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I would go by the pattern and simply use a needle one or two sizes larger then the pattern depending on how much larger you want it to be. you can stitch a small square with each needle and see how much of a difference there is before actually using it.
 

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You can also go to Ravelry and type in "mens hats." That will give you some good patterns for larger heads that can be used as chemo hats. Unless, of course, you want a frilly one. Then the men's section wouldn't work! :roll: Just make sure you use all cotton yarn as most chemo centers/hospitals don't allow blends.
 

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Did you measure your friends melon to see how big it is? The size is smaller when the hair is gone. Then at that point, it is usually individual preference as to how snug they like the headcovering.
 

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Measure your own head, mine measures 24 inches. If I were to make a larger cap and my friend's head measures 28,I would start with a chain measuring 28 inches long and go from there, be sure to make it at least 8 inches before decreasing for the top.
If you are one who starts at the top, keep increasing till your outer circle measures 28 inches. Crocheting a cap is easier than knitting it and yarn stretches.

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I saw someone use eyelash yarn to make chemo hat, if you try to match the natural color hair, then it looks lie he/she has hair. great for chemo hat.
Somebody told me they tried to crochet something with eyelash yarn and it was a nightmare. I guess it's fine for knitting, but with crochet it almost impossible to find where the stitches are to insert the hook.
 

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When knitting or crocheting for chemo patients remember scalps are very sensitive and get cold very easy.
I knitted hats for my daughter with angora wool, very soft acrylic and/or any other soft yarn. She even slept with a hat in the summer. Soft yarns also stretch enough to accomodate all head sizes as long as you do not use smaller needles to knit a rib stitch for the headband.
 

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domesticgod said:
JJMM88 said:
I saw someone use eyelash yarn to make chemo hat, if you try to match the natural color hair, then it looks lie he/she has hair. great for chemo hat.
Somebody told me they tried to crochet something with eyelash yarn and it was a nightmare. I guess it's fine for knitting, but with crochet it almost impossible to find where the stitches are to insert the hook.
Yes, she was knitting the eyelash yarn for chemo hat, not crochet. I think knitting chemo hat is much better for the patient because crochet stitches are not as smooth as the knitted stitches, it would be harder on the scalp.
 

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