fit a larger child? Thanks!

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  11. Kamiko
    November 23, 2013 at 11:22 PM (6 years ago)

    it would be great if we could save the picture to be able to save it with the pattern. the picture with the pattern is not as clear as the picture here, and cannot not be altered or moved to make it bigger. i work by sight, and this makes it so i cannot see if my work is right. i dont know if you understand what i am saying. it cannot be made bigger in the document either with making the text larger as well, which is a waste of ink..

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  12. Barbara
    November 28, 2013 at 7:51 AM (6 years ago)

    So glad that you have allowed us to download this pattern for free. I have many patterns for crochet hats, and love to add to my library….Love the additional accents of the stripes you have added. I have a friend with an infant dealing with cancer and I plan to do a few of these and send them on to them. I plan to also donate several of them ….again thank you!!!!

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    • Jamey
      November 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM (6 years ago)

      I’m so glad you’re finding this pattern useful for your friend and for donating. I’m sure your creations will be beautiful and greatly appreciated.
      ~ Jamey

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  13. Lisa
    December 1, 2013 at 9:55 AM (6 years ago)

    Love the pattern. Where can I donate.

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    • Jamey
      December 2, 2013 at 6:59 PM (6 years ago)

      Thanks for your email Lisa. Just call or email your local hospital and they’ll likely have a volunteer coordinator who can help with accepting your donations.
      ~ Jamey

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  14. Andrea
    December 5, 2013 at 8:13 PM (6 years ago)

    Thanks for uploading your pattern! A suggestion: I think it would be extremely helpful if you put the number of stitches at the end of the row, so people can make sure they are on the right track.

    Have a great day.
    ~Andrea

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  15. Jacqueline
    December 18, 2013 at 1:05 PM (6 years ago)

    Every time i keep doing the chain 3 i have huge gaps in my hat does anyone have any pointers on what i am doing wrong new to crochet

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  16. Nan
    February 9, 2014 at 7:19 PM (6 years ago)

    If making this for an adult. How many rows should I make? And do I do anything different?

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    • Jamey
      February 9, 2014 at 7:43 PM (6 years ago)

      For and adult hat, after Round 5 add the following:
      Rounds 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in the next stitch then 1 dc in the next FOUR stitches and repeat in this pattern for the entire row. Sl st to join.
      Round 7: Ch2, 2 dc in the next stitch then 1 dc in the next FIVE stitches and repeat in this pattern for the entire row. Sl st to join.
      Rounds 8-15: Ch 3, double crochet in each stitch and join with a slip stitch. Continue this for each row until the hat is as long as you want it.
      Final row, chain 1 and then sc in each stitch and slip stitch to join (keep this last row loose or else it will make the hat too tight at the bottom).
      Fasten off and weave the ends into the hat using your yarn/tapestry needle.

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      • Becky
        December 14, 2015 at 11:35 AM (4 years ago)

        Thank you for the easy free patterns my husband has lung cancer.I crochet when I am waiting for him to see the Dr or ever thing that has to be done. So I crochet. His older sister had cancer about 8 years ago and I did the same thing when I was waiting on her to finish her chemo. Then give them to the center it makes a person feel so good that you have help someone. Thanks again. Please don’t forget to say a pray for that person.

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  17. Trish
    February 13, 2014 at 8:11 AM (6 years ago)

    I’m in the middle of my first adult hat using your pattern. I’m on round 9 based on your comment above. Right now it looks like a flat round potholder. If I continue to round 15, will it come together into the hat shape. I’m afraid I’ve done something wrong. Thanks for the help and the pattern!

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    • Brianna
      April 11, 2015 at 10:38 PM (4 years ago)

      Did your hat come together after round 9? Cause im on round 9 and it looks like a potholder right now.

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    • Sabrina
      January 27, 2016 at 4:32 PM (4 years ago)

      I am around the same point and mine sounds very similar. Did you figure it out or did it actually finish right?

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    • Grace
      October 10, 2018 at 9:04 AM (11 months ago)

      I really wanted to use this pattern for the babies at my local hospital and I ended up with a wavy round potholder 🙁 I retried the pattern three times without any success. Has anyone else been successful? Perhaps a tweak to the pattern is needed?

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  18. sherry
    March 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM (5 years ago)

    Hi i was wondering how you would feel if i sold the hats i make at a craft fair and give what i make to a family who’ s daughter has died and it will help them pay for her funeral. If that is ok could you please tell me how much to sell them for thank you

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    • Jamey
      March 21, 2014 at 2:12 PM (5 years ago)

      Of course you may use the pattern for this. Thanks so much for asking and my heartfelt thoughts go out to the family.
      ~ Jamey

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  19. Kim
    March 25, 2014 at 9:21 AM (5 years ago)

    Bringing the hat pattern to my Stitch N’ Bitch club tomorrow! Going to challenge the girls to make some hats for our hospital. Thanks for the pattern!!

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  20. Jessica H
    May 26, 2014 at 10:15 AM (5 years ago)

    I love this pattern thank you! This will help greatly with the #CLICKforbabies program I donate to.

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  21. Odette
    June 23, 2014 at 4:49 PM (5 years ago)

    Hi thanks so much for this easy pattern for hats. I’m doing hats and scarves for the homeless and this pattern is a big help.

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    • janie
      November 20, 2014 at 10:09 AM (5 years ago)

      GOD BLESS YOU FOR GIVING YOUR EFFORT. TIME AND LOVE TO OTHERS..YOU ARE BEING BLESSED NOW

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  22. Vona
    July 28, 2014 at 9:18 PM (5 years ago)

    I have talked my boss into letting the employee who crochet or knit, to letting us crochet hats for hospitals for preemie and newborn babies, cancer caps for our local cancer center, and hats and scarves for our local domestic violence center for the women and their children

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  23. Mary
    October 8, 2014 at 9:47 PM (5 years ago)

    As the mother of a preemie, I can’t tell you how precious our daughter’s little peach hat was to us while she was in the hospital. We still keep it as one of our most valued possessions. You have motivated me to learn to crochet so I can give back to my local hospital.

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  24. Meghan
    November 24, 2014 at 12:52 PM (5 years ago)

    I love the woven contrasting color idea. I’m always looking for ways to “spice” up my plain hat pattern. I am a big fan of the extended single crochet or the half double. Both are easy take up about the same space as a single (just a little more) and look good on both sides. I think I’ll try this weaving technique using the tails of my stripe color. Thanks!

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  25. Gloria
    November 24, 2014 at 10:19 PM (5 years ago)

    I love this idea. I am going to make lots and lots of hats for the hospital. I am also going to try to make bigger sizes for cancer patients. Thank you for this wonderful idea.

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  26. Debbie
    December 29, 2014 at 9:49 PM (5 years ago)

    As a beginner of trying to make easy beanies your pattern seems very easy to follow. I will be trying it. I can’t wait to the out come and may be donating too. Such a good cause.

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  27. Donna
    January 17, 2015 at 7:18 PM (5 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing the pattern. My sister has brain cancer and I made her several chemo caps. She kept what she liked and donated the rest to her fellow chemo patients. She told me she sees the caps from your pattern on others who receive treatment at the University of Iowa Hospital.

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    • Jamey
      February 12, 2015 at 8:43 AM (5 years ago)

      Hi Donna,

      Thanks for the comment – I love hearing where my caps are being used. I hope your sister is healing now. She’s in my thoughts and prayers.
      ~ Jamey

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  28. Susan in Texas
    January 18, 2015 at 10:11 PM (5 years ago)

    Jamey –
    I have a program called “Kaps for Kids”. I make hats for kids when I see one w/o one, I give them one. I go to charity daycare centers, armed w/the book called “Bartholomew Cubbins and the 10,000 Hats”.
    After reading the book in the center of a bunch of kids – I put on MY “Magic Top Hat” (with a false bottom), and ask the kids if they think there will be more hats under it when I take it off – like Bartholomew Cubbins. So, verrrry slowly I remove my hat – and we all sigh with relief – NO hats under the top hat! – But — wait – There are more hats inside the hat!!! The squeals of laughter and the giggles tell me the joy I have brought them. And Thennnn – I bring out my BIG bag of crocheted hats – all sizes, shapes, styles and colors. I dump them in a pile in front of me, and tell the kids that they may each pick ONE hat from the pile to keep for their own. The noisy pile of kids joyously digging for just the right hat, tell me I can never stop doing this! What a beautiful day!
    I also make hats, scarves, and laprobes for Homeless and Nursing Home residents – Our forgotten elderly, who are just as excited at receiving the items. What a wonderful God we serve – to bless us with these talents!!!!
    I also make washable SANITARY NAPKINS and Baby Diapers for girls and babies through “Little Dresses for Africa” a charity program.
    I am going to use your cap pattern using double strand for homeless hats. Thanks for sharing!!!
    People who want to help, can always donate YARN. You can never have too much yarn! 🙂 🙂 Of course my husband does not understand that – he thinks I have far too much yarn – I just tell him it is like having too much chocolate – now, THAT he understands!

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    • Teri O.
      February 29, 2016 at 7:47 AM (3 years ago)

      What a wonderful thing to do!! You are a very giving person!! Your story inspired me!!

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  29. Cherie
    January 22, 2015 at 6:37 PM (5 years ago)

    Hi Jamey,
    I recently started crocheting again and have been making baby caps to donate. I am so glad to have found your pattern and will definitely give it a try. I will let you know how I make out. Thank you for posting.

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  30. Nancy Carroll
    February 8, 2015 at 6:57 PM (5 years ago)

    I have been knitting for preemie babies for several years. I knit sweaters without seams, so they don’t chafe, as well as little sets of hats, mittens and booties. I have been donating them to the NICU in the hospital where both of my children were born. It’s a wonderful feeling to watch the nurses ooh and aah over the tiny garments and to know they will keep some tiny baby warm when they need it most. I moved across the country a couple of years ago and am ready to start again. This morning, to my surprise, I found a box in my closet labeled “baby yarn” that was, instead, filled with preemie sweaters, etc. — some ready to go, some needing to be sewn together. Now, I just to find a hospital nearby that takes care of preemie babies. I encourage anyone who can knit or crochet to donate your garments filled with love to someone in need, whether it’s hats for preemies or mittens for school children.

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  31. LaShaun
    February 25, 2015 at 4:13 PM (4 years ago)

    I crochet for cancer and donate hats. I love your patterns. I will crochet these hats for cancer patients. I love, love, love doing it for a cause.

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  32. Jeannette Toelken
    February 28, 2015 at 7:17 AM (4 years ago)

    This is a great opportunity to share a act of love for our little ones.I have crochet hats and scarfs for the homeless here in Westchester Ohio for many years. We have a childrens hospital right here in Westchester can’t wait to get started. When I am finished how do I get in touch with the hospital to deliver. Thanks jamie

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    • Jamey
      March 11, 2015 at 8:30 AM (4 years ago)

      Thanks for sharing Jeannette – I love it!
      ~ Jamey

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  33. Brianna
    April 10, 2015 at 9:33 PM (4 years ago)

    Hey Jamey,

    Thank you for posting this easy crochet hat pattern. I was wondering if it would be okay if I were to sell the hats I made using your pattern? And how much should I sell them for? And I’m also going to be donating to the NICU at the hospital my mom works at.

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  34. Brianna
    April 11, 2015 at 2:36 PM (4 years ago)

    Hi Jamey,
    I have recently just started making hats for my son. I love your pattern and was wondering if it would be okay to sell the hats I make using your pattern and I am also going to be donating hats to the hospital I delievered my son.

    Thanks again,
    Brianna

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  35. Deborah
    June 24, 2015 at 6:52 AM (4 years ago)

    I love the look of this pattern, and I tried it last night. Not sure where I went wrong…..but it never “became” a hat. It was just a round piece that lay flat. Any idea what I did wrong?

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  36. Raychel
    August 6, 2015 at 11:50 AM (4 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing this great pattern, I found it searching pattern to donate to Project Linus 🙂

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  37. Susan
    August 13, 2015 at 9:42 PM (4 years ago)

    On your dabbles and babbles my hat just looks like a flat round hot pad how does it change to be a hat shape? I have followed all the directions

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  38. Susan
    August 16, 2015 at 12:01 PM (4 years ago)

    My hats for a cause hat is turning out to be a flat circle what am I doing wrong?

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  39. patty smith
    September 4, 2015 at 2:41 PM (4 years ago)

    Congratulations! Last year I made 50 hats for the homeless in Berkeley. I hope they were liked and it made me feel good.

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  40. Inderjitt McManus
    September 23, 2015 at 2:07 PM (4 years ago)

    Hi Jamey, thanks for sharing this pattern. I have a question for row 3. After you Ch 3, then 2 dc, is that in the same stitch as the ch 3 or next st.. How many stitches should you have at the end of row 3?

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  41. Donna Douglas
    November 6, 2015 at 10:41 AM (4 years ago)

    I am a cancer warrior. I have made over 500 cancer caps since I was diagnosed 3 years ago. I make mainly hats for men as there are many donations for women. I am currently making Angel pillows to help people who have had breast or lymph node surgery. I also make carriers for walkers.

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  42. janet from Ont. Canada
    November 8, 2015 at 7:33 PM (4 years ago)

    i make and donate hats for preemie babies, thanks for the pattern, i am going to try some for cancer patients as well

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  43. Jacqueline Gibson
    November 12, 2015 at 7:55 AM (4 years ago)

    This is an awesome way to help the little ones smile. I’d love to participate.

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  44. Anonymous
    November 14, 2015 at 1:32 AM (4 years ago)

    Good jobs God bless you

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  45. Kristen
    November 16, 2015 at 11:20 AM (4 years ago)

    I just found your site and I currently make these almost exact hats. I like the 1/2 double crochet vs. the double crochet for a slightly warmer hat. I love this pattern, it’s super easy. Currently I am making these types of hats for a mission trip to Romania. I am hoping to have about 50 to bring over for the kids there!! Then I hope to make some for hospitals. Thank you for sharing your patterns and ideas!!

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  46. Anonymous
    November 23, 2015 at 3:53 PM (4 years ago)

    Thank you so much for the patterns. I making her some hats that will be needed soon. Its people like you who care that make a differce.
    eveline

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  47. Lori
    December 31, 2015 at 5:23 PM (4 years ago)

    I’ve been making hats for people who have lost their hair to chemo for about three years, from my best friend to friends and relatives of friends. If I have any not promised, I donate them to Knots of Love (knotsoflove@com) and they distribute them across the US. If anyone has any extra hats, check out Knots of Love.

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    • Jamey
      January 25, 2016 at 11:11 AM (4 years ago)

      Thanks so much Lori for sharing this amazing organization. I encourage everyone to donate if they can.
      ~ Jamey

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  48. MARY MOORE
    January 10, 2016 at 6:58 PM (4 years ago)

    It sounds as if we may live in the same city. I am new here. I would love to find someone to knit and crochet with. Please email me so we can see if this is possible. Thank you so much for the pattern. I’m working on a vest now, but will try the hat when I’m done. Hope to hear from you, Mary

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  49. Eileen
    May 13, 2016 at 12:37 AM (3 years ago)

    Awesome… What a great idea to give back to community. My goal is to crochet hats for the homeless.. Please feel free to message me at my addy to chat about giving back!! Will be interesting for we live in different worlds!! Look forward to hearing from you!!

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  50. Theresia Kattman
    June 3, 2016 at 1:20 AM (3 years ago)

    Thank you! I love this pattern it’s so easy to follow, I’m donating to a life center!

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  51. mary
    September 30, 2016 at 4:27 PM (3 years ago)

    so glad to find this site I have a lot of yarn and so glad to find a use for it. Where to you send the caps when finished?

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  52. Jan
    October 27, 2016 at 7:08 PM (3 years ago)

    My hat looks like a frisbee! What did I do wrong?

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  53. Marny CA
    October 31, 2016 at 2:23 PM (3 years ago)

    Suggestion: keep a couple of the caps in your car, in case you come upon people/children who are homeless.

    Same with used clean blankets no longer to your liking.

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  54. Aparna
    January 30, 2017 at 5:44 AM (3 years ago)

    Hi, hats off to you for your generosity! I’m planning to make this for my friend’s baby who is in nicu. I would like to know is this is newborn pattern or preemie pattern? Thanks!

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  55. Anonymous
    February 21, 2017 at 11:46 AM (3 years ago)

    I also knit and crochet baby hats for our local hospital.

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  56. Kathleen
    April 23, 2017 at 5:58 PM (2 years ago)

    How can I make different sizes for babies from premies to 6 months

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  57. Jules
    August 27, 2017 at 11:45 PM (2 years ago)

    My Group that i work with has made over 1000 of these hats. We have morphed this pattern to different sizes, shapes and styles. If you give someone the basics and they have a bit of ingenuity to try other stiches in this same basic format you can have a great stash of different hats. We even have one lady that we give all of our “little” balls of yarn to. She know exactly how much it will take to make a row. Thanks for publishing this site and encourage others out there to give.

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  58. Tina
    September 20, 2017 at 6:20 PM (2 years ago)

    I am a two time cancer survivor. I started crocheting chemo beanies a few months ago and I’ve made 123 so far and donated them to the cancer centers here in my area. It is an awesome feeling to give to the cause.

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  59. tj kollis
    August 5, 2018 at 2:29 PM (1 year ago)

    Really loved creating this for my donate to a cause

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  60. layasa
    September 28, 2018 at 11:21 AM (11 months ago)

    Wow!! Nice caps with colorful pattern.

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  61. Jalisa
    November 27, 2018 at 6:38 PM (9 months ago)

    Hi! I just finished a baby hat using your pattern and I did it in med/dark gray with a dark red band around the bottom and I tried out the red stitch. It turned out wonderful! Thanks so much for the pattern! I was curious what the circumference of your caps is around the bottom?

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  62. Sue
    March 15, 2019 at 7:07 AM (5 months ago)

    Hi, I love what you do for donating these hats. Do you join your rounds to the chain 2 or the first double crochet? After the increases, does your hat seam stay straight? My seam always goes on a slight slant. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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