Well, woo-hoo and all that. I've found more patterns than I can shake a stick at, so I'm good there, but now I'm stuck as to what yarn to use. The pattern for Shedir recommends Rowan Calmer, which sounds good, but I can't get Rowan locally and I do like to buy local when I can.
What I have in my stash that may or may not be appropriate is some Misti Alpaca (DK weight), Debbie Bliss merino chunky, and Plymouth Baby Alpaca Brush which is 80% baby alpaca/20% acrylic.
The Plymouth would be my first and last choice because it is so dreamy soft, except that it is a stark black (and the only color my LYS had it in) and I worry that it will be too severe (my friend has dark brown hair and fair skin/blue eyes).
I would love to hear your opinions on actual yarns you've worked with that you think would be appropriate for a chemo cap project - brands and colors. I think that a fairly conservative look will probably be best - I can't see her wearing Chinchilla, for example.
Oh yes - location, location, location. She lives in a small town in the midwest, so conservative (again) and warm for snowy/windy winter are important considerations.
Thanks for sharing your ideas with me!