Oh wow .. that is a darling hat.
I am a breast cancer survivor, 5 months since last chemo and I can tell you from experience how fantastic it feels to have something that makes you feel good and look good too! Hats were/are a significant part of my recovery .. before treatment - I had a lot of vanity about my hair :doh:
I would love to make one of these .. as like many of us post chemo folk .. I got so use to hats, they are now part of my accessories :yay:
Hope I can find the magazine/pattern.
Thanks for posting .. and my prayers are with your friend and her family. ATTITUDE and good friends make the journey bearable .. and better yet ; survivable.
Sending God's blessings, KC