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Jan 23, 2008 Beanies and Chemo Caps

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Beanies and Chemo Hats

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Cecily Beanie and Chemo Hats

Adapted from Handknit Pattern : Cecily Beanie from Interweave Press
Cecily Beanie inspired the chemo hat  adaptations


Cecily Beanie conversion to Machine Knitting Pattern

This is the Hand Knit Pattern that inspiried this adaptation:


Yarn: Bernat Berella 4...hand knitting light worsted weight (Red heart is too heavy but something like Caron Simply Soft or other would be good too)

Machine: Bulky (no patterning necessary)

Tension: 5

CO 91 stitches, Knit 6 rows
R 006 Take off on garter bar, or waste yarn, turn over rehang and Knit 1 Row

RC007 Take off, turn over and rehang, Knit 1 row

RC008 Knit 28 rows (or until piece measures 5 inches including rolled brim

RC036 Take off on garter bar or waste yarn, and rehang doubling up stitches on every 8th needle. (81 stitches remain). Knit 2 rows

RC038 Take off on garter bar or waste yarn, and rehang doubling up stitches on every 7th needle. (71 stitches remain). Knit 2 rows

RC040 Take off on garter bar or waste yarn, and rehang doubling up stitches on every 6th needle. (61 stitches remain). Knit 2 rows

RC042 Take off on garter bar or waste yarn, and rehang doubling up stitches on every 5th needle. (51 stitches remain). Knit 2 rows

RC044 Take off on garter bar or waste yarn, and rehang doubling up stitches on every 4th needle. (41 stitches remain). Knit 2 rows

RC046 Take off on garter bar or waste yarn, and rehang doubling up stitches on every 3rd needle. (31 stitches remain). Knit 2 rows

RC048 Take off on garter bar or waste yarn, and rehang doubling up stitches on every 2nd needle. (21 stitches remain). Knit 2 rows

RC050 Reduce Tension 1 full number (3 clicks) to Tension 4. Transfer every other stitch to adjacent needle (11 stitches remain) and Knit 2 rows.

RC052 Take remaining stitches off on a double eyed needle, and pull up top and sew up seam with the tail. When you come to the the rolled brim, sew the seam on the right side of the hat since this will roll up. The garter row keeps the roll to the same line consistently. Decorate with buttons, pompoms etc.


CHEMO HAT INSPIRED BY ABOVE PATTERN

This hat also makes a great winter hat too, a friend of mine took one of my prototypes and loves it.

Some things to consider: yarn needs to be soft since the hairless heads are very sensitive....wash and steam hat after finishing. Steaming softens ALL yarns nicely.
Also, since there is no hair, the cap comes down to the nape of the neck and covers the complete hairline. Measuring for these caps would be like measuring for a wig, use a tape measure to measure circumference of head all the way around the hairline. My head measured 21 inches which was considered a size for a petite wig, so the cap needs to fit snugly to that size. Remember, there is no hair to hold the cap on.
Also, this is kind of like a skull cap, not a ski hat, no extra is needed above the top of the head, since this is worn indoors, it should not look like an outdoor cap.

Here goes:

Instead of a rolled brim, I found a ribbed band much more comfortable and stays put...

Method:

C/O 91 stitches for 1X1 rib. Tension 0/0 Slide II
Knit perfect selvedge at tension 0/0 and then hang weights.
RC000 Knit 6 rows ribbing at T 1/1 Slide II

RC006 Transfer all stitches to main bed. Set Tension to T5

Knit 26 rows (or until piece measures 5 inches including ribbing.

RC032 Take off on garter bar or waste yarn, and rehang doubling up stitches on every 8th needle. (81 stitches remain). Knit 2 rows

RC034 Take off on garter bar or waste yarn, and rehang doubling up stitches on every 7th needle. (71 stitches remain). Knit 2 rows

RC036 Take off on garter bar or waste yarn, and rehang doubling up stitches on every 6th needle. (61 stitches remain). Knit 2 rows

RC038 Take off on garter bar or waste yarn, and rehang doubling up stitches on every 5th needle. (51 stitches remain). Knit 2 rows

RC040 Take off on garter bar or waste yarn, and rehang doubling up stitches on every 4th needle. (41 stitches remain). Knit 2 rows

RC042 Take off on garter bar or waste yarn, and rehang doubling up stitches on every 3rd needle. (31 stitches remain). Knit 2 rows

RC044 Take off on garter bar or waste yarn, and rehang doubling up stitches on every 2nd needle. (21 stitches remain). Knit 2 rows

RC046 Reduce Tension 1 full number (3 clicks) to Tension 4. Transfer every other stitch to adjacent needle (11 stitches remain) and make sure you push the empty needles out of work. You will be knitting every other stitch. Knit 2 rows.

RC048 Take remaining stitches off on a double eyed needle, and pull up top and sew up seam with the tail.  Decorate with buttons, pompoms etc.

Do remember to keep the inside of the hat free of any bumps etc, since this will irritate the sensitive scalp.



 




 






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