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Amazing Grace Hat-Free Pattern

Amazing Grace Hat-Free Pattern

Amazing Grace Hat ~ Free Pattern

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Amazing Grace Hat was designed as a Charity Crochet Hat Free Pattern.  In honor Breast Cancer Awareness.



Worsted Weight Yarn 160 yards. (Full Skein is 315 yards)

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Hook Size: H

Gage:  8 HDC x 5 Rows = 2″ x 2″

Level:   Easy


St – Stitch     Sl St – Slip Stitch    Ch – Chain     Sc – Single Crochet     HDC – Half Double Crochet     DC – Double Crochet

Reverse Sc(Work a single crochet in the opposite direction,,, working in stitches to the right instead of to the left)

* Pattern will be worked in the round unless otherwise noted.


Begin with a Magic Circle (Video Instructions)

Row 1:  Ch 1 (Does not count as 1st St now and through out), 10 HDC in Magic Ring.  Tighten Ring by pulling on loose tail.  Join with Sl St to  top of 1st HDC. = 10 HDC

Row 2:  Ch 1, 2 HDC in 1st St and 2 HDC in each St around, Join to top of 1st HDC. = 20 HDC

Row 3:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, Hdc in next St,* Around.  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 30 Hdc

Row 4:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 2 Sts.* Around.  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC.  = 40 HDC

Row 5:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 3 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 50 HDC

Row 6:  Ch 1, 1 HDC in each St Around Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. =50 HDC

Row 7:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 4 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 60 HDC

Row 8:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 9 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 66 HDC

Row 9:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 10 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. =72 HDC

Row 10: Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Ch 2, Sc in same St, Skip 2 Sts, *Sc in Next St, Ch 2, Sc in same St, Skip next 2 Sts* Around. Join to 1st Sc. = 24 Ch 2 Sp

Row 11:  Sl St in 1st Ch 2 Sp, Ch 3, (counts as 1st Dc now and throughout), 2 Dc in same Sp, *3 Dc in next Ch 2 sp (Shell Made)* Around. Sl st to top of Ch 3. = 24 Dc Shells

Row 12:  Sl St in next Dc (Center Dc of Shell St), Ch 1,* Sc, Ch 2, Sc -All in same St, Skip 2 Dc* Repeat Around, Sl St to the 1st Sc = 24 Ch 2 Sp

Rows 13 – 16: Repeat rows 11 & 12

Row 17:  Repeat Row 11

Row 18:  Ch 1, HDC in 1st St and Each St Around, Decreasing 6 times evenly, Join with Sl St to 1st HDC, Turn . =66 HDC

Row 19:  Ch 1 Sc in 1st St and Each St around, Decreasing 3 times evenly, Join with Sl St to 1st Sc, Turn. = 63 Sc

Row 20:   Ch 1 Sc in 1st St and Each St around, Decreasing 3 times evenly, Join with Sl St to 1st Sc, Do Not Turn. = 60 Sc

Row 21:   Ch 1 Reverse Sc in 1st St and Each St around,  Join with Sl St to 1st Rev Sc. = 60 Sc

Weave in ends.

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***This pattern was designed in memory of my dearest friend Sandra Kay Gilb, In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.  If you have the opportunity to donate a  hat from this pattern it would be greatly appreciated!!****


Amazing Grace Free Hat Pattern



  1. Thank you so much for the free pattern! Pinning it to my charity board. I will donate a hat, lost my mother to cancer.

    • Thank you for checking in… This cause means so much to me!!! Praise God we can all join together to help each other! I hope you enjoy the hat!!!

    • Hello just started crochet and can along this pattern and for a amazing cause. I have decided to donate to our Cancer hospital.
      Can you tell me the best weight worset to use ex. #3,#4
      Thank you for this pattern

      • Beatrice Ryan Designs

        Actually #4 is worsted and I like Caron Simply soft for cancer patients… But any soft worsted is good… #3 is DK weight and will make it to small…

  2. What a great pattern and a fabulous cause! I know Kay is smiling down on you!!

  3. Reblogged this on UK Crochet Patterns.

  4. This is a lovely pattern, thank you for sharing it. I make chemo caps and hats for the homeless so I think it’s safe to say that any of these I make will be donated.

  5. I love this!!

  6. Reblogged this on ELK Studio – Handcrafted Crochet Designs and commented:
    Try out this free pattern and take the time to read about her latest hat Amazing Grace.

  7. Great hat and a great cause!

  8. Reblogged this on Pattern Paradise and commented:
    This is a reblog of a post by Beatrice Ryan Designs. What a great hat for a great cause. Enjoy the free pattern 🙂

  9. What a lovely way to honor your friend. I really like the name of the Hat. Back in 2011 I did a series of hat patterns based on the Love chapter.

  10. Reblogged this on Oombawka Design.

  11. What a lovely design 🙂 Your “in memory” note brought tears to my eyes – I’m very sorry for your loss –

  12. Reblogged this on Sanderella's Crochet and commented:
    This is really cute! Nice job!

  13. Very pretty hat! Thanks for linking up on Hookin On Hump Day!

  14. Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Hey, I just wanted to let you know I will be using your pattern to make hats to donate for raffle at our areas Epilepsy 5K. My sweet 7 year old son battles it. They will be purple and will be adorned with support ribbons and flowers! 🙂 thank you for sharing this pattern in memory of your friend!

  16. Hey I really want to make this pretty hat! But I don’t under stand this whole decreasing thing.. could you please explain?

    • Sure no problem… It is just a basic HDC decrease… In row 18 it calls to decrease 6 times evenly.. so you will do a HDC decrease 6 times spaced around the row… If you havent tried a HDC decrease before here is my preferred method…

      YO insert hook in next St, Pull up loop. YO and draw through 2 loops on hook. YO insert hook in next ST. Pull up loop. YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

      You are working 1 HDC over 2 stitches to make a decrease. I hope this helps

  17. I just made this hat & it turned out beautiful! Very easy and so cute. Some patterns are hard for me as I am left handed, but this was awesome. I want to start making some hats for our local hospital cancer center that just opened. Thanks so much for a great design, I just love it! Amy

  18. Teresa megilligan

    Thanks for the pattern, every other year I donate 50 hats to the cancer center using yarn I have left from other projects and this yr I will use this pattern.paying it forward is very rewarding!

  19. hi. im having a hard time trying to figure out how to do step 11. what does sp mean

  20. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for, for an ongoing project for myself, BUT I am a visual learner, is there any chance you have or are planning to have a youtube vid or something similar showing how to make this beautiful hat pattern?

  21. I saw this pattern on Pinterest and I’ve been looking for easy patterns to make to donate to Halos for Hope. I’m excited to try it. I’m not an expert by any stretch, but I think I can do this! 🙂

  22. I am a breast cancer survivor. I want to thank everyone who makes these hats for cancer patients. During my “bald days” these hats kept my head warm. it is surprising how cold bed pillows are even in summer. My chemo started in late winter so the hats were a Godsend for me. I especially liked the super soft yarn ones! I am fine now but I will always remember my hats. They kept me warm but they also let me hide my bald head, which so labels you as “cancer patient”, and let me keep my illness private to a degree. Thank all of you ! 🙂

  23. Thank you so much for sharing. My sister is a breast cancer survivor. We both make hats and prayer shawls for cancer patients and these are great patterns. God bless you for sharing and I know your friend is safely in God’s company smiling and watching over you.

    • Thank you so much! So glad your sister is a survivor.. and I am blessed my friend is with God and that I will see her again!! I love how many of us are donating our projects.. Bless you both for joining in the effort!

  24. This is a small world! I love your site, and I live in Yreka, CA! l make all kinds of hats and am happy that I found this cute one and it looks like it is an easy one! Thank you for sharing your patterns! 🙂

  25. I am very new to crocheting and rely heavily on the patterns… I am confused by row 3- what is the repeating pattern? Usually you repeat what is between the (*), but there is only one (*)… Please help!! I love this pattern and love the story behind it!!

  26. This is a great hat for patience with alopecia. I plan to make some for some and donate them.

  27. Very nice looking hats ! Could you tell me please if you left off row 27 on the pink hat in the middle at the bottom of the page? I like the looks of it more as it seems to have a less wider edge & I’m thinking of making this hat. Thank you in advance. 🙂

    • Thank you!! There is only 21 rows, so I am thinking you mean row 21 the Rev Sc row… Yes, it looks like the pink hat does not have that final row… I like to change it up sometimes and make them different sizes, so when donating there is a variety!!

  28. AS I am in Australia, I would like to confirm if this is US or UK pattern. Are the DC really our TR? etc. I can convert – just need to know origin of pattern. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Thank you for this beautiful pattern. I too lost a dear friend from breast cancer and will be donating some of the hats made. I have a friend who recently underwent surgery for a brain tumor and was thinking I’d like to make some hats for her in different colors. This fits the bill, perhaps in cotton? Thank you for all the patterns you so freely share with us, it is much appreciated!

  30. I just made this hat in cotton and it came out so beautiful! All my hats go to charity for cancer patients and this is most certainly going to be one of my new “go to” patterns! Thank you so much for your generosity on sharing this.

  31. Could you share what yarn you used in the aqua, green and purple hat. I really love it and am making one for my sister in law who’s dealing with a 2nd bout of cancer.

  32. Thank you for the pattern. Initially, when I got this pattern, I thought of making this for my mother who is a 2-time breast cancer survivor. However, I’ve decided to participate in your charity drive!

    I do have as “pattern “question. I am now on Row 18. Where you say “6 decreasing”, where am I doing this? Do I choose where I want to do this? Please advise. Thanking you in advance.

    • Beatrice Ryan Designs

      Hi Robin,
      I am so excited you are participating… Thank you!!
      So row 18,, when you see that instruction, decrease evenly around… What that means is to do 6 decreases and try to space them out evenly around the row… so that would be about every 10-11 stitches in this pattern…

  33. I made your shawl, amazing grace for a dear lady that her cancer has returned.

    Thank you for that beautiful pattern that God and you designed.

    Bless you


  34. Thanks so much can’t wait to make some, have yarn galore and lots ofpatterns but, who wants to dig thru that I love printing new ones off ,

  35. Love this pattern. I made this & very happy with the result. I have also made your Blissful Beanie & love that too. Next on my list is to make the Blissful Slouchy. Thank you for sharing these great patterns!

  36. Thank you so much for your patterns. I have made some hats and shawls for people battling cancer. Your a blessing to me. I am a cancer survivor and crochet as therapy. Praise God for all you do.

  37. I randomly found this pattern. Needless to day a friend of mine started her chemo last Thursday on the 21st and I wanted her to have something comfortable and as colorful as she is. This pattern was PERFECT!!!! The reverse single crochet threw me but thanks to youtube I figured it out. Such a nice edging.

  38. Hi!
    Thanks so much for this pattern. My question is can this be made into a baby hat? I’ve made prayer shawls and baby blankets from the amazing Grace series and our prayer shawl group will soon start making blankets and hats for babies with cancer. Thanks for your help!

  39. Hi!
    I was wondering if this could be made into a baby/child size? I have made prayer shawls and baptism baby blankets from the amazing Grace series for our churches prayer shawl group and soon will be making blankets and hats for Cancer patients.

  40. I am donating to the hat box in the cancer center of my community hospital in honor of my friend who is stage IV. I am using ILTC yarn in several colors, as I was told all cancer patients do not like to wear pink as they consider it a label.

  41. Thank you so much for this pattern. I made one for a dear friend of mine that has cancer and now has lost her hair do to chemo. I am debating on making one for my aunt whom has cancer as well. So Thank you.

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  43. Thanks For Sharing!!

  44. I’m so happy I found the crochet hat pattern; I want to make some of these to donate to my local cancer center. 3 years ago, I became a Breast Cancer survivor (stage O, I was very fortunate), and my sister was diagnosed with the same thing 2 years before that (also stage O). My mother had it in the early 60’s and was diagnosed very early, but still had a radical mastectomy, as that was all they had, back then. My cousin is now fighting Breast Cancer, which has metastasized to her hip, so now she has bone cancer, as well; I’ll be making the 1st one for her. 🙂
    I’ve been wanting to give back to the people who support and care for us, when we’re going through treatment; also, I want to help anyone who is fighting breast cancer, as it doesn’t respect age, race, or anything else.
    Thank you! 🙂

  45. Beatrice Ryan Designs

    Im so happy to have you make one of my patterns! Praying your cousin will recover like the rest of your family has.


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