Crochet for Cancer’s Basketweave Vertical Stripe Cap Pattern

Crochet for Cancer's Basketweave Vertical Stripe Cap


This is the most recent design from the Co-Founder of Crochet for Cancer, Inc – Tracy Wells.

Tracy asked me to make a video tutorial of her beautiful design and I jumped at the chance to and I have to say that it was a real treat to crochet!

You can crochet up a few caps to donate to Crochet for Cancer or you can wear them yourself.

Follow the video tutorial or click on the written instructions link below to follow the pattern.


For Visual Learners crochet along with me in the Video Tutorial.


Visit Crochet for Cancer, Inc. for the Written Instructions.


Share photos at the Crochet for Cancer Facebook Page and Crochet Hooks You Facebook Page.


All the best,

Paula Daniele



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About Paula

I'm the Crochet Designer, Teacher & Video Producer of Crochet Hooks You.

I taught myself how to crochet when I was a young girl and quickly picked up how to crochet the granny square and got hooked. Read More.


  1. Paula (also) says:

    I followed along with you on the cancer hat. You are a very good teacher. I like the way you show from the start to the finish. I got as far as row 7 and had to stop because of running out of yarn. I wrote down and followed the rest of your video, so I will finish when I get more yarn tomorrow. I’m in the U.S. You have a lot of patience and are a very sensible teacher. No frills. I enjoyed it very much and have subscribed. Thanks again. Paula

  2. Paula;
    I followed along with your tuterial on toffee apple baby bootie. Where you are making the toe, it’s so confusing that I actually have to follow along with video. All those half double mixed with double crocheting. I doubt that I can ever crochet without the video when it comes to the toe. I made a pair for a baby shower at church.

    • Paula says:

      Hello Cathy, yes the video tutorials make it so handy to show these difficult parts. They do take practice.

      • I even made the newborn to 3 months, the pink headband with white flower, to match booties. I have baby shower tomorrow(march 1) hope she will be pleased. I love this website.

  3. Doris says:

    I can’t down load any of the chemo hats. I am in Houston, Teas. I am retired,so I stay home alot. Please advise how to get the basket weave and the other chemo hat pattern. Love your ttutorials.

    • Paula says:

      Hello Doris, there is a Print Friendly button at the bottom of each pattern page. Thank you so much for loving my tutorials. All the best, Paula Daniele πŸ˜€

  4. Christa Keogh says:

    Can you please explain to me, how to make a FHDC and a BHDC. Thanks for a wonderful website

    Christa Keogh

    • Paula says:

      Hello Christa, Take a look at the following video tutorials and they will show you how to crochet to crochet in the front and back of a stitch. These demonstrations use the double crochet but you will get the idea. Front Video Tutorial at and Back Video Tutorial at

  5. Tara says:

    I really like the pattern. One question, could you start this out with a magic loop?

    • Paula says:

      Hello Tara, yes you can start without the magic loop and use however many chain stitches you need.

  6. Tosha S says:

    I have made 2 of these hats and working on making 3 more. Just wanting to share that I watched the youtube tutorial and my kids and husband love the hats I have made. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    • Paula says:

      Hello Tosha, Thank you for letting me know that you are making so many of these hats. I’m really pleased that your family loves them too. πŸ™‚

      • Tosha S says:

        Your welcome. I actually have a question about the hat if I wanted to make it a little longer would I just keep going on the basket weave then do the half double round?

        • Paula says:

          Hello Tosha, yes you got it right. That’s exactly what you would do to make it longer. πŸ™‚

          • Tosha S says:

            Good I am going to try and make the men’s beanie with the basket weave cuff for the hubby so just making sure. Thank you.

  7. Chris says:

    Hello Paula

    I wanted to say thank you for all your wonderful videos. I am new to crocheting and find it hard (for me) to learn from books, I am more of a visual person. My sister was just diagnosed with cancer and my first hat I ever made was the pink chemo cap, where thanks to your gentle voice and great way of teaching I was able to make my sister a chemo hat. This first chemo hat means so much to me and wish I could express how much you have helped me to understand crocheting.

    Thanks 😊

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