A co-worker was recently diagnosed with bone cancer and will have to undergo chemotherapy. The doctors say that hair loss is very common, so I thought I'd make a chemo-cap for him. I went to headhuggers.org and found the London Beanie. I was able to get a LOT done on it last night; however, I'm not convinced that the ribbing is sufficient as written. It doesn't seem tight enough and/or doesn't seem like it will hold its elasticity through time and use. I thought maybe it was my tension making it so loose, but I'm working with metal needles and if I make my sts any tighter, then I won't actually be able to move them on the needles.
Has anyone made the London Beanie as is? Do you know how the ribbing holds up after a lot of use? Or does anyone recommend another pattern that you know turns out a duration cap? FYI - I don't know if he's allergic to wool, so I chose 100% cotton. Perhaps this particular cap is not meant for cotton? :shrug:
Thank you much!!!