Happy Caps could not grow to serve so many without the many volunteers who create our beautiful Happy Caps, as well as those who support overall operations, such as pickup, delivery, sorting, and tagging...many of whom are themselves former Happy Caps recipients and/or survivors.
Caps can be made by a volunteer who wants to work on their own time to create caps at their own pace, or by a volunteer who makes caps as a member of a group, such as a church, senior center, or club.
Or, a volunteer can help to make Happy Caps work overall, such as doing hat sorting and packing, tagging, volunteer recruitment, donor outreach, cap pick-ups, technical support or delivery.
See Happy Cap requirements and sizing guidelines below!
Knitting, looming, and crocheting are easy to learn. There are wonderful, easy-to-follow Youtube videos to teach you how and free patterns online to guide you. Just Google “free chemo hat patterns”.
Circumference 18-20 inches - Brim Edge to Top minimum of 7 inches
Circumference 20-22 inches - Brim Edge to Top minimum 8 inches ...MOST adults wear a Medium
Circumference 22-24 inches - Brim Edge to Top minimum of 9 inches
Cap patterns, unless labeled as chemo caps, are sized to allow for hair.
Please adjust patterns to fit the actual measurements above and based on the tightness of your stitch.
(as of 11/14/20)