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chemo caps or prayer shawl

I am a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aux. #401 in Green Bay, WI. We select different community projects each year. One that we thought we would try after seeing the pattern for the chemo caps on the Lion Brand website is making chemo caps for the two oncology units in our area. We contacted them to see if they had a need for the caps and they had never heard of chemo caps being knitted or crocheted. They had only dealt with fabric caps. They were delighted to get new caps for their patients and also suggested a pattern for prayer shawls.
We don't have a lot of members who knit or crochet in our group so some of them donate the yarn for us to use. but we have also encouraged people who come to our bingos to help us out and several of them are also making caps and shawls. We use a wide variety of yarns. As long as it is soft to the touch, it doesn't matter what type it is. I know that I have made several with wool-ease. The patients seem to enjoy the ones with fun fur.
Since we started this project, we have had several of our members or friends of members start chemo. It added a very personal feeling to the work we are doing. If you don't feel good about giving to some of the charities listed here, check with your regional oncology units. I would be very suprised to hear that any of them would turn them away.

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