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Since I can remember I have been experimenting with art and crafts, trying my hand at many many different things but when my Mam taught me knitting is when I really discovered my passion.

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Alex Beanie / Chemo hat

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Alex Beanie / Chemo hat
Alex Beanie / Chemo hat
Alex Beanie / Chemo hat
Alex Beanie / Chemo hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cables
  • Circular knitted
  • Decreasing

Pattern Description:

This summer weight beanie is made from a stunning Egyptian cotton that is soft and shiny like silk and feels cool to the touch. It would be great for the year-round hat wearers but is also ideal for people going through chemotherapy, due to its soft fitted nature


24 sts / 29 rows = 4 ins/10 cm in Stokinette Stitch using US #6/4mm ndls.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes: Sml (Med, Lrg)
  • To fit head size 21.5 (22.5, 23.5) ins / 55 (57, 60) cm.


  • US #2/3 mm circluar needles, length 16 ins/40cm for brim.
  • US #4/3.5 mm circular needles, in lengths 16 ins/40cm for main body of hat & 32 ins/80cm for crown (using Magic Loop technique.)
  • OR: 1 set US #2/3mm & 1 set US #4/3.5mm double pointed needles's.
  • Tapestry ndl for finishing.
  • Stitch markers.

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn: Sublime Egyptian cotton DK [100% cotton; 115 yds/105m per 50g/1.75 oz ball].
  • Main Colour: #SH 322 "Cream", 2 balls.
  • Contrast Colour: # SH 324 "Sky blue", 1 ball.
  • Sml amtount of waste yarn for Provisional Cast On.