Crochet Chemo Caps for Kids & Adults
Personally, it breaks my heart that there is a need for Chemo Caps in today’s modern age of medicine. Not only does the recipient have the worry of finding out they have cancer, but then the treatment stages that can become obvious to strangers such as hair loss becomes apparent. It’s a very difficult time, to say the least. Though I have never had such a scare, I can strongly empathize with the mental battle of dealing with such situations.
Though I hate the name Chemo Cap, there’s a reason why it’s called that. It’s to separate the type of hat from conventional caps. Due to skin sensitivity during this difficult time, you have to be mindful on what actually touches the skin. For hair loss, it may be the first time that a person has a completely bald head. Though it sounds ridiculous, I shaved my legs once in my 20’s. Having zero hair, I never realized how live wired my skin was. Everything was so overwhelming in touch and feel.
When choosing yarn, you need to carefully review the yarn and it is strongly recommended you use 100% Cotton Yarns. It’s a natural fiber verses acrylic or animal blends. It’s better to go for the natural approach during this time frame. Though a person may have worn acrylic hats or animal blends, during this time, it may not be the best choice. Go with a plant based fiber instead.
I would highly recommend Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Stripes Version. While it may be a difficult time in a person’s life, it doesn’t mean that colour shouldn’t be factored in. This particular yarn line has playful colours that can provide colour style for a simplistic design.
Comments on “Crochet Chemo Cap Pattern”
The link on YS – when you actually download the pattern it is the knit one. I can’t seem to find the crochet version on their site
I have submitted a request for updated PDF. Originally both patterns were on same PDF… now it’s just knit. I don’t know when they are going to get back to me. I requested last Monday.
Hi met you last year on cruise,so much fun and learned so much thank you jackie
Unfortunately,chemo caps have been one of my top selling items. My customers seem to prefer soft acrylic yarns (Caron simply soft) over cotton. I’ve been told that due to changes that a patient goes thru while having chemo treatments, they tend to sweat a lot more than normal,and the cotton hats are quickly stained and are ruined. But I do make them using super soft cotton yarns when requested.
Where can I purchase a few caps? I just finally gave in and had my remaining hair cut off and I feel so. Much better looking in the mirror at a pretty cap than baby duck hair.
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Do you have a web page? Need to order for my 11 year old granddaughter