Loom knit a pretty chemo cap easily and quickly with this free pattern. The key here is the yarn. By having a bulky weight yarn the project can be finished a lot faster and the end result is a soft hat that breathes well and is warm without being itching. Also works well for people suffering any form of Alopecia.
Cancer patients have a few unique needs when it comes to hats. If you want to make one that is not just appreciated for your kind intentions but for the practical use of the gift I want you to have not just a FREE pattern but some important information.
The specifications: 100 % Nylon, 55 yards (50m), Weight Category 6 Bulky, No bleach, Hand wash
There are colors that represent different types of cancer. The average person knows that pink is the color that represents breast cancer but did you know that there is a color for brain cancer?
I created a chart. The color doesn’t need to be exact. Coming close to the representative color is one more effort you make to show that you are aware and that you care.
For the complete list of 30 colors
Please: Click Here
Note: Chemo caps should be just a bit longer than your regular knitted hats because they should cover complete. I like to make mine 7 inches at a minimum. If you want to custom fit your creation Click Here for a cool technique.
Loom: Used the Green 36-Peg Knifty Knitter
Cast on: Wrap all pegs tightly, Flat Knit (only for the Cast on)
Row 1 Purl
Row 2 Knit
Row 3 – 29 Repeat Row 1 and 2 (Garter Stitch)
Row 30 – 32 Knit 2 Purl 2
Cast (Bind) Off: Flat String Cast Off: Click Here for Tutorial . (includes rows 30-32 ) – Method Used
Easy Cast off – An Alternative to the Flat String Cast Off is the Basic Gathered Method : Click Here
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