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My dad was diagnosed with Stomach Cancer in July 2003. He was given 6 weeks to live, told to get his affairs in order, go home, and wait to die. He was 52 and this was unacceptable for him - he decided to fight. In June 2005, after nearly two years of chemo, radiation, pic lines, feeding tubes, and numerous hospital stays, he finally lost his battle. With every birthday, holiday, wedding, or birth of a grandchild he will never meet, all I can think is Fck Cancer.
This hat is for anyone who is battling cancer, has lost someone to it, or is supporting someone in their fight. It's a perfect chemo hat or to wear during a cancer walk or run.
This pattern is free - but I'd love if you would donate something to cancer research in place of payment.
It is difficult to determine the gauge because of the stranded color knitting. However, the yarn I used is worsted weight but very pliable. If you are using a worsted that is stiff, you may need to increase your needle size. Whatever yarn you use, just make sure when working the color sections, that your floats are not too tight or the fit will be tight and will pull the letters.
For anyone interested in toning down the message to "Cancer Sucks" here is a chart in google docs thanks to Jessica (ravelry username: sumaq) - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvFjhmXtsPgL...
200 yards of Worsted weight
I taught myself to knit in 2005 and began designing in 2010. I love thinking up a shape or wacky concept and then figuring out how to make it into a functional, beautiful, three-dimensional object!
Check out my website for my latest and upcoming designs: http://www.theyarrrnpirate.com/