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wadcorbe
09-03-2009, 01:24 PM
But not a hat! :think: My MIL recently had a tumor removed from her breast, and is soon to go through chemo. I have the honour of helping her pick out a wig, but she said she also wants to buy some scarves, because when she's at home she will probably not wear the wig all the time. Does anybody have any ideas of something I could knit to cover her head? Something kind of classy, as I don't think she'd want to wear a toque around the house! :teehee: Any suggestions would be great.

Jan in CA
09-03-2009, 02:11 PM
Here's a few head scarves.

http://stephieface.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/calorikerchiefkerchiefimetry.pdf
http://presentsknits.blogspot.com/2008/02/maner-free-pattern.html
http://terrathree.livejournal.com/163279.html
http://terrathree.livejournal.com/163481.html

SheWolfDanielle
09-03-2009, 10:09 PM
I know you said "not a hat" but I'd make the "no hair day chemo hat" you can find in the pattern pages on this site for her.

sandy57th
09-03-2009, 11:01 PM
I'd also look in www.lionbrand.com and/or www.knittingpatterncentral.com for a lace hat-- those can be elegant. Also, keep in mind that yarn you use is VERY important. Hairless heads due to chemo can be very sensitive. I would not use any animal fiber. Wick by Southwest is very good, and anything that has a good bit of bamboo, such as Panda Cotton or Panda Soy, and Lion Brand Microsoft is incredibly soft. You sound like you're a great friend!!!

wadcorbe
09-04-2009, 08:34 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions, especially about what kind of yarn to use - I hadn't thought about that! :muah:

SheWolfDanielle
09-05-2009, 09:54 AM
Ooooh, bamboo. That would be really awesome to use. Bamboo yarns always feel so wonderful.