Chemo Caps

I love to crochet. Although my mother was a skilled crocheter, she died when I was young and I never had the opportunity to learn from her. Instead, I learned as an adult. My instructor? My own husband, whose mother taught him how to crochet (and sew) when he was a child.

Since then, I have both knitted and crocheted extensively. I have blankets, pillow shams, and countless sweaters I’ve made for myself and others. Since I also paint on silk, I wanted to find opportunities to donate my work to worthy causes.

After rejoining our public library, I found out about Chemo Caps, a group which meets here in the Spencer branch of the Saint Peters, MO library twice a week. I joined a fine group of devoted crocheters and knitters who make caps to donate to cancer patients who have undergone hair loss.

Some of the ladies who belong to the group (we’re all female, although male volunteers are also welcome) are skilled and fast crocheters and knitters. Others are just learning, and the head of our group, Laurie Ault, devotes her time teaching free of charge to anyone willing to learn. Not only does our group meet once a week to “hook and chat”, but we also meet outside of the group and have established some profound and long-time friendships among its members.


Pictured: Laurie Ault chatting and working with a fellow member of the Chemo Caps group. Also pictured: My latest cap just finished and ready to donate.


Our latest batch of caps made by various members of the group. (The green one is mine, made for a VERY LARGE head…)

If you are interested in joining our group and know how to or want to learn how to crochet or knit, we meet twice a week on the 2nd floor of the Saint Peters, MO Spencer library:

Tuesdays 12:30-4:00 P.M.

Thursdays 6:30-9:00 P.M.

For more information, you can join the Chemo Caps Facebook Page at or call the Spencer Road branch library for more information.

I love this group and the ladies it it!

Thanks for visiting,





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