F*ck Cancer Hat by Kimberly Golynskiy
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F*ck Cancer Hat

Knitting
January 2012
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
XS/17-18", S/19-20", M/21-22", L/23-24"
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

UPDATE 07/30/2014: The pattern has been updated to include 4 sizes (baby through big headed adults), 3 yarn weights (fingering, sport, worsted), and charts for “Fck Cancer,” “Fight Cancer,” and “Cancer Sucks” for all sizes as well as “Cancer Schmancer” for sizes M & L in fingering and L in sport.

If you are someone who cannot read charts and need the written instructions, PM me the size, yarn weight, and desired chart and I will send you the instructions.

UPDATE 06/26/2014: I have to update this pattern. My 2.5 year old niece was just diagnosed with brain cancer and will be starting chemo in the next couple of weeks. I will be updating the pattern soon to include instructions for fingering weight and sport weight and a few variations of charts. For reals, FCK CANCER.

My dad was diagnosed with Stomach Cancer in July 2003. He was given 6 weeks to live, told to get his affairs in order, go home, and wait to die. He was 52 and this was unacceptable for him - he decided to fight. In June 2005, after nearly two years of chemo, radiation, pic lines, feeding tubes, and numerous hospital stays, he finally lost his battle. With every birthday, holiday, wedding, or birth of a grandchild he will never meet, all I can think is Fck Cancer.

This hat is for anyone who is battling cancer, has lost someone to it, or is supporting someone in their fight. It’s a perfect chemo hat or to wear during a cancer walk or run.

This pattern is free - but I’d love if you would donate something to cancer research in place of payment.

Notes:
Needles needed: Fingering: US5/3.75mm and US7/4.5mm 16”/40cm circular needles and DPNs, Sport: US6/4mm and US8/5mm 16”/40cm circular needles and DPNs, Worsted: US7/4.5mm and US9/5.5mm 16”/40cm circular needles and DPNs

Gauge: In 4” in stockinette in the round: Fingering – 24 sts x 26 rows, Sport – 20 sts x 24 rows, Worsted – 16 sts x 22 rows (on larger needle for weight). Whatever yarn you use, just make sure when working the color sections, that your floats are not too tight or the fit will be tight and will pull the letters.

Thanks to swords-and-roses, there is now a crochet version found here: http://craftaholicadventures.blogspot.com/2013/04/fck-can...