The red hat pictured below is very similar. When I was photographing these this evening my husband thought they were identical. Close, but no. This one has a short ribbed brim and concentric decreases. I like those decreases better in this chunky weight. The crown is less pointy at top because you can decrease over less rows. In worsted and lighter weights, I've never had the spiral decreases result in pointy crowns, so I am assuming it's due to the thicker yarn. I won't do another spiral decrease on bulky yarn.
|Concentric decreases, more rounded crown.|
Although I've pictured it last, the purple hat is the first one I knit from the Homespun yarn. The pattern is offered free from Lion Brand. The chemo hats I'd knit from other yarns all turned out slightly bigger than I'd anticipated, so I thought I'd make this one smaller than the pattern specified. So I cast on 54 instead of 60 stitches. (I think I've mentioned before that I rarely swatch.)
Mistake! It turned out child sized. My daughter couldn't even get it on her head. The edge was way too tight. I thought about frogging it and making it bigger, but decided against it. Children, sadly, are in need of chemo caps, too, and some little girl might love this purple hat. I wish I had a child handy to model it, because it really is cuter than it appears plopped on my vase.
Now I've only tiny balls of Homespun left, not enough for another hat or anything else. They're back in the yarn wagon. If, after knitting up all my soft stash yarns, I buy more Homespun for future chemo hats, I can use them for contrasting brims or stripes or something. I probably will, too, because a lot of people like the softness of this yarn.