This Wurm hat (pattern available in Ravelry) was a gift to my sister-in-law, who has had to undergo chemo this past month. I wasn’t sure it would be suitable or comfortable – most advice is to avoid wool, which can be scratchy on a newly sensitive scalp. I used Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino on the basis that babies also have pretty sensitive skin and my sister-in-law has assured me it was comfortable enough to wear.
It’s an incredibly simple pattern – a few rows knit stitch and a few rows purl, all done in the round. The clever bit is the band, which folds in on itself like the hem on a skirt. It’s a more sturdy band than many, and a neater finish too. Might use this technique again elsewhere.
Not much more to say about it really.
But on the subject of cancer, this is the third person close to me in the past couple of years who has been affected by cancer – which is pretty crap. If you’re feeling generous, consider giving a few quid (or dollars, or whatever currency) to Cancer Research UK.