It's a Continuing Summer Christmas for Chemo Caps

Since we continually have new members joining us I will repeat our current project information below  Please remember that if you prefer working on your own project that is fine.  Come along and join us for an evening of talk, yarn and hooks!

......originally posted for July 11th meetup...

A couple years ago I had a call from a friend requesting chemo caps for a friend of hers that was moving through a tough road with her end stage cancer.  I was in the middle of making my Christmas projects and on some tough deadlines.  But I put those aside, searched through my acrylic stash for some Caron Simply Soft in several colors.  By nightfall I had churned out 3 caps in some luscious colors!  Belinda received these hats the next day and wore them during her last 2 months she was with us.  She had her favorite, which her Mom kept as a memento after Belinda's passing.  I was touched that this little bit of work brought so much comfort to both Belinda and her Mom.

Come join us for a giving summer making chemo caps for the Rex Cancer Center and/or Halos for Hope..   What a great service project that will keep our fingers busy with a small project.

The yarn should be a soft acrylic.  Rub it on your cheek.  If it feels bunny soft then it will be perfect!

The pattern?  Anything you want.  Caps are needed for men, women and children.  You can get creative!  Make birthday caps, holiday caps or generic caps.  Keep them fairly ornament free (remember they may be sleeping in them).  Several great patterns are available online.  Here are a couple links:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#view=captioned_thumbs&craft=crochet&query=chemo%20hats&sort=best

http://www.halosofhope.org/volunteers/cap-patterns-a-guidelines.html

We will collect the hats throughout the summer with the final collection being late September

Let's see how many we can have to donate to this wonderful need!   .

As always, if you prefer working on your own projects that is just fine!

 

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