Monday, May 11, 2009

Hats!

I've been a bad blogger and haven't updated much. I'm sorry about that, life really got in the way. I've been working a lot and working out and preparing my trip to NYC (FRIDAY!!!!). And knitting! I'm back into it and my Phlox socks are coming along nicely. I don't think I'll have them finished by the time I leave like I wanted though.

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Pink ribbon. You all know what that means, right? Breast cancer awareness. Like many people, I have been indirectly affected by it. My paternal grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 42. So young. Thank God she did survive and had a good long life (she died two years ago and she was in her 80's). She had her left breast AND arm amputated though.

Well in March of this year, the disease striked again. This time, it touched my mom's sister, who is in her early 50's (I think 53). She should start her chemo treatments soon. I saw her yesterday and told her I'd knit her some hats.

So now I need suggestions. Hat patterns, yarn to use. I have no idea how long her treatments are going to take so I think I'll make her a couple of lighter hat (cotton maybe?) and a couple of warmer ones. We'll see.

I think I want to make this one first. What do you think?

5 comments:

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I don't have any suggestions of hats to knit, but Jennifer (Jeloca.com) just made some for her cousin (they're in her Ravelry finished projects) and maybe you can get some ideas from there.

HAVE FUN IN NYC!!!

Sam said...

What about the one that Knitty.com published a few years ago - in Rowan Calmer ?

Tara said...

I just went through my queue, and the problem is that most of the free patterns I like are berets! I dunno, beret and Spring just don't go together, right? But there's the Meret, the February Beret, and Halley's Comet Hat...

As for yarns, I'd stick with cotton for Spring. Maybe bamboo? That'd be soft and not too warm, right?

jeloca said...

Hi Caroline,

The Knitty one that Sam mentioned is Shedir. I haven't knit that one, but I did knit 2 others (1 of them more than once). They are:

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/jenniferlori/the-no-hair-day-hairy-chemo-cap

and

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/jenniferlori/lace-slant-hat

I knit the furry one twice, once for a gift for someone else.

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I've knit Shedir for someone who had cancer a few years ago and it is a great pattern. Louise