|Pattern Description: The pattern contains 7 different headbands, hats, and wraps. I made one, the scarf/headband/wrap thingy, (really, I'm not quite sure WHAT to call this!), View B.|
Pattern Sizing:XS - L.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much, yes. The pattern envelope shows this version with an elegant knot at the side - it's a lovely look, but as far as I can tell, this look can really only be achieved by careful staging and/or a carefully place pin or two - trust me!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very straghtforward and easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I was looking for a head covering designed to completely cover a bald head (that's the PC version of saying someone who's experiencing chemo), but that had a more fun and/or elegant look than something that screamed out "I'm wearing a chemo hat!" I just loved the look on the pattern envelope of View B. (I'm making several versions for 2 friends who happen to be receiving chemo treatments right now, but I may make this and/or other versions for myself as well)
Fabric Used: A knit for the band, and cotton or rayon challis for the scarf portion. What I realized was that a beefier knit for the band is preferable, and a light weight is necessary for the scarf - there's a lot of scarf material there! For someone who wants this for a chemo covering, soft fabrics are necessary, and the lightest weight possible for the scarf , along with a knit band that's hefty enough to hold the weight of the scarf, is what you want.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The pattern calls for joining the band and scarf with a seam, then trimming the seam. I didn't want to leave a raw edge, so I trimmed back the seam edges, leaving one edge of the knit band long enough to turn under, creating a softer edge for tender skin.
Trimmed Seam Edge
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I'm waiting for feedback from the friend I sent my first versions to, but I'm planning on making more for another friend, and I will make one of these for me (as well as version C, which I also like), so yes, I will sew it again, and I do recommend it for others!
Scarf hanging loose
Knotted with a tail hanging loose
Knotted at the side
Conclusion: This view can be tied and worn in multiple ways - I've shown pics of a few of them on my blog post - come on over and visit! I think the room for creative ties and twists and wrappings on this view are never-ending, and it's a lovely head covering for people who don't want your usual "chemo cap" - Two Thumbs Up!