Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Not-Just-For-Chemo Reversible Cloche - a free pattern

At long last, one chemo cap with a bonus:

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What can I say? I'm all about the multitasking, even for hats. This 1920s cloche works with hair and without it, protects curls or conceals the lack of them, and looks stylish whether or not the softer stocking stitch is worn in by a girl who's having treatment.


NOTE: for some reason I have yet to identify and fix, some people are having trouble downloading this pattern. If you turn out to be one of them, just e-mail me and I'll send it to you directly. Thanks!


Download .pdf of Not-Just-For-Chemo Reversible Cloche

26 comments:

Liberty said...

I love this hat! Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to make this beautiful hat, but the link to the PDF pattern isn't working. Is it possible for me to get hold of the pattern somehow? Thank you for sharing it :)

Mary Keenan said...

Anonymous (and anyone else looking for this pattern while my site is down) - you can e-mail me to receive the .pdf directly at mary.keenan@rogers.com. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!
Anon xxx

Dottie said...

Do You Have A pattern For The Hat Above WIth Crochet Directions ? Thank's, Dottie

Mary Keenan said...

Unfortunately I don't, Dottie :^( I've e-mailed you some notes on the hat that might help you adapt it!

Dee said...

Thank you for such a gorgeous pattern! It's just what I was looking for...something with interest around the eyes. I don't know when I will start chemo, but I'm getting ready now...making several hats so that I don't get bored with any one :-)

Mary Keenan said...

Good luck and best wishes, Dee! And I hope all your hats are super comfy and fun to wear.

Bibliocat said...

Thank you for the lovely pattern. I can't wait to make it.

susan said...

Oerfect! My colleague and friend is beginning chemo. She will look precious in this hat. I will get out my needles. Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

I have been looking so long for the perfect
cloche. I think this is it.

I going shopping tomorrow morning for yarn.

Thank you

Anonymous said...

can't seem to email or get pattern could you post a different link love the pattern. thanks.

Mary Keenan said...

There's no other link but maybe a different e-mail? Try mary@marykeenan.com

Nonnie said...

Could you please email this pattern to me. I have a dear friend who has bilateral breast cancer and I would love to make several of these for her.
The free pattern link on Ravelry takes you to the blog
Thank you
Debbir

Mary Keenan said...

Nonnie, if you're not able to download the file from the link, please do e-mail me at the address mentioned above in these comments - I'll be glad to send you this pattern!

Nonnie said...

Thank you Mary. The link worked this time
Making my friend a cowl, this hat and fingerless mittens

Diana said...

I'm excited to get started on this for a friend who deserves a little style while in the hospital. Her head measures 23 1/2 as a headband measurement. Can I assume that would be a Medium? I can't seem to find a chart that makes the SML aspect clear to me. Thanks for a response and the cute pattern!

Mary Keenan said...

Diana, you're so nice to make something for your friend! In the 'Notes' section of the pattern's left column there are size ranges, and I think I would make an L for 23.5". Do a gauge swatch though - if you substitute yarn that is super elastic (the Malabrigo isn't so much) you might get away with an M. Hope your friend's better very soon!

Dineen said...

I've always loved the flirty look of the cloche. Thank you. I can't wait to get some wool to work this.

~Ruth said...

Thank you so much for this pattern. A dear friend of mine just started chemo last week and I've been looking for a cute hat to make for her. This has her personality all over it!

Jessica-Jean said...

You are a large-headed person's dream designer! Since my pre-teens, finding a hat that fits my 23" skull has been nearly impossible, especially if I'd like a girly-looking hat! Thank so much for writing the patterns sized big enough to begin with! No need to tweak! :-)

Anonymous said...

I love the look of this pattern! Definitely gonna give this a try. Can this be knitted in the round?

Mary Keenan said...

The brim is written as knit flat but the rest of the hat is in the round, yep :^)

Anonymous said...

I love this, thanks heaps. Did have difficulty printing initially-just need to left click on top of page and move it upward, revealing the "print" box. Jacqui

Hannah R. said...

Hello, I don't know if you will see this, but would you be willing to try and convert the pattern quickly to a flat pattern? I don't have circular needles and my aunt deserves such a pretty hat.

Mary Keenan said...

Hannah, because the hat starts off flat anyway it's pretty straightforward - just don't bother joining it after the brim, and purl every other row till you get to the nine remaining stitches which you can finish as written, then stitch down the open side. The neatest way though would be to cast on 2 extra stitches for the brim for a border to sew through. On every row just slip the first, knit the last, and work the rest as written. You'll see what I mean after a few rows - makes a nice clean edge. Hope that helps!