Monday, November 12, 2012

Care Cap

There's a wonderful group of ladies in my area that get together every Thursday night to visit, drink coffee (we meet at Starbucks) and do a little stitching.  A couple of weeks ago, one of the knitters shared with us that her sister had just been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.  She wondered if any of us would be interested in knitting chemo caps for her.  Absolutely!  There was no hesitation.  Several of us immediately volunteered.

I decided to make a "Lace-Edged Women's Hat".  It's a free pattern that I found on Ravelry.  I made one a few years ago for a friend when she was undergoing chemo.  It's a great hat.  The pattern is easy, fun, and I love the femine, lacy band around the bottom.

I used size 7, 16" circular needles and Bernat Satin yarn to make it.  I made it in the largest size, casting on 96 stitches.  I was a little worried that it might be too big but I think it turned out just right. The smaller sizes might actually be too small for an adult head.  It's very soft and I think it's also very pretty.  

I've seen a couple of other hats that have been made for her so far.  I have a feeling she's going to have quite a few to choose from, in many colors and styles.  I hope she'll be able to feel our love and support as she battles that awful "c" word.


Sel and Poivre said...

That is stunning! The creamy colour really lets the delicate lacy edge shine too!

Cindie Kitchin said...

she's going to love that sweet cap!

Benita said...

Absolutely lovely hat and what a joy for someone who will need a little joy in their life for a while. You guys are so great to support someone this way.

Kim @ Homestead Acres said...

Wonderful hat! Your friend's sister will love it. It's so great that your all helping her out. :)