You are welcome to download and use these patterns for free if you are doing charity or volunteer work
If you are using these, or any Knots of Love patterns for personal use, we ask that you please kindly make a donation to our nonprofit
All patterns on this site and our online store
are the copyright property of our registered non-profit Knots of Love, Inc. -- The resale, modification, and/or copying without permission is not permitted.
Thank you for respecting our copyright and supporting our mission.
If you are just learning how to knit or crochet, we recommend purchasing one of our Knit or Crochet Beanie Kits. Each kit comes with everything you need to make 3 beanies AND free learning resources. These are great for beginners -- and even experts love them as well!
Click here to shop our Knit & Crochet Starter Kits
If you are undergoing chemotherapy and want a special order created and sent to you at no cost, we've got you covered!
Please email your favorite colors, approximate head size, and your address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will get your special order made as fast as we can!
Shipping is free anywhere in the United States.
If you are creating chemo caps/beanies/hats for people going through chemotherapy, please be sure to use a yarn from our Approved Yarn List (PDF). We have spent over a decade working with people going through chemo and testing countless yarn brands and product lines to save you time and money -- and to ensure we provide the softest, most comfortable hats to people in need.
If you use a pattern for your Knots of Love submissions that you find elsewhere, that's great! Just please be sure the pattern is not a lacy one or see-through because most people experiencing treatment-induced hair loss do not want their skin to show through or be exposed to the elements.
Ready to send your hats to us for distribution to hospitals, cancer treatment centers, and infusion centers? Great! Click here to get started!
Guidelines for Making Beanies (Required Yarn List) (PDF)
Please use this chart to determine what size cap you would like to make. The height noted is the total height of the hat including the brim.
Size: Small | Circumference: 18-20 in. | Height: 6.5 to 7 in.
Size: Medium | Circumference: 20-22 in. | Height: 7 to 8 in.
Size: Large | Circumference: 22-24.5 in. | Height: 8 to 10 in.
In addition to the free patterns below, we offer many patterns for sale in our charity shop where 100% of the proceeds support Knots of Love! Click here for loads of awesome patterns in our charity shop!