We had a customer ask us for suggestions for chemo caps, and I thought I’d share ideas here on the blog. Many of us, sadly, have had occasion to knit chemo caps, and these are what’s worked best for us.
We have had a lot of feedback that even the softest of wool is too much for newly bald heads to handle, so we are suggesting yarns like Comfort DK, Cascade Ultra Pima, and Yarn Hollow Gemini. With that in mind, these patterns are for DK weight yarns.
Shedir is designed specifically to support breast cancer awareness and is a free pattern.
The Lace Edged Women’s Hat is a free download on Ravelry.
Grace Lace Beret is a free pattern and can be knit with less slouch for better coverage by going down a needle size on the body.
Odessa is a free Ravelry download and works really well as a chemo cap without the beads.
What patterns have worked well for you?