Head Huggers: Announcement

Head Huggers

Do you knit? Crochet? Sew? Would you like to use this skill to help someone who has undergone hair loss due to chemotherapy, brain surgery, burn wounds, etc.? I am embarking on a project to do just that, and would like to invite you to join me.

A frequent side-effect of chemotherapy and of other medical treatments is hair loss and there are a lot of folk out there with cold heads as a result. I am building a workforce of craftspeople to create caps by knitting, crocheting, or sewing. These caps will be distributed to hospitals, oncology offices, hospices, etc. so that they can more readily be available to those who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. To make it work, I need volunteers to help with the production. Won't you consider joining me?

I have found many hat patterns on the internet, even some specifically labeled 'chemo caps.' Also, several volunteers have submitted patterns of their own design. I have patterns for knitted caps, for crocheted caps, and for caps which can be sewn out of fleece. I have received permission from the designers of all of the patterns to distribute them to other craftspeople who might want to join me in this project.

If you are interested and would like more information (including patterns and 'Head Huggers Guidelines'), please contact me. -Sue W. Thompson, 62691 E. Border Rock Road, Tucson, AZ 85739, 410-643-5767, pachydermplace@hotmail.com.

If you would like go to my web site for information and patterns, it is:

Please consider printing this page or using its text to promote the Head Huggers project. See also our brochure for alternatives or ideas of where you might use it. Thanks!