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    Chemo/Brain Surgery Caps

    There are so many children and adults in need of a bright colored cap to wear when they lose their hair to chemotherapy. At a time when their lives are in enough turmoil, perhaps having a cap someone has made just for them, will bring some renewed hope into their life.  Please help today.

    For info on and places to donate neuro-caps for brain surgery patients  CLICK HERE

    Page updated February 2009

    A few helpful guideines for making caps

    1) Softer yarns: cotton, baby yarn, soft worsted like 'Caron Simply Soft' or 'Lion Brand Pound of Love' are more comfortable to wear, and cotton is really nice for summer.
    2) Thinner, seamless (crochet or knit in the round), non-lumpy caps for sleeping/increased comfort on the recipients heads.
    3) Please use yarns without WOOL content.
    4) Please wash and machine dry hats before sending, as this will often soften them.
    5) Do not use scented fabric softeners as many people are allergic to them.
    6) From Breast cancer survivor, Barbara B.: "
    I DO want to pass on my personal feeling, relative to cancer caps, that when I was bald, I wore hats and caps to cover that up.  So speaking only for me, I preferred solid caps and hats.  A shell stitch or a V-stitch or a granny-square cap would show the baldness through the spaces."

    Learn to knit or crochet


     Patterns you can use for chemo/brain surgery caps/beanies

    Bev's Bear Beanie photoClick for Bev's Bear Beanie- crochet! - exclusive and so fun to make!  You can even use a larger hook or add a few more rounds to make this fun hat for adults!


    KNIT PATTERNS

    Knitting Looms

    Child and Adult Sized Chemo Slumber Caps

    Tags to attach on Slumber Caps

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CANCER CAP WEBSITES

Bev's Quick Flower
Use pretty worsted weight yarn, scraps
Size G hook
Ch 5, join, * ch 6, 1 sc in ring, repeat from * 5 or 6 times, fasten.
You vary the size by adding more chains and make a few more petals.  Sew onto the side of a hat.  You could also use Green yarn and using a sewing chain stitch, to make the stem. :-)


PINK RIBBON ITEMS to stitch



    Various Places to Donate Chemo Caps for kids

      Nov. 2008  The PA Breast Cancer Coalition is a 501c3 and one of our programs is a Friends Like Me care package.  We send them at no cost to PA residents who have been diagnosed with breast cancer within the past 6 months.  We’d love to include soft chemo caps or pretty pink scarves if your volunteers would donate some.
    Visit http://www.pabreastcancer.org/friendsbox.html to see a package and read about them

    Kim Eubanks
    Database and Web Administrator

    PA Breast Cancer Coalition

    Trout
    Run Business Center
    344 North Reading Road

    Ephrata
    , PA   17522
    717-721-2580 x 104

    kim@pabreastcancer.org

     

    KidsnKamp
    3440 Olentangy River Road
    Columbus, OH  43202
    614-262-2220
    This is a great camp and service provider for children with cancer!  They would love donations of teddy bears, blankets, cancer caps and more for the kids.
    Kids 'N Kamp, an independent non-profit organization, is devoted to the social, educational and emotional needs of children with cancer. By providing family activities, tutoring, counseling and support opportunities, the Kids 'N Kamp network touches the lives of more than 350 children and their families each year.


    HAT BOX FOUNDATION  Aug 2008
    51 Wonderland
    Irvine CA 92620
    - non-profit organization collecting and distributing handmade hats.  "
    Our mission is to distribute hand-made (either knit or crochet) hats to cancer patients across the country who are undergoing chemo treatments.  We believe something made from the heart helps heal the human spirit.  However, we cannot do it without the help of our fellow knitters and crocheters."

    Thanks to Cindi for sending this info:
    WIGS FOR KIDS
    21330 Center Ridge Road
    Suite C
    Rocky River, Ohio 44116

    Before cutting your hair, pull into a ponytail (and/or braid).  Your hair must be clean and dry.  Cut above the holder to be able to cut off a minimum of 12 inches.  Then mail to the above address.  They take the hair and make the wigs for the kids who have lost their hair due to the cancer treatments.
     

     CANCER INFO. links

     Since my mom and her sister both died of breast cancer and my older sister now has been diagnosed with it, the research being done to cure this disease is large in my heart!
    pink ribbonNational Breast Cancer Website -lists signs and symptoms, early detection,  cancer myths, celebrities and more!


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