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Free patterns available.

Knit and Crochet patterns are found at the Lion Brand Yarn website, and also 4crocheters has both type of patterns: 


They have many knit and crochet patterns, plus knit & crochet lessons right on line.


This is a great site for many Crochet patterns:


Cloth hat patterns:



You need to go to the maker's site for pdf pattern shown.  There are two ways to put on the tie together.


Nominal price for chemo hat patterns:

Helen Littrell has made and donated, mostly to Southern Oregon, over 4,000 of these chemo hat patterns that are the kerchief type, yet closed in at back with elastic.  The patterns are very reasonable.  Ginny has made about 1,000 or more of them, mostly from the Cover pattern.  Easy and so comfortable for the patients.  They take approximately 1/2 yard of fabric.  Hint: For the brim lining, Ginny uses fusible innerfacing.  Works great. 


From Chuck's Hats For Chemo, Susan Brunner has formed The Hat Ladies after contacting Ginny.  What a marvelous job she has done.  This is her website; so stop by for a visit:


Cleaning for a Reason
If you know any woman currently undergoing cancer treatment, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 820 partners to help these women. It's our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along. 

"NOTE:  This service may not be available in all locations."


Two breast cancer organizations who are very good:



Turning a cancer tragedy into helping chidlren with cancer and serious illnesses in Northern CA.  Visit the site. 


A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ETHEL TAYLOR, who for years has run a special page on her website about Chuck's Hats For Chemo, with a link for my email.  Her website is about Kiowas Co. and the State of Oklahoma, where so many of Chuck's family died in a tornado in 1905 at Snyder.  Maybe you would enjoy visiting her site, read more about the tornado and Chuck's family.   The website is very interesting and informative.  Thanks, Ethel!