chemo caps

Jason1978's picture

So men!!.....Is there anyone out there kind enough to share some simple patterns for chemo-caps, though I am sure my hair will have grown back by the time I've finished the first one, I'd like to start knitting something simple, and perhaps I can get some of my friends to start knitting...

Up untill now I've been wearing YugiDeans cap.....which is lovely but is starting to look a bit threadbare

Thanks!

Jason

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scottly's picture

Jason, this is where I go

Jason, this is where I go when looking for new and free hat patterns: http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/hats.php
It's fun to brows through as well.

You're in my prayers.

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog You know any kind of hat is a chemo hat, but maybe you won't even need them because they may be able to give you local radiation. I don't know how advanced the cancer is , but nowadays, not many people loose their hair. Chemotherapy is a bit gentler these days. If you do lose your hair , just shave your head use sunscreen and be happy. That cancer for your age group is very rare, but definitely fatal if not caught in time. I am glad that you are able to get treatment . Hang in there and there are plenty of Happy Days ahead of you!

gaynnyc's picture

How's about the

How's about the Halfdome.

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATThalfdome.html

and here's a site that has a pattern for it knit in the round if you don't like to seam.

http://puddock.blogspot.com/2006/08/half-dome-in-round.html

I love this hat, I wore it most of the winter...it's a very easy knit.

Hope you're doing well...

Tom

chipsir's picture

Yes great big Canadian Bear

Yes great big Canadian Bear Hugzzzzzzzzzzzz. Hope are feeling better soon.
Dennis

Mnjack's picture

Dear Jason, I don't have any

Dear Jason, I don't have any hat ideas but just wanted to say I am still thinking of and praying for you. I also might add, hair or no hair you will still be a knock out. Keep us posted on your progress and just know that there are a lot of fellow knitters rooting for you. Hugs...Jack

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Hey, Jason - I know that

Hey, Jason - I know that Lion Brand Homespun is a really gentle yarn for the head when you've gone through chemo. I knit several simple berets for a friend of mine when she had hers. They cuddled her gently and kept her warm. The good thing is that they knit up quickly on size 9 or10 dpns. Hope you are doing well and recover fast. ---Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Hey Jason, I know that they

Hey Jason,

I know that they have several free hat patterns and specifically "chemo caps" on ravelry (I'm not sure if you're a member). Also, on the Lion Brand website (www.lionbrand.com) you can find lots of free patterns for different hats that I'm sure you could add your own little design flare to. I hope this helps. If I think of any others, I'll let you know. Hope all is well. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Mill

rjcb3's picture

Dear Jason, Here are a few

Dear Jason,

Here are a few websites with some simple patterns that could be knit up fairly quickly and very easily.

http://tiajudy.com/ribcaps.htm

http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/hats/london-beanie.htm

http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt11.htm

...and a ((((((BIG HUG)))))) just because I think you need one!

)O(
Robert