The Strawberry Patch Crochet Hat Pattern is the first pattern for the Crochet Along for a Cause! You can find all the CAL details HERE. I called this the Strawberry Patch hat first for the color, and second because of the cute and textured band above the brim.
This adult sized hat is a great summertime hat because it has the slight brim and a bright fun color. With this hat and all the hats for the CAL, they will be a little longer than a typical hat. They will also typically use a more solid stitch versus a more open-type stitch. This seems to be the standard on what they ask for with hats for cancer patients.
Strawberry Patch Crochet Hat Pattern
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worsted weight soft acrylic yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft in Strawberry)
5.0 mm hook
Pattern Notes & Stitches to Know
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
tr – treble crochet
Written in US terms
*ch in the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch*
Approximate Finished Size
Length (including brim): 9.5″
Width across the bottom: 10″
12 dc = 4″
7 rows = 4″
STRAWBERRY PATCH HAT
Make a magic ring
Round 1: ch 2, 12 dc in ring, join to first dc with sl st, pull ring closed tight (12 dc)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st (24 dc)
Round 3: ch 2, *dc in 1 stitch, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st (36 dc)
Round 4: ch 2, *dc in 2 stitches, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st (48 dc)
Round 5: ch 2, *dc in 3 stitches, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to the first dc with sl st (60 dc)
Round 6 – 13: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st (60 dc)
In the next round, the textured band is made. The texture will be on the inside, push the tr stitches so they pop through to the outside of the hat
Round 14: ch 1, sc in same stitch, tr in next, *sc, tr* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st (30 sc, 30 tr)
Round 15: ch 3, tr in same stitch, sc in next, *tr, sc* repeat from * to * around, join to first tr with sl st (30 sc, 30 tr)
Round 16: ch 1, sc in same stitch, tr in next, *sc, tr* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st (30 sc, 30 tr)
In the next round the brim will be made
Round 17: ch 2, *dc in 3 stitches, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st (75 dc)
Round 18: ch 2, *dc in 4 stitches, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st (90 dc)
Fasten off, weave in your ends.
And you’re done! I hope you like this cute hat!
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Is there a print format for this pattern?
No, but you can right click and select print 🙂
thank you very much for this opportunity to give away a piece of love ! I will follow this Cal very closely.
Looking forward to making lots of hats.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to be part of this.
I’ve never made hats for cancer victims and am so excited to share in this project with everyone. Would the Lily Sugar N Cream yarn be soft enough for these hats?
Hmmm… I’m not sure. I would stick with acrylic.
I would like to be able to print the pattern, is that possible? I did not see a print button.
You can right click & select print 🙂
I’m Nicola Hardy in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. ENGLAND. Is there a place that I could send the hats here in the UK. Seems like a very good idea so would like to do the same here. Thanks
You could check into a local hospital 🙂
I was wondering the same thing chick x
Is there a way I can adjust for my gauge? I generally don’t make things that depend on gauge because I’m always off… and I don’t want my hats to be too small! I just made my swatch with a 5.0mm hook and it was a perfect 3”x3” square… cute, but an inch short! I could go up in hook size, but I’m afraid it will start to look bad if I have to go up too much… what do you think?
You can up a hook size. It won’t change the look to much. Also, since you aren’t making it for a specific person in mind it’s okay if it’s smaller than mine. It will fit someone out there who needs it 🙂
Thanks Breann! I’ve tried 5.5 and 6.0. 5.5 gave me a 3.5” square and the 6.0 gave me a 3.75” square. I am used to my work being a bit more solid than squishy-stretchy… probably why I stick with bags and blankets usually!! I’ll try this first one with the 6.0 and see how it looks. Thanks for your quick response!!
Nikki, how is the 6 working for you? I got a 3×3 square with the 5 and I feel like it’s plenty soft and squishy with that but also almost too separated between stitches to be a comfortable hat for a cancer patient—especially if I use a larger hook
Peggy, the 6 seems to be going pretty good. I just finished the double crochet rounds (1-13) and it’s not too “holey” in my opinion. It’s also a beanie that looks like it might actually fit someone!! Usually I crochet so tight that it is too small for anyone to actually wear! 😉 I think it’s gonna work out!
Peggy, I’ve finished two with the 6.0 hook and Caron Simply Soft yarn. They seem to work up fine. Not too holey, and not too stretchy either. I measured and it is only 8” in length (pattern says it will be about 9.5”), but the width is 10.5” (pattern says it will be about 10”). I maybe could have done a few more rows of the 60 double crochets to get closer to length. Of course your tension may be totally different than mine. I’m pretty happy with how mine worked up. You can check mine out on Instagram: @nikkikas.
Where do I send my hats too after I,m finish making them.
I live in Baltimore,Maryland and love the idea of helping people.
Hi! You can find somewhere local (like the hospital or something) or you can check out crochetforcancer.org. They can deliver them for you.
I look forward to making different hats. Thanks!
Did you use a whole skein of yarn for the hat?
No, less than half ?
Thank you, I have several partial skeins of simply soft and was hoping I could use them. They will workout great, thanks for doing this!
I just realized this pattern is UK stitches right. So the double crochet would actually be a half double crochet right and the treble crochet would be a double crochet right?
Is there a way to print this without all the ads, etc., I know you right click and print but is there a paid pdf pattern?
I wasn’t planning on it, lol… ? I’ll let you know if I can get to it. I might do a simple, no frills, word doc.
I added a PDF 😀
Just curious how this hat is supposed to fit an adult. I’ve followed the instructions closely so far and it looks like it will only fit a small child.
Hi! I’m not sure how far along your are, but our gauge might be different 🙂 You can go up a hook size and see if that helps.
Elizabeth, I had difficulty with my gauge in the beginning, and ended up having to increase my hook size to a 6.0mm for it to work (a 6.0 only gave me a 3.75” square, but I went for it anyways). I’ve made two, and even with a sloppy bun on my head they fit nice and snug. It has to stretch some to do so, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. The “brim” came down just around my ears.
Breann, my only question since I noticed my two were a bit shorter in length than the pattern says, would be approximately how long the cap should be just before the textured band. I know it’s 13 rounds, but maybe I should have done an extra round or two to get it to your length? 🙂 Thanks!
Hi! The first 13 rounds is 7 inches in length 🙂
?, On row 14 you say to push the treble to make them pop out. Do I do this when I have finished the round, or as I go? Never had this instruction before. What is the best plan of attack!
Either way ?
I missed the crochet along, is there any way to see a replay?
Its still happening! The first pattern released Friday ? There will be 14 patterns total.
Finished the hat, it looks wonderful! Thank you so much for organizing this…it’s just what I needed!
Looking forward to next weeks pattern!
Finished my first hat. So fun. I posted a picture on my Pinterest page. I don’t do Facebook or Instagram. Can’t wait for the next pattern. Nice way to spend the Summer day, iced tea and crocheting. ???☀️??
I want to thank you for getting me into this group of crocheters. I mostly did knitting, but occasional crocheting. You got me into this, and I’m loving it! Now I have not only done lotsa hats, but also other itemssweaters, shrugs
Aw, thank you so much for your kind comment!! 🙂