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Any pattern may be used besides the ones offered here.  The ones on the site are for you to get started making hats.  So don't be afraid to use your own patterns or others Ginny has links provided.  See the Link Page.

The patterns on this page or the Link Page are NOT FOR SALE.  

The hats made from these patterns are NOT FOR SALE, but given free to the cancer patients. 

Ginny estimates it may take only a few ounces of yarn to make a hat, either knit or crochet.  The knit pattern uses two strands of yarn.  The crochet uses only one strand.  Both patterns are below, as well as, one cloth hat.  You may copy and paste for your own hard copies.

Suggestion for hats: 

Please wash all the yarn hats AFTER making and prior to labeling.  All dyes will be washed away and any soil from yarn donated from someone who may have stored the yarn for a long period of time. 

With yardage, please wash PRIOR to sewing the hats.  That way the material will cleans the dyes and sizing out, and also allow for shrinkage prior to sewing.

If using wool product, please label the hat 'wool' as some people are allergic to wool. 


Binky's Knit Hat Pattern 

by Hope Coulombe (Ginny's cousin)

Using two strands of 4 ply yarn or equivalent.  May need size 10-1/2 needles, yet depending on how loose or tight you knit, the size of needle will be your determining factor.  Short circular needles work well.

Counting rows:  38 rows or just count the rib row, which is every other row for 19 rows.  (If you want a longer hat, you may increase 2 rows or 1 rib.

Cast on 43 stitches.

Row 1 to 38:  Knit

Row 39:  Knit as follows:  Knit 2 stitches together.  Repeat across the row.

Row 40:  Knit next row by knitting every stitch

Row 41:  Knit as follows:  Knit 2 stitches, then knit 2 stitches together.  Repeat across the row.

Row 42:  (Optional row.)  Knit across row.  Or for a different looking top, especially for women, do not knit Row 42 and go directly to Row 43.

Row 43:  Ending the hat.  Cut off yarn leaving enough to pull through all the loops, with a yarn needle.  Then remove loops from knitting needle.  Secure tightly. 

Hand sew the side opening closed.


Ginny's Double Crochet Hat Pattern

4 ply yarn or equivalent.  Hook sizes G, H, I, J K.  (various sizes depending on how tight or loose you crochet, plus different size hats.

Chain 5 and attach with a sl st and ch 3.

Row 1:  12 dc into circle, attach to ch 3, and ch 3.  (Do this ever row unless stated otherwise.)

Row 2:  2 dc in each stitch around, attach.

Row 3, 4, 5:  dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat around, attach and (Ch 2 for 5th row only.)

Row 6:  Each stitch, hdc around, attach.

Row 7 -- 13:  dc in each stitch around. Turn before starting Row 14 so you are working from the opposite direction for the cuff turn up.

Row 14, 15: Repeat Row 7.

Row 16:  dc in each st around at the end of Row 16.

(DO NOT ch 3, unless you are doing Option #1 for the last row.)

Row 17:  Crochet one of the options below:


#1:  dc in each stitch around, attach and break off.

#2:  In 1st st, make 5 dc, skip 1 st, sl st in next st, skip 1 st.  Repeat around, attach and break off.

#3:  In each st around, do the following:  1 sc, 1 dc, 1 tc, 1 dc.  Attach and break off.

#4:  In 1st st do the following: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1hdc, 1sc.  Skip 1 st.  Repeat around and break off.

#5:  Turn up the last 4 rows for cuff.

#6:  Cloche type hat:  At end of Row 12:  DO NOT ch 3, or turn for opposite direction.  Use Option #2 through 5, then attach and break off.

#7:  Ginny's favorite, Rolled type hat:  Row 12, end with ch 2.  Row 13, hdc around in each stitch, attach.  Row 14, turn and work from opposite direction hdc around, attach, break off.


Free cloth hats pattern may be had from Husqvarna-Viking .  Link on Link's page

Hancock Fabric has a pattern.  See below on this page.

There are other patterns that are for sale.  Helen Littrell's is very good.  Ginny uses most all of Helen's patterns for the summer months when there is hot weather, yet, flannel makes a great hat for the winter as it is soft and warm.



Although an all-cotton knit makes these caps
comfortable on sensitive skin, fleece is also perfect for cooler climates and seasons. We feature sizes from infant/toddler to adult large.

Materials: makes 2 of chosen size
Note: Yardage is based on 60" fabrics.
• 1/2 yd.(adult medium/large), (teen/adult small),
(child medium) OR 3/8 yd. (child small) OR 1/3 yd. (infant/toddler).
• thread


Note: Larger measurement in each is greatest amount of stretch in fabric.

for adult medium/large:
• (2) 17" X 21 1/2" pieces (band)
• (4) 7 1/4" circles (crown)

for teen/adult small:
• (2) 15" X 19" pieces (band)
• (4) 6 1/2" circles (crown)

for child medium:
• (2) 14" X 18" pieces (band)
• (4) 6 1/8" circles (crown)

for child small:
• (2) 13" X 17" pieces (band)
• (4) 5 3/4" circles (crown)

for infant/toddler:
• (2) 11" X 15" pieces (band)
• (4) 5" circles (crown)

Directions: 1/4" seam allowance
For each cap:

1. RST, fold band to measure as shown. Stitch as shown. Finger press seam open.

2. Fold band in half, wrong sides together, matching seam and raw edges. Quarter mark and pin along doubled raw edge.

3. Lay two crown circles wrong sides together. Quarter mark and pin crown. RST, matching marks, pin crown to inside of band. Stitch, easing as necessary. Turn.

4. To wear: Fold up band as desired to create a comfortable fit.

(Note:  Ginny suggest you make sure your material has very good stretch.)