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Thread: Looking for a nurse hat pattern

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    I have an ad in our local dot com newspaper. This morning I woke up to a request to make a nurse's scrub hat. Has anyone here made any? And are they difficult? Even though I have about 50 years of sewing experience (boy, does that date me? lol), I do not consider myself a seamstress. Would appreciate any help I can get.

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    do they have one you can take apart and use for a pattern?

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    yes, I haven't talked to the person yet, but she did say she had one for me to use as a pattern. Guess I should do a google search?

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    I did a search and one site says McCall's pattern #9644 is for scrub hats.

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    I just did a search and found a free pattern. But I would still like hints and suggestions.

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    I have made hundreds of scrub hats, I worked in OR for many years. There are several styles, but the most simple one is to cut a circle 25 inches in diameter, turn up 1/2 inch hem. Leave an opening and insert a 22 inch piece of elastic then join the ends of the elastic by sewing them. Any other pattern is just as simple.

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    Thanks, auntmag, for your reply. I'm going to try one today. Do you use cottons?

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    There's also been a few discussions here on this before, here's a link to one of them.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-34038-1.htm

    If you just type in scrub hats or caps in the forum search a few more topics will show.

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    I made 1000's of them for the TX State Board of Nurses Anesthetists... I made 3 models.. The boufant (sp) , the modeified ladies, and the traditional scrub ( mens) hat.
    I Started out with a traditional scrub hat ( simplicity/etc carry them) then modified it to my liking. I had a request for a banded hat for the ladies.. I found a ( again simplicity or macalls) hat pattern that worked otu find... puffy on top ( so as not to mash their hair down but not like a showercap) They are very easy to make.
    My modified banded ladies hat was very simular to this one..http://www.nancysnotions.com/jump.do...e=GailsCKBeret

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnsim
    Thanks, auntmag, for your reply. I'm going to try one today. Do you use cottons?
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    I think it would HAVE to be cotton because of the constant washing and high heat needed to decontaminate them. Remember, they are used in a closed room with recycled air,
    and masses of viruses, germs, bacterias that are freed from the body when it's cut open.
    Not to be crude about it, but that's what it boils down to.

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    I am wondering why the person wants one, are they going to wash and dry it (sterilize it) after every use? Isn't this the reason they have the disposable paper ones? Are they used anywhere besides in surgery?

    I can remember when hospitals had autoclaves to sterilize everything, now, the last time I had stitches removed they were going to throw out the stainless steel scissors they had used!! Now you know I spoke up and took those home - they are excellent!!

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    I use the less expensive cottons from Walmart or other similar discount stores.
    Quote Originally Posted by lynnsim
    Thanks, auntmag, for your reply. I'm going to try one today. Do you use cottons?

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    I have an appointment with the buyer. Was wondering what I would charge? I need a price if I furnish the fabric and a price if she furnishes the fabric?

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    If they furnish fabric and elastic, I charge $5. If I furnish everything, I charge $7.50.
    Quote Originally Posted by lynnsim
    I have an appointment with the buyer. Was wondering what I would charge? I need a price if I furnish the fabric and a price if she furnishes the fabric?

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    I have made and sold these for years. The going price is $10 if you supply the fabric. It takes 3/4 of a yard to cut the circle and the band. If you cut them right, you can get two from one yard. They also cost $10-$15 from a scrub supply catalogue.
    We don't like the paper hats because they are ugly, make everyone look the same (and we all want to be ourselves), and the elastic on the paper hats leaves an ugly ring on your forehead.
    Good luck- these can be fun to do.
    Cheryl

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    I have a friend that makes these in holiday or sports fabric and does a great business.

    Jean

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    Thanks for the responses. I did cut out a pattern today; now, I need to make one.

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