Here is a second hat for my friend. I think she starts chemo round 2 this week. It's nice soft superwash merino, and I used the "Chameleon" pattern from Knitters Winter 1997. The pattern is written to be knit flat and seamed, but I made it round. No good reason not to, especially as the knit/purl patten flows nicely from row to row with no visible "jump".
I was reflecting on how I would prefer to make baby sweater gifts than chemo hat gifts. Maybe I'm at an age where birth and illness tip for the people that I know. My husband was sort of sad when I finished this too. His mother passed with cancer, as did my father. He doesn't want to see another loved one to have to go through that.