I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!



Thursday, April 9, 2015

Funky Chemo Caps to Crochet

If you love someone who is facing chemo treatments, why not crochet a cap to keep their noggin cozy.

I used different yarns for different caps, but mostly used sayelle.  I even tried one (the little red and blue variegated one) in cotton thread.  Depending on your yarn, and how tightly you crochet, you could stop increasing around 59 sts instead of going to 64 sts.

Change colours or even embroider some love onto them for interest.
What you'll need:

100 grams worsted or sayelle yarn
6.00 crochet hook
yarn needle

Ch 2

Rnd 1 - 8 sc in 2nd chain from hook, join with sl st, ch 1, turn.

Rd 2 - Sc in 1st st, 2 sc in following sts, repeat to end (12 sts)
            Join with sl st, ch 1, turn.

Pin a safety pin to the beginning of the row so you'll easily see when you've gone around each time. After every few rows, move the pin up your work.

Rnd 3 - Sc in each of 1st 2 sts, 2 sc in following st, repeat to
              end. (16 sts)  Join with sl st, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 4 - Sc in each of 1st 3 sts, 2 sc in following st, repeat to
               end. (20 sts) Join with sl st, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 5 - Sc in each of 1st 4sts, 2 sc in following st, repeat to
               end.  (24 sts) Join with  sl st, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 6 - repeat rnd 5
Rnd 7 - repeat rnd 5

Rnd 8 - Sc in each st. Join with  sl st, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 9 - Sc in each of 1st 4 sts, 2 sc in following st, repeat to
               end. (39 sts)  Join with  sl st, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 10 - Sc in each of 1st 5 sts, 2 sch in following st, repeat to
                end (45 sts) Join with  sl st, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 11 - Sc in each of 1st 5 sts, 2 sc in following st, repeat to
                end. (52 sts) Join with  sl st, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 12 - Sc in each of 1st 6 sts, 2 sc in following st, repeat to
                end (59 sts) Join with  sl st, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 13 - Sc in each of 1st 10 sts, 2 sc in following st, repeat to
                end (64 sts) Join with  sl st, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 14 - Sc in each st. Join with  sl st, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 15 - 33  - Sc in each st, Join with  sl st, ch 1, turn.

Fasten off and weave end in.

Note:

To join wool or change colour, cut yarn 3-4 inches from work and weave it into the new wool using the yarn needle.  Pull new yarn through the previous one and continue crocheting.
But for this extra funky one I knotted the ends instead and when finished even added a few more pieces by looping through the work and tying off.
A finished cap should measure about 9" across the bottom when folded in half as pictured and 7" long. Of course everyone's head is different so adjust as needed.




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