Saturday, June 23, 2018

17 headcoverings

Took 17 hats and scarves with me to my yearly checkup at Rochester General on 6/20. It's been a crazy year - my mother in laws breast cancer diagnosis, daughter graduating kindergarten, son graduating high school and heading to college. Onto bigger and better things again this fall. My head is full of ideas just need to find the time to make them happen.

Friday, April 20, 2018

32 headcoverings

15 head scarves and 17 hats went to Wilmot cancer center in the beginning of April.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Substitute patterns for pre tied headscarf

I have been dealing with my mother in laws cancer treatment since septebmer last fall. I will not respond to any comments on this blog (they are ending up in my spam folder for some reason).

But here are some alternatives for the pre tied headscarf sewing pattern.

This one is free, they use quilting cotton. I would not use the padding, I think it would make the scarf super hot and sweaty.
This is a pages with Jewish modest head coverings sewing patterns that will also work for chemo patients. They follow Shabbat and are closed on weekends and Jewish holidays.

Here is an alternative way to make any triangle scarf into a pretied with the help of a simple buckle.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Substitute patterns

Commercial patterns you can use in place of my pattern Voque V9235 view B.

If you shorten this pattern and add lining it should work too. They urge you to make a hat for donating if you use their pattern. I can't post a picture of the hat since they don't allow it.

This appears to be a 6 part crown, a little more sewing but you get a better fitting hat. Beginner sewing pattern.

For girls pattern You could use McCall's M7012

And just add a headband and flower.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Twist headband

Cut a strip 40 1/2 by 5 inches, making sure it stretches lenghtwise. Sew the short ends right sides together to get a loop. Finish the edges with a rolled hem on serger or leave unfinished (knits do not ravel much).

Fold into a figure 8.

Fold the part that is under over the other.

Straighten out and bring loops together.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Testing unlined caps and sheer headbands

Please use alternative patterns listed here 

For summer I made some unlined hats from soft rayon. They are heading out to be tested by one of my Etsy customers. After I figure out any issues with them I will try to make more.

I also got some sheer knit for headbands and flowers. Very happy with how vibrant the sheer headbands look. I put the flowers on pinbacks which gives many more possibilities to mix and match hats, headbands and flowers. 1 hat with 3 headbands/flowers gives 7 different ways to wear.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Heading for my yearly checkup

Today is my check up with the oncologist. I am taking with me 16 headcoverings for the infusion room at RGH. I am always grateful that I am able to do this. It's because of them that my whole chemo headcovering crating got started. On my first chemo day I was able to pick out a hat made by a volounteer, it touched my heart deeply. And once I recovered from treatments I  wanted to pay it forward. To this date I have been able to donate more than 376 headcoverings.