Here is the second pattern from last week. This was knit using Vanna's Choice yarn - about 100 yards and size 9 circular needles. It's just a 4 row repeat pattern that is extremely simple! Yet, the hat looks cute, has interesting texture and works wonderfully as a chemo cap. This could be worked in any worsted weight yarn. I'm planning on making on in cotton too!
As always, the pattern is free, but I ask that you send a special thought or prayer to Nicole in MA. She is a young lady who had her first child in February. Her transplant was put on hold and she is facing another battle through yet another very aggressive round of chemo. Please keep her and her entire family in your thoughts.
The pattern may also be found on Scribd.com as a PDF and, as always, you can email me at email@example.com and I will email you a copy. If you are printing this, use print preview to determine the pages you wish to print or copy and paste it into a Word document to ensure that you print only what you want.
K2tog: knit 2 stitches together as one.
Worsted, or 4- weight yarn – about 100 yards
Size 9 circular knitting needles
Cast on 68 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.
Row 1: Knit all stitches
Row 2: Purl all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three more times for a total of 8 rows of garter stitch
Rows 1 & 2: *K2, P2*; repeat from * to * around row
Rows 3 & 4: *P2, K2*; repeat from * to * around row
Repeat Rows 1 – 4 until the piece measures approximately 7 inches. You can make it longer if you would like a larger hat.
Row 1: *K12, K2tog*; repeat from * to * to last 12 stitches, K10, K2tog
Row 2: *K7, K2tog*; repeat from * to * around row
Row 3: *K6, K2tog*; repeat from * to * around row
Row 4: *K5, K2tog*; repeat from * to * around row
Row 5: *K4, K2tog*; repeat from * to * around row
Row 6: *K3, K2tog*; repeat from * to * around row
Finish: Cut your working yarn, leaving a tail. Draw the tail through the stitches remaining on the needle, cinch closed and secure. Weave in your ends and pass it along to someone who’s noggin needs a nuzzle!
© Robin Celli 7/2012
Remember, all are welcome to join us in some way - we love to see new people and are grateful when more people hear about us. So, spread the word! And, as always, if you or anyone you know is in need of chemo caps, please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to ship some out. If there is a chemo center that is near and dear to your heart and you think they could use some hats, let me know and I will ship a box off to them. This is what we do!!
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