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« on: January 28, 2006 08:30:01 PM »

Chemo Cap tutorial

Alot of people want to make things for charity, but arn't sure how. So here's a start into chemo caps.

First off, remember that most chemo patients don't have hair. So imagine your head without hair -- sometimes a normal size hat is too big. Google "knit chemo cap" and you can compare the size of the hats to "normal" patterns.. then you should be able to adjust any pattern to fit your needs. Also remember that the hat is typically pulled down farther, so it needs to be deeper.

Some chemo patients need softer hats, but others don't mind. So just play it safe and use a softer yarn. Don't like Homespun, or Fun Fur? Some of my most popular hats have been made out of them. And this isn't to make me happy.. its to help them out. These hats need to be wash and wear, so a superwash fiber or acrylic is fine. And chemo patients come in all sizes and styles.. so vary from the most subtle colors to the most flamboyant yarns and colors you can. But remember simple, wash-n-wear, and practical. Most don't want to spend time blocking a hat.

Some good links to get started are:

There are plenty of charity groups to join, including places like LiveJournal, or my Charity Knitting and Crochet group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CharityKnittingandCrochet. Lots of cities have charity needlework groups.. if nothing else, call up your local cancer center and see if they need chemo caps! When someone needs a chemo cap, that might be a pretty good hint that they need a nice hug -- and I think if we can do absolutely anything to help, we should.

So there you have it.. a simple tutorial into chemo caps.


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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2006 05:05:42 PM »

Here are a few free patterns form my website for chemo caps too.

Ringed Knit Hat

Rolled Brim Hat

One Ball Chemo Cap

No Hair Day Chemo Cap

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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008 03:52:27 PM »

YAY! Thanks for posting these ladies - My son was on the receiving end of a chemo cap and a chemo love blanket (quilted) when he was sick, and anyone who does this you will be remembered always by a child or adult. They may not know your name, but they know you did something because you wanted to help. Money for charities is great, but something like this really leaves a lasting impression.

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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2008 03:59:57 PM »

A yarn shop in Pittsburgh is trying to get at least 1000 chemo caps by the May 11th Race for the Cure. Info is on their website www.knitone.biz with a free knitted pattern. I've made a couple of crocheted ones, but every one helps!

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008 10:57:25 AM »

This is great, thanks so much!  I'm currently making and selling breast cancer awareness items and giving all the proceeds to a friend's fund to participate in the Susan G. Kolman 3-Day, 60 mile walk.  She has to have a minimum of $2200 donation to participate.  Would you guys be okay with my selling these (and giving a few away too) if it's not for personal gain?  I just feel I need permission from ya first.  If you have a problem with this, then I'll stick to making them strictly as gifts.  Either way, thanks for the tutorials!!!!!!

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