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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Introducing the Noggin Nuzzler!

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 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.  




K2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one.

You Need:

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.

Work Brim:

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

Work Pattern:

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.

Decrease Crown:

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

Happy Knitting!

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 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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  1. hi I made your cap and being a newbie to knitting this was perfect for me. never knitted in the round before and love it. only problem is can not print your pattern out cause it uses too much color ink. thanks : o

    1. if you set your print settings to black and white, then it doesn't use ANY color ink. Directions are above for how to print it in a different format.

  2. hi robin thanks for the info on printing. my hubbie says he will try that tomorrow. tried to knit your spiral cap but can not get the 4th row to come out right. did you have any corrections? guess it could be user error lol . I gave my cap to a lady at church who is in the middle of chemo. her cancer is in remission but the chemo is really taking a big toll on her. thanks for the free patterns since could not afford to buy any. you are a blessing to others and pray you will be greatly blessed in the new year. merry Christmas! : o )

  3. I don't think there are any corrections..............

    If your friend at church needs more caps, email me at and I will send some to her if she is in the US.......

  4. Thank you for your patterns. I'm looking for super easy, quick children hat patterns. My church send shoebox of gifts to Mexico at Christmas. Getting a head start

  5. Robin,
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful knitting patterns. As a breast cancer survivor and an knitting addict, I love to make chemo hats to donate or give to friends and friends of friends who need them. Your patterns are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  6. How can I change a knit on the round pattern to one that is not?

    1. Info on that can be found here:

  7. Thanks so much for the work you do. The link to the pattern on Ravelry results the Italian text. Any chance you could add the English version, too?

    1. The pattern is here in English....other people translated the patterns to Italian.