Inspired by my cousin Hannah Hunt, who passed away in August 2010 after a three year battle with brain cancer, I am knitting cancer caps to donate to Seattle Children’s Hospital. However, I have a very specific goal in mind. I’ve noticed that cancer caps are often viewed as a method of using up unwanted and leftover yarn, and they are rarely stylish. I know firsthand from Hannah that people do not lose their desire to wear things that are flattering and unique just because they have been diagnosed with cancer- in fact, they may need even more confidence than usual due to the physical changes that result from treatment. This is why I am on a mission to provide cancer patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital, particularly teens and preteens, with high-quality cancer caps that they can be proud to wear.

I have started out with a goal to knit at least 12 hats, one for each year of Hannah’s life. However, given the remarkable response I’ve gotten so far, Hannah’s Hopeful Hats could end up reaching further than I had initially imagined. I decided to start this blog because I have received so much interest and encouragement, and wanted to be able to keep those who would like to follow the project updated. Thank you to everyone who has shown so much support to my family during and after Hannah’s journey, and thanks for your support of Hannah’s Hopeful Hats!


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I am very excited about this project, and am eager to start my first hat! Thanks for providing this very useful outlet as a chance to pour a little of my grief energy into. Let’s make those girls look GOOD!
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What a great project! I do hug blankets, hats, and scarves for the local Fishline here in Poulsbo, too. I haven’t knitted in years so would appreciate any knitting patterns you might wish me to use. I’ll search the web as well. Thanks in advance!

I’ve been given a bunch of great yarn and would love to donate it to you, if you’d like to take a look at it. Feel free to send a messate to me at karenlboren at yahoo dot com. Blessings to you!

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  • My Inspiration

    With a warrior spirit, you can fight the cancer.

    If you were a kid and you found out you had brain cancer, what would you think about? What would be the worst things that could happen to you if you had cancer? Sadness? Pain? Being tired of all the a​p​p​o​i​n​t​m​e​n​t​s​, treatment, IV’s and years of your life passing you by at the hospital? I wish kids would not go through these things.

    -Hannah Hunt

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