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free knit chemo hat patter

Chemo Cap in Splash & Merino 5

Designer’s Note: This cap combines the warmth of wool with the pizzazz of Splash and whimsical Curlicues at the top. It is sure to bring a smile to the recipient! Make it in “Breast Cancer Pink" for a special touch.
Both Merino 5 and Splash are machine washable, making this an easy-care, thoughtful gift.

1-50 gr ball Crystal Palace Splash, color #9219 "Strawberry Soda",
1-50 gr ball Crystal Palace Merino 5, color #5208, "Blush Pink"
Crystal Palace Bamboo DP (double-pointed needles) US #11 needle
Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook, Size G

This hat is knit with a strand of Splash and a strand of Merino 5 held together throughout. Two sizes are given to assure a good fit for the recipient.
Cast on 40 (50) sts being careful not to twist first row. Place marker to indicate beginning of round.

Knit in rounds for 5-1/2 (6) inches. Begin decreases.
Next round: K8, K2 tog - 36 (45) sts. Knit 1 round.
Next round: K7, K2 tog - 32 (40) sts. Knit 1 round.
Next round: K6, K2 tog - 28 (35) sts. Knit 1 round.
Next round: K5, K2 tog - 24 (30) sts. Knit 1 round.
Next round: K4, K2 tog - 20 (25) sts. Knit 1 round.
Next round: K3, K2 tog - 16 (20) sts.
Next round: K2, K2 tog - 12 (15) sts.
For small size only: Next round: K2 tog 6 times - 6 sts.
For larger size only: Next round: K2 tog 7 times, K1 - 8 sts.
Next round: K2 tog - 3 (4) sts.
Gather 3 (4) sts together and fasten off. Cut Splash, leaving a 3" end. Pull Splash end to inside of hat.

Curlicue Trim: *Using Merino 5, chain 26. Turn, skip 1 chain, and work 3sc in the remaining 25 chain.* Repeat between ** at least 4 times to make 5 or more Curlicues.

Pattern credit: Superior Knitting Patterns and Joanne Cole, designer

Copyright 2007 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Splash & Merino 5 are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.

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