Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Slouch Hat

One of my friends on Facebook was making a Breast Cancer Awareness scarf so that sparked the idea to make a hat. Making the chart was a little difficult but I got it down :) It was a bit big to put on a beanie hat so I just made it into a slouch hat. I am not a huge fan of Pink so I made the hat white instead. The cool thing about the ribbon is you can make it any color so you can make a hat for any cause that has a ribbon.What do you think?

Here is a link on How To Read A Chart And Switch Colors







Breast Cancer Awareness Slouch Hat
by: AprilDraven

For personal use only or for fund raising. If you use it for fund raising please tell me how it went. I would love to hear about it :)

Gauge: 4 inches = 13 stitches and 14 rows
My head size is 22 and a half inches around so adjust your hook size accordingly. Remember yarn stretches a little bit so this hat will fit inches bigger too.

Yarn: regular 4 ply worsted yarn

H hook

Abbreviations:
Rnd: round
Sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
fpdc: front post double crochet
bpdc: back post double crochet
Ss: slip stitch
FO: Fasten off

*NOTE: use a marker and work in rounds*

With main color ch 1 or form magic circle
Rnd 1: 8 sc in ring
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (24)
Rnd 4: *2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (32)
Rnd 5: *3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (40)
Rnd 6: *4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (48)
Rnd 7: sc in each sc around
Rnd 8: *5 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (56)
Rnd 9: sc in each sc around
Rnd 10: *6 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (64)
Rnd 11: sc in each sc around
Rnd 12: *7 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (72) (Try hat on at this point. If it is tight do another round *8 sc, 2 sc in next sc* if it still isn't big enough try *9 sc, 2 sc in next sc*)
On Rnd 13 (or next round if you kept going on the last section): 25 sc then start the chart



Rnd 13-42: sc in each sc around (29 rnds)
Rnd 43: 1 hdc in each sc around
Rnd 44-49: *1 fpdc, 1 bpdc* rep from * to * around
FO
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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Slouch Hat
by: AprilDraven

For personal use only or for fund raising. If you use it for fund raising please tell me how it went. I would love to hear about it :)

Gauge: 4 inches = 13 stitches and 14 rows
My head size is 22 and a half inches around so adjust your hook size accordingly. Remember yarn stretches a little bit so this hat will fit inches bigger too.

Yarn: regular 4 ply worsted yarn

H hook

Abbreviations:
Rnd: round
Sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
fpdc: front post double crochet
bpdc: back post double crochet
Ss: slip stitch
FO: Fasten off

*NOTE: use a marker and work in rounds*

With main color ch 1 or form magic circle
Rnd 1: 8 sc in ring

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)

Rnd 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (24)
Rnd 4: *2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (32)
Rnd 5: *3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (40)
Rnd 6: *4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (48)

Rnd 7: *5 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (56)

Rnd 8: *6 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (64)

Rnd 9: *7 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around
(72)
Rnd 10: *8 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around
(80)
On Rnd 11: 25 sc then start the chart



Rnd 11-46: sc in each sc around (35 rnds)
Rnd 47: 1 hdc in each sc around
Rnd 48-53: *1 fpdc, 1 bpdc* rep from * to * around
FO

83 comments:

Renee' said...

Oh Great Job on the Hat

Barbara said...

You really did a great job on that hat! Way to go.

Unique2wh0 said...

AWESOME!!!

Little Mrs. Hoss said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

Lynx said...

AWESOME and I love it! You are so talented!!!

AprilDraven said...

Thank You everyone :) I really hope this hat helps raise some money for some causes out there :)

Brittany said...

I absolutely love your blog. I've just recently started my own crochet blog and etsy shop (ur my inspiration for them both, i luv ur work) check it out and let me know what u think! I just did my first pattern on my blog http://bwalker8706.blogspot.com/2010/01/slouch-hat-pattern.html

Vikki said...

I was wondering what yarns you used for the blue/brown hat? They are so beautiful and I think they would be perfect for a project I've been dying to do! Thanks!

Vikki

AprilDraven said...

Vikki: Dark Brown, and I think True Teal, and Real Teal (I don't have the tags so I am not positive)

sara said...

i made this for myself and i just love it! i've been looking for a perfect slouch hat and this is it! thanks a lot!

sara said...
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AprilDraven said...

Sara: Thanks! I'm glad you like it :)

Nathan said...

How do you read the chart? i've never used a chart before?..

Nathan said...

On Rnd 13 (or next round if you kept going on the last section): 25 sc then start the chart
and it says before that theres 72 alltogther in a round
but on the chart theres 15 across?
i tried reading the link on how to read a chart but im just not getting it

AprilDraven said...

Nathan: The 25 sc gets the pattern centered so it isn't near the back.

sc 25 in the main color then start the pattern

Nathan said...

oh okay so then after i sc 25 i do the pattern, and then follow the chart then if what ever is after the chart go on with the main color? and then sc 25 again then follow the chart for the next round?

AprilDraven said...

Nathan: Pretty much :) Except on the next round you don't have to worry about the sc 25 anymore. Just keep following the chart.

Alena said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Alena

http://ovarianpain.net

AprilDraven said...

Thank you :)

zercath said...

Well i think that breast cancer is a very serious problem nowadays and its great what you are doing ,id like to know if my husband using viagra online can he get breat cancer ,in general can men get this also ?

Thomas said...

The first breast cancer awareness stamp in the U.S., featuring a pink ribbon, was issued 1996. As it did not sell well, a new stamp with an emphasis on research was designed. The new stamp does not feature the pink ribbon.

AprilDraven said...

zercath: yep men can get it too.

Thomas: Thanks for the cool trivia ;)

Marie said...

I can't wait to start this hat, it is adorable and I love reading the blog....
Thanks
Marie

AprilDraven said...

Thanks :) I'm glad you like it

Velma G said...

Do you drop or hold the colors?

Missy.Sacco said...

Amazing Hat!

Virginia said...

I'm new to crocheting and am I suppose to join or not cause I'm on step 12 and it looks like a mat lol. My email is ILovGeeks(at)yahoo(dot)com

AprilDraven said...

Velma: I start the color, work through the design then drop it when I get to the end. That is just how I do it.
Missy: Thanks
Virginia: Work in the round like you would if you were making a doll

dora07 said...

Like Virgina, I too got to round 12 and mine looked like "a matt", I continued on for two more rounds as instructed at the end of round 12 and am now starting to work the chart. Was this right? Will my hat begin to look close to the ones in the pictures?

AprilDraven said...

yes your hat will turn out just fine :) you don't increase anymore after rnd 12 so it will start to form after that :)

michelle said...

I am completly in love with this hat. I am making it with a gold ribbon for childhood cancer and donating it to an auction to raise money.. I will let you know how it goes. It's going to be very hard to give this hat upif it comes out the way it looks inthe picture.

Krystal said...

could you try it with dc instead of sc? i do sc too tight, so it came out small

Angel said...

I was wondering what brand yarn you use for your hats? I love the way yours came out and I want to try the breast Cancer hat, but I also want to make sure to use the right yarn. For example, there is a big difference between redheart and Caron simply soft, but both are worsted weights.

IcyO said...

I made this hat for my sister and it's just awesome. I've begun crocheting to help with my depression and your blog has helped a lot. I want to thank you and tell you you'll be getting a lot of money from me.

AprilDraven said...

Thank You so much everyone :)

Krystal: It wouldn't look as good and it would be Waaaaaay long if you did dc instead.

Angel: I usually use regular 4ply worsted weight red heart yarn 100% Acrylic.

IcyO: Thanks! I'm glad I could help :)

pam said...

is the symbol crochet if not how do you do this

Amber said...

I don't see a difference in the hats visually...

Joy said...

I would LOVE to make this hat but I don't understand how to insert the ribbon into the hat. A disabled neighbor taught me how to crochet years ago when I was a child. She taught us alot of stitches but I have just picked it back up and learning how to read patterns and that kind of thing. My mother just completed Chemo and we found out yesterday that she is cancer free. THANK GOD!! Her hair is coming back in slowly and I have made her a couple of hats but I know that she would LOVE this. You should be very proud of your talents and your caring heart.
joy

dora07 said...

The entire hat is done in single crochets (sc). When crocheting the ribbon (chart), the first line you'll crochet 25 single crochets to center your ribbon then begin crocheting the pattern (Line 2 on down you don't have to worry about the 25 single crochets, just follow the chart). Each square is one single crochet. You'll follow it from left to right.

Sorry, April. I hope you don't mind me answering a question on your blog.

AprilDraven said...

Dora07: Thanks for helping. I really appreciate it :D
Joy: What Dora07 said and this might help too http://aprildraven.blogspot.com/2009/11/how-to-switch-colors-and-use-chart.html
Amber: Good I didn't want there to be a visual difference but the second one makes it easier to do the chart. You can just do it without having to worry about increases. The first one you had to do increases and worry about the chart.

Joy said...

Thanks both to Dora07 and April for your answer to my question about the b c ribbon. The web page was very clear. I now understand to keep the colors attached to my project and hold aside until the color is needed again. I am sorry to have to bother you with the question but I couldn't find a clear answer elsewhere on the web. thanks again joy

AprilDraven said...

No problem :) That's why I made that tutorial. I couldn't find one place that had everything needed either :)

Thanks again Dora07 for helping out :)

Simply Sara said...

I am so excited to make some of these I make pins for breast cancer and I think these would raise a lot of money like those do! Thanks so much for the pattern!

sinblaze said...

I love this hat, but I am new to making hats. I watched a video on youtube and made some recently and they turned out very well. Do you do videos at all. Also I really dont understand the chart . I see it says sc 25 but where do you start the pattern and stop...HELP..thanks

dora07 said...

Hey Sinblaze,
"On Rnd 13 (or next round if you kept going on the last section): 25 sc then start the chart"
You'll crochet 25 sc (single crochets) then you'll begin crocheting the chart. There is 1 sc per square of the chart. After rnd 13, you don't have to worry about the 25 sc, just continue to crochet the chart. You can start from the bottom of the chart as I believe April did or you can start from the top of the chart. When you're done with the chart, continue to crochet until the end of that row and then continue crocheting as instructed in the directions. I hope this helps.

Kathryn said...

this is FABULOUS! thank you so much for sharing!! i'm totally going to make these for my relay for life team! but how would i make this on a beanie, not a slouch hat? please email me asap!

katydi21 @ gmail dot come

AprilDraven said...

Dora07: Thank you so much for helping

Kathryn: I made it a slouch hat because the ribbon pattern was so long. I don't think you would be able to make a beanie unless you used a very tiny hook and that would be a completely different pattern.

lolo said...

I'm new at crocheting, and cant wait to crochet this hat. The chart seems kind of scary, but i want to give it a try any way. This will be a good project to introduce my knit/crochet group.

I'll let you know how it turns out!
Lorraine

Joylove27 said...

I started crocheting when I was in 6th or 7th grade and I'm supposed to be a senior in highschool now. This is such an awesome hat! I live in miami, and I've been looking for patterns that weren't cheesy and old lady-esque and this is definitely it! Thanks so much!:D
I'm just having some trouble with this because I haven't done this in a few years and I'm having a bit of trouble reading the pattern. The stitches aren't quite adding up. They're ending up being too much! It would be great if you made videos for beginners!

maihzlntcfe said...

I would love to make this hat but the thing is i dont know how to read the chart so I'm just wondering if you have the pattern for this hat without the ribbon? If you do, can you please send it to my email? It's ngan_mai412@yahoo.com

Jackie Sherlock said...

thank you so much for posting this!! i just made this beanie for a friend of mine thats been struggling with an illness & i know it will brighten her day! However, it was my first time making a beanie like this and i have a quick question...is the slouchy park of the beanie kinda tight/structured? or is loose and kinda floppy when you walk? i think i may have made mine a smidge to tight... thanks again for this great pattern!

Suncreations-Bejeweled said...

I crochet tightly so I used a 6.50 mm hook with Red Heart Comfort yarn to get the right gauge.If you need to know how to do intarsia crochet(the pink ribbon on the graph) go to youtube. com and you will find videos on intarsia and how to follow a graph.

Suncreations-Bejeweled said...

http://youtu.be/Um9CHvUfFko for intarsia crochet instructions (changing colours and following a graph chart) as used for the ribbon.

jodie said...

Do you slip stitch at the end of each round or just carry on working round in like a spiral?

kimisols1 said...

I love your hat! You are such the artist. I am trying to make your hat now. Can you please email me. I need to ask you a few questions. kimisols1@aol.com. Thanx.

Sarah said...

So greatful to have found this pattern! A few weeks a go a friends mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She will be starting Chemo soon. I wanted to make her a hat for when she looses her hair. This is perfect! Thanks so much for posting it.

kriyah said...

how so you get the cancer sign on it?

kriyah said...

how do u get the breast cancer sign on it

Taylor Nightingale said...

Okay this is going to sound like such a stupid question, but when you say to 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc what do you mean by the 1 sc? Like do I sc in a sc or just do it kind of like forming a chain?

Thank you!

suncreations-bejeweled said...

that would be 1 sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next st(that increases the width of that round)

suncreations-bejeweled said...

answer for kriyah: to do the graph chart see instruction on youtube about intarsia (which is following a graph-like the pink ribbon) here's the link
http://youtu.be/Um9CHvUfFko for intarsia crochet instructions (changing colours and following a graph chart) as used for the ribbon.
Youtube.com has lots of videos to show you how to crochet.

Ανθούλα said...

Hi!!!!
I am a breast cancer survivor (from Rhodes-Greece)and i love this hat very much.
I am a new crocheter and i want to make this for my daughter.
Can you tell me please ,what is the difference between the first and the second pattern?
(I hope you understand my english!!)
Bravo for your pattern!!!
Thank you very much
Anthoula

AprilDraven said...

The second one is a little bigger and the back part is less cone like. I made the white hat first and then the brown, second pattern, I worked out the kinks so to speak. I prefer the 2nd pattern :)

AprilDraven said...

suncreations-bejeweled: Thank you so much for helping out :)

JenniferS said...

April I live your patterns and as a first time crocheter appreciate the ease of them. Quick question, why are the directions for the two fundraising slouch hats different? I go to an ovarian cancer fundraiser every year in honor of my cousin who passed away from the disease and I would love to make a hat and scarf set to put in the silent auction. Just curious about the difference. Thanks. You have an amazing talent and it's awesome that you are willing to share it with the world!!!
Jennifer

JenniferS said...

And if I had read all the comments first I would have answered my own question!!!! Duh!!!! So sorry!!!

Jennifer

Rocky said...

Being a Breast Cancer Survivor and new to crocheting I fell un live with this slouchy hat. Thank you is much for creating the pattern and posting it for all of us. I'm hoping that mine comes out so that I can share with others. While going through chemo I was given a special crocheted hat to keep my bare head warm and would love to do the same thing for others. When I was given my hat it made me feel special so I know this hat will do the same thing to other people. My next visit to my Oncologist is next month so hopefully I'll have at least one done to being to his office. Thanks again you have created some very special to many of us.

SmallxPackage said...

TOTALLY CONFUSED...

I DID THE 25sc now where do I start on the chart do I go from first row left to right , or first square down and around (hope im not confusing lol)? When starting the chart where do I start from top bottom where? I would love to fnish for my aunt she has breast cancer and always wanted one of these hats =/

dora07 said...

When crocheting the ribbon (chart), the first line you'll crochet 25 single crochets to center your ribbon then begin crocheting the pattern (Line 2 on down you don't have to worry about the 25 single crochets, just follow the chart). Each square is one single crochet. You'll follow it from left to right. You can start at the bottom of the chart. I think I started at the top of the chart.

SmallxPackage said...

Line 2 down or line 2 across ?

dora07 said...

sorry, i didn't make that clear. after you crochet the 25 sc before the first line of the chart, you don't have to worry about making the 25 sc anymore. you simply sc until you come back around to where your ribbon is and follow the next line of the chart.

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Amber H said...

I'm thinking of doing this as a fundraiser for my 3-day For The Cure! Thank you for the pattern!

Crochet1313 said...

im stuck on round three. How does it come out to be 32 if you are doing 2 sc in each stich, or am i reading this wrong

Crochet1313 said...

Help please!

Crochet1313 said...

ok, i figured it out, i cant believe i got confused.

pancakesrock09 said...

I tried to read all the comments so I wasn't asking a question that's already been answered, but when doing the chart, did you start from the bottom of the chart? You tutorial link said to turn the chart upside down when doing a hat but I don't understand how that will get the ribbon right side up... Do you start from the bottom since it's a slouch hat? Lol. I hope that makes sense.

pancakesrock09 said...

Thank you for this pattern. I made one. I'm going to make more, auction them off in my Facebook page and then donate the proceeds!! <3

NYCMom said...

Wow! Do you sell these too? I'd love one. Please let me know, thanks!

Tamara said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful pattern. It was featured on moogly this morning! http://www.mooglyblog.com/free-crochet-for-a-cause-patterns/

sweetdoll said...

I need help reading the chart.

Lauren jonczak said...

I love that hat, it is so cute! I am a huge support of breast cancer awareness. I must have over 100 breast cancer awareness pins at my house. Every time I see one I buy it. Its nice to see others with the same passion.