Nov 11, 2009

Deb's Chemo Cap

I've finished a bunch of stuff lately but, now that everyone is so busy and it gets dark so much earlier, it's really hard to find the time for photo shoots. Thankfully Stnkiette and I squeezed one in for this little hat a week ago. Most of the stuff I'm knitting has self-imposed deadlines but this was different. This was a chemo cap for my friend Deb and I really wanted to get it to her before her hair fell out. Mission accomplished.

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Although there are lots of great patterns for chemo caps out there, I didn't want to use any of them. They just didn't feel right to me. Deb isn't a fancy person so I wanted something simple and classic that could be worn by anyone. It couldn't be too lacey because the goal is to protect her sensitive head. On the same note I wanted something super soft and light. something that looked and felt really good.

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I settled on the yarn first. Malabrigo Silky Merino is gorgeous stuff. Soft, soft, soft with lots of shine. Then, after trolling Ravelry excessively I saw Beret de Printemps which was perfect. I think that you can see hints of Stinkette's red hair through the yarnovers but it's just peeks. No big holes.

The pattern was not hard at all. The only problems i had were due to my inability to pay attention to the instructions. Happily the frogging didn't hurt the yarn at all.

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We gave the hat to Deb on Sunday and by the following Saturday her hair was gone and she was wearing the hat as a soothing alternative to her wig. My plan exactly! I'm happy to help but I really hope I don't have to make any more chemo caps for anyone I know.

5 comments:

Carole Knits said...

It's beautiful and I'm sure it's a real comfort to your friend.

Manise said...

That's beautiful. It's surprising how few really nice chemo hat patterns there are out there.

micah_gideon said...

I like the hat, but even more I like the mischevious eyes under the brim.

Julie said...

What a lovely hat and what a lovely thing for you to do for your friend.

Sarah said...

It is beautiful, and I am glad you were able to get it to your friend at the time you did.