Cheery Chemo Cap
is a crochet version
of this cap.
|Tip: When crocheting with|
eyelash yarn, it can be hard
to see the holes. Using a large
crochet hook can make it easier.
Also, crocheting with the eyelash
yarn and a strand of plain acrylic
yarn (both together) makes it
easier to see the holes.
This is a new pattern that I love. Actually, it's really just the yarn that makes the hat. It's called FIZZ and makes the hat look like real hair. The FIZZ I used was made by S. R. Kertzer, but other companies make the same yarn and it can be used. This pattern is basically just straight knitting with decreasing rows at the top...and the hat is worn purl side out. However, the yarn is such that probably any snug-fitting hat design would do.
The other thing I like about this hat is that it can be made in real hair colors or in fun bright colors like red and purple.
Size: Women's small (21 inches), medium (22 inches), and large (23 inches)
Guage: 12 stitches and 16 rows = 4"
Cast on 60 (66, 72) stitches. Join, being careful not to
twist. Knit around until hat measures 6" (6.5", 7") from beginning.
Round 1: *Knit 8 (9, 10), k2tog;* repeat from * to end of round.
Rounds 2, 4, 6, and 8: Knit.
Round 3: *Knit 7 (8, 9), k2tog;* repeat from * to end of round.
Round 5: *Knit 6 (7, 8), k2tog;* repeat from * to end of round.
Round 7: *Knit 5 (6, 7), k2tog;* repeat from * to end of round.
Round 9: *Knit 4 (5, 6), k2tog;* repeat from * to end of round.
Round 10: *Knit 3 (4, 5), k2tog;* repeat from * to end of round.
Round 11: *Knit 2 (3, 4), k2tog;* repeat from * to end of round.
Round 12: *Knit 1 (2, 3), k2tog;* repeat from * to end of round.
(For medium and large sized hats, continue decreasing until knitting 2tog around.)
- For small hat: k2tog around.
- For medium sized hat: knit 1, k2tog around.
- For large hat: knit 2, k2tog around.
Cut the yarn leaving a 10" tail. Thread yarn through the remaining stitches. Fasten off on the knit side of the hat. Turn hat so that the purl side is on the outside.
Much like many people wouldn't notice you using invisalign right away to straighten your teeth, it will take a moment for most to realize your cap isn't real hair. You could even briefly fool the dentist doing the invisalign procedure with this cap.