Crochet for Cancer Ladies Chemo Cap Pattern: Wings like Eagles

Crochet for Cancer Ladies Chemo Cap: Wings Like EaglesThis is my first design of a series of Crochet for Cancer chemo caps that I’ll be designing for a cause called Crochet for Cancer, Inc.

This Crochet for Cancer Ladies Chemo Cap Pattern: Wings like Eagles, was designed for the purpose of giving crocheters a basic and stylish chemo cap to crochet and donate to cancer patients.

For Visual Learners crochet along with me in the Wings Like Eagles Chemo Cap Video Tutorial.

Go to Crochet for Cancer, Inc. to find out how and where to donate Crochet Chemo Caps.

Crochet for Cancer would like to add a scripture reference for this chemo cap:

Wings Like Eagles

Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)

“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”

Materials Required

1 ball of Red Heart With Love Yarn, Color: Bubble Gum (medium worsted weight category 4)

5.5mm Crochet Hook

Craft Scissors

Yarn Needle

Stitch Marker

2 x buttons

Head Circumference/Measurement

Adult Ladie Size – 19 inches/48 cm – Please take note that the crochet chemo cap will stretch another 1-1.5 inches/3-4cms once placed on the head. For a larger size you can use a larger size crochet hook.

Skill Level

Beginner to Easy

Stitches & Terms

This pattern is using U.S. stitches & terms. To convert stitches go to my Crochet Stitch Conversion Chart.

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

opp. = opposite

sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

st = stitch

sts = stitches

rep = repeat

rnd = round

unused loops = loops at bottom of foundation chain that appear after a row of stitches has been made on the foundation row

Basic Crochet Stitches Video Tutorials


Written Pattern

Notes: This pattern is worked in continuous rounds which means that there is no joining at the end of each round. Place a stitch marker into the 1st stitch made on each round.

Starting at the Crown (top of cap)

ch 4, join into 1st ch st with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 8 sc into the center of the ring. (8 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 sc into each st around to the end. (16 sts)

Rnd 3: * 1 sc into next st, 2 sc into next st, rep from * around to the end. (24 sts)

Rnd 4: * 1 sc into each of next 2 sts, 2 sc into next st, rep from * around to the end. (32 sts)

Rnd 5: * 1 sc into each of next 3 sts, 2 sc into next st, rep from * around to the end. (40 sts)

Rnd 6: * 1 sc into each of next 4 sts, 2 sc into next st, rep from * around to the end. (48 sts)

Rnd 7: * 1 sc into each of next 5 sts, 2 sc into next st, rep from * around to the end. (56 sts)

Rnd 8: * 1 sc into each of next 6 sts, 2 sc into next st, rep from * around to the end. (64 sts; you will now only be working with these 64 sts for the sides of the cap which means we won’t be making anymore increases.)

Rnd 9: 1 sc into each st around to the end.

Tighten the center yarn tail by weaving it in with a yarn needle.

Sides of Chemo Cap

Rnds 10 – 27: 1 sc into each st around to end.

Edging and Small Front Brim

Rnd 28: 1 sl st into each of next 23 sts, 1 sc into each of next 2 sts, 1 dc into each of next 14 sts, 1 sc into each of next 2 sts, 1 sl st into each of next 23 sts.

Finish off.

Weave in yarn tail with a yarn needle.

Front Wings (Make 2)

ch 19.

Rnd 1: 1 sc into 2nd ch from hk, 1 sc into each of next 16 ch sts, 3 sc into last ch st, working on opp. side of foundation chain; 1 sc into each of next 16 unused loops, 2 sc into last unused loop, join with a sl st into 1st sc. Finish off. Weave in yarn tail with a yarn needle.

Sew one end of band onto the inside of the cap and the other end of the band onto the front of the cap above brim with a button. Do the same with the other band on the other side of cap.

Feel free to share photos of your crochet projects on the Crochet Hooks You Facebook Page.

All the best,

Paula Daniele


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  1. Dana says:

    Thanks so much for this pattern. Sadly relatives and friends going through the treatment, losing hair, etc. this will make them pretty whilst waiting for regrowth!

    • Paula says:

      You’re welcome, Dana. Yes, this chemo cap will definitely make for very nice headwear and make women feel pretty whilst going through a difficult time of losing their hair.

  2. Ang says:

    As a crocheter/cancer survivor, if you make the caps with a very soft yarn – bamboo or soy, for instance, it sits much easier upon the sensitive scalp!

    • Paula says:

      Hi Ang,
      Thank you so much for sharing this! It’s great to hear from someone who really knows what feels best on the head whilst going through treatment.

    • Heather says:

      A dear friend of mine has been going through what seems like endless round after round of chemo–over 4 years of treatments, with many experimental drugs. She also says that the softer the yarn, the better. Cotton is her favorite because it’s soft and washes well.

      • Paula says:

        Hello Heather,
        I’m sorry to hear about your friend. I hope she gets better soon. Thank you for sharing this information on yarns.

  3. Julia says:

    I am a cancer survivor and wish I’d had this pattern when I was going through treatment. I have been asked to head the booth for my daughters’ Marching Band for the 2013 Relay For Life and was looking to make something to give to the ladies presently going through treatment and I think your Cap is perfect. The Relay is not until the end of May but I’d like to get started as soon as possible. Would you mind if I used your pattern?

    • Paula says:

      Hello Julia,
      Please feel free to use my pattern as you wish. It is available to all who would like to make chemo caps. I hope you enjoy making it and find it easy. I think it’s wonderful that you are making them for the ladies who are going through treatment.

    • pldrake says:

      What a great idea to have a team wear matching caps! I must remember this for the next time I participate in a Cancer Walk.

  4. pldrake says:

    I’ve been looking for chemo caps patterns that don’t look beanies, that cover but have some style. Yours fits the bill. (I’m a breast cancer survivor who fortunately didn’t need to have chemo but can so relate to the many survivors who loose their hair as a side effect of chemo.) In addition, my mother suffered from female-pattern baldness and would have loved to wear a hat like this in lieu of the wigs she started wearing in her 50’s (she lived to 88!).

    • Paula says:

      It’s nice to hear that my design fit the bill. Thank you for sharing that with me.

  5. pldrake says:

    Is there a master list anywhere on line or in a publication of yarns that work well for chemo caps? One yarn I like for its softness after crocheting or knitting is Caron’s One Pound Yarn. This surprised me as the yarn in a skein does not feel particularly soft but once crocheted (in my case) the fabric is amazingly soft. This yarn is also affordable and often on sale at major yarn retailers or on line.

  6. Pat says:

    would it be alright to make and sell these for relay for life fun raiser? It would be nice to make them every color that represents a particular type of cancer. hank You for making this pattern available.


    • Paula says:

      Hello Pat, Yes feel free to use this pattern to make and sell items for your fund raiser event. I hope it goes well for you. 🙂

  7. lunette says:

    thanks for this lovely pattern My sister is going through this phase of life as we speaks. Thanks again

    • Paula says:

      Thank you. I hope your sister has a quick and full recovery and enjoys this cap you have made for her.

  8. sue says:

    my sweet sister-n-law has been fighting cancer, she has already gone through 9 rounds of chemo, surgery and now we just started 9 more rounds yesterday. I would love to make her some nice soft hats. What is the best yarn for this? Her poor head is so sensitive. Thanks

    • Paula says:

      Hello Sue, I’m so sorry to hear about your sister in law. The best yarn would be either bamboo or cotton.

  9. Lita says:

    Hi Paula, thank you so much for sharing your talent. My daughter just had her double mastectomy, thank God she is doing well, so far. I made this cap and it looks gorgeous! God bless you.

  10. Jane Staiger says:

    I want to try this pattern to make for donations and also a friend who is undergoing chemo now. I cannot seem to print the pattern. Or copy the pattern. Why is that? I don’t want to sit here and write it all down. But really want to try it Please help me print a copy. Thanks so much.

    • Paula says:

      Hello Jane

      There is a Print Friendly button at the bottom of each pattern page. Click on it so you can print the pattern.

  11. Danna says:

    it was devastating whe i lost my hair. ever woman knows our hair is our crown of glory so As i wait for regrowth for the 2nd time in past year ill see if making me this cap helps me feel better about myself. thanks so much for sharing

    • Paula says:

      Hello Danna, I’m so sorry to hear that. I’d be devastated also if I lost my hair, it certainly is our crown of glory. I hope this cap does make you feel better about yourself and I wish you all the best. Much Love, Paula

  12. Cindy says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful pattern. I am also a cancer survivor and know how much these caps and other works from the heart make us feel while going through treatment. Thank you, to all those who continue to help others in many specials ways.

  13. Libby says:

    I am a 2x cancer survivor and I used fun fur yarns to make my hats. They look like hair, they can breathe, they are super soft, they wash and dry beautifully and they keep your head warm. This is a really cute pattern that I will definitely make. Thank you for sharing. To those of you going through cancer or any other health issue, surround yourself with positivity and find as much as you can to laugh about.

  14. debbi says:

    I am a survivor and so is my sister. I started making hats for her, in different styles. It became so popular with others that I started to make for five more hospitals. Now I am doing more for children. I make sure I am in a loving mood


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