This beautiful chemo cap pattern was generously donated by Judy Danz, and printed here with permission. It is reversible, and fast and easy to make. Adjust the tie length
to your own taste. Use soft cotton or cotton flannel for comfort. For formal wear, make a non-reversible hat with an outer shell
of velvet. Decorate with rhinestones.
NOTE: We include Judy's original pattern and instructions, plus our own instructions. Our instructions differ in the way the ties are constucted and sewn onto the hat. Our ties are constructed separately, then inserted into the open ends. Read through both
sets of instructions and then choose the method of your choice.
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Sewing machine and basic sewing tools
Thread to match fabric - for topstitching
2/3 yard fabric (1/3 yard each of two prints)
Favorite turning tool (if using Judy's method of construction: not needed for our method)
Note: all seams are 1/4 inch. Always iron between steps.
You will need the original pattern and instructions by Judy Danz. We have them available on our site as a pdf file.
If you need instructions on using pdf files, go to PDF Instructions.
Follow the instructions on the downloaded pattern, or follow the instructions below.
1. Make Ties
Cut two strips of fabric from tie fabric, each measuring 1.75" x 12" (cut them longer than 12" if you want longer ties).
Iron under 1/4" along the long sides and one short end. Fold in half, wrong sides together and press with hot iron.
Topstitch around all four sides.
1. Construct Main Part of Hat
Cut one A and one B from fabric #1. Cut one A and one B from fabric #2. Transfer pattern dots to wrong side of fabric.
Lay one B right side up. Lay one A (of same fabric) over B, wrong side up, aligning centers. Pin at center.
center pin shown in red
Working along one side, continue to pin A to B, stopping at #1 dot.
first side pinned
Pin the other side, stopping at #2 dot. Stitch between dots.
Repeat these instructions for the second set of A and B.
Place one hat inside the other, right sides together. Pin. Stitch from dot #1 to dot #2.
layers pinned together
Turn hat right side out. Iron under bottom open edge 1/4". Slide a tie into each end about 1/2v; pin. Topstitch around
outer edge of hat, stitching around entire hat.
ties sewn into place
Tie in back, behind head. Tie in a bow, or leave ties dangling long.