Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Soft Chunky Cotton Chemo Cap



Worked up in the softest chunky cotton, these reverse stocking stitch chemo caps are a quick and easy knit and comfortable to wear on a sensitive scalp. Preferably knit in the round to avoid seaming, they can also be knit flat and seamed with a matrass/ladder stitch.
You will need
ColourSpun Pure Cotton Chunky 100g available from www.colourspun.com
ColourSpun Pure Cotton DK – Happies (optional for embellishment)
2x 5.5mm circular knitting needles

Abbreviations
K knit
P purl
C/on cast on
K2tog Knit the next 2 sts together to decrease
St/s Stitch/es
Stst Stocking Stitch

Tension
7 sts = 5cm
9 rows = 5cm

Instructions

Age 3-6 m (6-12 m; 1-3y; 3-10y; Teen; Woman; Man)
Size – circ. 32 - 35 (38 - 46; 43 - 48; 46 – 49; 46 - 53; 49 - 57; 52 - 60)cm
Size - height 11 - 13 (12 - 14; 12 - 15; 15 – 16; 16 - 18; 18 - 20; 20 - 23)cm

C/on 48 (54; 60; 66; 72; 78; 84) sts
work 5 (5; 5; 5; 5; 5; 5) Rounds/rows stst, turn
work 23 (25; 27; 30; 33; 36; 42) Rounds/rows stst
knit 6 (7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12) Sts; K2tog x 6
work 1 (1; 1; 1; 1; 1; 1) Round/row stst
knit 5 (6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11) Sts; K2tog x6
work 1 (1; 1; 1; 1; 1; 1) Row stst

Continue working 1 st less between decreases, decreasing 6sts on every 2nd round/row until you have 6sts left
Next round/row: K2tog x3

Work a few rows of I-cord (optional)
**knit across
Slide the sts back across to the other end of the needle without turning and pull the yarn firmly across the back of your work
Repeat from ** until your cord is the required length.

Cut yarn (leave a long enough tail for seaming if necessary) and end off by threading through remaining sts and working tail in.

Optional - Embellish using Pure Cotton DK to embroider flowers etc.

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.




If you prefer working with a thinner yarn, see my previous post.

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