Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chemo Caps For Our Community

This summer we are knitting up Chemo Caps for our community. Here are some of the pretties that have been knit in the last few weeks and dropped off at the store.
Our goal is 100 caps by the end of summer!
with knitters in your community
a bit of your time to brighten someone's day
each stitch with good thoughts
Softness- use yarns that are gentle to wear against sensitive skin such as merino, bamboo, cotton, or acrylic blends
Colour- choose a happy shade to cheer up someone's day
Creativity- add stripes or embroidery or a few knitted flowers as a thoughtful touch
Chemo Cap Pattern
I ball of worsted weight yarn with approx 100m will make an adult size cap- S/M (L)
Cast on 80 (90) sts with 5 mm double point needles. Join in round.
Rnd 1- *K1, YO, K3, SL1, K2tog, PSSO, K3, YO*, rep *to*
Rnd 2- K
Rep last 2 rnds twice more. Cont to K each rnd until work meas 4.5".
Shape Top-
Rnd 1- *K2tog, K12 (11) SL1, K1, PSSO*, rep *to*
Rnd 2 and 3- K
Rnd 4- *K2tog, K10 (9), SL1, K1, PSSO*, rep *to*
Rnd 5 and 6- K
Rnd 7- *K2tog, K8 (7), SL1, K1, PSSO*, rep *to*
Rnd 8 and 9- K
Rnd 10- *K2tog, K6 (5), SL1, K1, PSSO*, rep *to*
Rnd 11 and 12- K
Rnd 13- *K2tog, K4 (3), SL1, K1, PSSO*, rep *to*
Rnd 14 and 15- K
Rnd 16- *K2tog, K2 (1), SL1, K1, PSSO*, rep *to*
Rnd 17 and 18- K
Rnd 19 and 20- K2tog across all sts = 5 sts.
Cut yarn and draw through rem sts, secure.
Sew in ends.

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