F*ck Cancer Hat

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F*ck Cancer Hat Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Fair Isle/Stranded Color knitting

Pattern Description:

UPDATE 07/30/2014: My 3 year old niece is currently going through chemo for Medulloblastoma. I hate cancer. For her and all her supporters, I updated the pattern to include some more kid-friendly options. The pattern now includes 4 sizes (baby through big headed adults), 3 yarn weights (fingering, sport, worsted), and charts for "F*ck Cancer," "Fight Cancer," and "Cancer Sucks" for all sizes as well as "Cancer Schmancer" for sizes M & L in fingering and L in sport.

ORIGINAL POST: My dad was diagnosed with Stomach Cancer in July 2003. He was given 6 weeks to live, told to get his affairs in order, go home, and wait to die. He was 52 and this was unacceptable for him - he decided to fight. In June 2005, after nearly two years of chemo, radiation, pic lines, feeding tubes, and numerous hospital stays, he finally lost his battle. With every birthday, holiday, wedding, or birth of a grandchild he will never meet, all I can think is Fck Cancer.

This hat is for anyone who is battling cancer, has lost someone to it, or is supporting someone in their fight. It's a perfect chemo hat or to wear during a cancer walk or run.

Needles needed: Fingering: US5/3.75mm and US7/4.5mm 16"/40cm circular needles and DPNs, Sport: US6/4mm and US8/5mm 16"/40cm circular needles and DPNs, Worsted: US7/4.5mm and US9/5.5mm 16"/40cm circular needles and DPNs.


In 4" in stockinette in the round: Fingering - 24 sts x 26 rows, Sport - 20 sts x 24 rows, Worsted - 16 sts x 22 rows (on larger needle for weight). Whatever yarn you use, just make sure when working the color sections, that your floats are not too tight or the fit will be tight and will pull the letters.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS/17-18", S/19-20", M/21-22", L/23-24"


  • Size 7 (4.5 mm) 16 in (40 cm) circular needles, size 9 (5.5mm) 16 in (40 cm) circular needles, size 9 (5.5mm) DPN

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Worsted weight



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I am now designing under the name 80skeins (formerly TheYarrrnPirate). Look for new designs and amazing adventures, coming soon!

I taught myself to knit in 2005 and began designing in 2010. I love thinking up a shape or wacky concept and then figuring out how to make it into a functional, beautiful, three-dimensional object!

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