Thursday, February 18, 2016

Youngster's Fuzzy and Fluffy Chemo Cap Made with 6 Weight Yarn


What a lovely Chemo Cap, or just a stylish and warm hat for you! This cap uses a 6 weight of yarn. The yarn of choice is Lion Brands Homespun Thick and Quick, that makes working up this hat a quick venture, and it is so stylish. Add a brooch, fancy cabochon, button, or a vintage piece of jewelry to the turned up brim and you have your own unique design!

Here is what Lion Brand has to say about it's yarn

Make a statement with Homespun® Thick & Quick®. This super-bulky version of our fan-favorite Homespun® yarn works up quickly into richly textured afghans and silky-soft accessories.Made in the USA, this beautiful yarn features both heathers and slowly striping painterly shades, so you’re sure to find the color you love.


Weight Category: 6 -   Super Bulky Weight: Bulky, Roving Yarn
8.00 oz./227 g (160 yd/146 m)
88% Acrylic, 12% Polyester


Youngsters FuzzyChemo Cap





Size 7yr to Adult EX. Small


Lion Brand Homespun Thick and Quick; 88% Acrylic, 12% Polyester - 120 yards

Hook: L –11/8.00mm      Yarn needle for sewing peak into place

Embellishment Supplies: Optional – Lace, buttons, brooches or vintage jewelry to adorn the flap.
          
Stitch Guide 
join w/ = join with   
SLP ST = Slip Stitch      
CH = Chain     
SC
= Single Crochet  
HDC = Half Double Crochet 
SP = Space
nxt = Next 
st = Stitch      
*  * = Execute sequence between the stars, the number of times stated 
x = Times; example Repeat 2 x or 2 times; 3 x or 3 times and so on
Pattern Notes:
1. Beginning CH 1 & SLP ST’s do not count as a stitch
STOP!!!! PLEASE READ!!!!! Gauge As You Go: There will be measurements at certain stages throughout the pattern. They will be highlighted in green. This system of measurements, will give you an idea if you are on track to achieve the size that you WANT. Not everyone crochets with the same tension. Example, if the beginning circle, which will be the first measurement you come across, is too small, then you can go up a hook size or two, or you can add an increase row if you so desire. If you are finding that the next segment of measurements is too short, you can always add an extra yarn over before pulling through the last sequence of loops that completes the stitch, this will give your stitches more height. Some crochet artists can achieve gauge horizontally, but not in height. One other option is add an extra row if you would like. There are so many ways to achieve the size you want, with “GAUGE AS YOU GO” This system will also allow you to change yarns… Most yarns have a slightly different gauge, and this system will help you see if the yarn is going to make it a good fit.
 
CH 3, join in ring, or use magic circle

Round 1: CH1; 10 HDC in ring, join w/SLP ST to beg. HDC
Crocheting with this super squishy, soft and fuzzy yarn can be a challenge. Notice in pic 1 you cannot readily count the stitches, and it can be hard to find where you should put your next stitch. I like to use my fingers to help me along. Notice where my thumb is, I am poking with my ring finger, from the back, to open the hole and make it noticeable. So go slow…poke around with your fingers and count as you go.  Since it is so hard to see the individual stitches, when it is time to join, feel for the post of the first HDC. Pic 2 is showing where I have found the post, and placed a finger on either side of the post. The two loops that are slanting down on the right side of the post (where the black arrow is) will be where you will join. Pic 3 is showing the hook being inserted under the two loops, preparing for the join. TIP 1: Holding a piece of white paper in your lap while you crochet with this squishy and fuzzy yarn can help you to see your stitches. TIP 2: Place markers at increases, advice from 1 of my testers.




  

Round 2: CH 1; 2HDC in each ST around; join w/SLP ST to beg. HDC (20 HDC)

Round 3: CH 1; HDC in joining st, 2HDC in nxt st; * HDC in nxt st, 2 HDC in nxt st* 9x; join w/SLP ST to beg. HDC (30 HDC)
Round 4: CH 1; HDC in joining st; HDC in nxt st (3x), 2HDC in nxt st; * HDC in nxt st 4x, 2 HDC in nxt st* 5x; join w/SLP ST to beg.HDC (36 HDC) NOTE: This pattern is written for those who have lost their hair due to chemo or other medical conditions. If you would like a bigger hat, just add an increase round right here or follow the instructions for “Adult size Chemo cap” found in my Ravelry Store as a free download http://www.ravelry.com/stores/krissys-wonders. You can also find it here on my blog http://theslantedlife.blogspot.com/

 

 Diameter = 6.5”


Round 5– 11: HDC in joining st, and in each st around; join w/SLP ST to beg. HDC (36HDC)
Total measurement from crown to Round 11 =8” - 8 ½”

Round 12: CH 1, SC in joining st, and in each st around; join w/SLP ST to beg. SC (36 SC)

Round 13: CH1, SC in joining st, SC in nxt st (4x), 2 SC in nxt st; *SC in nxt st (5x), 2 SC in nxt st;* 5x; join w/SLP ST to beg. SC
(42 SC)

Round 14: CH 1, SC in joining st, and in each st around; join w/SLP ST to beg. SC (42 SC)
NOTE: If you would like to make a basic beanie, end off after this round
 
Follow instructions below, to make this hat with a turned up brim Scroll down to find the peaked brim instructions found at the bottom of the pattern.

Round 15: Turn, CH1 SC in Back Loop Only BLO, around Note: This was the front loop, before you turned (42 SC)

Round 16 –21: CH 1, SC in joining st, and in each st around; join w/SLP ST to beg. SC (42 SC) End off at the end of round 21, weave in ends. Turn the brim up, and sew on a pretty button, or pin a brooch in place. (If you would like a wider brim, just add more rounds.)
Finishing measurements = 8 ½”- 9” crown to brim; 9 ½” – 10” across the folded hat;  20”- 21” circumference
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Follow instructions below, to make this hat with a peaked brim
Round 15: Turn, CH 1 SC in Back Loop Only BLO, around; join w/SLP ST to beg. SC.  Note: This was the front loop, before you turned (42 SC)
The next rows will make the peak. Work the amount of stitches stated, and leave the rest of the stitches unworked, it will create a rough edge, but the edging round will smooth out the bumps.
Round 16: CH 1;  HDC in nxt st (18x); (18 HDC)

Round 17: TURN; SLP ST; Skp 1 st, SC in nxt st (14x);  (14 SC)

Round18: TURN;  SLP ST; Skp 1 st, SC in nxt st (10x);  (10 SC)

Round 19: TURN;  SLP ST; Skp 1 st, SC in nxt st(6x);  (6 SC)

Round 20: Edging round: Turn, SC across the peak, and down the slope, smoothing out the bumps. When you get to the base of the brim, continue to SC in each st, until you reach the opposite slope of the peak. Continue to SC up the slope, smoothing out the rough edges; SLP ST in the 1st SC made at beg. of this round. End off leaving a tail to sew the peak to the side of the hat.
Finishing measurements = 8 ½”- 9” crown to brim; 9 ½” – 10” across the folded hat;  20”- 21” circumference


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