Saturday, 8 August 2015

Chemo Hat for Vikki


Chemo Hat for Vikki

I was asked to write a pattern for a chemo hat for a very special lady. She loves the 1940’s vintage turban look …….
So ……  I made her this ~ I really wanted to brighten up her life a little by making something special - just for her.
 


I know that treatment means that the head is very sensitive. So I chose to use King Cole Smooth DK.

If you are going to knit this as a chemo hat – please use a soft yarn (inexpensive acrylics are just not suitable for this ……) – maybe spend a little more money than you usually would – it is a very special gift after all. Cotton is great for the summer, maybe cashmere for the winter …….

If you like the hat and want to knit one for yourself – then of course any DK yarn will be fine!

I knitted the smaller size – heads with no hair are smaller than the average head. If you are knitting this for someone with lots of hair – then I suggest you measure the head – and chose the size that will fit best.  

I really hope that Vikki will enjoy her hat, and that there will be happier times ahead…….
 
 
Chemo Hat for Vikki    
DK yarn
4mm needles
 
Tension:
22sts = 4in over stocking stitch
 
Ladies Hat – Small                             Width: 17” - 18”
 
Cast on 97 stitches
 
Knit 5 rows
Row 6:                    Purl
 
Repeat the last 6 rows 4 times more
 
Knit 4 rows
 
Row 35: K46, cast off 5sts, k45
Row 36: P46, cast on 5sts, p46
 
Row 37: Knit
Row 38: Purl
 
Repeat the last 2 rows until hat measures 5 ½ “ from the cast on edge
 
Decrease for the crown:
Row 1: K10, k2tog, repeat to last st, k1                            89sts
Row 2 and every other row:               Purl
Row 3: K9, k2tog, repeat to last st, k1                              81sts
Row 5: K8, k2tog, repeat to last st, k1                              73sts
Row 7: K7, k2tog, repeat to last st, k1                              65sts
Row 9: K6, k2tog, repeat to last st, k1                              57sts
Row 11: K5, k2tog, repeat to last st, k1                            49sts
Row 13: K1, k2tog, repeat to last st, k1                            33sts
Row 15: K2tog, repeat to last st, k1                                  17sts
Row 17: K2tog, repeat to last st, k1                                  9sts
Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’
With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure
Sew up seam and weave in ends
 
Front strip
Cast on 7sts
Knit 35 rows
Cast off
 
Thread the front strip through the gap at the front of the hat
Join the cast on and cast off edges of the strip together and then join this seam to the cast on sts at the front of the hat
Weave in ends
 
 
Ladies Hat – Medium                        Width: 19” - 20”
 
Cast on 109 stitches
 
Knit 5 rows
Row 6:                    Purl
 
Repeat the last 6 rows 4 times more
 
Knit 4 rows
 
Row 35: K52, cast off 5sts, k51
Row 36: P52, cast on 5sts, p52
 
Row 37: Knit
Row 38: Purl
 
Repeat the last 2 rows until hat measures 5 ½ “ from the cast on edge
 
Decrease for the crown:
Row 1: K10, k2tog, repeat to last st, k1                            100sts
Row 2 and every other row:               Purl
Row 3: K9, k2tog, repeat to last st, k1                              91sts
Row 5: K8, k2tog, repeat to last st, k1                              82sts
Row 7: K7, k2tog, repeat to last st, k1                              73sts
Row 9: K6, k2tog, repeat to last st, k1                              64sts
Row 11: K5, k2tog, repeat to last st, k1                            55sts
Row 13: K1, k2tog, repeat to last st, k1                            37sts
Row 15: K2tog, repeat to last st, k1                                 19sts
Row 17: K2tog, repeat to last st, k1                                 10sts
Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’
With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure
Sew up seam and weave in ends
 
Front strip
Cast on 7sts
Knit 35 rows
Cast off
 
Thread the front strip through the gap at the front of the hat
Join the cast on and cast off edges of the strip together and then join this seam to the cast on sts at the front of the hat
Weave in ends
 



 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Simple Baby and Preemie Baby Mittens


0-3 months, newborn, preemie

This pattern includes 2 styles of baby mittens .......

One style has a ribbed cuff to ensure a snug fit
 
The second style has a garter stitch border - and includes a ribbon bow

Baby Mittens      0-3 months


 
Satin Bow Preemie Baby Mittens


0-3 months        newborn        preemie




Simple Baby Mittens            Make 2 mittens the same

Tension:      22sts = 4" (10cm) over stocking stitch


0-3 months

Width:                     2 ½" (6.5cm), 5" (13cm) all around 

Length:                   4 ½" (11.5cm)

 

Using DK yarn & 3.25mm needles cast on 25sts

CUFF

1st Row:                  S1, * k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2

 

2nd Row:                 S1, * p1, k1, repeat from * to end

 

Repeat last 2 rows 5 times more

HAND

Change to 4mm needles

1st Row:                  S1, knit to end

 

2nd Row:                 S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last two rows 7 times more or until work measures 4" from the cast on edge

Shape the top ~

Next Row:              S1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end                                 17sts

Next Row:              S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:              *K2tog all across row, to last st, k1                                   9sts

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

 

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining stitches and secure

 

Sew up side seam and weave in ends




Newborn

Width:                     2" (5cm), 4" (10cm) all around 

Length:                  4" (10cm)

 

Using DK yarn & 3.25mm needles cast on 21sts

CUFF

1st Row:                  S1, * k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2

 

2nd Row:                 S1, * p1, k1, repeat from * to end

 

Repeat last 2 rows 4 times more

HAND

Change to 4mm needles

1st Row:                  S1, knit to end

 

2nd Row:                 S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last two rows 6 times more or until work measures 3 ½" from the cast on edge

Shape the top ~

Next Row:              S1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2tog                             14sts

Next Row:              S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:              *K2tog, all across row                                   `              7sts

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

 

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining stitches and secure

 

Sew up side seam and weave in ends

 

 

Premature Baby

Width:                     1 ¾" (4.5cm), 3 ½" (9cm) all around 

Length:                  3 ¼" (8.5cm)

 

Using DK yarn & 3.25mm needles cast on 19sts

CUFF

1st Row:                  S1, * k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2

 

2nd Row:                 S1, * p1, k1, repeat from * to end

 

Repeat last 2 rows 3 times more

HAND

Change to 4mm needles

1st Row:                  S1, knit to end

 

2nd Row:                 S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last two rows 5 times more or until work measures 2 ¾" from the cast on edge

Shape the top ~

Next Row:              S1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end                                 13sts

Next Row:              S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:              *K2tog all across row, to last st, k1                                    7sts

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

 

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining stitches and secure

 

Sew up side seam and weave in ends

* * *

Ribbon Bow Baby Mittens                Make 2 mittens the same

Tension:                                22sts = 4" (10cm) over stocking stitch


0-3 months

Width:                     2 ½" (6.5cm), 5" (13cm) all around 

Length:                  4 ½" (11.5cm)

 

Using DK yarn & 3.25mm needles cast on 25sts

CUFF

1st Row:                  S1, knit to end

 

Repeat  this row 11 times more

HAND

Change to 4mm needles

1st Row (eyelets):  S1, k2, *yrn, k2tog, k1; repeat from * to the end

2nd Row:                 S1, purl to last st, k1

3rd Row:                 S1, knit to end

 

4th Row:                 S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last two rows 6 times more or until work measures 4" from the cast on edge

Shape the top ~

Next Row:              S1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end                                 17sts

Next Row:              S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:              *K2tog all across row, to last st, k1                                   9sts

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

 

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining stitches and secure

 

Sew up side seam and weave in ends

Make a crochet chain or use a pretty ribbon to thread through the eyelet holes, tie in a bow




Newborn

Width:                     2" (5cm), 4" (10cm) all around 

Length:                  4" (10cm)

 

Using DK yarn & 3.25mm needles cast on 21sts

CUFF

1st Row:                  S1, knit to end

 

Repeat  this row 9 times more

HAND

Change to 4mm needles

1st Row (eyelets):  S1, k2, *yrn, k2tog, k1; repeat from * to the end

2nd Row:                 S1, purl to last st, k1

3rd Row:                 S1, knit to end

 

4th Row:                 S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last two rows 5 times more or until work measures 3 ½" from the cast on edge

Shape the top ~

Next Row:              S1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2tog                             14sts

Next Row:              S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:              *K2tog, all across row                                 `              7sts

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

 

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining stitches and secure

 

Sew up side seam and weave in ends

Make a crochet chain or use a pretty ribbon to thread through the eyelet holes, tie in a bow

Premature Baby

Width:                     1 ¾" (4.5cm), 3 ½" (9cm) all around 

Length:                  3 ¼" (8.5cm)

 

Using DK yarn & 3.25mm needles cast on 19sts

CUFF

1st Row:                  S1, knit to end

 

Repeat  this row 7 times more

HAND

Change to 4mm needles

1st Row (eyelets):  S1, * k1, yrn, k2tog, repeat from * to the end

2nd Row:                 S1, purl to last st, k1

3rd Row:                 S1, knit to end

 

4th Row:                 S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last two rows 5 times more or until work measures 2 ¾" from the cast on edge

Shape the top ~

Next Row:              S1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end                                 13sts

Next Row:              S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:              *K2tog all across row, to last st, k1                                    7sts

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

 

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining stitches and secure

 

Sew up side seam and weave in ends

Make a crochet chain or use a pretty ribbon to thread through the eyelet holes, tie in a bow

 
 You will find matching Ribbon Bow Booties at ~
 
 
 

Copyright © 2015 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.
‘This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service.’