Cancer is such a cruel disease. My daughter’s friend is going through chemo and she asked me if I could make her friend something to cover her head as she is starting to lose her hair. Of course I said I would and I started my exhaustive search for a pattern on how to make the perfect scarf/bandana/head covering for a young woman going through a very rough time. I want to make sure the covering is not only stylish and soft but would also make her feel good about herself – put a smile on her face.
I didn’t know it would be so difficult to find something I thought would be so easy to make. I can find plenty of sites that want to sell their scarves and make money from this group of women, but none that talk about how to make them. I know how to make a bandana and how to sew a rectangle scarf, it’s the perfect size I’m looking for. Or, how to make the hats that look like tied scarves.
It is still summer and a knit hat would not only be too warm, I don’t think it is the right look for this time of year. The same goes for fleece hats – I think they would be too warm for our weather right now. I’ve heard that 100% cotton material is the best to use and that silky fabrics do not stay put. I would think silk would tend to hold the heat too.
I”m figuring I would need a square that is at least 30″ and preferably closer to 36″ in size to not only cover the entire head, but also give it that dressy look (not the “I’m having a bad hair day” look). For a rectangle, I’m thinking it would need to be about 15″ wide and probably 60″ or more long to work right.
I’m going shopping tomorrow with my daughter to pick out material and I would really appreciate some feedback from you before I go. My daughter wants something fun and special in pinks and/or purples. The friend is only 30, so we want it youthful looking also.