Drawstring Beanie with Yarrow Flower

Drawstring Beanie with Yarrow Flower

"The best chemo caps are made with love using soft yarn with minimal seaming. For this pattern, I used Lion Brand Natures Choice Organic Cotton Yarn. In addition to being extra soft, it can be delicately machine washed and is appropriate for most patients with allergies and chemical sensitivities. Since cotton yarn can shrink unpredictably, I designed this hat to feature a drawstring tie that keeps it firmly on the head. I also added a small yarrow flower embellishment. Many cultures around the world have historically associated yarrow with healing and health."

Difficulty LevelEasy

Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeRnds 1-5 in pattern = 4 (10 cm). For best fit, always check your gauge.

Finished SizePreemie (0-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler, Child, Adult small, Adult large)

Materials List

  • Lion Brand Natures Choice Organic Cotton (3 oz/85 g/103 yds/94 m/100% organic cotton) 1 skein ea in 170 Pistachio (CA) and 101 Strawberry (CB), or approximately 103 yds (94 m) in ea of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn.

    (Adult Large requires 2 skeins of CA.)
  • J-10 (6 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Locking stitch marker or scrap yarn.

Listed circumferences are slightly larger than typical crochet hats to allow for cotton yarn shrinkage. If you are substituting with an acrylic yarn, please choose a smaller size based on your preferred final circumference. Preemie: 12.5 (32 cm) circumference, 5 (13 cm) length 0-6 months: 15 (38 cm) circumference, 6.5 (16.5 cm) length 6-12 months: 17.25 (44 cm) circumference, 7 (18 cm) length Toddler: 18.75 (47.5 cm) circumference, 7.5 (19 cm) length Child/Teen: 21.25 (54 cm) circumference, 7.75 (19.5 cm) length Adult small: 23.5 (59.5 cm) circumference, 8 (20 cm) length Adult large: 25 (63.5 cm), 8.25 (21 cm) length

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