I haven’t done charity knitting in quite a while, and it’s time to get back to knitting my chemotherapy hats for the patients at my local cancer center. I have lovely soft yarn that would make great hats, and I need to get going on that.
Chemo patients need hats even in the summer when nights get a little cool. Sometimes I switch over to cotton hats, too, for them. Cotton is soft and washes well, but isn’t quite a stretchy as other fibers.
Interested in knitting chemo caps yourself? Here are some tips:
- Soft acrylics and cotton yarn or blends are best. Avoid wool due to allergies and scratchiness.
- Knitting hats in the round are great for bedtime wear because they do not have a seam in the back.
- Make hats in a variety of colors. Men need them, too!
- Contact your local chemotherapy centers to see if they have any specific needs from patients.
Do you have any other charity knitting ideas that you would like to share here?