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Summer Chemo Caps Are Not a Myth

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The bitter cold has passed and the trees and flowers are in full bloom. You have packed away your bulky winter clothes, coats, scarves, gloves and hats for the season. It’s warm and sunny out and the last thing you are thinking about is crocheting a hot sweaty beanie, right? I mean, who on earth would […]

Crocheting Can Manage Stress

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I have been asked on numerous occasions “why do you like to crochet?” I always think to myself, why would anyone not want to crochet? Crocheting is a beautiful and relaxing form of art. After really thinking about it for some time, I realized that I just feel better when I crochet. It makes me […]

Crochet Shell Beanie with Irish Rose Flower

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I made this striped Crochet Shell Beanie with Irish Rose Flower using Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn. The beanie pattern is by Crochet Hooks You and the Irish Rose is by the Crochet Geek. Patterns below. For more chemo cap patterns please click here. Cap Written Pattern by Crochet Hooks You Irish Rose Written Pattern by […]

Cotton Candy Stripe Beanie Pattern

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Click Here to PRINT this Pattern This is how I made the cap however you can tweak it to make it larger or smaller. Keep in mind your results may differ. Hook: Size J/10 – 6.00MM Crochet Hook Yarn: Bernat Cotton Candy Collection 100% Cotton (yarn might be discontinued) Size: Adult Ladies Cap MC – […]

Crochet for Cancer’s Basketweave Vertical Stripe Cap

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Here is our newest cap called the Crochet for Cancer Basketweave Vertical Stripe Cap. Below is the Free Pattern. We would love to see your photos on our Facebook Page. Design by Tracy Wells – Co-Founder, Crochet for Cancer, Inc. with assistance by Paula Daniele, Crochet Hooks You. Materials Required 1 skein of Medium Worsted […]

Morse Code Hat

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Adult Ladies Morse Code Hat Use a size J crochet hook Directions: Beginning at top with main color, ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring. Round 1: Ch 3, 9 dc in ring. Join with a sl st in top of ch 3 (10 dc) Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in […]

Quick Tip: Wash Your Hands

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People that have a lower immune system due to cancer related treatments can not afford to be exposed to any type of germs or items that could cause an allergic reaction. Be careful when you make your caps to keep them away from any type of food, dust, pet dander, smoke, etc.

One Amazing Day!

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It was absolutely amazing. We delivered 41 chemo caps and a few lap blankets to 4 locations around South Bend, Indiana on April 17, 2012. The video below is of Gwen P., a wonderful nurse at Memorial Hospital’s Infusion Center who has experienced first hand how the free hats have uplifted the patients. Thank you […]

Cancer Awareness Ribbon Colors

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When I was browsing through a store in downtown Savannah, Georgia, I came across this image from Live for Life Hope For All that shows the cancer awareness ribbon colors. The store had it displayed on their wall and I instantly knew I wanted to research it. I found the organization and have posted the […]