How to sew a scrub hat: Milton Neighbor gives detailed instructions
Get the pattern pieces ready:
These are the pattern pieces for the scrub cap:
- 6″ circle (one)
- 10×25″ rectangle (one)
- 11″ x 2-3/4″ tie (cut two)
You cut one large rectangle one circle and two of the small rectangular ties.
I cut these out of a roll of easel paper, but you can use anything – even regular printer paper – and tape pieces together to make the large 10″ x 25″ piece of paper.
- Cut out the pieces and run over them quickly with an iron.
- The first thing I sew is the short side of the long rectangle, right sides together. I use pinking shears on the sewn edge.
- Fold one sewn long edge over a half inch and press.
- Then fold that same edge over approximately an inch and press again.
- Stitch into place:
- Press finished main piece so that the pressed lines indicate quarters.
- Press 6 inch circle so that pressed lines indicate quarters
- Match pressed quarter lines and pin circle to body of cap.
- Sew circle to body, creating small gathers as you stitch each quarter:
- You are creating gathers in the body to fit it to the smaller circle. This is the most painstaking part, and should be done slowly and carefully.
- Once the circle is connected, use pinking shears to trim edges of circular seam.
- Next, fold the ties in half and press.
- Fold edges in and press.
- Fold ends of ties under, press and pin.
- Sew down edges of ties.
- Now you have a finished hat and finished ties – just need to put them together!
- Pin each tie out 4 inches from the back seam facing in to the back seam.
- Attach each tie by sewing a 1 inch rectangle.
- Congrats! You’re done!
Finished scrub hat:
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