Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-20-2012, 12:12 AM   #1
purpleldy1
Casting On
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 13
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Searching for Simple Beginner hat pattern
My sister was just diagnosed with Stage 3 breast Cancer. She wants me to knit or crochet her a hat to keep her warm when she starts to lose her hair from the Radiation and Chemo. I have never knitted or crocheted a hat but I am willing to try especially for her. Any suggestions? I have never tried circular knitting or knitting in the round, but I have a friend at work that could keep me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
__________________
Mel in Idaho to new to know any better.
purpleldy1 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 12-20-2012, 12:34 AM   #2
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 36,970
Thanks: 1,637
Thanked 8,643 Times in 7,045 Posts
Most cancer patients that I've known prefer knitted hats. Crochet often has a looser fabric. The yarn is very important, too. It must be very soft. Wool or animal fiber of any yoe is not a good idea. The one I use most is Berroco Comfort. It's 50/50 acrylic and nylon.

I have a bunch bookmarked and will post them when I'm back on the computer.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jan in CA For This Useful Post:
purpleldy1 (12-20-2012)
Old 12-20-2012, 12:55 AM   #3
purpleldy1
Casting On
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 13
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Jan I would appreciate that. I have some alpaca/acrylic blend and some angora/acrylic blend, I recently purchased. Would one of these work, or would 100% cotton" Baby yarn type" be better. I have been going to the store and brushing the yarn against my cheek to decide if it is soft enough. Thank you for you input.
__________________
Mel in Idaho to new to know any better.
purpleldy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 01:37 AM   #4
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 36,970
Thanks: 1,637
Thanked 8,643 Times in 7,045 Posts
From what I've read you should stick to cotton, nylon and microfiber.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 10:15 AM   #5
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Angora and alpaca can be itchy, even for people who don't have sensitive skin. Stick with very soft, smooth yarn. Lion has microspun, a soft microfiber yarn. If the baby cotton is really soft, that would be good. Caron SS is another one that people use a lot for chemo hats.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic


Last edited by suzeeq : 12-20-2012 at 11:19 AM.
suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 11:06 AM   #6
mojo11
Knitting the Flap
 
mojo11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 456
Thanks: 22
Thanked 55 Times in 49 Posts
Knitting Pattern Central has a TON of hats and several of them are specifically designed for chemo patients.
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.co...ctory/hats.php

Also, Head Huggers has a bunch and they're specifically oriented to chemo patients.
http://www.headhuggers.org/

Give my best to your sister, okay?
mojo11 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mojo11 For This Useful Post:
purpleldy1 (12-20-2012)
Old 12-20-2012, 07:22 PM   #7
purpleldy1
Casting On
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 13
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thank you. I really appreciate the help. I am still very much a nube when it comes to knitting. I will give her your best. I know she appreciates the well wishes and prayers of even strangers.
__________________
Mel in Idaho to new to know any better.
purpleldy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 08:11 PM   #8
GrumpyGramma
Grafting the Toe
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6,697
Thanks: 1,713
Thanked 2,742 Times in 2,308 Posts
I'm sorry to hear of your sister's illness. I dont' know of specific patterns but you could probably find something at www.ravelry.com. Beyond that, make it her favorite color or colors and help brighten her days a little.
__________________
~ GG



You can't knit the left sock first. Ever.
GrumpyGramma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 08:39 AM   #9
BenRosey
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 34
Thanks: 2
Thanked 27 Times in 8 Posts
Here are a number of hats that might work: http://www.patternlinks.com/search.php?data[pattern]=chemo
__________________
Visit my free knitting and crochet pattern search engine, with pictures: http://www.patternlinks.com
BenRosey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I'm a beginner. How long will it take to knit a simple scarf bluesky1311 How-to Questions 6 08-09-2012 12:26 PM
Beginner needs help - simple garter stitch ash1988 How-to Questions 20 11-07-2011 01:15 PM
Frustrated crocheter, simple beginner knit projects? redheadrachel How-to Questions 6 12-27-2006 01:26 PM
Need SIMPLE ladies' top pattern--I mean REAL simple! cgd Pattern Central 6 12-03-2006 04:26 PM
searching for a pattern susi Pattern Central 1 09-21-2006 05:45 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:22 AM.