Drawstring Beanie with Yarrow Flower by Marie Segares

Drawstring Beanie with Yarrow Flower

October 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
see notes below
6.0 mm (J)
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
Preemie (0-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler, Child, Adult small, Adult large)
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The best “chemo caps” are made with love using soft yarn with minimal seaming. For this pattern, I used Lion Brand Nature’s 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.

This hat was designed for donation to Halos for Hope, an organization that provides handmade comfort to cancer patients.

This pattern is available for FREE on my blog here.

The free version is supported by advertising on my website. The downloadable PDF for sale on Ravelry includes the full pattern in one printable file without advertisements.

Skills Used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch
Crocheting in rounds, crocheting in rows
Changing colors
Crocheting in the back loop, crocheting in the front loop
Special stitch: cluster (written explanation provided in pattern)

Skill Level

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

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 (requires 2 skeins of CA)

Lion Brand Nature’s 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.

J-10 (6 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle.

Locking stitch marker or scrap yarn.

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

This pattern was originally published in 3 sizes on Oombawka Design Crochet in July, 2015 as part of the monthly charity spotlight series.