This is a chemo cap I made this past weekend. For those of you that don't know, I am taking 2 weeks and making as many chemo caps as I can. If you are a local friend and you would like to join me in knitting or crocheting caps for chemo patients, just give them to me by March 1. I am taking all caps that I make/collect to Susan at OSuzannah's Yarn on Union and Susan will make sure they get where they need to go. Or if you prefer, drop them off at OSuzannah's yourself and you can take a look at the wonderful yarn she has at her shop, you will love it! So thanks to everyone that decides to help out, even 1 hand knit or crocheted hat will be helpful! Remember deadline is March 1. THANKS!
This hat is a pattern I made myself so I thought I would share it here.
Materials: Circular and/or DP needles size 6 and 8, we will be knitting in the round. Tapestry needle. Yarn used is 1 skein/220 yards of Splatter Dash Color #022. But any worsted or DK weight yarn will work fine, this is a superwashed merino wool.
Gauge: 18 stitches = 2 inches using larger needles
Using size 6 needle CO 90 st
Place marker and join in the round
Round 1: K
Round 2: P
Round 3: K
Round 4: P
Round 5-7: K
Round 8-10: Repeat rounds 2-4
Round 11-13: K
Rounds 14-16: Repeat rounds 2-4
Change to size 8 needles for the body of the hat
Round 1-10: K
Round 11: *YO, K2Tog, repeat from * around
Round 12-21: K
Round 22: Repeat round 11
Round 23-32: K
Round 33: Repeat round 11
Round 34-43: K
Round 44: Repeat round 11.
Round 45-49: K
Decrease for top of hat, continuing with size 8 needle, switch to DPN when needed.
Round 1: * K2Tog, K3, repeat from * around.
Round 2-5: K
Round 6: * K2Tog, K2, repeat from * around
Round 7-9: K
Round 10: *K2Tog, K1, repeat from * around
Round 11 and 12: K
Round 13: K2Tog around
Round 14: K
Round 15: K2Tog around
Cut yarn leaving about a 6 inch tail. Thread a tapestry needle onto the tail. Using the tapestry needle slip all remaining stitches onto the tail yarn. Insert tapestry needle through the hole in the top of the hat from the outside to the inside. Turn hat inside out. Pull tail yarn tight, and slip a small knot. Weave in your ends and you are done.
~If you would like a "longer" hat, with more slouch, just repeat rows 33 to 43 as many times as you have yarn for. Then move on to row 44 and on through the end.