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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6 comments :

  1. A beautiful hat, best wishes to Vikki

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  2. Best wishes to Vicky she will.Love your hat xx. Pat Smith xxxx

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  3. Have you heard of KnotsofLove.org which is a site with free patterns for chemo. caps?
    Chrustine might like your pattern and put it on the website for vilunteers across US too.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this pattern with us. I am making it for a family member who is going through chemo. I know she will just love it. I am not the greatest knitter. I hope I adjusted it correctly for large (22 inches).

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