Knit Hair Helps Cancer Patients

knit wigs for cancer patientsA British student’s work knitting fanciful wigs is now helping cancer patients and others suffering from hair loss. Louise Walker of London began knitting hairstyle-inspired projects as part of her final year photography project, but she says chemotherapy patients and others have shown interest in the toppers as a different way to confront hair loss.

The designs look like classic hair styles but may be worked in different colors than you’d normally see on a person’s head. They also will help keep the head warm in winter.

Walker says she learned to knit about two years ago and it took over her life. The wig designs were inspired by her hairdresser mother’s skill with design, but she also knits animals and fanciful creatures and has launched a blog sharing her designs and selling kits and patterns.

[Photo by Caters News Agency via the Daily Mail.]

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