My aunt was recently diagnosed with leukemia. I had asked her if there was anything I could do for her, and her only request was a dreaded chemo hat.
By the way, my aunt is brilliant!
You can use any hat pattern you wish! I used The Adult Beanie for Men and Women. I only increased to 70 stitches. Get the free Stitch11 pattern HERE.
The yarn for the beanie is Red Heart Sparkle Soft. You can buy Red Heart Sparkle Soft HERE.
For the Dreads I used a 6 mm crochet hook and Red Heart Super Saver in the colors Buff, Mushroom, and Warm Brown. You can buy Red Heart Super Saver HERE.
With the dreads, I used two strands held together.
Chain 41, turn, slip stitch up next 40 Chains.
Finish off leaving long enough ends for attaching.
Before attaching you will want to brush the dreads with velcro.
When attaching the dreads, be sure to weave back and forth at least twice… or until it feels secure. You will weave two strands at a time… helping to secure it to the max.
I added a few extra dreads behind the front ones to make it full and have depth like real dreads.
With the photos below, you can see the difference the velco makes, and also how I attached the dreads.