Thursday, May 14, 2009

Crocheted Caps/Beanies

My step daughter Bek' has a friend who admired some of the hat's that I had made for Bek' over time. Her friend asked if I would make her some, as she is about to have chemo therapy for her cancer treatment and can't find any thing slightly flattering or unique. There was an offer of money for payment of the hat, which I refused and explained to Bek' that this year is all about assisting people in need and I would be more than happy to make her a small variety of chemo caps to wear. The lady is about 50, and I sure hope that she likes the styles and colours that I made the caps in.


This first cap is made with black acrylic, which I made with a brim with black eye lash yarn and a glittered multi colour edging that turns upwards so as not to itch the scalp.

This cap has a thinner finished edge which also turns up and is finished off with a yarn that looks similar to small locks of curly hair, a very suttle effect. This cap is a variegated blue, in a very soft tensel and acrylic mixture, finished off with cream edging and a small flowerette with a silver button in the centre.
And just plain cream, but with a lovely simple shell pattern, it almost looks like a cloche hat. I used the same pattern for the cap above, but with out the sc edge.

I made them all in a small size and they took me a casual 4 evenings, I did not write a pattern as I just wanted to enjoy making them, but it was a learning tool for me for future patterns to write.

By doing this for leisure and a cause, I do get great pleasure from it and I do feel better about myself knowing that these will give some one a moment in time to forget about their misfortune, what ever that may be.

Thanks for looking.

10 comments:

Angie said...

They are all super,
and your very kind, its great to help people out,
Hugs
Angie

Gloria said...

Sorry your computer is sick.

Love the hats especially the blue.

laughing purple goldfish said...

beautiful work cat.. and a lovely gift, too :)

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Angie, I'm glad you feel the same way and thank you!

Gloria, the hat was so simple to do, I know you could do it.

Purp's, thanks so much a fine compliment from such a great artist as your self.

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Angie, I'm glad you feel the same way and thank you!

Gloria, the hat was so simple to do, I know you could do it.

Purp's, thanks so much a fine compliment from such a great artist as your self.

jovie said...

Cat you are one of the earth angels sent to us bygod ( im not christian but i dont know anyother way to say how you make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside) you inspire me. i constantly have poeple asking me to make stuff for them and i telll them that i will teach them and they dont come back. but i am alsoconstantly making things for people and never anything for myself. i guess i just need to find my balance. keep up the fine work

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Jovie, what lovely things you have to say! I thank you very much for those words.
You will find your balance and you will get an opportunity to teach some one to crochet too, it just happens over time when you least expexct it.
Some times I need inspiration to get the hook out and this request was just what I needed.
Now I'm wondering what to do next.

ShellisAutumnDays said...

Beautiful work as usual Cats. Love the cream colored one. It's very feminine and delicate looking. It is the kindness of people like you that give us all hope for the future. TFS

cats-rockin-crochet said...

ShellisAutumnDays, hey thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment!

Bunnitaz said...

I love the blue beanie hat. Very cute.