– PRINTABLE SURGICAL CAP PATTERN (Click to download – print at 100% scale)
– 100% cotton –1/3 yd. x width of fabric (44″- 45″) (pre-washed and dried)
– Straight pins
– Fabric scissors or rotary cutter and mat
– Two buttons
– 1/4″ elastic – 3″
– Sewing machine
After printing your pattern, cut out the pattern pieces and tape Side of Cap pieces (1 of 2 and 2 of 2) together where indicated (A). Give your fabric a quick press to remove wrinkles, then
fold in half so the selvedges meet. Lay out pattern pieces as pictured and cut.
To cut two caps at once, flip your side piece up and cut a second side piece (as pictured below). You will be able to make two caps out of about 1/3 yd. of fabric.
Fold over the flat edge of the Cap Top piece 1/4″ to the wrong side and press, then fold another 3/8″ and press. Sew a straight line across this folded edge.
Optional (not pictured): If you are using elastic in the back for a closer fit, thread it through this opening and baste at each edge.
With right sides together, line up the center front of the Cap Top and the Cap Side and pin.
Continue pinning along the curved edge of the Cap Top all the way around each side.
With a 3/8″ seam allowance, sew with a straight stitch all the way around, backstitching at the beginning and end of the seam. Finish this seam with a zig zag or overlock stitch: Start and stop sewing a few inches before and after the curved part of the side piece.
Start sewing down one open end of the tie. Continue
along the open top edge of the tie until you get to the
Optional: Add buttons to the outside back of the cap – this gives medical staff a place to hook their masks, which gives their ears a break.