Here is a chemocap pattern I made up for you. More information and other patterns are available at Chemocaps.com (thanks, Kary!)
Top-Down Knit Chemocap Pattern #1 - Tall Crown, I-cord Variation
(This is a draft; let me know if it's cockeyed, please. A flat-top version is coming soon - thanks again, Leah!)
Send finished Chemocaps to: Chemocaps, c/o Ronni Spoll, 51 Sutton Place, Easton, PA, 18045.
Size: Ladies� Large (will fit up to a 22� head)
Final Measurement: Approximately 20.5� in circumference
For a smaller size, simply stop increasing sooner. Remember that a hat - especially one for a person with no hair - should have a �negative� fit; down an inch or two from the measured head size should do.
Materials: (1) 50g/1.75 oz. (150 yards) ball of Plymouth Encore Colorspun D.K., color 7065-�Baby Girl�
DPNs size US7; one stitch marker
Gauge: 5 sts./inch
K1 - knit one
M1 - make one using a lifted bar increase
Kf&b - knit into front and back of stitch, thereby increasing by 1
Cast on 6 sts. Knit an i-cord, 1� long if leaving plain, 2-3� long if planning to tie in a knot.
Round 1: Increase to 12 stitches and begin using all your DPNs.
Round 2 and ALL EVEN ROUNDS: K 1 round.
Round 3: *K1, M1, K1* OR *K1, Kf&b* around, whichever method of increasing you prefer. (18 sts.)
Round 5: *K2; M1, K1* OR *K2, Kf&b* around. (24 sts.)
Round 7: *K3; M1, K1* OR *K3, Kf&b* around. (30 sts.)
Round 9: *K4; M1, K1* OR *K4, Kf&b* around. (36 sts.)
Round 11: *K5; M1, K1* OR *K5, Kf&b* around. (42 sts.)
Round 13: *K6; M1, K1* OR *K6, Kf&b* around. (48 sts.)
Round 15: *K7; M1, K1* OR *K7, Kf&b* around. (54 sts.)
Round 17: *K8; M1, K1* OR *K8, Kf&b* around. (60 sts.)
Round 19: *K9; M1, K1* OR *K9, Kf&b* around. (66 sts.)
Round 21: *K10; M1, K1* OR *K10, Kf&b* around. (72 sts.)
Round 23: *K11; M1, K1* OR *K11, Kf&b* around. (78 sts.)
Round 25: *K12; M1, K1* OR *K12, Kf&b* around. (84 sts.)
Round 27: *K13; M1, K1* OR *K13, Kf&b* around. (90 sts.)
Round 29: *K14; M1, K1* OR *K14, Kf&b* around. (96 sts.)
Round 31: *K15; M1, K1* OR *K15, Kf&b* around. (102 sts.)
Continue knitting plain to a total length (minus i-cord if you made one) of 9.5-10.5�. Bind off loosely. Machine wash and dry with no fabric softener.
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"We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it."
Keys to Finding Happiness
Adapted from "Choosing Happiness" by Alexandra Stoddard, HarperCollins, 2002
Find and pursue your passion.
Concentrate on, and nurture your mind with, your best thoughts and with good literature.
Recognize and honor your own higher, happier self and your inner spirit.
Try to express your unique creative spirit.
Grow in a deeper commitment to your life and the life around you.
Create and surround yourself with beauty.
Live each moment now.
Do everything with enthusiasm.
Are your ideas lighting up the world for you?
Trust your intuition as your inner intelligence.
Let your imagination blossom.
Live in gratitude for the gift of your life and in appreciation of the lives of loved ones.
Cultivate self-knowledge and free will.
Make keen use of your five sense; become a sensualist.
Celebrate life fully with laughter and fun.
Keep the child within you alive.
Commune with, and learn from, nature.
Stimulate your curiosity and sense of wonder.
Recognize that flowers create paradise on earth.
Let color celebrate your world with joy.
Allow music to transport you.
Believe your sense of humor reflects your sense of proportion.
Believe that perseverance is the essential ingredient for all personal achievements.
Practice and express kindness.
When it rains, look for the rainbow.
Vigorously confront challenges through inner strength and courage.
Seek and maintain balance and simplicity throughout the changing circumstances of life.
Believe that order precedes beauty and structures all things.
Make wise and careful choices.
Develop your spirit-energy in regular times of contemplation.
Be a constant student of truth.
Grow in generosity and clarity.
Believe that tolerance is a virtue.
Learn to forgive.
Cultivate deep understanding.
Believe that freedom makes civilization possible.
Grow in humility.
Believe that a sense of timing is crucial.
Believe that integrity and character define you.
Be open to changing circumstances while remaining flexible.
Exercise common sense.
Establish and maintain healthy living habits through self-discipline.
Be patient with yourself and with others.
Accept what you cannot change.
Sustain hope and faith.
Believe that caring is an act of grace.
Extend compassion and empathy everywhere to everyone.
Find ways to serve others.
Live each day by the Golden Rule.
Communicate unconditional love.
On The Nightstand
Zen Cards - Daniel Levin
Power Thought Cards - Louise L. Hay
Vogue Knitting Caps & Hats II
Quentin's - Maeve Binchy
Simple Abundance - Sara Ban Breathnach
Cecilia - Frances "Fanny" Burney
The Passion Of Artemisia - Susan Vreeland
Choosing Happiness - Alexandra Stoddard
On The CD Player
Weaving The Strands - Music by Contemporary Native American Women
Symphonies Nos. 3 & 5 - Ralph Vaughan Villiams
The Indispensable Django Reinhardt
The Quintessential Reinhardt & Grappelli
On The Needles
Creatures Of The Reef Zephyr Shawl
Cottage Creations Rambling Rows Afghan
On The Agenda
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