Ripple Brim Chemo Cap

Friday, December 05, 2008
This chemo cap is written for a DK weight at approximately 6 stitches per inch gauge. There are additional instructions for knitters using 5spi and 4spi.
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.

The Ripple Brim Chemo Cap meets all of the above criteria, plus it is fun and quick to knit. As an added bonus, the cotton yarn makes it hypo-allergenic and appropriate for summer climates.

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

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Hat is sized for Adult S (20in/50cm head circumference), Adult M, Adult L. Each size is approximately 2in/5cm larger in circumference and 1in/2.5cm taller.
This pattern is for personal and charity use only.

    Gauge: 24 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in stockinette stitch (in the round)

    160-275yd of DK-weight yarn (Takhi Cotton Classic, a mercerized cotton, is used in the sample)
    US4 (3.5mm) needles as you prefer for knitting in the round
    stitch markers
    yarn needle

    Pattern originally designed as a baby hat for the 20 Hats Project, and modified to adult sizes and multiple gauges for a hat drive organized by the Bull City Fiber Loft in Durham, North Carolina. Thank you Rebecca and Molloy! Many thanks to Debi, Linda, and Katrina, testers!


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