Thank you for Volunteering to make hats for cancer patients.
Here are a few simple things to remember:
1. Materials – Cancer patients as well as others may be allergic to wool. Please do not use wool. Remember this is going on a bald head. Use soft yarn.
2. Smells – Many cancer patients are very sensitive to smells. Please do not spray perfume on the hats or yarn.
Cancer patients are extremely sensitive to tobacco odors. If you smoke in your home please do not make hats at home or bring yarn into your home. You are encouraged to make hats and use the materials provided in our group sessions.
Please do not apply perfumed hand lotion before knitting.
3. Allergies – Please be mindful if you have pets at home. Do not allow them to play with the yarn. Both the hair and dander can set off allergies.
4. Illness – Please be mindful if you are not feeling well or have symptoms such as fever, cough or a runny nose. Do not come to knitting session. Patients attend sessions and because of their weakened immune system are very susceptible to illness.
We hand knit, crochet and loom our hats. Pick your favorite pattern and have fun.
Circle Loom Hats
If using chunky yarn it is ok to use a single strand of yarn
If using 4 ply yarn PLEASE use 2 strands at the same time.
In warmer weather you can use 1 strand 4ply and 1 strand baby yarn
Size # pegs # rows brim no brim total inches
Baby Doll 24 7-10 18-23 5 – you can use single-strand 4-ply yarn for this hat only.
Child 31 8-12 30-34 7
Adult Female 36 14-16 36 9
Adult Men 41 16-20 38-42 10-11
Approximately 76 yards to knit a men’s hat with brim
Approximately 70-72 yards to knit a woman’s hat with brim
Hand Knitting or Crocheting it is ok to use a single strand of yarn.
If you are sewing hats please use soft stretchy jersey material like a tee-shirt.