Beehive Cap

Saturday, October 18, 2008
Hospitals have a continuing need for hats for newborns and cancer patients of all ages. In general, these hats should:

- Be made of natural materials.
- Be machine wash– and dryer-safe.
- Include a brim or other shaping to distract from the lack of hair.
- Be soft and beautiful.

PDF pattern is available for download from Ravelry for $5. No Ravelry account is necessary; payment is by PayPal. Proceeds from the sales of this pattern benefits the NC Cancer Hospital.

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Sizes: Hat is sized for baby (14in/35cm circumference), toddler, child, adult s, adult m, adult l. Each size is approximately 2in/5cm larger in circumference and 1in/2.5cm taller. This hat is designed to fit loosely on the head; please choose a size smaller than normal if you desire a snug fitting hat.

Gauge: 20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (in the round)

Materials: beehive2
60-275yds DK weight yarn (sample uses Takhi Cotton Classic)
US 7 (4.5mm) needles for knitting in the round (circulars and/or double-points)
6 stitch markers
Yarn needle

Thanks to my testers, Carol, Carly, Katie, and Rachel!


  • Hi KT,
    Are you still collecting caps for 20 Hats? I have been knitting away and have a stash of preemie and full term caps and 1 baby afghan to send your way if you are.

    Take Care,

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