Charity Pattern: Ridged/Ringed Chemo Cap

Another charity craft pattern that was Contributed and Designed by Sue W. Thompson from

Charity Pattern: Ridged/Ringed Chemo Cap

What you need

Four size 5 (3.75mm) knitting needles or size 5 round knitting needle (If using a size 5 round knitting needle, you will need to change to knit off of three size five double pointed needles when decreasing stitches at the top of the hat).
2 Colors of wool


Beg at lower edge with size 5 (3.75mm) needles and color A, cast on 114 sts. Divide sts evenly between three size 5 knitting needles (38 sts per needle), or apply them all to one size 5 round knitting needle.

Work in St st for 12 rows.

*With color B, K1 row, then P3 rows. With A, work four rows in St st. Rep. from * (8 rows) for stripe pattern until piece measures approx 5″ from beg with edge rolled (or approx 7″ from beg if piece stretched).

Work 4 rows of St st in color A; then work with color A only to end of piece.

Crown shaping:
With color A, *K1, SKP, K13, K2tog, K1; rep from * 5 times more, ending with K1.

K1 row.

Next Row: *K1, SKP, K11, K2tog, K1; rep from * 5 times more, ending with K1.

K1 row.

Continue to dec in this way (every other row having 2 sts less between dec’s) every dec row, until 30 sts remain.

K1 row.

Next Row: *K1, SK2P, K1; rep from * 5 times more, ending K1. (24 sts).

K1 Row.

Next Row: K2tog across. Pull yarn through remaining 12 sts and draw up tightly. Cut yarn leaving 12″ end for finishing off.


sts = stitches
St = straight
SKP = slip one st, K1 st, then pass the slipped st over the knit st.
SK2P = slip one st, knit 2 sts, pass slipped st over the 2 knit sts.

This Pattern was Contributed and Designed by Sue W. Thompson from

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  1. Dorothea Cope says:

    I think it’s great! A cancer center in Simi Valley,CA has a huge box of hats that patients are encouraged to choose from. Wonderful people just drop in with their gifts and quietly slip away. Leavey Cancer Ctr in Northridge CA could use the same program. I am a pt at the Leavey ctr. Thank you to all those who donate their time and talents.

  2. Very informative blog for cancer patient.

  3. it great for cancer patients

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