Make Your Own Chemo Hat

Hair loss is one of the side effects of chemotherapy when undergoing cancer treatment.  When the men go bald they either go around bald or wear a cap for sun protection and/or warmth.

Women, on the other hand, are not often seen bald.  The issue then becomes what to wear.  Some choose wigs which personally I found rather scratchy and uncomfortable to wear all the time.  That was a while ago (1990) so I know that wigs have come a long way since then.

The other option is hats, turbans, scarves, and caps with or without hair pieces.  But for someone like myself who is handy with crafts, I chose to make my own chemo hat – and another for my cancer buddy.  There are wonderful patterns out there for chemo hats.  You can make them out of cotton, soft wool, bamboo – lots of choice.

And, if you are a friend of someone with cancer and kinow how to either knit or crochet, I just bet they would love a handmade chemo hat.  What a lovely gift of caring.

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