Well, this sucks. Once again, someone I love got a crappy diagnosis. We’re doing our best to stay optimistic, and for me, dealing with something stressful involves yarn in one way or another. Not only is it stress relief, but it’s a way for me to show I care, and it can be useful in times like this: I’m making a few chemo caps. (I’ve heard bare heads can get cold!) Here’s the first one already done:
The pattern is Diamond Cap and I love it. Simple without being boring, interesting without being too flashy. I used smaller needles but think I’ll do it again using the next size down to make it even more snug. And I’ll definitely do it again, but first I want to make the Shelbi hat.
It’s my favorite pattern for chemo caps because it’s quick to make, easy enough for an advanced beginner, it fits snugly, and it’s beautiful, with a pretty almost-lace pattern that’s not too open. Here’s one I made a while back, for a friend of a friend.
It’s really well-written, and she’s got it available for five different sizes, from baby to adult. It fits well too. It’s just a great hat. It is a paid pattern, but for the quality of the writing and the number of sizes, it’s totally worth it. You can find it on The Country Willow’s website here. I used the teen/small adult size. I hope you don’t need it for chemo caps, but if you’re looking for a quick, pretty beanie, check it out!
sorry to hear this! Sending good thoughts to your loved ones!
Thanks so much!!
Sorry to hear that, Bonny. All the best gor a full recovery.
Thank you, Susan!
Your hats are beautiful. Sending healing thoughts for your loved ones. X
Thank you so much!
The very best of luck. Have you seen Wild Daffodil who knits fabulous chemo wigs.
Thank you. I have not; I’ll have to look into those.
Sorry to hear this. As ever your knitting is gorgeous – love the green one.
Thoughts and prayers are coming your way for you and your loved one. Marti
Thank you so much, Marti. I appreciate it.
So sorry to hear that. Thoughts and prayers. I love your hats too
Thank you, Missy!
Horrible to get such news. But your chemo caps are beautiful. I had chemotherapy a couple of years ago, and once I got used to not needing shampoo for a while, I actually found myself enjoying choosing which headscarf to wear each day. I decided that despite all the nasty bits, there was still room for a bit of frivolity when it came to ‘chemo chic’.
Sending up prayers for your loved one x
Thank you very much. It’s always comforting to hear from people on the “other side” of chemo who are doing well.
Both are beautiful. A few years ago I made some and donated to a hospital I worked in. I made them for summer use, thinking that even in summer heads get cool. I used light lacy designs hoping they would not be too hot and also make them fun. The nursing unit told me they were a greyt success. I need to make some more. Thx for sharing your work.
Thank you. Yes, I’ve made cotton ones for summer too. I really should make more to donate for others who don’t have knitters in the family.
Sorry to hear your sad news, your hats are lovely x
Thank you so much.
😦 Sad news. Wishing a speedy recovery. The hats are lovely x