Tuesday, December 11, 2012

DIY pattern for surgical scrub or chemo hat


Women's Pixie Scrub Hat with 2 tone

 
 After lots of searching I could never find a pattern/guide to making scrub caps so after much trial and error I have a pattern and decided that I was going to make a guide for other people to use! I understand that there are a million ways to make hats but this is just something I'm putting out there for anyone who's interested :)

**UPDATE**
I have added drawings with more directions to try and clarify things. I am clearly not an artist.. haha

Materials


5/8 yard of fabric (main color)
6 inch strip of fabric (contrast color)
5 inches of 1/2inch elastic
basic sewing equipment (thread, pins, needles, iron)

Directions

-Begin by pre-washing/drying and ironing your fabric

-Draw a pattern for the top of the hat, This is a standard 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper drawn out in a "toilet seat" shape, this picture was taken as an angle but it is 12x12



**Note: If you have a lot of hair or a bun that sticks far off your head make this part of the pattern longer and wider
 





Cut your pattern and place it on your fabric (I have used some old remnant fabric to give a better idea of the places that will be cut later) Sorry this pic is a little blurry but you get the idea...




(see drawing under photos for better reference)
 Once the top is cut out you want to fold the fabric "hot dog" style leaving enough overlap to cut out tails
 


fold the fabric "hamburger" style





Get ready to cut out the body of the hat 
NOTE** be sure that the material is folded correctly so that this comes out as 1 piece 









**ADDING THE 2nd COLOR**
line up the background color against the hat using the center line as a guide, then fold over (hotdog), pin and sew the, background into place from the backside of the fabric



 


Then trim the excess 


sew the other side of the contrast color on




 Now you fabric should all be 1 piece. 


Fold the fabric in half "hot dog" style at the center line so you are looking at the inside and sew around the fabric to create a tube (this means don't sew the edges of the ties yet)




Using the holes left in the ends of the ties flip the fabric inside out so that you are looking at what you want to be the outside of the hat.




Iron the fabric so that the seams are nicely presses along the edges
Now grab the top piece and begin pinning it to the body piece starting at the center


This is what it should look like when it is pinned

 Sew the 2 pieces together and sew the ends of the ties so there are no longer any holes




Cut a piece of elastic a little shorter than the gap you have to fill 


Sew the elastic to the edges to tack it in place


 Fold the excess material over the elastic and using your hands to stretch the band sew in a zig zag stitch over the elastic and material



And that's all there is to it


62 comments:

  1. The designs and colors of these scrubs are very unique.

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  2. Do you have a drawing of the pattern you can email me?? I am not understanding how you got the "body" of the cap. please email me christone710@aol.com

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  3. Fab idea, I'm also a little lost could you email me a pattern also rough sketch would be fine :) (judithreed@hotmail.com)

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    1. Please Lindsay, can you sent to my email one pattern, please? I'm portuguesa and i think it was te cause oficial i Don't understand: i'm not very good in english.... sorry, but i need só much one pattern like your . My email is moky.sews@gmail.com, please. Kisses from Portugal

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  4. Yes I also need some help understanding the pattern, I almost got it but not quite. I need picture of the body of the cap that has the tie backs on it with measurements please. Send to jenroy21@yahoo.com, thank you so much.

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    1. sent! let me know if there is any particular part you get stuck on!

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  5. Could you also sent me a copy of the patter? I really like how you have added the accent piece. Great job!

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  6. I love it could you email me a copy please?

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  7. Hi!
    Could you please send me the pattern?
    ely.riquelme.s@gmail.com
    Thanks

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  8. OK! Life has been crazy busy the last few months but I think I've got it this time!!! I have taken the screenshots from my PDF pattern that I drew and incorporated them right onto the blog. I have also tried to send the PDF version out to anyone who sent me an email asking. Feel free to email me any trouble that you are running into with the pattern so that I can try and make the directions as clear as possible for anyone who wants to attempt this project. I wish you all the best!
    L

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  9. Hello! Could you please send it to me? Thanks
    sandrapera@inbox.com

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  10. Hi! I cut out the first piece but in step #5- I see that the width of the second piece should be 14" at the center and 4" at the ends but what is the total lengthwise measurement of the piece? This would really help in case I want to cut that piece from a different piece of fabric from the first piece. Thanks!

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  11. Hi~ can I get copy of your pattern. Would live to try this! Thanks! Charlove96@msn.com

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  12. Hoping that you can send me a copy of your pattern as well - this looks wonderful and I need to whip up a couple of them. linda@cascodesign.com Thanks!

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  13. Is it still possible to get that pattern emailed? cwhitney23@gmail.com

    Thanks a bunch!

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  14. Can you please email me the pattern at francelanglois@yahoo.ca

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  15. Finally a generous person willing to share a great pattern. Would you also send me a copy of this pattern. cwhitten@rtmc.net
    Many Thanks.

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  16. I too would like a copy of the pattern: llnproctor@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

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  17. Please send me a copy also. To kokopelliab@aol.com Thanks

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  18. please send me the pdf as well. thx. misha.81800@gmail.com

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  19. May I have a copy also? I amm making some for a friend who is going through chemo. email is djf32009@gmail.com. Thank you so much.

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  20. I just made this, but it turned out HUGE!! What length did you use from tie end to tie end? I shortened the length of the front part (what was supposed to be 7'' about 2'' and it's still pretty big. Overall though, thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. From tie end to tie end it measures about 32 inches, 24 inches for the hat part and 4-5 inches each for the ties. I fold over the front of hat about an inch and a half to wear it so the 2nd color shows.

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  21. Can you please send me the pattern? Email to mirving@gmail.com. Thank you so much

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  22. Hi could you please send me the pattern as well? Email to: crystalrocks10@gmail.com

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  23. thank you. this is the one my daughter wanted. appreciate the detailed instructions

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  24. Will you please email the pattern to me? Brittney021@gmail.com
    Thank you! It's adorable!

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  25. Hello;
    Just wondering if you could tell me the dimensions of your fabric. I know its 5/8 long, but what is the width?
    Could you please also email me the pattern - amandaryan233@hotmail.com
    Many Thanks

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  26. Hi,

    This is great. I just bought some fabric to make veterinary scrub caps. Could you please email me your pattern to deborah.lackey@gmail.com

    thanks so much

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  27. Could I get an email of the pattern. rburnitt@live.com
    Thanks

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  28. Hi! I would love to make this for my daughter who is a doctor. Could you email this pattern to me as well? My email is karkengan@gmail.com. I wish others would be as generous and creative as you. Thank you.

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  29. Hi could you please send me the pattern as well? I would really appreciate it. lauren.mae.taylor@gmail.com Thanks!

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  30. anyway I could be emailed the pattern? thanks hinesra@hotmail.com

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  31. please send pattern to: Fdies@neo.rr.com Thanks!!

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  32. I would like a copy as well. Thank you! red-wave@sbcglobal.net

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  33. I would love a copy of the pattern. also some more guidance on how you incorporated the accent piece if you don't mind, i get the rest of it. Also, any pictures of how the hats fit would be great if you have! Beautiful fabric by the way! kbacala@live.ca please and thank you!!!

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  34. I have looked at you directions many times, still a little lost. A pattern would be great, please and thank you. smmynsberge@gmail.com

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  35. I would really appreciate it if you could send me a copy of the pattern. I wan to make one to wear out tomorrow.

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  36. could you please send me a copy of the pattern...the drawings are very light, can't read dimensions. Thanks,
    grmaslaw @embarqmail.com

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  37. ???? you say to use 5/8 of a yard of material......what should the width of the fabric be.....36" or 45", I'm a little confused. I love the two different fabrics, really makes a fashion statement.....thanks again.... grmaslaw@embarqmail.com

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  38. can you please send me a copy of the pattern. please to casselman4@hotmail.com

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  39. thanks for your tutorial! I would like a copy of ur pattern please. stephanie.ayala3@gmail.com. thanks again ��

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  40. Looks great. ....could you please email me the pattern at maegannurse@yahoo.com. Thanks so much ;)

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  41. If its not too much trouble, I would love a copy of the pdf you made too...admin@biostructurestudio.com. Great resource...thank you so much! sarah

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  42. I would love a PDF of the pattern as well--thank you! Joleen.woods@mchsi.com

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  43. Hello,
    Can you or someone PLEASE send me a PDF of the pattern, I would really appreciate it. I have been searching for a surgical hat pattern all morning, not having much success at all. Send to: countrymama24@aol.com Thanks in advance!!

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  44. Can I please get a copy of your PDF also?

    Also, which piece of the pattern is altered for someone that has a ponytail? I was a little confused on that. Thank you so much!

    sw4236@gmail.com

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  45. Wow! That is so much fun! And I can't believe how easy that pattern is! My niece is graduating from medical school at the end of this month, and I have been trying to figure out something meaningful, yet simple and classy to give her as a graduation present. I found a couple of things that I'd love to give her, and I think that I will, along with a set of scrub caps! I love to sew, and this would be special and unique just for her. She is moving on to her residency, and is planning on specializing in general surgery. We are all really excited and very proud of her. Thanks for the idea! She will love this.

    Scrubeez

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  46. Hi! I love this surgical scrub. Could you please send me the pattern? Thank you!
    amimedaban4@gmail.com

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  47. Hi! I think your pattern is wonderful! I would really appreciate it if you would send me the pattern Thank you very much for sharing!
    couponit@hotmail.com

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  48. My friend is going through chemo at the end of the month, could you please send me the PDF pattern as well as any other information to help me understand how to sew this for her. Thank you! delmarnative@hotmail.com

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  49. Could you please email a copy to me? Thx.
    Steed,rh@gmail.com

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  50. Please send the PDF pattern to me too! :) I can't wait to start making these hats!
    lmzaroban@gmail.com

    Thank you!!

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  51. Please send me a copy of the pdf! Thanks so much! smeade512@gmail.com

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  52. Lindsay, Please send me an email of this pattern. The images are not showing on your site, the error says it is frozen. This pattern looks like exactly what I have been searching for. Thanks for your generosity

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  53. Could you please send me an email of this pattern -- something I have been looking for in the food service industry. Thanks a bunch!!! meyerfamily1986@gmail.com

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  54. I will be starting chemo in two weeks and would really appreciate a copy of your cap pattern. I would like to make some before hair loss begins. Unfortunately your pictures are missing so I am unable to figure out how to do this easily. Is it still possible for you to email a copy of your pattern? It would be appreciated very much! Thank you for your time.
    kimingram@gmail.com

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  55. Could you please send me the PDF of you pattern? Thanks! vbm66dac@gmail.com

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  56. Could I please get a copy of your pattern. Knitter5959@gmail.com

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