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i am making a hat (or two) for a little girl (5 years old) who has cancer and is undergoing chemo.<br><br>
any ideas on a cute pattern and what kind of yarn to use?<br><br>
i'd really like to use merino, but am not sure a) if she is allergic, and b) if her family wants to deal with handwashing it.<br><br>
i don't know this little girl, but i really want to make her something that she will love and that will make her feel good when she wears it.
 

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Check out the free patterns at <a href="http://www.lionbrand.com/" target="_blank">Lion Brand's</a> website (on the left of their page under 'Free Patterns'). I think you have to register now to view the patterns, but it's pretty painless. They have a few different hats for kids. A washable wool would be good, or a wool blend. I've used cotton for close-fitted hats, too.<br><br>
Also, you might want to check your library. My local library has a lot of knitting and crochet books with children's patterns.
 

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Ohhhh, what about a nice Cascade pima cotton? Soooooo snuggly and soft. Not outdoors-in-the-winter warm, but that's not really the purpose of a chemo cap, right? Or were you thinking about an outside hat?<br><br>
I will look for fun patterns!
 

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This is a nice, quick pattern I have used. Easily adaptable - <a href="http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/chemo_cro_cap-scarf.html" target="_blank">http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/ch...cap-scarf.html</a>.
 

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Here's some patterns:<br><br><a href="http://headhuggers.org/patterns/patterns.htm" target="_blank">http://headhuggers.org/patterns/patterns.htm</a><br><br>
More pattern links:<br><br><a href="http://headhuggers.org/misc/links.htm" target="_blank">http://headhuggers.org/misc/links.htm</a><br><br>
Make sure your yarn is super-soft.<br>
Baby yarns work great.<br><br>
Hope you find something that will work for the little girl. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Here's some patterns:<br><br><a href="http://headhuggers.org/patterns/patterns.htm" target="_blank">http://headhuggers.org/patterns/patterns.htm</a><br><br>
More pattern links:<br><br><a href="http://headhuggers.org/misc/links.htm" target="_blank">http://headhuggers.org/misc/links.htm</a><br><br>
Make sure your yarn is super-soft.<br>
Baby yarns work great.<br><br>
Hope you find something that will work for the little girl. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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DebbiBliss Baby cashmerino is really nice . .. . .
 

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This is too cute!!! - <a href="http://www.knitlist.com/00gift/beehive-hat.htm" target="_blank">http://www.knitlist.com/00gift/beehive-hat.htm</a><br><br>
And it's stretchy, allowing for a nicer range of fit.
 

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thank you all! i'm going to bed now but will check out all the links tomorrow.
 

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Have you seen little hats knit to look like cats? They are knit kind of square, then the top two corners are sewn so they resemble cat ears?<br><br>
I swear I saw one on Hyena Cart a while back - I think it was black and white - and it was so sweet. Was it Nature Baby Knits? I did a search but the closest thing I could find was this:<br><br><a href="http://www.urchinseattle.com/Baby/Clothing/86002.htm" target="_blank">http://www.urchinseattle.com/Baby/Clothing/86002.htm</a><br><br>
As for yarn, how about Rowan Calmer? It is a cotton/microfiber blend, and it is a pleasure to knit and it nice and soft. I think it feels lovely next to the skin. If you are looking for something bulkier, I'd go with Blue Sky Alpaca's organic cotton. You can get the plain color grown colors, or they also dye it in pretty colors.<br><br>
ETA:<br><br>
Found Nature Baby Knits cat hat! Now isn't this cute (I think it needs eyes, though)?<br><br><a href="http://hyenacart.com/prod_details.php?id=61975&vid=501" target="_blank">http://hyenacart.com/prod_details.php?id=61975&vid=501</a><br><br>
And this one's a riot:<br><br><a href="http://hyenacart.com/prod_details.php?id=58315&vid=501" target="_blank">http://hyenacart.com/prod_details.php?id=58315&vid=501</a>
 
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