Sunday, February 5, 2012

Kellie Hat (FREE Pattern)

My niece Kellie was diagnosed with Cancer, a lemon-sized tumor was found and immediately removed from her brain on January 27th. Biopsy shows it to be an aggressive 'tentacled' tumor and she is undergoing chemo and radiation as well as physical therapy. Her strength in her Savior Jesus Christ has kept a smile on her face through it all. She, her husband and her four children glorify the Lord even in this, the toughest of situations. Truly she is an inspiration to me and I wanted to wrap her in love in the only way I know how, by knitting and crocheting her some chemo caps.

Toque (beanie)
So.....I immediately set out to make her some chemo caps, but I wanted one which was as feminine and delicate as Kellie, so I designed this one. This pattern has a toque (beanie) option (shown in Baby Bee Sweet Delight Baby yarn in white, colorway name 'Angel') as well as a slouchy (looser fabric) option (shown in NaturallyCaron aqua colorway named 'Ocean Spray').

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Kellie is an inspiration and a true Proverbs 31 woman. I love her dearly!
Description of a Worthy Woman (Proverbs 31:10-31)
10 An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. 
11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,  And he will have no lack of gain. 
12 She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. 
13 She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight. 
14 She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar. 
15 She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And portions to her maidens. 
16 She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard. 
17 She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong. 
18 She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night. 
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle. 
20 She extends her hand to the poor, And she stretches out her hands to the needy. 
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet. 
22 She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple. 
23 Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land. 
24 She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies belts to the tradesmen. 
25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future. 
26 She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. 
27 She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. 
28 Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying: 
29 “Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all.” 
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. 
31 Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.


  1. I will keep Kellie in my prayers! I just lost a friend to cancer last month. She was also strong in the Lord and very active in our church! She and her husband were our youth pastors. My comfort comes in knowing that she is now with our Lord. :,)

    1. Thank you. We are truly at peace when we're in the Lord. We don't want to lose our loved ones but we know that those who die in Christ earn a promotion as they go to be with Jesus the second they leave this body.

      For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. (Philippians 1:21)

  2. Thank-you for sharing this beautiful pattern. I am hoping to crochet this for my aunt's friend. My only hope is to do it justice. Again, thank-you for making a beautiful design that is "womanly."