Chemo caps: The Ordinary Knitter – episode 70

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Chemo caps: The Ordinary Knitter - episode 70
Chemo Caps
Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk

Welcome to Chemo caps, episode 70 of The Ordinary Knitter, the knitting podcast that’s (mostly) about the projects. Find it on iTunes or acast, or subscribe via the feed link on the right hand bar (

My name is Heather and I’m @theordknitter on Twitter, @theordinaryknitter on Instagram and @ordinaryknitting on Ravelry. This week: podfade – what, me?,  not being allowed to get on with a nordic jumper, finishing projects, socks and more socks, and knitting hats.

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Chemo Caps

chemno caps
Cherry and Natural in Rico Creative Cotton, and DROPS Cotton Light in Khaki

Cancer is shit, but there’s no need for your head to be cold. A friend of mine will be needing hats, so I’ve been on a research bender finding suitable styles and yarns, and complexion-friendly colours. Perhaps because I’m bolshy and bloody-minded in the face of convention, I didn’t want to knit just chemo caps, so I found a variety of hats and appropriate yarns. I’ll talk about each of these in more detail as I come to them, but in a nutshell I’ve identified a lacy beret, a slouchy beany, a cuffed beanie, and a chemo cap. If all goes to plan there will be three chemo caps and three other hats. I don’t want to wear the same type of thing every day, and there’s no reason why a cancer-sufferer should have to wear only chemo caps, hence my determination to include variety.

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