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nascardudette
07-28-2008, 07:10 PM
:grphug: Hi
I am sorry if this has been asked before. I have searched and just can't seem to find an answer and hopefully someone here will have a suggestion and some time to help out.
I would like to make a knitted chemo cap for a 3 year old. :knitting: I have to have been thru chemo in summer and most of the caps were either to heavy or the lacy ones don't cover well.
I thought about cotton and bamboo - but am concerned that they will stretch.
I want something bright and cheerful since this is a very young little girl.
If you have any suggestions on yarn and even a pattern I would be most grateful.
Kanda

Jan in CA
07-28-2008, 10:30 PM
Here's a few -

If you cast on less stitches (maybe 68 or 72?) this would make an adorable child's hat-
http://icandyarn.blogspot.com/2007/06/eyelet-brim-cotton-cap-by-candy.html

Here's a simple roll brim hat recipe that you can make any size-
http://smallthingsknitwithlove.blogspot.com/2008/07/roll-brim-hat-recipe-by-request.html

This can be made smaller by decrease in 6 stitch increments -
http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt18.htm

A cotton or bamboo blend will be less likely to have stretching problems.

nascardudette
07-29-2008, 12:42 AM
Thank you Jan
I really like that first one with the brim! So the blends don't stretch too bad huh? that is good to know.
I just started this one with an acrylic, had to start something, was feeling real antsy .. if it turns out I will be recommending and posting everywhere I can find that has a need for kids chemo cap!!!!
http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=2253
how perfect a cap with pretend hair braids .. I really wanted something FUN and joyful and I think this will do it.
I have a little niece that will look super cute in that brimmed hat you provided - I think it will be next.
Have a blessed day!

Jan in CA
07-29-2008, 03:54 PM
:teehee: That is a cute one! Acrylic is fine as long it's a very soft type like Bernat Satin or Caron Simply Soft.

Bamboo is very drapey and since that's not a good thing for a hat it's best in a blend. I haven't personally tested it, but I got this from other folks who have used it. Both cotton and bamboo will have less problems if knit more tightly.