Desert Machine Knitters

June 26, 2011 Chemo Cap, Transfer Lace

Chemo Turban July 2012
July 12, 2011 Furry Hat
June 28, 2011 2 more chemo hats and seaming!
June 26, 2011 Chemo Cap, Transfer Lace
June 4, 2011 Chemo Kerchief
June 29, 2011 Adjusting Brother/KnitKing Ribbers
March 2010 Lesson #8
Sept 1, 2009 Lesson #7
Sept 1, 2009 Lesson #6
June 30, 2009 Lesson #5
June 16, 2009 Lesson #4
June 1, 2009 Lesson #3
May 18, 2009 Lesson #2
May 6, 2009 Lesson #1
Yarn Cone Doll
Mar 30, 2006
March 2, 2006
February 16, 2006
February 2, 2006
January 19, 2006
January 5, 2006
Jan 23, 2008 Beanies and Chemo Caps
Nov 17, 2005
Dec 1, 2005
Dec 15, 2005

The story below is directly copied from Sandy's email.  As you can tell, her sister is using Chemo caps and since I had the need to use them in 2008 this really hits home for me.  I agree withn absolutely everything that her sister has said, so go ahead and make these for anyone you think might benefit.
This pattern is labelled Chemo cap, but all of these written as chemo caps work wonderfully just for regular caps too, so don't be afraid to try them.  And, they take little yarn and little time, so it is a great way to try patterns out. 
If you make some and don't know what to do with them, the nearest cancer center will be thrilled to get even one.  From experience, I saw tiny little babies to senior people from all walks of life sitting in the chemo chairs or lying in the beds.
  So, if they don't fit one, they fit someone else, and are very much appreciated!!!!

Sandy sent me this note and I felt it was appropriate to publish is just as is: 

My sister was able to try the cap on and give me some feedback.  So I’ve adjusted my pattern and here’s what I came up with.  She really likes it and said that it’d be good for spring, fall and cooler summer days and evenings.  Soft yarn is a must, of course.   

She also said that she wants the kerchiefs a bit on the long side, because she’s been tucking the point under the ribbing at the back of her neck.  She said it works really good to keep the sun off her head.  Now, I never thought of doing that.  She said the kerchiefs are her favorite right now.  And for winter wear, she likes the English rib ones that I made for her best of all.  They are soft and non-binding around her head.


Chemo Cap...Transfer Lace