Chemo Cap with Floppy Brim
basic chemo cap Directions for Floppy Brim Cap

Use worsted weight yarn and 5" double-pointed needles. 5 stitches=1 inch

Cast on 88 stitches (if using diamond pattern, 84 stitches).
Knit evenly for four inches.
Next row: k 9, k 2 together; Row 2: knit; Row 3: k 8, k 2 together; Row 4: knit; Row 5: k 7, k 2 together; Row 6: knit; Row 7: k 6, k 2 together; Row 8: knit; Row 9: k 5, k 2 together; Row 10: knit; Row 11: k 4, k 2 together; Row 12: knit; Row 13: k 3, k 2 together; Row 14: knit: Row 15: k 2, k 2 together; Row 16: k 1 k 2 together; Row 17: k 2 together.
Cut yarn and loop over neighboring stitch, then weave through stitches to hide (do not tie a knot as this irritates sensitive skin).

BRIM: With right side facing, pick up 88 (84) stitches along the bottom.
Row 1:knit; Row 2: knit 3, increase 1 stitch in next stitch (knit into front and back of stitch); Rows 3 & 4: knit; Row 5: knit 4, increase 1 stitch in next stitch; Rows 6 & 7; knit; Row 8: purl; Row 9: knit: row 10: purl; bind off.

blue hat with white trimVariations:

  • Alternate rows of complementary or contrasting colors.
  • Knit one row in eyelet (Knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2, repeat) and leave open or draw a complementary or contrasting ribbon through the openings
  • Use an alternate color on edge of brim and tip of cap
  • Checkerboard: (O=cap color, X=trim color)
    Row 1: XXOOXXOOXXOOXXOO repeat across row
    Row 2: XXOOXXOOXXOOXXOO repeat across row
    Row 3: OOXXOOXXOOXXOOXX repeat across row
    Row 3: OOXXOOXXOOXXOOXX repeat across row
    Row 5: XXOOXXOOXXOOXXOO repeat across row
    Row 6: XXOOXXOOXXOOXXOO repeat across row
  • Diamond pattern (use 84 stitches for this pattern):
    Row 1: OOOXOOO repeat
    Row 2: OOXXXOO repeat
    Row 3: OXXOXXO repeat
    Row 4: OOXXXOO repeat
    Row 5: OOOXOOO repeat

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