Spiral Cabled Chemo Caps by Fiber Fiend / Margit Sage

Spiral Cabled Chemo Caps

Knitting
November 2008
Fiber Fiend Superwash Merino DK
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Cable Pattern
145 - 290 yards (133 - 265 m)
Preemie's through Men's
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Spice up your charity knitting! Knit up one of these dazzling spiraling cabled chemo caps in one of six sizes, from preemie’s to men’s. Give one to a friend in need or donate a few to a charity organization near you. Ten percent of pattern proceeds go the National Children’s Leukemia Foundation in memory of my cousin Dina who was lost to leukemia when I was a baby.

There are two versions of this hat: the first version is called Dina, after my cousin, and has spiraling alternating bobble cables; the second version is called Morfar, after my grandfather, and has spiraling bold cables.

SIZE

Preemie’s (Baby’s, Toddler’s, Child’s, Women’s, Men’s);

Dina shown in size Women’s (purple cap) and size Preemie’s (second green cap down); Morfar shown in size Preemie’s (first green cap shown and brown cap)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Circumference: 11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21)” / 28 (33, 38, 43, 48, 53.5) cm, unstretched; to fit 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22)” / 30.5 (35.5, 40.5, 45.5, 50.5, 56) cm

MATERIALS
Size Preemie’s (Baby’s, Toddler’s, Child’s, Women’s, Men’s) Approximately 24 (32, 41, 53, 60, 71) g / 70 (92, 118, 152, 174, 206) yd /64 (85, 108, 139, 160, 189) m DK Weight Yarn

Shown in Fiber Fiend Superwash Merino DK, colors Majestic Purple and Autumn, 50 (50, 50, 100, 100, 100) g / 145 (145, 145, 290, 290, 290) yd / 133 (133, 133, 266, 266, 266) m

1 US #4/3.5mm 16″ circular needle for Toddler’s – Men’s Sizes

1 set US #4/3.5mm double pointed needles

Stitch Marker

Tapestry needle

Errata (fixed 3/7/09): Under Abbreviations,

T2fr – slip 1 st on cable needle, hold to front, k1, p1 from cable needle

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Note: The inside of the Dina cap is particularly smooth, which is really nice for a chemo cap. You can see this in the last photo of the Dina (purple) cap if you scroll down the page a bit.