Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Chemo Caps

I was asked on the Knitted Knockers South Africa FB group for a chemo cap pattern. Here is one in DK.

Ideal for wearing in warmer weather, this little cotton cap is worked in the round. Starting from the top it is quick to knit up on either 2 circular or a set of double pointed needles. Make it plain, add some stripes in different colours or work a motive using intarsia or Swiss darning - just be sure not to make knots when changing yarns so that the inside of the cap stays as smooth and soft as possible.

Small (large)

ColourSpun Pure Cotton DK available from

2 pairs 4mm circular needles or a set of 4mm double pointed needles
1 x 3.5mm crochet hook

22sts and 30 rows to 10cm measured over stocking stitch using 4mm needles.

St/s – stitch/es K/k – knit P/p – purl
inc. – increase by knitting into the back and front of the next stitch

Cast on 8 sts; divide evenly on needles and work in the round.
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Knit, increasing into every st. - 16 sts.
Round 3: Knit
Round 4: K1; inc.; to end of round – 24sts
Round 5: Knit
Round 6: K2; inc.; to end of round – 32 sts
Continue increasing 8 sts on every 2nd round until you have 72 (96) sts
Work 31 (35) rounds straight and cast off loosely.

Work a row of single crochet around edge.

Crochet Button for top of cap
Make 4 chain and join to form a circle. Work single crochet into the centre of the circle until it is full. End off and attach to the top of the cap.

the (not so) small print: Please share a link to this pattern where ever you would like to. If you would like to print copies to share, that's OK too but I would appreciate a mention of Knitted Knockers South Africa (and worldwide) Share photos of your caps on our Knitted Knockers South Africa FB group.If you are going to use yarn other than the recommended yarn, please be mindful that the wearer's scalp will most likely be very sensitive.

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