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madametj
10-14-2007, 11:00 PM
I just started my first chemo cap (http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/kff-chemoCap.html?noImages=) today, and I plan on sending several to my local hospital. Feel free to join me if you like, I always love company :mrgreen:

here are some patterns for chemo caps:

Lion Brand Chemo Cap (http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/kff-chemoCap.html?noImages=)
headhuggers.org (http://headhuggers.org/patterns/patterns.htm)
chemocaps.com (http://chemocaps.com/page3.htm)
Chemo Cap (http://knittingonthenet.com/patterns/hatchemo.htm)

KnittinKnots
10-14-2007, 11:46 PM
This sounds like something I'd like to do. I really like the red furry hat pattern. I think I can do this. My mom passed away on 8/21 of cancer and I recently donated all her hats and wigs to the local infusion lab - it was really hard and I've been looking for patterns to make hats with that I can donate in my mom's name. I'm very new to this site so I have no idea about what is expected of me in doing this, but just let me know. I started knitting a month ago to get my head on straight from all my mom went thru. So, count me in.

madametj
10-15-2007, 12:06 AM
This sounds like something I'd like to do. I really like the red furry hat pattern. I think I can do this. My mom passed away on 8/21 of cancer and I recently donated all her hats and wigs to the local infusion lab - it was really hard and I've been looking for patterns to make hats with that I can donate in my mom's name. I'm very new to this site so I have no idea about what is expected of me in doing this, but just let me know. I started knitting a month ago to get my head on straight from all my mom went thru. So, count me in.

Welcome to KH KnittingKnots :waving::hug: Do you know whats so great about these knit-alongs? nothing is really required or expected of you at all! Just knit as many or as little hats as you want, and donate them to the oncology unit of your local hospital. You may post pictures of the finished hats, but its is not a requirement.

Oh, and feel free to make comments or ask questions about the hats if you stumble onto something you don't understand while you are working the hat.

Happy Knitting!:heart:

mrslevite
10-15-2007, 07:00 PM
I don't know how much I'll be knitting, but I would like to follow the thread and maybe I'll get caught up on some of my other projects and participate. Some of the patterns you found are very nice and not just functional. I especially like Shedir from knitty.com.

One of my projects I'll be working on soon is a hat for my husband's grandmother who just had a skin cancer removed from the top of her head. It's not going to be a chemo cap, but kind of goes along with the thread anyway. This is the pattern I'm planning to use: http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=e05757&categoryid=32

madametj
10-15-2007, 07:06 PM
I don't know how much I'll be knitting, but I would like to follow the thread and maybe I'll get caught up on some of my other projects and participate. Some of the patterns you found are very nice and not just functional. I especially like Shedir from knitty.com.

One of my projects I'll be working on soon is a hat for my husband's grandmother who just had a skin cancer removed from the top of her head. It's not going to be a chemo cap, but kind of goes along with the thread anyway. This is the pattern I'm planning to use: http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=e05757&categoryid=32

glad to have you, mrslevite!:waving: feel free to join any time:thumbsup:

madametj
10-16-2007, 07:48 PM
i hope your hats have been going well (that is if you've started). i think once i get a few inches down i'll try and figure out how to post a picture.

madametj
10-18-2007, 07:47 PM
here are some more patterns:

Cabled Cap (http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt11.htm)

Inside Out Cap (http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt20.htm)

Ribbed Cap (http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt20.htm)

Cold Weather Cap (http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt05.htm)

No Hair day Cap (http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt10.htm)

KnittinKnots
11-08-2007, 09:26 AM
Wow, I'm having a blast doing this. I am very new to knitting - I can knit and purl and increase and decrease, but reading directions, well, not so much. Anyway, I found an awesome pattern at our local yarn store and the rest, as they say, is history. So far, I've made 4 hats. I just can't seem to quit. I even dream about knitting in my sleep. My goal is to do at least 8 a month and I'm going to donate half to my mom's former doctor and half to the infusion lab that she used to go to. I think I will make a card to attach to them but I don't have any ideas on what to say. I want to say that they are in rememberance of my mom, but beyond that I don't know. If I can figure out how to download pictures, I'll send pictures. I did cheat on one hat. I crocheted it - not too bad a job since I'm learning to read crochet directions also. I have also learned SOOOO much making these. I've learned how to knit in the round and how to use DPNs. I have been so intimidated by just the looks of both and I found out that it's a blast!:woohoo: