How to Make a Reversible Chemo Cap
How to make a reversible chemo cap. I was asked to create a reversible chemo cap for a sewing group that I am involved with. Many sewers love making items for charity and one of the ideas that came up in my group was chemo caps. I set about creating my own pattern for this project but came across one that I thought would be suitable because it can be made from a soft woven fabric like mine or a knit. This reversible chemo hat pattern is shared with you with permission from Judy Danz at Sew About Quilting.
It is important to keep in mind that chemotherapy patients often have sensitive skin so the choice of fabrics is crucial. If you don’t have any fabrics on hand for this great project I recommend Hobby Lobby or Fabric.com for the perfect fabric choice. You can click on the links to find the perfect fabric. These are affiliate links and if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This is a beginner sewing project for all levels of sewers.
What you will Need:
- Free Reversible Chemo Cap Pattern
- 1/3 yd of outer fabric
- 1/3 yd of lining fabric
- Standard sewing supplies.
Step 1: How to Make a Reversible Chemo Cap
Cut out one each of piece A and B from main fabric and 1 each from lining fabric. Then cut 4 pieces of the fabric for the ties so that they are 1 3/4″ wide by whatever length you want them. I made the 30″ length and that seemed a bit long to me.
Step 2: How to Make a Reversible Chemo Cap
With right sides together and using a 1/4″ seam allowance sew the ties down one edge around the bottom and up the other edge leaving one end open for turning. Turn the ties right side out and press.
Step 3: How to Make a Reversible Chemo Cap
Transfer the markings to the wrong side of the fabric pattern pieces.
Step 4: How to Make a Reversible Chemo Cap
Sew the ties to each side of one of the fabric B piece tabs.
Step 5: How to Make a Reversible Chemo Cap
With right sides together, pin piece A to piece B matching at Dot 1, center, and dot 2. Sew from dot 1 to dot 2 using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Make sure that the ties are on the inside so that you are only sewing the raw edges. Repeat for the lining pieces but without the ties.
Step 6: How to Make a Reversible Chemo Cap
With right sides together, pin the lining to the exterior. Sew together using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Remember to push the ties to the inside and to leave the bottom open for turning. Turn the cap right sides out.
Step 7: How to Make a Reversible Chemo Cap
Press the cap. Hand stitch the opening closed.
Step 8: How to Make a Reversible Chemo Cap
Top stitch around the cap and the ties if you like. I opted to top stitch around the cap but not the ties. You have now completed your Reversible Chemo Hat. I hop you enjoyed this beginner sewing project and that you will consider making these for chemotherapy patients at your nearby hospital.