Want to Tag Your Hat?



What Yarn Should I Use?


We accept hats year-round to serve over 450 cancer centers nationally.

Handmade - knit, crochet, sewn. loom, machine knit

New, unworn

Men, women, teens, children
No preemie caps, please.

Washable fibers and fabrics
(preferred)

“Soft” means comfort to a bald head
 Avoid mohair or afghan-type acrylic yarns, they don't soften enough for a stressed head.

If the cap contains any wool, please label the cap.
Some people have wool sensitivity.

Seamless hats made with lightweight yarns and fabrics are ideal year-round and make good sleep caps.

Fleece, heavier yarns and fabrics are best for late fall and winter. 
Please send heavier weight hats in the August - October timeframe, so we can get them to centers while the weather is crisp and cold.

Headscarves and turbans are also needed. Cotton knits (t-shirt material) are an excellent choice.
 
Cap Guidelines
Yarn to Use

What Sizes are Best?



What Pattern Should I Use?


Baby - 6 to 12 months 
Head Circumference: 16"-17"

Toddler - preschooler (12 months - 3 years)
Head Circumference: 18"-19"

Child (3 - 10 years)
Head Circumference: 19"-20.5"

Pre-teens and Teens
Head Circumference: 20.5"-21"

Adult Woman
Head Circumference: 20.5"-21.0"  

Adult Man
Head Circumference: 21" - 22"

Length of hat should cover top of the ears.

Choose one of our Halos of Hope Patterns
Pattern ideas also available in

Halos of Hope Ravelry Group
Chemo Cap Patterns Library

Most hat patterns will work.  The key is soft yarn
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