Scarf which can be used by chemo patients with hair loss. Has a padded area at the front which gives more of a 'normal' silhouette under the scarf. Pattern Sizing: a fat quarter will make a scarf to fit a small or medium head size.
A review of a redeveloped version of this pattern - version 2 - can be found here. version 2 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
My sister-in-law sent links to some scarves online with the padded section in the front. She asked me to make some in colours that suited her. Were the instructions easy to follow? I developed the instructions myself. The Tutorial is on my blog.
I wrote about making a scarf with a self-bound border to suit a larger head here on my blog.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like that you can use fabrics which suit the person. You can choose everyday cottons or fancy fabrics for special occasion. The pattern could be made up plain and embellished, fringe or lace added, etc.
When you use a fat quarter, the tie at the back is quite small which is a bit fiddley to keep in place. back of scarf with small tie I anchored it with a small button. This could be good because there is not a large knot to rub on the sensitive scalp nor dangling ends if the neck skin is sensitive. But for larger heads, it might not be so great. see the link above under pattern sizing for a version for a larger head Button securing tie Fabric Used:
I used quilting cotton for several of the ones I made. red scarf yellow scarf Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I am going to try making some with a larger square with a proper knot to see how my sister-in-law likes them. I am going to try sheer fabric, but would cover the wadding strip with self fabric so the white/cream of the wadding is not so obvious. I did this on a premade sheer patterned scarf - covering the wadding with black synthetic chiffon.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, my SIL has chosen several other colours from my stash. She likes the idea of raucous colours to make life interesting, but wants some that would look good for going out to dinner or plainer ones for work meetings. Conclusion:
I couldn't find a tutorial for this kind of scarf online, so I decided to do one up so other people could make them for their loved ones and friends.