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Head Huggers: Knit Pattern: 10

The 'No-Hair-Day' Hairy Chemo Cap

Knit Head Hugger
Designed by: Sue W. Thompson
Hat Photo
Hat Photo
Fancy Fur
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)

Materials:

Guage: 12 stitches and 16 rows = 4"

Directions:

Cast on 60 (66, 72) stitches. Join, being careful not to twist. Knit around until hat measures 6" (6.5", 7") from beginning.
Decrease rounds:

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.
Round 13:
(For medium and large sized hats, continue decreasing until knitting 2tog 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.


Here are a few alternate colors: click for larger views.
Design Variations: click for larger views.


This pattern is so fun and unique no matter what color or design variation you choose. The design is sure to jazz things up wherever you may wear it, whether you are in a cosmopolitan atmosphere by an answering service in Los Angeles company or by a cafe on an altlantic city boardwalk.