How to Make Your Own Women's Scrub Hat

Written by kathryn hatter
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People in the medical profession need to wear scrub hats as part of their uniform. Many like to make their own hats in order to be able to wear hats made out of fun fabrics. It can be difficult to find scrub hat patterns on the Internet, but you can make a woman's hat for a scrub uniform that doesn't require the use of a special pattern.

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Things you need

  • 1 yard cotton print
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing notions (scissors, thread, pins, etc.)
  • Tape measure

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    Cut Pieces for the Scrub Hat

  1. 1

    Cut the body of the hat. The body piece is a slightly rounded rectangle, 24 inches by 11.5 inches. Fold this piece in half (right sides together) so that it measures 12 inches by 11.5 inches.

  2. 2

    Cut the headband. This piece is a rectangle, 5 inches by 25.5 inches.

  3. 3

    Cut the ties. The ties are two 5-inch-by-36-inch strips of fabric .

    Sew the Hat

  1. 1

    Begin with the folded body piece. With the folded edge on the left side, lightly gather from the upper folded edge (approximately 1 inch from the top) around the entire folded edge, along the bottom, and up the right side, stopping approximately 3 inches from the top. Pull the gathers up only slightly. Use a 1/2-inch seam allowance.

  2. 2

    Sew a seam from the folded edge, down, and around the lower edge (the brim of the hat). Turn to the right side and press.

  3. 3

    Fold the headband lengthwise with right sides facing each other. With a 1/2-inch seam allowance, sew along the length of the headband. Turn the headband out and press.

  4. 4

    Pin the headband to the right side of the hat, matching both centres.

  5. 5

    Sew the headband to the hat. Turn it right-side out and press the seam toward the hat.

  6. 6

    Fold the tie pieces in half lengthwise with the right sides together. Pin and sew the ties along one short edge and the long raw edge. Turn it to the right side, and press well.

  7. 7

    Find the raw, open edges on each side of the headband. Turn under the raw edges and insert a tie into each end. Stitch each tie in place into the headband to finish the hat.

Tips and warnings

  • With a little trial and error, this hat could be adapted to fit larger or smaller heads.

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