I have a friend who is undergoing chemotherapy, so I decided to make a couple of hats for her. She has a complexion that looks best in clear, bright hues, especially pink and purple.

Pink Chemo Cap

This is the Do-It-Yourself Peasant Cap, but without the knitted brim. I think she’ll like it better without that feature, but the tie makes it more adjustable for different head sizes, and also gives the illusion of a ponytail.

Pink Chemo Cap

There’s another similar pattern on Ravelry (I assume both hats were copied from the same commercially-manufactured hat), but it’s much more slouchy. I figured that for someone with little or no hair, this would would probably work out better.

For details, see my Ravelry project page.

The second hat I made for her was a Bubble Wrap Cap. I like this pattern because it’s nice and stretchy, but this yarn was a bit on the thin side, so I probably should have gone up a needle size – it turned out a little smaller than my last one. I think it will be fine, though.

Bubble Wrap Cap

Details for my project are here.

And lastly, a hat for my boss. This was before the hat was blocked, and sadly, I only got a photo of it on a styrofoam head. It looked much better after the blocking, as it rounded out the crown of the hat. It’s the Turn-A-Square Hat. Project details here.

I think I’m done with hats for a while, now. Although at least they’re quick projects.

And with those three hats, I’ve brought my knitting mileage up to 2 miles so far this year. Wheee!


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6 Responses to Hats!

  1. Chris says:

    Oh, I really like that pink hat! I’m sure she’ll love it and the purpley hat. 🙂

  2. Kitten says:

    I feel like I suddenly need to have a bubble wrap cap.

  3. margene says:

    They look like fun quick projects! Best wishes and good thoughts for your friend!!

  4. Monica says:

    Nice!! I love them all.

  5. jill says:

    Lovely, quick, thoughtful projects, Cheryl!

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