Hope in cotton Hat Pattern

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Free Crochet Pattern

Hope Free Crochet Pattern

I recently received a request to make the Hope crochet pattern available in Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn – here is the fully revised pattern – enjoy!

I have also added versions from Newborn to Adult Large for the Hope Hat here: Hope in Cotton Multiple Sizes

Hope in Cotton Hat Pattern

Sized to fit: Adult Women (head circumference 23″)

Height: 7.5″
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn (Lily Sugar and Cream will substitute)
Hook: 5.00 mm (H)

Gauge: 12 sts (worked in pattern) = 3.75″ ; 8 rounds = 3″

Abbreviations: R : round, ch : chain, st : stitch, sts : stitches, sl st : slip stitch, hdc : half double crochet, fphdc : front post half double crochet, bphdc : back post half double crochet, x : number of times to repeat instructions in brackets

Adult Woman:

R1: 8 hdc in magic ring [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (1 hdc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (1 hdc in the first 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [32]
R5: (1 hdc in the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [40]
R6: (1 hdc in the first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [48]
R7: (1 hdc in the first 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [56]
R8: (1 hdc in the first 6 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 7 x, 1 hdc in each remaining st [63]
R9: (skip the first st, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 21 x [63]
R10: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) 21 x [63]
R11 – 18: repeat R10 [63]
R19: 1 hdc in each st around [63]
R20: (1 fphdc in the first st, 1 bphdc in the next st) around, finish off and weave in ends [63]

This hat works up quite quickly using the worsted weight cotton yarn.

Cotton is the perfect choice for both warmer climates and summer weather – as cotton is more absorbent and breathes well.

The finished hat is super soft and comfortable to wear.

To make this hat using Worsted Weight Yarn – Red Heart With Love, please use a 5.50 mm crochet hook and follow the same pattern instructions. I have tested this and it works out to the correct measurements.

To make these hats a little longer to reach the base of the ear (rather than mid-ear length) add 4 additional rounds (in the repeat round 10 section).


Hope - free crochet pattern



If you are looking for the other version of Hope using a light weight yarn here is the direct link: Hope

For the Italian Translation please see the following PDF attachment. I would like to thank Barbara for her overwhelming generosity in providing this translation for our readers!

You can visit Barbara at her website here: Le Fantasie di Nephtys

Hope in Cotton _ Berretto da donna by Oombawka Design Crochet


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  1. Hi Carol, I do not have a scarf that matches this – since all the stitches are worked on the same side of the fabric, it would either need to be a scarf where we fastened off at the end of every row – or an infinity scarf or cowl that are worked in rounds, to use this stitch pattern. If we worked it back and forth in rows the stitches wouldn’t look the same as the hat. If you were to make one, which would you prefer? In case I have time to squeeze in some pattern writing this month! Thanks, Rhondda

  2. I just finished this hat and would like to make a scarve to match would you have a pattern for this

  3. Hi Rhondda thanks so much for your kind words & prayers. I got hope done & learned about the magic ring & the stitching in front & back to make the band. I really enjoyed this creation thanks to you. I hope Bonnie likes it as much as I do. Hugs to you from Canada.

  4. Hi Sheila – I’m so very sorry your co-worker needs chemo. I hope it eradicates the cancer quickly though and she recovers very soon. If you have any questions with the pattern, please let me know – or if she would prefer a different style of hat – I could try to write up a different pattern as well. Praying for some extra strength to be sent her way – to help her win this battle. Warmly, Rhondda

  5. Hi Rhondda thanks so much for publishing this pattern. My Co-worker of 32 years is undergoing her second time of chemo for ovarian cancer. Her first time was 3 years ago. I had a patient in the office a while ago who was actually crocheting a chemo hat, but I don’t remember who she was & did I think to ask her for a copy of her pattern. No. Well Bonnie just lost hair, so I am going to make this hope hat for her.
    Thanks so much the pattern, I truly appreciate it.
    Hugs Sheila

  6. Hi Gail 🙂 I have skipped stitches in the rows to make up for the increases – they cancel each other out so in the end you still have the same number of stitches 🙂 So for R9 you skip 1 stitch and in the next work 2 stitches. You have worked 2 stitches over 2 stitches of space.

    R9: (skip the first st, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 21 x [63]
    R10: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) 21 x [63]
    R11 – 18: repeat R10 [63]

    Hope this helps!
    All the best,

  7. Thank you very much Rhondda for your generosity in sharing this crochet pattern and a few others. All the very best to you.

  8. At end ocf round 7 , you have 56 stitches
    At end of round 8 , you have 63 stitches
    In row 9 and in rest of rows you say to increase stitches, but at end of each of the rows, it still says 63 stitches. How is this possible?

  9. Hi Crow, I believe you could accomplish this hat as a beginner – it is fairly basic 🙂 To resize it I will need to recalculate the sizing and rewrite the pattern – I have added it to my “to do” list – it will take a month or so for me to get to it (as I have a few other resize requests already) – All the best, Rhondda

  10. Hi Jeanne, This pattern is worked in continuous spirals – no slip stitch to join is needed 🙂 Unless specifically indicated. Thanks! Rhondda

  11. Hi Sobiya, I will add pattern resizes to my ‘to do’ list 🙂 It may be a month or two but I will do my best to have it ready as soon as I can 🙂 Rhondda

  12. Having just retired, I have found a lot of time on my hands and have become interested in crochet. This pattern is something I am interested in but I don’t know if it is suitable for a beginner. Also I would not know how to adapt it to men’s sizes.

  13. Hi Rhondda
    Thanks for the pattern but what is a magic ring how do I make it? Is it chain 3 join to make a ring?
    Thanks again

  14. Rhondda thanks. I wish could make the same for my son one year son , Mohammad. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  15. Hi…Thank you for this free pattern, is each row connected with a slip stitch or worked in the round?

  16. You are very welcome Marian. You are doing such a wonderful service by donating hats to the cancer site. Blessings to you, Rhondda

  17. thanks so much for the directions. I love this hat. I am looking for directions for a crocheted baby blanket. It has the image of an angel in the middle of it. The over all dimensions are about three feet by four feet. Any help would be appreciated.

  18. Thanks so much for this pattern. I make chemo caps and donate them to the cancer site in the Whitney, Texas area. I think this will work well for patients in the warmer weather. I love this pattern as it is an easy enough one to work with. May God Bless you as you continue sharing your crochet patterns.

  19. Thank you for your lovely comment 🙂 I’m happy to be able to share the free pattern 🙂
    All the best, Rhondda

  20. I have been wanting to get one of these patterns. I am a muslim and the men wear a cap very similar to this pattern. God willing I HOPE to make one for my grandson who is 4 mths old.It is not compuls0ry though-it is obligatory. I hope all those who wear this cap will benefit and especially, the grandmas and aunt’s who will enjoy making it and gifting it to them. May the Almighty God Bless in Abundance for yr kindness for sharing this pattern. A’meen.

  21. I’m so happy she loved it Anju 🙂 Thank you for letting me know! My thoughts and prayers are with her during this difficult time. Hugs!! Rhondda

  22. Thanx so much for sharing the pattern, I just finished making it for my mother in law who is undergoing chemo. She loved it, all thanx to you 🙂

  23. Hi Sharon, I apologize for the delay in my response!! I do not slip stitch to join. I continue on around and use a stitch marker to mark my place on the hat. It helps remove the ‘seam’ look you sometimes find in hats 🙂 Rhondda

  24. Hi Rhondda,
    Thanks for such a beautiful pattern! I am starting it now using regular worsted weight yarn and the 5.5mm hook but have a question. At the end of each round, do you join with a slip stitch, or just continue the next round in the first stitch of the previous round? Thanks in advance!

  25. Many thanks for your generosity in sharing your patterns. As a beginner I really appreciate your links.

  26. If you run into any questions please just let me know 🙂 Keeping your Niece in my thoughts and prayers. Rhondda

  27. Perfect for my niece undergoing chemotherapy. Think I’ll make it today.

  28. Thank you Sharon 🙂 I’m so happy you tried the pattern! I hope your cousin is doing better 🙂 Hugs, Rhondda

  29. I love this Rhondda, I made this for my cousin who has been ill! She just loved and of course forgot to take picture:( Thank you for all your lovely patterns.



  30. Hi Barbara, I haven’t created a child size version of the pattern but I can 🙂 Are you looking for an age range from about 6-10 years? Thanks! Rhondda

  31. Is this pattern available in kids sizes? Would love to have it if there is

  32. You are very welcome 🙂 If you have any questions, please send me a message and I will be happy to help! Have a lovely day, Rhondda

  33. Hooray! I can’t wait to try this pattern out. Thank you so much for sharing! :o)