Free Awareness Ribbon Hat Pattern

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The Crochet Awareness Ribbon Hat Pattern is available in 4 sizes, child, adult small (teen), adult medium (woman) and adult large. It is crocheted in one piece from the ribbed band to the top of the hat.  This free crochet pattern can be used for any awareness ribbon program by changing the colored ribbon on the hat. You can find a list of the different awareness ribbons and their meanings here:

Awareness Ribbons – You will find ribbon colors for Cancer Awareness Ribbons, Autism Awareness, Alzheimer’s Awareness, Lyme Disease Awareness, Global Warming, Suicide Prevention Awareness, Food Allergies, Mental Health and Mental Awareness and many more in this list.

Get your supplies together, a copy of the pattern and then watch my video to see how to make the hat! The written instructions are included below and for your convenience, you can use the PrintFriendly button at the top of the post to print a copy of this pattern (or save a PDF copy) for your personal use.

Awareness Ribbon Hat Pattern

Awareness Ribbon Crochet Hat Pattern. Sizes Child and Adult S M L. Free Pattern from Oombawka Design Crochet

Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart Baby Hugs. Light Weight Yarn [3] 4.5 oz / 127 g and 318 yds / 290 m. 100% Acrylic Yarn. Machine Wash Warm, Gentle Cycle. Tumble Dry Low.
  • Colors: Child: White and Happy, Adult Small: Pinkie and Happy, Adult Medium: Happy and Pinkie.
  • Hook: 4 mm (G) and 5 mm (H) Crochet Hook (I used these hooks.)
  • Finished Project Yardage: 43 g / 108 yards (child), 47 g / 117 yards (adult small), 52 g / 131 yards (adult medium)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

  • Easy-Intermediate

Finished Basic Sizes

  • Child (6-10 years): Finished hat circumference 20-21 inches; hat height 8 inches.
  • Adult Small (teen): Finished hat circumference 21-22 inches; hat height 8.25 inches.
  • Adult Medium (women): Finished hat circumference 22-23 inches; hat height 8.75 inches.
  • Adult Large (men): Finished hat circumference 23-24 inches; hat height 9 inches.

Gauge

  • approximately 4 dc per 1 inches
  • approximately 9 rounds dc per 4 inches (2.25 rounds per inch)

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size of your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • beg – beginning
  • bl – back loop
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
  • R – round
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • trtr – triple treble
  • * to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
  • [] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
  • () – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Special Techniques

Back Bar of the double crochet

  • The back bar is the horizontal bar that falls beneath the back loop.

Special Stitches

Triple Treble (abbreviated trtr)

  • Wrap your yarn around your hook 4 times. Insert your hook into the specified stitch, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. *Yarn over and pull through 2 of the loops on your hook**. Rep from * to ** 5 times.

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Notes

  • Choose 2 colors. The Main Hat Color and the Ribbon Color.
  • Ch 2 does not count as a stitch and you do not work into it.
  • Sl st does not count as a stitch and you do not work into it
  • Using the yarn end you left at the beginning of the band, whipstitch the edges of the band together.
  • I have included some images in the post for those who do not like watching videos. Click on the images to make them larger.
  • Stitch Multiple: 4
  • Add the Awareness Ribbon Hat Pattern to your Ravelry library here

Awareness Ribbon Hat Pattern Instructions

Awareness Ribbon Crochet Hat Pattern Sizes Child to Adult from Oombawka Design Crochet

The hat is crocheted from the band to the top of the head in one piece. The band is worked back and forth in rows. The main body of the hat is worked in joined rounds. We shape the hat to fit the curve of the head and close after your decrease rounds using my hat seaming technique.

The instructions are for the Child Size pattern. Changes for sizes Adult Small, Adult Medium and Adult Large are in parenthesis.

The Awareness Ribbon Hat Band

The Hat Band is worked back and forth in rows using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook and the color you chose for the main hat color. Leave a 6-10 inch tail of yarn before beginning Row 1. You will use this tail to seam the hat band closed at the very end of the project.

Row 1: Ch 6, beg in 2nd ch, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [5]
Row 2-60 (64, 68, 72): 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [5]

Do not finish off. Proceed to The Hat Body section below.

The Awareness Ribbon Hat Body

The Hat Body is worked in joined rounds using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook and the Main Hat Color.

First we need to work along the row ends of the band. Rotate your work to allow you to work along the row ends and proceed to Round 1 below.

R1: Ch 2 (* see notes section), 1 dc in each row end of the band. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60 (64, 68, 72)]
R2-3: Ch 2, 1 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the back bar of the next st. *1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the back bar of the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60 (64, 68, 72)]
R4:  Ch 2, 1 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the back bar of the next st. *1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the back bar of the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Place a stitch marker on the working loop of yarn and remove your hook. The Hat Body Section will be continued again following The Ribbon Section Below.

With your Ribbon Yarn Color and your 4 mm (G) hook please continue to the Ribbon Section Below.

The Awareness Ribbon Section

The Ribbon Section is worked onto the main hat with your chosen Ribbon Yarn Color and your 4 mm (G) size crochet hook. You will be working into the unworked loops (the front and back loops) of stitches in Round 2.

  • You can see a comprehensive list of awareness ribbons here.

For breast cancer awareness month you may wish to use pink yarn to make a pink ribbon for your crochet cancer awareness ribbon on your hat.

Other awareness ribbon meanings:

  • Red Ribbon – Heart disease and stroke
  • Yellow Ribbon – Support for military forces (common in U.S. and Canada)
  • Dark Blue Ribbon – Arthritis
  • White Ribbon – Peace, Bone Cancer, Lung Disease
  • Purple Ribbon – Leiomyosarcoma, Fibromyalagia, Alzheimer’s awareness

Please see the video for assistance.

R1: Sk the first 3 dc of Round 2. Join yarn with a standing trtr stitch (*see special stitches) in the unworked loops of the fourth dc of R2. If you find this too difficult, join instead using a sl st and ch 6. Trtr in the unworked loops of the second sk dc of R2. *Ch 5, sk the next dc, sk the dc you worked the trtr into, sk the next 3 dc, 1 trtr in the unworked loops of the next dc. Trtr in the unworked loops of the second sk dc (in the last 3 dc set)**. Rep from * to ** across. Ch 5 and sl st to the top of the first trtr to join. Finish off, leaving a yarn tail for seaming. [30 (32, 34, 36) trtr and 15 (16, 17, 18) ch5sp]

Continue to The Hat Body Continued section.

The Awareness Ribbon Hat Body Continued

Remove your stitch marker and with your 5 mm (H) hook place your hook into the working loop of Main Hat Color yarn and sl st in the first dc of R4 to join.

Be sure to work in front of the ch 5 loop of the Ribbon Yarn Color.

Push the ch 5 loops to the inside of the hat and work in front of it but do not enclose it (work around the actual chain), instead, let the chain hang loosely inside the hat.

When we work behind the trtr stitches, we will be locking them in place by picking up the back bar of the second trtr after our first yarn over for the dc st we are working.

Each dc will be worked in the same manner as before, working (1 regular dc in the next st, 1 dc in the back bar of the next dc, 1 regular dc in the next st, 1 dc in the back bar of the next dc).

Please see my video for help with this section. 

R5: Ch 2. Working in front of the ch 5 loop of the Ribbon Yarn Color, 1 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the back bar of the next st. Working behind the trtr sts, pick up the back bar of the second trtr, 1 dc in the next st, pick up the same back bar of the second trtr, 1 dc in the back bar of the next st.  *Working in front of the ch 5 loop of the Ribbon Yarn Color, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the back bar of the next st. Working behind the trtr sts, pick up the back bar of the second trtr, 1 dc in the next st, pick up the same back bar of the same trtr, 1 dc in the back bar of the next st.**  Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60 (64, 68, 72)]

R6-10 (10, 12, 13): Ch 2, 1 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the back bar of the next st. *1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the back bar of the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60 (64, 68, 72)]

I chose to work my dc2tog in whatever loop the stitch was worked in in the round previous. So if it was in the back bar, I worked it in the back bar for the dc2tog dc as well. If this becomes too confusing for you, you can simply work all stitches from this point on as regular (under the front and back loops). It will change the texture of the top of the hat slightly.

Hat Shaping (Decrease Section)

Please refer to this section of the Video

R11 (12, 13, 14): Ch 2, *dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [45 (48, 51, 54)]

When working into the dc2tog, I worked in whatever loop the first half was initially worked in. So if the first half of the dc2tog was worked in the back bar and I need to work a dc into the st for the pattern below, I worked a dc in the back bar of the dc2tog. As before if this is too confusing please just work regular (under the front and back loops). 

R12 (13, 14, 15):  Ch 2, *dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. If you only have 1 stitch remaining after your last repeat, work 1 dc into that last st.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [34 (36, 39, 41)]

R13 (14, 15, 16): Ch 2, *dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. If you only have 1 stitch remaining after your last repeat, work 1 dc into that last st. Sl st to the first dc to join. [26 (27, 30, 31)]

R14 (15, 16, 17): Ch 2, *dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. If you only have 1 stitch remaining after your last repeat, work 1 dc into that last st. Sl st to the first dc to join. [20 (21, 23, 24)]

R15 (16, 17, 18): Ch 2, *dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. If you only have 1 stitch remaining after your last repeat, work 1 dc into that last st. Sl st to the first dc to join. [15 (16, 18, 18)]

Finish off and leave a 10 to 12 inch tail of yarn for closing the top of the hat.

Finishing Instructions

Closing the Top of the Hat

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  • Weave the yarn end through the last round of stitches, between the front and back loops. Tighten to cinch the top closed. Thread the needle through the small center opening and weave it inside securely. Trim your yarn ends.

Seaming the Hat Band

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  • Using the yarn tail you left at the beginning of the hat band, thread your yarn on your yarn needle and whipstitch the two edges of the band together.
  • Weave in any remaining ends.

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9 Comments

  1. Hi Leah, because to the size of the stitch pattern I didn’t make this pattern available in smaller sizes. The ribbon part would be too tall to allow for the necessary increases and decreases needed to fit the hat height of the smaller sizes. The smallest size I have available is Child. All the best, Rhondda

  2. Hi Lillian, No I’m sorry I do not have a pattern for a ribbon beret. You may be able to modify your favorite beret pattern to add the ribbon section though. If the hat is working in rounds you need to have a multiple of 4 stitches to make it work in the pattern stitch. So double check how many stitches and then make sure it is divisible by 4. I’d probably place the ribbon section after the increases are all done for the beret and then work the decrease section for the remainder of the hat (omitting a few rounds where the ribbon section is and perhaps increasing a bit more sharply to make up for those rounds that were skipped. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  3. Thank you for posting this. As a survivor, I really appreciate it!

  4. Rhonda thank you so much for free pattern for breast cancer awareness hat.