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  • Knitted Chemo Caps

    2 posts, 2 voices, 4169 views, started Jun 20, 2009

    Posted on Saturday, June 20, 2009 by Carolnphil

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    • Garnett
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      Would anyone be interested in helping me knit chemo caps for cancer patients?  As you know, I’m a Colon cancer survivor.  I found a terrific knitted chemo cap pattern today and would like to post it here.  Of course, you could use any pattern you like!

      KRAEMER YARN SHOP  240 S. MAIN ST. NAZARETH, PA  610-759-1294
      THE HEATHER SPOLL "NO HAIR DAY HAT" COLLECTION:
      LADIES BERET
      (WORSTED WEIGHT) VERSION

      Size: teen's, (ladies)
      Materials: ~200 yards of a worsted weight yarn. Size 5 & 7 needles, or those needed to obtain gauge.
      Gauge: 5 st =1 inch with larger needles.

      Ribbing:
      Loosely cast on 89 (95) stitches. With smaller needles, work in ribbing as follows:
      Row 1: p1, * (k1, p1), repeat from * to end, ending with p1.
      Row 2: k1, * (p1, k1), repeat from * to end, ending with k1.
      Repeat row 1 and row 2 for 8 (10) rows.  On the last row of ribbing (row 2),  Increase 40 (50) stitches evenly across row :129 (145) stitches.

      Body:
      Change to larger needles, and beginning with a knit row, work in stockinette st for 20 (24) rows.  End by working a purl row.  Begin top shaping on next row, beginning with row 5, (1).

      Top shaping:
      Row 1: *k16, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, end with k1. Row 2: purl.
      Row 3: *k15, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, end with k1. Row 4: purl.
      Row 5: *k14, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, end with k1. Row 6: purl.
      Row 7: *k13, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, end with k1. Row 8: purl.
      Row 9: *k12, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, end with k1. Row 10: purl.
      Row 11: *k11, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, end with k1. Row 12: purl.
      Row 13: *k10, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, end with k1. Row 14: purl.
      Row 15: *k9, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, end with k1. Row 16: purl.
      Row 17: *k8, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, end with k1. Row 18: purl.
      Row 19: *k7, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, end with k1. Row 20: purl.
      Row 21: *k6, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, end with k1. Row 22: purl.
      Row 23: *k5, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, end with k1. Row 24: purl.
      Row 25: *k4, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, end with k1.
      Row 26: p1, *p2tog, p3, repeat from * to end.
      Row 27: * k2, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, end with k1.
      Row 28: p1, *p2tog, p1, repeat from * to end.
      Row 29: * k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, end with k1. (9 stitches remaining).

      Finishing:
      Fasten off yarn leaving about 18 inches.  Draw yarn through stitches on needle and pull up tightly.  Sew seam.  



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