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    Sewing head scarves for mom's chemo time

    On Valentine's Day, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. It has been such a busy time that I forgot, until she called me today to let me know that her hair was starting to fall out, that I wanted to make her some scarves. I have tried to look up free patterns on the net, but can't seem to get anywhere with it. Does anyone know of any free patterns out there?

    I have told her to call the local cancer center tomorrow (she lives 1500 miles from me) to get one for now. I would love to make her some so I can make them personal with the fabrics that she likes when she quilts.

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    Found this on goggle - hop eit helps.

    http://thesewingjournal.blogspot.com...-hats-and.html
    Linda

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    http://www.brimmingwithlove.org/ how about these free patterns? Prayers for you and mom.

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    I have patterns for a cap and a turban made from knits. If you want them, send me a PM with your snail mail and I'll mail them to you.

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    Here are a few site I found after I googled chemo scarves patterns.

    The Sewing Journal: Free Patterns for Chemo Hats and Scarves
    http://thesewingjournal.blogspot.com...-hats-and.html

    Brimming with Love - Patterns
    http://www.brimmingwithlove.com/patt...WL_revised.pdf
    http://www.brimmingwithlove.com/patterns.html

    Head Huggers: Patterns List ( Don't know if you crochet, but this site has a lot of patterns for crochet chemo hats.)
    www.headhuggers.org/patterns/patterns.htm

    Links to general information and patterns on chemo caps
    http://www.eastsidefiberarts.org/top...ems/chemo.html


    Sewing Stuff - free sewing patterns
    http://www.angelfire.com/planet/mcsh...epatterns.html

    Sewing Instructions for Head Scarves for Cancer Patients
    http://www.ehow.com/way_5607608_sewi...-patients.html

    Hope these will help. Prayers being sent to you and your Mom.

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    I am a 14 year breast cancer survivor!!!! Your mother can be one too!!! In the chemo room where I took my chemo, they had a basket up front on the desk with lots of scarves, hats, etc. Also, there was an American Cancer Society office in the lobby of the big medical building and they had lots of them - all for free, of course. If you do make some, please make them in bright, cheery prints/colors. HTH
    Nikki in MO

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    I got my patterns from the cancer society.

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    When my mom had her chemo they had all kinds of hats, scarves and wigs there at the office. Everything was free as well.

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    can someone tell me how to save topics with the new board? I'd love to save these chemo cap links without doing a copy and paste thing to my word processor.

    Thanks

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    I did the look good feel better program for years. we had a head scarf that we made and gave out. Our church made some too. The ladies really liked them. If you give me you address I will send you one. They are easy to make patterns from. Also keep your shoulder pads to use under the scarfs they make it look more like there is hair under there. Go to yard sales and flea markets and get old wigs. Cut a few sections out and attach to the front looks like you have bangs. even put some on sides and the back. makes them feel like they are just wearing a scarf over their hair. Sorry about your mom. I lost mine to cancer over 50 years ago.

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    Hi Natalie, I crochet hats for chemo patients at our local hospital. I would be glad to crochet a couple for your mom if wouldn't mind crocheted hats. pm me and give me her address. Maria

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    The American Cancer Society has a catalog. I think its at tlcdirect.org. I wore their knit sleep hats, turbans and got a few nice scarves. The scarves should be cotton so they will stick to the skin.

    The ones at the oncologist office where I went were not all that good. If her hair is just falling out, you don't have much time. Mine went in one afternoon!

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    Thanks for the great responses! I have sent PM's to some of you and really truly appreciate the generosity.
    I forgot to mention in my first post that her right arm is handicapped, so tying is not an option. At least not after it is on her head.
    The crocheted ones will be awesome Maria! I did make a few from the patterns I had seen links for and am trying to modify them so she can slide them on easier.
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    Headcovers.com has nice turbans, scarves, and hats, for people with hair loss. I've ordered from them, several times, for my MIL (who just likes to hide her hair). The quality seems to be very good and the prices are very reasonable.

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    If you'll send me a PM with your email I'll put you in touch with one of my quilting group who has done many scarves and caps. She would really like to give you her personal patterns.

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    When Mama had cancer she slept with a fleece lined crochet winter cap on. She got cold very easy. She jokingly called it her sleeping cap. She preferred fleece and flannel fabrics as cotton was too scratchy on her skin. Chemo in essence kills the nerve andings and when they start growing back it was very painful for her. Good Luck!

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    Use the softest fabric/yarn possible.......a snuggle quilt is helpful, too.

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    Prayers for you family............my SIL needed something for when she took off one of her wigs...........I found trubans at Family Dollar .............I thought a nice button or a broach would really make it nice...........she was embarrased when someone came to the door..............calla

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    A while ago I was looking for some chemocaps to make for my 9-year old god-daughter. An internet search, and a number of PMs from members of this board solicited a number of patterns and ideas. I ended up making loads of these for both my god-daughter and loads of her chemo-mates (her term, not mine!). Most of these are easy to make and look great. Hope this helps! Mxxx
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    you can also try this site for patterns:
    http://moms_on_mission.tripod.com/id5.html

    the pattern links are at the bottom of the page. The page is OLD and tripod will no longer allow me to update it. The site that page is located on was once my old charity site, but...

    Prayers for your mom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbrownowl View Post
    A while ago I was looking for some chemocaps to make for my 9-year old god-daughter. An internet search, and a number of PMs from members of this board solicited a number of patterns and ideas. I ended up making loads of these for both my god-daughter and loads of her chemo-mates (her term, not mine!). Most of these are easy to make and look great. Hope this helps! Mxxx
    After posting this last night, I found out this morning that my mum also has breast cancer.

    I am a cancer survivor. Cancer is a SHIT. it strikes at random and totally unpredictably. However, there is a good survival rate now, as compared to even 5 years ago. Be strong. Be encouraged. Be brave. But most of all FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT. Mxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbrownowl View Post
    After posting this last night, I found out this morning that my mum also has breast cancer.

    I am a cancer survivor. Cancer is a SHIT. it strikes at random and totally unpredictably. However, there is a good survival rate now, as compared to even 5 years ago. Be strong. Be encouraged. Be brave. But most of all FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT. Mxxx
    I wonder how many of us are survivors? I'm almost 17 years as a "survivor".

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    Thanks to all of you for your wonderful responses. Mom just went through her 2nd chemo treatment and is having the weakness and tiredness, but that can be handled. I have tons of nice patterns and a few members have even sent caps/scarves.

    Thanks again!
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    I have been looking for patterns for hats and such as I am currently receiving chemo for breast cancer. My hair was falling out pretty bad so I had it shaved last night. I still have a buzz cut, but know it that what's left is going to fall out as well. I would also appreciate any patterns for hat as I want to try my hand at this. I am not (currently) a sew-er or crochet-er, but am willing to try!! Any help is much appreciated!!! Thanks in advance!!!!

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