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A friend was diagnosed with breast cancer and lost her hair after undergoing chemotherapy. I decided to try a variety of hats for her. These are some of them.

Rolled brim rose with stripe hat is knitted using a traditional rolled brim hat, knit in the round with Lion Boucle Rose and stripes created with a bobble stitch in Tutti Fuitti.

Red brimmed hat with turquoise flower. Knitted in 100% cotton using a pattern posted as a shared file on this yahoo group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KnitHatsNow/

Blue loopy top hat. Knitted in Pound of Love Denim color. This hat began with this pattern "Slightly Loopy Hat"
http://woollywormhead.com/page28.htm
and became half knitted and half crocheted, when I didn't like the way the knitted loop stitch was turning out, so I used this tutorial and did the loop part in crochet.
http://www.crochetme.com/loop-stitch-tutorial

Pink Cable and Rib Hat. Done in Bernat Cottontots in Strawberry color and using a traditional cable and rib hat pattern like these
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/01/chemo-hat-8-completed-3am-blue-cable.html

Blues Ballband Hat, done in Paton's Classic Merino Wool Worn Denim and Denim Marl colors and using a pattern found here
http://www.crafterati.com/2006/09/08/textured-bands-hat-pattern/

Light Pink hat with flower on brim is knitted top down using Caron Simply Soft yarn in Soft Pink and a pattern found here and called "Pi Topper Chemo Cap"
http://www.elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=182024
Where can I find the instructions for the first hat? Want to make it for a friend. Thanks for sharing.
Hello, <br>I used Lion Brand Boucle yarn. <br>Here's my notes: <br>Cast on 59 sts onto size 13 using knitted cast on-with solid color. <br>Switch to size 9 circular needle and purl first row, connecting by purling last and first stitch in next row together. To have 58 sts. <br>Turn and switch to knitting all rows around to do stockinette st for 2-2 &frac12;&rdquo;. <br>Knit one round with variegated yarn. <br>Next rnd: *P1, MB* around. [MB=make bobble by k1, p1, k1 into same stitch and pull second from end over end, then pull next over end stitch] <br>Purl one round with variegated (maybe skip this this round in future) <br>Knit one round with variegated <br>Knit with solid color.for &frac34;&rdquo; <br>Repeat variegated section <br>Knit another 3/4 &ldquo; with solid (may be 4 rows) <br>After 3rd variegated section done, should have 7&rdquo; <br> <br>Work even in St st if piece doesn't measure 7&quot; from beginning. <br> <br>Decreases: [if working in the round, Knit alternate rows instead of purling is an option] <br>Next row K 1, (k2tog, k 6) 6 times, k2tog, k 7 -51 sts. <br> Purl 1 row. <br>Next row K 1, (k2tog, k 5) 6 times, k2tog,k 6 -44 sts. <br> Purl 1 row. <br>Next row K 1, (k2tog, k 4) 6 times, k2tog,k 5 -37 sts. <br>Purl 1 row. <br>Next row K 1, (k2tog, k 3) 6 times, k2tog,k 4 -30 sts. <br>Purl 1 row. <br>Next row K 1, (k2tog, k 2) 6 times, k2tog,k 3 -23 sts. <br>Purl 1 row. <br>Next row K 1, (k2tog, k 1) 6 times, k2tog,k 2 -16 sts. <br> Purl 1 row. <br>Next row K 1, k2tog 7 times, k 1 -9 sts. Fasten off <br> <br>Hope this makes sense. <br>Marie <br>http://Craftsbymarie.artfire.com <br>http://MFcrafts.etsy.com
What a lovely thing to do for your friend, and thanks for sharing. <br> <br>I had chemo a few years ago, but did not loose all of my hair (it just fell out in bits and went very thin)., but it took ages to 'recover'. <br> <br>These hats are great, and I'm sure your friend really appreciates them. <br> <br>I will definitely have a go at one or more of them, but I can't pick a favourite. <br>
what a great thing to do for a friend - each one unique and suited for a different mood. It must have been interesting to try so many different ones - I love the third blue one, too, with the shaggy top, but they're all great!
I love the third one!
Thanks, it was the most difficult one to do, cause I made it up as I went along :-)
these are beautiful and very inspiring. it would definitely light up a cancer victim's day. i definitely know what that's like...great job! the second one is especially adorable!
Thanks GorillazMiko, it was a bit frustrating, since I didn't like the look of the knitted loop stitch, but when I changed to crocheted loop stitch, it worked well.
Oh. By the way, when you respond a comment, you should click the "REPLY" button so it shows up in my thing, thanks.
Thanks, I didn't know that :-)
Nice job, I like the 3rd one, it looks super cool!

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