Yarn: any worsted weight yarn
Crochet hook: H(5.0 mm)
Why I designed this hat for Halos of Hope:
I designed this hat specifically for a very special charity: Halos of Hope. I first met Pam Haschke, the organization’s Executive Director and Founder (and also a crocheter and knitter), at a STITCHES knitting and crochet event in 2011. You can read more about Halos of Hope on page 2 of this pattern. Please consider donating hats or making a financial contribution to help this very worthy organization.
I feel a close connection to Halos of Hope as I lost a grandfather to brain cancer, a friend to breast cancer, and have many other friends who are breast cancer survivors. After two scares with atypical cells, I am now considered at high risk for breast cancer myself. I wanted to find a way to help the organization beyond what I can do personally, so I decided to design a hat pattern.
Why I chose an openwork stitch pattern:
This hat has more openwork than the typical hat for cancer patients. There are a couple reasons for this.