Another cousin of mine is going through chemo currently for ovarian cancer (Stage 1AC). She asked for some chemo caps.
I took a super basic hat "recipe" and adapted accordingly. The pink one was WAY TOO BIG so my sister finger crocheted a cord and laced it through the hat... then we arranged it like a flouncy french beret!
The second hat is a very form fitting skull cap in pale yellow with a blue stripe. I casted on when I boarded the plane on Wednesday in Chicago and got it up to the point that I thought I needed to do the top decreases. I finished the hat at the Mimi's wedding reception so I had Kathleen right there for fittings on the fly.
I used "Oh My!" yarn... an acrylic... that is completely machine washable that is super soft, super cushy and lush feeling. Kathleen loved them... especially since her head gets so cold now without any hair!