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Thread: Chemo turbans

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    Senior Member pgthom's Avatar
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    These are some I made last week for a "shirt tail" relative who is just starting chemo. I love this pattern, have used it many times, and always find the wearer likes it too.
    I have it saved in a file and it was a free pattern at my LFS (local fabric shop), so no restrictions on copying or sharing. Quick and easy to make, about 15-20 minutes each. PM me your email if you would like a copy. Seems I know too many friends who have needed these recently! :(

    T-shirt knits work best. Stacked MOP buttons.
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    A dark MOP button. I love MOP!
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    What a wondeful thing to do. I am the same way it seems like every time I answer the phone someone else has been diagnosed with cancer. My mom is a breast cancer survivor and I think this is a wonderful wonderful thing you are doing!!

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    Where do you purchase your pretty buttons?

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    I would love the pattern for the chemo turbans. I wish I had a pattern for it when my mother needed to wear one. Let me know how this all works as far as address, postage and etc. that is needed. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by CherokeeGal
    Where do you purchase your pretty buttons?
    Oh my, CherokeeGal: I have collected buttons forever. I literally have too many to even think about counting. I sort them by type; mother of pearl, glass, plastic, vegetable ivory, bone, bakelite, etc. They live in hardware cabinet drawers.
    I love making jewelry from them, and almost always wear some vintage button jewelry. I tell my DH that sorting buttons is better than Xanax! So relaxing and comforting. LOL!
    It is getting harder to find nice bags or jars of buttons for sale. I used to get them all the time, fairly priced. Now people want over $10. for a jarful, when half are not anything I am interested in. I have gotten very selective in my purchasing. Told DH, if anything happens to me, don't just throw these away!

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    Marsha433: If you pm me your email address, I will send it as an attachment. No cost and you can print it out yourself. Its three pages, only 3 pieces to cut, and easy to sew.

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    I pm you.....Thanks they are darling......My daughter works at the Cancer Center.....I will make some and have her give to ones that would like one.....Great job you did.....Your a special angel.

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    Those are really nice. :thumbup:
    What is the best type of material to use to make them? (whoops...I just saw the note above one of the pictures that t-shirt knits worked best.)
    I hope you don't mind, but I PMed you to asking for the pattern.

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    I PM'd you. Those are really cute and stylish.

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    Those are great.

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    Great pattern. I have PM'd you. Thanks for sharing this pattern.

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    I would like the pattern too. I don't know anyone who needs one, and I hope I never do, but I will make some to give to someone in need. Last year I crocheted several for a lady in our church. They were easy but sure took more time than this fabric one will, I hope. I will pm you my email addy.

    thanks, you are doing a wonderful thing by making and sharing your time and effort for someone in need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jupiter
    I would like the pattern too. I don't know anyone who needs one, and I hope I never do, but I will make some to give to someone in need. Last year I crocheted several for a lady in our church. They were easy but sure took more time than this fabric one will, I hope. I will pm you my email addy.

    thanks, you are doing a wonderful thing by making and sharing your time and effort for someone in need.
    Hi Jupiter: I agree, I also have crocheted and knitted some, but too much time involved. These go together like greased lightning. 1/2 yd. makes two, so inexpensive even with the cost of fab. You could also repurpose T-shirts from the resale shop. They would be nice and soft. Just need a piece 22" wide, and 14" high. I also make polar fleece hats for the homeless, vets, and for school kids. Cold here in MI in the wintertime. Not so much right now! LOL! Enjoy your projects. Penny in Kalamazoo

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    I pm'd you too. Thanks.

    I want these for myself. I suffer from Trichotillomania which is an obsessive compulsive disorder where you pull your hair out due to stress triggers. I wear a wig outside the house but it makes my head tired to wear them all the time. These turbans would be great to have and I can be fashionable at the same time!!!

    You are so kind to offer these.

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    Wow.......those are wonderful and they look great too.. I would love to have the pattern also. I PM you

    Thanks..... you do great work.

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    I would love this pattern, my stepdaughter could use these where she works! Thank you!

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    I loved your work,colors,battons collecting hoppy, and your helping. I will PM you. Thanks in advance

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    I would also like the pattern for your turbon hats.
    My email address is [email protected]
    Thank you in advance. I love buttons too but so many now are so ordinary.

    cheers from Hazel in Australia

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    I also PM you for the pattern and BLESS you for sharing it with us.

    Linda

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    Those are very nice and chemo patients will really appreciate them. Some chemo patients have the courage to go just plain bald but I never did want to be seen that way so caps wigs scarves were all nice to have Two friends had made me crochet caps and I really liked them. Had never liked to wear anything on my head but changed under the circumstances. With no hair and on a cool day they were comfy. I love having my hair back and it is so nice and curly! I agree, cancer just seems to be rampant. Wish we could find out why. Mary M

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    That is such an awesome thing to do!! I have been looking for a pattern for these. My friend has begun chemo and this would be perfect!!!
    Thanks

    Debbie

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    Wonderful job. These patients can use all the love and understanding they can receive from us.

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    Hi there - I have PM'd you for the pattern - my 12-year old god daughter has just started chemo, and this might just be the answer to the cover-up! Thank you in advance.

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    Thank you I received the pattern and it looks really easy and not very much fabric.... Thank you so much for sending it, I'm sure all the ladies at the hospital will love them. I'm going to make a bunch and take them up there, I love the little note you put in each bag, you are so special for doing this. Blessings to you, Carol

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    To all who have requested this pattern: I have sent out at least 71 copies of this pattern since this started! Yikes! Will take a break from this until tomorrow as I have some sewing I must get done. Too bad I can't sew standing up, as am a little flat from being on the keyboard for hours today.
    Sadly, it appears there is a great need for these. We just buried a dear friend last Saturday who ended her 4 yr.battle against Colon CA at age 53. Am doing this in Terri's honor. I think she would be pleased!

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