Hospitals have a continuing need for hats for newborns and cancer patients of all ages. In general, these hats should:
Be made of natural materials.
Be machine wash- and dryer-safe.
Include a brim or other shaping to distract from the lack of hair.
Be soft and beautiful.
The Ripple Brim Chemo Cap meets all of the above criteria, plus it is fun and quick to knit. As an added bonus, the cotton yarn makes it hypo-allergenic and appropriate for summer climates.
Hat is sized for Adult S (20in/50cm head circumference), Adult M, Adult L. Each size is approximately 2in/5cm larger in circumference and 1in/2.5cm taller.
This chemo cap is written for a DK weight at approximately 6 stitches per inch gauge. There are additional instructions for knitters using 5spi and 4spi.
24 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (in the round)
Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 5. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as a medical librarian in North Carolina, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website: http://www.ktlvdesigns.com