Cap Karma

This blog is set up for the cap making community of ladies at the San Francisco International Airport. The caps are for chemo patients and are donated to a local hospital. The hand made caps (knitted or crocheted) are a token of our prayers and well wishes for the recipient.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Oblique Hat #2

Here's another Oblique Hat. This one shows the diagonal lines in the pattern better than the first hat. This hat isn't perfect though. I ran out of blue yarn before I got to the decrease. So I continued with the red, but was also running short on that too. So I shortened the decrease by skipping many of the knit rounds, which is why the hat is more "flat" topped than the first Oblique Hat.

Pattern can be found here:

Woohoo! We've knitted 60 caps this winter season!!! :-) You can see them all on Flickr, just click on the flickr badge in the sidebar...



Green Cable Hat #2

This is my second cable hat. It's suppose to look like rows of x and o. The designer, Kody May, calls this the kisses and hugs hat. You can find the link to the pattern below. I modified her pattern to use circular needles so I would not have to do any seaming. My hat is small - more of a youth size than adult, but if you'd like to make a larger hat, then cast on additional stitches in multiples of 12 and work pattern to desired length.


Friday, March 23, 2007

Knitting hats with 2 circular needles

It was wonderful to finally meet everyone today, and to place a name with a face.

For those of you who were interested, here's the link for how to knit in the round using 2 circular needles:
The site has great step-by-step instructions with photos...

And here's a great site with lots of knitting videos. Here's the page with videos on how to do various types of cast ons:
I like to use the cable cast on method.



Thursday, March 22, 2007

Two more hats

I finally finished that big ball of blue variegated yarn. Yay!!!

This is the Passerby "Mindless Knitting" Hat. Pseudo-pattern can be found here:

This is the Oblique Hat, pattern can be found here:



Monday, March 19, 2007

Green Cable Hat

I finished another hat this weekend - hooray. This is my first cable hat. The pattern is from the head huggers site. The link to the site can be found on the right hand side of the blog. Click here for pattern links updated (last update 3/3/07) under Pattern and Ideas. Scroll down and you will find the link to the head huggers site or click on the link below:


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Blue & White hats

I've been so busy, I hadn't gotten around to posting my hats until now. Right now I'm working on a 2 color hat. I am finding it a challenge to keep the yarn from getting tangled up every time I switch colors every 2 stitches. So it's been slow going with this hat. It's a new technique for me; Unlike the Striped Slip Stitch Hat where you work one color on each round, the current hat I'm working on uses both colors in each round. I finally figured out that I could hold one yarn in my right hand and the other yarn in my left hand. It's kinda awkward, but I'm slowly getting used to it ... and I think this is better than switching the colors on my right hand every 2 stitches.

3AM Cable Hat (pattern here):

Cap Karma Hat (pattern here):

3 Cable Hat:



Thursday, March 15, 2007

Pastels and Grey

Here's another finished cap. I'm trying to use up some of left over odds and ends =) I know you can't really see all the different pastel colors in the picture, but I think it compliments the grey nicely.


Thursday, March 08, 2007

Doggie Sweater

I realize this isn't a cap but it's definitely a share worthy project from one of our members - Sarah Luu.

PS Sarah: people are interested in the pattern for your last cap.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Beautiful Hat from Sarah Luu

Sarah stopped by the Airport for a quick visit this week and look what she brought! This is a gorgeous hat. Sorry, she did not give me the pattern to share with everyone.


Sunday, March 04, 2007

Gollum Hat

I had to share this with you. Umm... probably not a good chemo hat. LOL.


Saturday, March 03, 2007

Mirelle Hat

Here's another hat pattern... you can download the PDF file here: