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Could you please clarify which yarns are suitable? I have some yarns, but I don't want to send you stuff you can't use.

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Someone came into my work the other day and we were talking about the chemo hats, as he is currently battling lung cancer and my grandfather is battling brain cancer (not sure which stage, but he's already had two brain operations in the last 4 months and is still very ill).

 

To my knowledge, you can make the chemo hats out of cotton and or acrylic, depending on the stitch pattern you use. I've made some out of acrylic and they are super soft because of the stitch combo and hook size. I've been told that cotton is better for the summer months, as they breathe easier. The acrylic ones tend to hold heat in a little better.

 

What kinds of yarns are you looking for specifically? I'm curious because I'll be making some for my local cancer center here shortly and I'm curious as to what other people are looking for... So far though, I've heard and read that any type of yarn can be used as long as it is made into something very soft (if that makes any sense - for example I Love This Yarn is super soft acrylic).

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Here's a list of soft yarns recommended by the Knots of Love website which donates knit and crochet caps to cancer centers:

 

• BERROCO COMFORT

• BERROCO PLUSH (Sleep Caps)

• BERROCO PURE PIMA (100% Pima Cotton)

• BERROCO WEEKEND

• BERROCO VINTAGE CHUNKY

• BLUE SKY ALPACAS DYED COTTON

• CASCADE YARNS PIMA TENCEL

• CRYSTAL PALACE BUNNY HOP

• ECO BUTTERFLY ANDEAN MIST

• JIL EATON COTTONTAIL

• KNIT ONE CROCHET TOO BABY BOO

• KRAMER TATAMY TWEED

• MARBLE CHUNKY (not worsted)

• MUENCH MY FAMILY

• PETER PAN TNINKERBELL (Sleep Caps)

• PERIA SOFT BABY (Sleep Caps)

• PLYMOUTH BABY BOUTIQUE

• PLYMOUTH COFFEE BEENZ (MEN’S CAPS)

• PLYMOUTH JEANNEE

• PLYMOUTH OH MY (Sleep Caps)

• ROBIN PICASSO

• ROWAN ALL SEASONS COTTON

• SIRDAR SNUGGLY

• TAHKI PALMA ORGANIC COTTON

• UNIVERSAL COTTON SUPREME

• UNIVERSAL COTTON SUPREME BATIK

• WENDY VELVET TOUCH (Sleep Caps)

• BABY BEE HUSHABYE (Hobby Lobby)

• BAMBOO BABY by PATONS

• BERNAT DENIMSTYLE

• BERNAT SATIN or BERNAT SATIN SPORT

• BERNAT PIPSQUEAK (Sleep Caps)

• BUTTERCUP, RED HEART (Sleep Caps)

• CARON SIMPLY SOFT ECO

• CARON SIMPLY SOFT

• CARON SIMPLY SOFT SHADOWS or PAINTS

• CAREFREE COTTON BLEND RED HEART (Online)

• DEBORAH NORVILL EVERYDAY SOFT WORSTED (Winter Only)

• I LOVE THIS COTTON (Hobby Lobby)

• LION COTTON BAMBOO

• LION COTTON EASE

• LION FUN FUR

• LION MICROSPUN

• LION NATURE’S CHOICE ORGANIC COTTON

• LION QUICK & COZY (Loomed caps ONLY using the RED Loom)

• PATONS BE MINE (Sleep Caps)

• PATONS PURE

• SENSATIONS RAINBOW BOUCLE – SINGLE STRAND (Jo-Ann’s)

• SHINE WORSTED (Knit Pcks)

• TLC BABY AMORE (Sleep Caps)

• TLC COTTON PLUS

• MOON & STARS RED HEART (Sleep Caps)

• NATURALLY CARON SPA

• SWEET BABY by RED HEART (NOT Red Heart Super Saver)

• YARN BEE ~ PRINCESS (Hobby Lobby)

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Here's a list of soft yarns recommended by the Knots of Love website which donates knit and crochet caps to cancer centers:

 

• BERROCO COMFORT

• BERROCO PLUSH (Sleep Caps)

• BERROCO PURE PIMA (100% Pima Cotton)

• BERROCO WEEKEND

• BERROCO VINTAGE CHUNKY

• BLUE SKY ALPACAS DYED COTTON

• CASCADE YARNS PIMA TENCEL

• CRYSTAL PALACE BUNNY HOP

• ECO BUTTERFLY ANDEAN MIST

• JIL EATON COTTONTAIL

• KNIT ONE CROCHET TOO BABY BOO

• KRAMER TATAMY TWEED

• MARBLE CHUNKY (not worsted)

• MUENCH MY FAMILY

• PETER PAN TNINKERBELL (Sleep Caps)

• PERIA SOFT BABY (Sleep Caps)

• PLYMOUTH BABY BOUTIQUE

• PLYMOUTH COFFEE BEENZ (MEN’S CAPS)

• PLYMOUTH JEANNEE

• PLYMOUTH OH MY (Sleep Caps)

• ROBIN PICASSO

• ROWAN ALL SEASONS COTTON

• SIRDAR SNUGGLY

• TAHKI PALMA ORGANIC COTTON

• UNIVERSAL COTTON SUPREME

• UNIVERSAL COTTON SUPREME BATIK

• WENDY VELVET TOUCH (Sleep Caps)

• BABY BEE HUSHABYE (Hobby Lobby)

• BAMBOO BABY by PATONS

• BERNAT DENIMSTYLE

• BERNAT SATIN or BERNAT SATIN SPORT

• BERNAT PIPSQUEAK (Sleep Caps)

• BUTTERCUP, RED HEART (Sleep Caps)

• CARON SIMPLY SOFT ECO

• CARON SIMPLY SOFT

• CARON SIMPLY SOFT SHADOWS or PAINTS

• CAREFREE COTTON BLEND RED HEART (Online)

• DEBORAH NORVILL EVERYDAY SOFT WORSTED (Winter Only)

• I LOVE THIS COTTON (Hobby Lobby)

• LION COTTON BAMBOO

• LION COTTON EASE

• LION FUN FUR

• LION MICROSPUN

• LION NATURE’S CHOICE ORGANIC COTTON

• LION QUICK & COZY (Loomed caps ONLY using the RED Loom)

• PATONS BE MINE (Sleep Caps)

• PATONS PURE

• SENSATIONS RAINBOW BOUCLE – SINGLE STRAND (Jo-Ann’s)

• SHINE WORSTED (Knit Pcks)

• TLC BABY AMORE (Sleep Caps)

• TLC COTTON PLUS

• MOON & STARS RED HEART (Sleep Caps)

• NATURALLY CARON SPA

• SWEET BABY by RED HEART (NOT Red Heart Super Saver)

• YARN BEE ~ PRINCESS (Hobby Lobby)

 

thank you for the list,I am going to print it so I have it handy.

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That's a great list for soft yarns. Good luck with your projects.

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I have a box on the way to you! It went out on Friday.

 

 

Thank you very much,I will make good use of the contents.

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