By Mom from Bremen, IN
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I've been through the same, only it was me with the cancer and my partner taking wonderful care of me. I used knitting as a great meditative, calming, distraction from the stress, pain, and worry. Perhaps you could teach her! Regarding the newsboy cap. I found a great one called "kap" on the berrocco site. It can be pulled down to cover more head area. I found a more traditional one with matching fingerless gloves on the purple kitty site. Just search for purple kitty, and click on hat patterns which appears in a list under the search term purple kitty yarns and needlework, then page down a few times until you see the hats. The newsboy cap is listed under knitted hat patterns. You might want to knit in cotton or baby alpaca or something very soft and non-itchy. Besides the hat pattern advice, please excuse the next piece of advice. Go to a caregiver's support group. I think it was harder on my partner than it was on me (two stem cell transplants). But I got all the attention and support and she got very little. Best wishes to you both.
By Cathy 09/29/2010
Here are a couple links I found. If you google "knitted Newsboy Cap Pattern" you get all kind of links.
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/v ... .php?d_nr=93&d_id=22&lang=us
http://www.suite101.com/content/fre ... ate-knit-pattern-newsboy-hat-a101647
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My partner has cancer and would like me to knit or crochet her a newsboy cap. I am not having any luck finding a pattern online. Any feedback would be appreciated.
She saw one in a special needs order catalog, but can't afford to buy it so I am trying to help her out by making one. She already has some yarn for one. She used to do needle projects, but has no energy to do so any longer.
Thank you in advance,
Almost a Newsboy Cap
Starting at top, ch 2.
Row 1: 8 sc in 2nd chain from hook,** put a marker in work to mark beg of each round.
Row 2: *2 sc in each st (8 sts inc).
Row 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (8 sts inc).
Row 4: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around (8 sts inc).
Row 5: *1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (8 sts inc).
Continue in this manner to increase 8 sts "every round", being sure that incs do not come directly over each other, having 1 st more between incs on each inc. round until there are 96 sts in a round, piece should measure approx 9 inches in diameter. Next 7 rows: work even on 96 sts.
Row 1: *1 sc in each of next 3 sc, skip next sc, repeat from * around 72 sts.
Rows 2 - 4: work even in sc. Join with sl st to first st, but DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Visor: Row 1: 1 sc in next 14 sts, end off.
Row 2: with right side facing join yarn in fist st, 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of last 3 sts, end off.
Row 3: With right side facing you, join yarn in band 2 sts from beg of visor, 1 sc in each of these 2 sts, 1 sc in each of next 4 sts of visor, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of last 4 sts of visor, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts in band, end off.
Continue to work 2 more sts of band and 2 more sts at centre of visor between incs "every row" until 8 row of visor have been complete. End off.
Facing: With wrong side of visor facing you, work to correspond to visor end off.
Finish: Cut a very stiff piece of cardboard (I recommend plastic canvas) in the shape of the visor. Insert between visor and facing, with right side facing you, join yarn at beg of visor at band and work 1 sc through both thicknesses of visor and around entire cap. Join with sl st. End off. The following is how they put the ridges in the cap: Starting at last row of cap, work 1 sl st over each row to top, repeat this sl st every 12th st around. (10/08/2004)
By Suzanne in Carlsbad
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I just made this yesterday. It's quick and easy, warm and so so cute. It is for sale, for $7, but she has a policy that she will give away one pattern per person if it is for the purpose of making a chemo-cap. Definitely check it out. (01/17/2009)
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