Chemo Cap with a Message by Lisa McFetridge
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Chemo Cap with a Message

Knitting
February 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
195 - 200 yards (178 - 183 m)
Child/Small Adult, Adult, Large Adult
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Cancer sucks. And many of the medications used to treat it are godsends that can also bring some very unwelcome side effects. My neighbor has lived with breast cancer for many years and of all the problems she has endured, the one that bothers her most is the loss of her hair. Hair defines us in so many important ways. Somedays a cap that is beautiful might do the trick. Other days, well, this cap might be just what the wearer needs. This cap has a rolled brim that can be knit two ways, a single roll (simplest) or a double roll (cooler), which gives it a hefty brim to surround the face.

Three sizes (Child/Small Adult, Adult, Large Adult) are determined by yarn weight and needle size. Shown in Worsted/Large Adult size with double brim. Height 8.5 inches.
Copyright 2016 by Lisa McFetridge

Three Sizes: Child/Small Adult, Adult, Large Adult

Materials:
170 (190) yds (Sport, DK, Worsted Weight) yarn in
Main Color (MC) and 25 yds Contrast Color (CC)
2 yd scrap of red to duplicate center stitch of heart (optional)
2 pairs 16 or 24” Circular needles, Size (4, 6, 7) or size needed to obtain gauge
ONLY ONE PAIR NEEDED IF MAKING SINGLE ROLL BRIM
Worsted weight yarn shown in photo.

Child/Small Adult Sport Weight Yarn on US Size 4 (or size needed to obtain gauge) :
Cascade 220 Superwash Sport in WISTERIA - 1967 (MC)
WHITE - 871 (CC)
Adult Size DK Weight Yarn on US Size 6 (or size needed to obtain gauge):
Valley Yarns Valley Superwash in PASSION PLUM - 24 (MC)
WHITE - 26 (CC)
Large Adult Size Worsted Weight Yarn on US Size 7 (or size needed to obtain gauge):
Valley Yarns Valley Superwash in PERIWINKLE - 342 (MC)
WHITE - 261 (CC)

1 set Double Pointed Needles in same size as circular needles
1 darning needle
1 size J Crochet Hook (optional)
1 stitch marker

Sport Weight Gauge: 24 sts x 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
DK Gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
Worsted Gauge: 20 x 24 rows sts = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch

Finished Circumference:
Sport: 18 inches around head just above double rolled brim
DK: 19.5 inches around head just above double rolled brim
Worsted: 21.5 inches around head just above double rolled brim.
Desired Finished Height: Between 8 and 9 inches.