Cast on 100 stitches using a size 7 round knitting needle (or cast on stitches to three size 7 double-pointed needles-40 stitches on needle #1, 30 stitches on each of needles #2 and #3).
Round #1: knit one, purl one for entire round.
Round #2: purl one, knit one for entire round.
Round #3: knit one, purl one for entire round.
Continue this seed stitch pattern until 3 inches are completed.
Then work 2-2 1/2 inches of single rib stitch (knit one, purl one-each round)
Decrease as follows:
1. (knit 8, knit 2 together), around.
2. (and all even rows) knit.
3. (knit 7, knit 2 together), around.
5. (knit 6, knit 2 together), around.
7. (knit 5, knit 2 together), around.
9. (knit 4, knit 2 together), around. (If you are using a round knitting needle, you will need to change here to three double-pointed needles of the same size).
11. (knit 3, knit 2 together), around.
13. (knit 2, knit 2 together), around.
15. (knit 1, knit 2 together), around.
17. (knit 2 together) around.
Cut the yarn leaving a 10 inch tail. Thread it through the remaining stitches. Draw up tightly and weave in the end.
Note: The holes in this hat may seem a tad large (therefore, showing some scalp) unless a fluffy type of yarn is used.
Beginning at top with main color, ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in ring. Join with a sl st in top of ch 3. Turn.
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each dc around - 24 dc. Join. Turn each round.
Round 3: Ch 3 (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) 12 times - 36 dc.
Tip: I make Row 4, twice, to make a larger hat.
Round 4: Ch 3 (dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 12 times - 48 dc.
Rounds 5-12: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Drop main color. Work the next 3 rows with contrasting colors for striped pattern.
Quick Tip: I often keep using the same color.
Round 13: With first contrasting color, sc in each st around.
Round 14: With second contrasting color, sc in each st around.
Round 15: With third contrasting color, sc in each st around.
Round 16: With main color, dc in each st around. Join and end off. Fold last 5 rows to right side for cuff.
Choosing an all-cotton knit makes these easy caps very comfortable on sensitive skin. Some folk state that this pattern is a tad too tight... so you may wish to increase the size of the band pieces from 17" x 21.5" to measure 17" x 22" (adding 1/2" to the circumference of the band).
Find the pattern on Hancock's website under Free Projects: Chemo Caps.
Materials: (makes 2 (adult medium/large size)
(2) 17" x 21 1/2 " pieces (band) (21 1/2" is stretch of fabric)
(4) 7 1/4" circles (crown)
Directions: 1/4" seam allowance RST - Right Sides Together
See Knit Flower Pattern if you want to add the flower shown on the lower photo.
Cheery Chemo Cap
is a crochet version
of this cap.
|Tip: When crocheting with|
eyelash yarn, it can be hard
to see the holes. Using a large
crochet hook can make it easier.
Also, crocheting with the eyelash
yarn and a strand of plain acrylic
yarn (both together) makes it
easier to see the holes.
This is a new pattern that I love. Actually, it's really just the yarn that makes the hat. It's called FIZZ and makes the hat look like real hair. The FIZZ I used was made by S. R. Kertzer, but other companies make the same yarn and it can be used. This pattern is basically just straight knitting with decreasing rows at the top...and the hat is worn purl side out. However, the yarn is such that probably any snug-fitting hat design would do.
The other thing I like about this hat is that it can be made in real hair colors or in fun bright colors like red and purple.
Size: Women's small (21 inches), medium (22 inches), and large (23 inches)
Guage: 12 stitches and 16 rows = 4"
Cast on 60 (66, 72) stitches. Join, being careful not to twist. Knit around until hat measures 6" (6.5", 7") from beginning.
Round 1: *Knit 8 (9, 10), k2tog;* repeat from * to end of round.
Rounds 2, 4, 6, and 8: Knit.
Round 3: *Knit 7 (8, 9), k2tog;* repeat from * to end of round.
Round 5: *Knit 6 (7, 8), k2tog;* repeat from * to end of round.
Round 7: *Knit 5 (6, 7), k2tog;* repeat from * to end of round.
Round 9: *Knit 4 (5, 6), k2tog;* repeat from * to end of round.
Round 10: *Knit 3 (4, 5), k2tog;* repeat from * to end of round.
Round 11: *Knit 2 (3, 4), k2tog;* repeat from * to end of round.
Round 12: *Knit 1 (2, 3), k2tog;* repeat from * to end of round.
(For medium and large sized hats, continue decreasing until knitting 2tog around.)
- For small hat: k2tog around.
- For medium sized hat: knit 1, k2tog around.
- For large hat: knit 2, k2tog around.
Cut the yarn leaving a 10" tail. Thread yarn through the remaining stitches. Fasten off on the knit side of the hat. Turn hat so that the purl side is on the outside.