Chemo Caps

crmartin's picture

These are some chemo caps that I made this week to donate to our local hospital. They are a lot of fun to knit and go fast. I've ordered a lot of yarn to make more, they mentioned they need some masculine colors. I used Stephen's Carrot cake hat pattern that he posted here a while back for the striped hats .

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scottly's picture

Those are great. I've made a

Those are great. I've made a few hats for chemo patients and they always seemed to like the most frivilous ones. Anything with fun fur was a big hit. My mother asked me to make one for our family doctor when when she was being treated for breast cancer - she evidently never took it off.

Great job for a good cause, how do you get them to the patients? Is there a middle man of sorts?


crmartin's picture

I just take them to the

I just take them to the oncology dept of our hospital and they take care of them. If they like the fun fur ones, I'm (they're) in luck as I got 24 skeins on ebay for $6.50, but $18.00 shipping and I already had 6 skeins.


very beautiful. Some

very beautiful. Some deserving person will feel uplifted.

crmartin's picture

Thanks Rob! Randy

Thanks Rob!


Stephen450's picture

I'm glad to see that the 'ol

I'm glad to see that the 'ol Carrot Cake hat pattern is being put to good use. I have thought about making chemo caps, but have not gotten to it yet. What kind of yarn do you use for them? I think I read somewhere that cotton yarn is preferred because it's not scratchy on sensitive scalps.


crmartin's picture

I used cotton for the black

I used cotton for the black & gray stripe cap along with the eyelash in the blue one. I used Merino for the tan one. Your pattern works great for these hats.


albert's picture

Nice work, Randy. I think

Nice work, Randy. I think you'll bring some smiles to a place where they are sorely needed.

crmartin's picture

Thank-you, that would make

Thank-you, that would make my day.