Welcome to Sassy Caps!


Who are we?

Sassy Caps is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  We are a network of volunteers that make soft, fun hats & seatbelt pillows to donate to people undergoing chemotherapy.  We also sponsor and host local, free “Day of Sass” spa makeovers for women with cancer.

Our mission statement is  “to empower volunteers to connect with local cancer communities through service and love, and to make the fight against cancer a little bit sassier”

 There are Sassy Circles  working all over the country, but it’s also easy to do on your own in your local area.

What is a Sassy Cap?

Sassy caps are…
  • SOFT –  Sassy Caps can be knit, crocheted, or sewn, but they need to feel soft against bare skin – nothing itchy or irritating.
  • FUN – Sassy Caps aren’t boring.  They are in bright, fun colors or patterns with a little bit of flair. No grays or hospital pastels unless you add a fun accent (like animal print, feathers, or sparkle) to jazz it up and make it sassy.
  • GIFTS – Sassy Caps are homemade and donated to friends, family, and treatment centers to brighten the day of people undergoing chemotherapy.
You can make a Sassy Cap any way you like and give it anywhere in the world, as long as it fits these three criteria.  Our website has instructions and printables for making and donating Sassy Caps & Sassy Seatbelts.
Make sure you let us know when you give a Sassy Cap away, so we can include it in our counter.  We’d love to hear your stories, see pictures of your creations, and share that Sassy spirit together!

17 thoughts on “Welcome to Sassy Caps!

  1. This is a marvelous tribute to a wonderful woman and my friend. I see her beautiful painting of a flower on my wall everyday and I miss her terribly! I am sharing your site with everyone on my list. I hope it generates lots and lots of Sassy smiles.

    • Thanks so much Mardelle! Mom loved you & I’m sure smiles to know that you remember her so often and so fondly. Thank you for helping us honor her spirit of giving and love!

  2. I would live to help some how but not sure I could make caps! Maybe I could help at a fund raiser?? Let me know if I can be of any help to you!!!

    • Hi Amy! Thanks so much for reaching out. There are lots of ways to get involved, even if you aren’t making hats. Here are a couple of ideas:

      -Donate yarn or material to others who have an interest in making hats or port-a-cath pillows
      -Make connections with treatment centers and deliver caps that others make
      -Advertise the Sassy Caps mission at local yarn or craft stores & organize groups to participate
      -Like us on Facebook and share what we do with your friends.
      -Come to one of our events or fundraisers (see https://sassycaps.org/events for a list)

      Thanks again for your support! 🙂

  3. What an awesome idea ! Thank you for starting Sassy Caps ! They didn’t have anything like this when I was going through Chemo and radiation 22 years ago . God bless both of you young ladies ! 🙏😇👼🏻🤗

    • Thanks so much! Creating Sassy Caps has been a blessing to us probably more than we have helped others. We have met so many supportive survivors, like yourself, and been touched by their stories. Thanks for reaching out!

  4. Sadly, my sweet 18 yrs old daughter will be having a port-a-cath put in and begin chemo this Tuesday. Her neuro-oncologist says it will last about 2 years. I’m trying to get as much info. and tips to help her on this journey and just found your organization.

    Unfortunately, I don’t know how to crochet, knit or sew so was wondering where I can get a port-a-cath pillow for her. Any resources that you know of would be wonderful.
    Thanks so much,

    • Hi Kathy,

      I am so sorry to hear of your daughter’s diagnosis. Email us your address and her favorite color/hobby/etc & we will put one in the mail. Our email address is sassy.caps@yahoo.com. Thank you so much for contacting us. You are already your daughter’s best advocate and partner on the journey ahead. We are cheering you on & will help any way we can.

      Kristen & Jamie

  5. Thanks again for the Sassy Cap I got at Lake Norman Oncology in Moorseville,N.c. I would love to have a port -a- cath pillow. I still go there for treatments.

    • You are so very welcome, Laura. I’m sorry your daughter had to spend her holiday in the hospital, and hope you felt the love & prayers in every stitch of her cap. Thank you for reaching out. You might be interested to know that all of Sassy Caps that went to Brenner Children’s in December were made by children for children. A group of 5th grade students at Clyde Campbell Elementary School gave up recess and free time to make over 650 hats!

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