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Thread: Desperately needing a chemo cap pattern

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    Super Member rexie's Avatar
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    My BFF found out a few days ago that she has small cell lung cancer. It is aggressive and so is the treatment. They tell her she will lose her hair in 2 or 3 weeks so I want to make her some cool weight chemo caps. I had a pattern for some caps made from cotton-knit fabric, but who knows where that is. All I can find online is crochet or knitted. Can anyone help?

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    Not a cap, but my brother used the dew rags and bandanas ? Just a thought.

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}} and warm thoughts for you and your friend

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    I found this for you, I am sorry about your BFF..

    http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/patterns.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrazygirl
    I found this for you, I am sorry about your BFF..

    http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/patterns.htm
    #10 looks perfect for her.


    Are you old enough to remember when girls wore those cotton triangle head scarves? Those are easy to make and might work. You also might try this one Mccalls 4116
    http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-...patternid=4436

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    Lordy, I am old enough to have invented them. Thank you all so much for the links. I will check them everyone.

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    I have a good pattern, easy and stylish. Will be glad to send it to you but can't until mid week. It is a bit more stylish than those shown. It is usually made from cotton knit.

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    So glad this thread was started. My daughter's friend just had a hysterectomy due to ovarian cancer. Poor thing just found out and it went fast from there. And she is so young, just breaks my heart. She will lose her hair too, so I thought I would make her some chemo caps. She did tell my daughter that she wants a hot pink wig. At least she still has her sense of humor.

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    i just got a pattern for the cap i can send it to u or make some and send let me know

    mema

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    I'm sorry to hear about her health problem.
    Sewing with Nancy has a webpage called Creative Kindness with free head covering patterns.
    Here's a link
    http://www.nancysnotions.com/text/pd...ts_Pattern.pdf

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    Try looking for surgical cap patterns. My friend has had chronic breast cancer for 23 years and is in the process of her ninth set of chemo. She has the worlds largest hat collection, and lots of them are chemo caps.

    Love your friend through this. The best thing you can do for her is be in the room, talk when she wants to talk about whatever she wants to talk about. Sometimes it will be the cancer and sometimes anything but the cancer.

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    I am so sorry about your friend. I am working as fast as I can on a sofa sized throw for my niece, she starts chemo next week, and I want her to know I care, even though I live 500 miles away.

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    Aw, so sorry to hear about your friend. She's going to be so happy with the caps!

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    I used Mccalls 4116 and my friend loved them

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    sorry to hear about your friend, will be praying for her

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    I have a pattern for chemo caps..if anyone would like it..I will mail it to you..just IM your address to me. I make them for our cancer center..have made 75 so far. In two weeks I will find out if my current breast cancer treatment is doing it's job..if not..I will going for Chemo treatments. You can use either cotton or a knit fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexie
    My BFF found out a few days ago that she has small cell lung cancer. It is aggressive and so is the treatment. They tell her she will lose her hair in 2 or 3 weeks so I want to make her some cool weight chemo caps. I had a pattern for some caps made from cotton-knit fabric, but who knows where that is. All I can find online is crochet or knitted. Can anyone help?
    this is the one I used, just follow the measurements...

    I've used this one
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    So sorry to hear about your BFF! I hope everything goes well for her!

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    Here is a link for a good free pattern for a doo rag.
    http://clairekennedydesign.typepad.c...ken/scuba-cap/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janetlmt
    I have a pattern for chemo caps..if anyone would like it..I will mail it to you..just IM your address to me. I make them for our cancer center..have made 75 so far. In two weeks I will find out if my current breast cancer treatment is doing it's job..if not..I will going for Chemo treatments. You can use either cotton or a knit fabric.
    I will pm you with a request

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    Thank you for posting this question and the links. Just last night I ordered 3 styles of chemo hats from a website to be delivered directly to the rehabilitation hospital my mother-in-law is in following removal of a brain hemorrhage. She has about 40% of her head shaved and a huge scar midline from front to back and then down along one side of her head. I'll be checking out these links for instructions and try making some in different colors after she is discharged.

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