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I have been knitting since my early teens. I learned in a Junior High craft class. I especially enjoy knitting sweaters for family and friends. I have 2 grandchildren that are really fun to knit for.

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Chemo Hat

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Chemo Hat
Chemo Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl
  • Decrease
  • Knitting in a round

Pattern Description:

My Sister In Law has cancer and is going through Chemotherapy. She has lost all her hair and needed a soft hat to cover and keep her head warm. She came to my house wearing a frumpy black hat that didn't look very stylish. I was so glad I had thought ahead to make her one. I went on and made her 2 more and then decided to write this pattern so that others could help their friends out too!!


In Right Twist rib stitch (RT) - 20 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in on the size 5 needle.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7-8 inches in length
  • 20 inch circumference


  • Size 5 (3.75mm) 12"-inch/30cm circular needle
  • 4 - Size 5 (3.75mm) double point needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

218 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Red Heart Soft, Worsted