Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Chemo Cap

If you've been following my blog, you know that one of my goals for the year is to knit 5 Chemo Caps for the St. Mary's volunteers.  I am one of the handicraft volunteers and making chemo caps is something we can do, along with prayer shawls (which I finally finished - yay!).
I just finished my 3rd Chemo Cap for this year and wanted to share with you how to make them.  Nearly all hospitals will take donated hand knitted or crochets caps to distribute to cancer patients, if you'd care to share your talents. A bright hat (or a soft hat) can really make someones day.  Be careful when choosing a yarn though - you want it to be very soft - no rough wool.  A washable yarn is also usually appreciated.

So lets get down to it!

What do you need?

What do you do?

Cast on 75 Stitches, connect cast on to knit the cap in the round.
Mark the beginning of the round
Row 1-36 Work in Stockinette stitch (Knit all stitches)
Row 37  *Knit 13, K2tog* repeat 4 times
Row 38  *Knit 12, K2tog* repeat 4 times
Row 39  Knit
Row 40  *Knit 11, K2tog* repeat 4 times
Row 41  *Knit 10, K2tog* repeat 4 times
Row 42  Knit
Row 43 *Knit 9, K2tog* repeat 4 times
Row 44 *Knit 8, K2tog* repeat 4 times
Row 45 *Knit 7, K2tog* repeat 4 times
Row 46  Knit
Row 47  *Knit 6, K2tog* repeat 4 times - this is usually when I switch to using double point needles
Row 48  *Knit 5, K2tog* repeat 4 times
Row 49  *Knit 4, K2tog* repeat 4 times
Row 50  Knit
Row 51 *Knit 3, K2tog* repeat 4 times

Cut the tail of yarn to about six inches.  Using a plastic needle, thread through the remaining stitches twice and gather the stitches and secure.  Weave in ends

Ta Da - you're done!
These really knit up fast.  Give them a try :)  Even if you want to just make a hat to cover up your bad hair day.

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  1. Thank you Daniel. Lovely caps. Thank you for sharing. Would like to add that the web-stores now offer you cancer patients hats at fair prices. Reach out to their websites to view hats and their prices.

  2. Thanks so much for this pattern!! I'm working on a blog post of ways to make a difference in the world this summer. I'm definitely putting a link to this post if that's OK with you. Thanks so much for sharing this. I hope lots of people see this.

    1. Feel free to share! I'd be honored if you included my post in your ways to make a difference :) Have a great summer!

  3. Hi Danielle, as a breast cancer survivor I truly applaud what you are doing to knit caps for those going through treatment. There is nothing like something warm and cozy to cover up your bald head.

    This is my web/blog

    I will include your posting either this week or after Memorial Day... I'm getting ready to run a week long special for our Vets and Patriots.

    Hugs, Holly

  4. What a great goal, Danielle! Thank you for sharing this on Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Fluster Buster

  5. This is such a lovely way to show your support. We love to make hand tied fleece blankets to donate to Project Linus. My youngest received one when he had been hospitalized for eye surgery.. it is still one of his favorite blankets.
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  6. Very cool! What a sweet idea!! PINned your post to our Pinterest board!! Thanks for linking up with us at One Sharendipity Place this weekend!!

  7. How lovely :) As one of the co-hosts from the My Favorite Posts Weekend SHOW OFF Party! I wanted to personally thank you for linking up with us & to invite you to add me to your G+ circles or follow me on Twitter or Facebook as I’ve done the same with you. Also, I run a link party on my food blog, Anyonita Nibbles where you can link up recipes or food related posts. This week’s party is here:

  8. I LOVE that you make these for cancer patients! I wish I knew how to knit and I would make some too. I am going to feature this on We Made That Wednesday tomorrow thanks so much for sharing this with us!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into Paradise TGIF Link Party.

    I hope you will come party with us next week and see if you were featured!

    Have a great week!

    Hugs! Cathy

  10. You are such a charitable person. I admire all of the wonderful things you create for others. Selfless acts of love that are so appreciated by those going through touch times! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. You are such an inspiration! That is so awesome that you bless someone with your beautiful work. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent.

  12. My six year old daughter began chemo 11 months ago and has 13 months of easier chemo to go. She received some knitted caps when she was first hospitalized and wore them all summer. Not having hair, she has been much colder and the hats also protect her head from the sun. You are right. Soft and washable is appreciated. What you are doing means so much. Thank you.

  13. Thanks so much for linking this up at my "Best of the Weekend" party! Hope to see you back this Saturday and I'd love it if you could add me to your party list. Have a great rest of your week! - Claire

  14. Will be well received! My mom had chemo last year and had many caps to keep her head warm just like this!

    Thanks for sharing with us on Pin it Tuesdays!

  15. Another wonderful project! You are so caring and thoughtful. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  16. What a lovely thing to do, Danielle :) I wish I knew how to knit! I bet the patients love these hats! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All my Bloggy Friends - Linda and I look forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

  17. What an amazing thing! I haven't knitted in a very long time, but this may inspire me to see how much I remember! Stopping by from the Get Your DIY On link up!

  18. You say work first 36 rows in Stockinette and in parens it says knit only. Should I knit/purl? Thanks! I'm looking forward to making these and distributing to friends going thru chemo now.

    1. When you knit in the round using circular needles if you knit every row, it ends up being stockinette stitch (where the front side is smooth and the back side is bumpy)

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