Chemo Cap Info & Links to Patterns
Overlake Cancer Resource Center and Children's Hospitals need chemo caps. See Home for information on what each hospital needs at this time. The links below contain guidelines for making chemo caps as well as patterns. The menus above also contain links to free sewn, knit and crocheted chemo cap patterns. Other head coverings that are used by chemo patients are triangular scarves and Bukharan-style yarmulkes (which tend to be ornate). If you find another free pattern that you'd like to add, please contact us.
Head Size Chart
Please use the following chart to determine what size hat you’d like to make. Don’t worry if your hat doesn’t fit exactly in this chart. There is always someone will be able to use it. Hats that are knit and crocheted should be made approximately 1-1½” smaller than the circumference noted because they will stretch. The height noted is the total height of the hat including the brim. Please see Home for information on what size hat is needed at each hospital.
There are so many children and adults in need of a bright colored cap to wear when they lose their hair to chemotherapy. At a time when their lives are in enough turmoil, perhaps having a cap someone has made just for them, will bring some renewed hope into their life. Please help today.
This is a collection of patterns and links to patterns to make headcoverings, and some tips. Some of the patterns that I link to are charity patterns, and they ask that if you use them for personal use, that you make an extra and give it to a charity. I think that's a lovely thought, and encourage everyone to do so.
My plan is to distribute the caps to hospitals, oncology offices, hospices, etc. so that they can more readily be available to those who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. But to make it work, I need volunteers to help with the production and distribution. Won't you consider joining me?
If you are interested and would like more information (including 'Head Huggers Guidelines' and patterns), please explore this site then contact me.
Sewing Charity is an extensive directory of charitable sewing, quilting, knitting and crochet projects. Often times people make wonderful items of love, but don't know where to donate them. This site can be used as a tool to find the perfect organization for your donations. So, get to work, using your talent and ability to help others in need by making blankets and clothing of love.