Every year many of us make hats for those suffering from hair loss from chemotherapy treatments. For the past three years we have only made watch caps from knits using a pattern from Nancy's Notions.
I have been priviledged to have given away hundreds of these caps in zip lock bags - three to a bag with a decorative pin for those that seem especialy girly.
I was proud to do it but some of the knits we had gave really variable results. Unfortunately you don't know how bad a knit will be for this project until you actually make the hat and then its too late. I would still distribute them hoping that someone with a big head would appreciate the ones that came out huge because of a loose weave and that children would get the ones that came out too small because of a lack of stretchiness.
This year things will be different.
We are making three style of hats - one woven, one fleece and one knit. The knit one will only be made from a single source of fabric and we will be using a new turban style pattern.
The fleece hat will be a watch style cap as well but we are making up the pattern based on one Paul has that has ears. (I think I will skip the ears.)
The hat made from woven fabric is a copy of a hat sold in M. D. Anderson's Cancer Center Gift Shop that sells for $24.00(!).
What do you think?