Another project checked off! This is one I began back in November for a chemo cap charity project I'm working with through one of the Ravelry groups I'm in. I have until early January to crank out as many chemo caps for the University of Chicago's Cancer Center, in honor of Madelyn "Toot" Dunham, grandmother of president-elect Barak Obama.
The center takes in serious cases, and there's a big need for caps for the chemotherapy patients, especially given Chicago's chilly climate. Those winds whipping down off of Lake Michigan -- brrr!
This turban was knit from a pattern offered free from Elann.com: Esprit Chemo Turban. The yarn is Elann Esprit, a blend of cotton and elastic. Strange, stretchy stuff, and it takes a bit of getting used to. I read lots of reviews on Ravelry from people who said they hated it. I didn't hate it, I just had to get used to working with yarn that kept springing off of my finger. I can see lots of possibilities for this yarn, in situations were you want DK-weight cotton and a lot of stretch: socks, baby garments, close-fitting summer tops, that sort of thing.
Or a close-fitting hat, as the case might be, one that's warm but not overly-warm.