The first hat for this week is a new design. I really enjoyed this pattern - it's very simple and yet quite interesting visually. I knit this using Lion Brand Cotton Ease. This is beautiful yarn to work with and I will definitely be picking up more in the near future. I used about half a skein for this hat, but any worsted weight yarn would work well. I used size 9 needles which are a bit larger than you would expect for worsted weight, but I really like the way it came out. And, of course, this would work beautifully as a hat for anyone, for any reason; not just as a chemo cap.
Schnapps of course, had quite a bit to say about the pattern as it went along and happily, he approved of the final result!
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Waves of Hope Chemo Cap!
Worsted Weight yarn – I used Lion Brand Cotton-Ease – about 100 yards
Size 9 circular knitting needles (16” or shorter)
SSK – slip, slip, knit – slip two stitches, one at a time to the right hand needle. Insert the left hand needle into both stitches and knit them together.
This pattern is in multiples of 10, so just add or subtract in 10 stitch increments to adjust the size for babies, children or larger adults. This hat fits an average adult head. Remember to adjust your crown decreases as well!
Cast on 70 stitches, place marker and join, being careful not to twist stitches.
Row 1: *K3, P2*; repeat from * to * across row
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 1.5 to 2 inches
Work Body of Cap
Rows 1, 2, 3 & 4:
*K5, P5*; repeat from * to * to end
Rows 5 and 6:
*K4, P1, K1, P4*; repeat from * to * to end
Rows 7 and 8:
*K3, P2, K2, P3*; repeat from * to * to end
Rows 9 and 10:
*K2, P3, K3, P2*; repeat from * to * to end
Rows 11 and 12:
*K1, P4, K4, P1*; repeat from * to * to end
Rows 13,14,15 & 16:
*P5, K5*; repeat from * to * to end
Rows 17 and 18:
*P4, K1, P1, K4*; repeat from * to * to end
Rows 19 and 20:
*P3, K2, P2, K3*; repeat from * to * to end
Rows 21 and 22:
*P2, K3, P3, K2*; repeat from * to * to end
Rows 23 and 24:
*P1, K4, P4, K1*; repeat from * to * to end
Row 1: *K8, SSK*: repeat from * to * to end
Row 2: Knit all stitches
Row 3: *K7, SSK*: repeat from * to * to end
Row 4: Knit all stitches
Row 5: *K6, SSK*: repeat from * to * to end
Row 6: Knit all stitches
Row 7: *K5, SSK*: repeat from * to * to end
Row 8: Knit all stitches
Row 9: *K4, SSK*: repeat from * to * to end
Row 10: Knit all stitches
Row 11: *K3, SSK*: repeat from * to * to end
Finish: Cut yarn, leaving a tail. Draw tail through stitches left on the needles. Cinch closed, secure and weave in ends. Spread some hope!
I hope you enjoy this pattern! Happy Knitting Everyone!