Crochet with a mission

Mother’s Day 2013 started early.

My dog Clooney got me up just as the sun was rising in an effort to make certain that I did not get to enjoy the day as fully as was possible, and apparently, the first thing I wanted to do was to take him out for a walk.

By the time we got back to the house, I was more than ready for a cup of coffee and a bit of crochet, so I got out my 5.5 mm hook and some Red Hear Super Saver red hot yarn and finished making the last three crochet tetrominos needed for the second panel of the Tetris inspired Tetrisghan:

three red crochet tetrominos
Three red “Z”s

With the tetrominos done, I set aside the Tetrisghan for the rest of the day as I have another more urgent crochet project that needs my attention.

I have a friend whom I have known since the third grade, and her sister was recently given a very scary, but apparently treatable (rather than curable) cancer diagnosis that includes the treatment trifecta of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

In an effort to feel useful (despite being 3000 miles away), I decided that a wardrobe of chemo caps would be helpful in seeing her sister through this treatment, and it is my good fortune that her sister (whose room I used to sneak into as a child because she had the best collection of Nancy Drew books I had ever seen) and I have similar color preferences.

Over the last few days, I have done some research into chemo caps, and I found that this page at Knots of Love is a tremendous resource about making the best chemo hat possible.

This weekend I got a start on the first chemo cap and using a 4.5 mm hook, a skein of Berroco Comfort worsted weight yarn, and a Hello Kitty inspired pattern from Liz Trantham at “Crochet in Color”.

I had to make a couple of adjustments to get the size right for my friend’s sister, but I got the bulk of the hat done shortly before sunset tonight:

Hello Kitty crochet chemo cap
A Hello Kitty inspired crochet chemo cap

Satisfied with the progress I had made on the Hello Kitty inspired chemo cap, Clooney and I chose to end the day on the same note it began, and we went for a walk.

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One thought on “Crochet with a mission

  1. I’m curious as to why a lot of your pattern links show up with the strike-through effect in your posts.

    The cap looks good.

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