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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Introducing the Point of Hope Reversible Chemo Cap!

Here is the latest hat designed for Delaware Head Huggers and all of you!  This hat knit up very quickly, is an easily memorized pattern and looks great on both sides!  I couldn't really decide which side I liked better, but if you are careful with your finishing, it's completely reversible!  Thank you Dawn for suggesting the great name!  
Right side out

Wrong side out

I knit this using Lion Brand Cotton Ease, which is great to work with, but the pattern would work with any worsted weight yarn.  I've got a huge stash of cotton yarn and this heat wave is the time to use some of it up!  The pattern is in multiples of 10 +1, so you can easily adjust the size if need be. Schnapps was a big help, as usual! 

He can't decide which side he likes best!

The pattern is free, but I ask that you drop by our Facebook pages for Delaware Head Huggers and for Kozy Kovers for Kids.  Come join us as we make a difference.  Stop by our websites also to see what we're up to, find out how to donate or just learn more about what we do.  And please tell other people about us.  The more people who know about us, the more people we can help!
The pattern may also be found on as a PDF .   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.  Don't hesitate to send me an email letting me know of any person or treatment center in need of caps.  If you are knitting any of my patterns, feel free to let me know how they come out and who you are making them for.  I have met so many wonderful, talented people since I began this organization!

Point of Hope Reversible Chemo Cap

You Need:

Worsted weight yarn – I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease – about 100 yards
Size 9 circular needles


K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together as one for a decrease

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.

Cast on 71 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:

            Row 1:  Knit all stitches
            Row 2:  Purl all stitches
            Repeat Rows 1 and 2 twice more for a total of 6 rows

Work Body Pattern:

Row 1:  P1 *K1, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1*; 
              repeat from * to * to end of row
Row 2:  P1, *K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1*; 
              repeat from * to * to end of row
          Row 3:  P1, *K3, P3, K3, P1*; 
                       repeat from * to * to end of row
          Row 4:  P2, *K3, P1, K3, P3 *; 
                        repeat from * to * to last 9 stitches, K3, P1, K3, P2

Repeat pattern about 7 times or until the hat is large enough to suit you.

Decrease Crown:
            Row 1:  K2tog, K7, ssk, *K8, ssk*; 
                          repeat from * to * to end of row
            Row 2:  Knit all stitches
  Row 3:  *K7, ssk*; repeat from * to * to end of row
            Row 4:  Knit all stitches
  Row 5:  *K6, ssk*; repeat from * to * to end of row
            Row 6:  Knit all stitches
  Row 7:  *K5, ssk*; repeat from * to * to end of row
            Row 8:  Knit all stitches
  Row 9:  *K4, ssk*; repeat from * to * to end of row
  Row 10:  *K3, ssk*; repeat from * to * to end of row

Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. Draw the tail through the stitches remaining on the needle. Cinch closed and secure tightly.  Weave in ends.

This hat can also be work inside out with an entirely different look!


  1. Approximately how many repeat rows are worked of the "body pattern"? Or the depth before starting the decrease?

    1. I did 7 repeats, but you can adjust based on what size you wish to make the hat.

  2. Thank you for a new pattern for my collection to ma
    ke for others oh wow! Just saw those hats on the side to add also.

    1. Your welcome! I've got more than 20 hat patterns on here......and they are all linked on Ravelry too. I'm deheadhuggers on there.

      Enjoy them and Happy Knitting!

  3. the needles you say are size9 circular, what size in inches circular first time for me I am in Canada, is it 9 us or Canadian size 5 or metric 5.5. I would like to make the Point of Hope hat. Thank you.

    1. All needles listed on this blog are in US sizes, so it's size 9 US - 16 inch circulars

  4. I really want this pattern to knit hats for my friends going thru chemo and knit hats to drop off at local hospital cancer centers. I don’t know why but this will not format to print. Would it be possible to email pattern to