Cotton Candy Chemo Cap

Cotton Candy Chemo Cap

Cotton Candy Chemo Cap

Cotton Candy Clouds reflecting the Sunrise off of Lake Cowichan this morning.

Cotton Candy Clouds reflecting the Sunrise off of Lake Cowichan this morning.

It seems that Cancer is epidemic to our time.  Many people know or know of someone with Cancerl a friend, a loved one or the sister or brother of a friend.

A friend of mine has Cancer – for the second time.  I cannot do much of anything that is real and helpful except to be supportive and caring and concerned.  I am all that.  But it is a small help really.

I knit her a soft new Chemo cap for her second adventure into the world of Cancer.  Here is the pattern – Please – knit one for someone you know with Cancer; knit one for a hospice near you; knit one and share.

For everyone and anyone to knit for those they love.  Choose a very soft yarn, something that will feel great on a tender scalp and knit with love and caring.

Lynette

Cotton Candy Chemo Cap

Materials:  125m or 137 yds, DK weight yarn, 3.75mm 16in circs and dpn’s.  I used Fleece Artist Peter Rabbit in the Rose Colourway.

Pattern:

With 3.75mm 16in circs, cast-on 110 sts.  Connect into a round and knit 10 rounds.  Knit one more round decreasing evenly by 8 sts – 102 sts.  Switch to dotted ribbon pattern.

Dotted Ribbon – 6 st and 6 round repeat

  • Rounds 1, 2, 4 and 5 – *K3, P3; repeat from * to end of round.
  • Round 3 – *K2tog, YO, K1, P3; repeat from * to end of round.
  • Round 6 – *K3, P1, YO, P2tog; repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat dotted ribbon pattern 6 times ending the last repeat with a round 5.  Do not knit a round 6.

Set-up for decreasing – next round decrease 6 sts evenly around – 96 st.

Decreasing – switch to dpn’s when necessary.

  • Round 1 – *K10, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round – 88st.
  • Rounds 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 – Knit.
  • Round 3 – *K9, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round – 80st.
  • Round 5 – *K8, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round – 72st.
  • Round 7 – *K7, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round – 64st.
  • Round 9 – *K6, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round – 56st.
  • Round 11 – *K5, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round – 48st.
  • Round 13 – K4, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round – 40st.
  • Round 14 – K3, K2tog; repeat form * to end of round – 32st.
  • Round 15 – K2, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round – 24st.
  • Round 16 – *K1, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round – 16st.
  • Round 17 – *K2tog; repeat from * to end of round – 8st.

Cut yarn, leaving a 12 inch tail.  Weave tail back through the remaining 8 sts and push through to the inside of the cap.  Weave in all ends and trim – cap is finished.

This is a small cap about 18 inches around – to make it slightly larger try a 4.0mm needle and repeat the dotted ribbon pattern at least once more.  To make it about 20 to 21 inches around try working with a worsted yarn and a 4.5mm needle.

About letissierdesigns

Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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9 Responses to Cotton Candy Chemo Cap

  1. Donna Nicholls says:

    Thank you, this is a winter, get it done, cap.

  2. Anthea says:

    I will definitely make one, thanks for the pattern,Lynette!

  3. Debbie Scheibel says:

    It is perfect!! And so very much appreciated!,

  4. Bliss says:

    As soon as i saw the picture (and the lusciousness of the yarn) I knew I had to knit one for my friend (and I hate pink!). We both love purple so maybe that’s the way to go AND I’ll have an excuse to play with some Fleece Artist even though I always tell myself I can’t afford it. I have knitting piles of Titbits for her for this will make for a nice change and I think chemo hats are what she needs most now that she’s more than covered in the tit bit department! Thanks for the pattern!

    • Good Morning Bliss,

      I hope that you enjoy the knit! If you do splurge on the Peter Rabbit you could get two hats out of one skein. Or knit your friend a co-ordinating tit-bit – I had lots left over!

      Happy Knitting
      Lynette

  5. Susan Brooks says:

    Thank you for this sweet cap. Shopping for a soft yarn.

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