Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vintage Scarves

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My mother loved scarves and hats. I wanted to do something special with the scarves that she left behind after her death. A group on Pattern Review is making chemo hats and I thought this would be a good way to use her scarves.

In the 1970's head scarves were all the rage. Among her scarves I found some that would be great to use as patterns for chemo hats. I will try to post full instructions for making the scarves soon. Click on the pictures to make them larger.

This scarf was made by my mother to match an outfit, but it could easily be made from a large ready made scarf.

This scarf would be great for a child. The scarf is a large bandanna folded in half, the bottom fringed and pony beads are tied on to the fringe.

This scarf will require a pattern. McCall's pattern 4116 view G is very similar.

This scarf was store bought and much to my amazement has a piece of lightweight foam to hold it on the head. I was able to find 1/4" foam at this site, if you would like to try this method.

This scarf is a double layer, is large enough to cover the entire head and is very easy to tie. This scarf is made from a polyester silky and is very slippery. I would suggest making it in cotton to keep it on the head more securely.


Heather M said...

Pretty scarves! I have quite a collection, too. I need to go through all of them and donate some to my Cancer Center.
Heather (lilmissmuffett)

Kat said...

Last year my friend was undergoing chemo for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I made here a slew of fleece hats for the Winter time and had her pick out two cotton prints she liked from Walmart for scarves during the Spring. It's such a kind gesture to make these because insurance never covers everything (IF one has it), and these extras cost money that patients might not have. Making these are always such a thoughtful gesture.

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