Gifts I've made, Refashioning
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McCalls 6521 – hats for ladies suffering from hair loss


My mum in law lost her hair 14 years. She wears wigs when out but prefers hats indoors as they’re cooler. I found a pattern for ladies who have suffered hair loss. They’re designed to cover the hair line.


I up-cycled a top for my first attempt and she loves it!


Here’s a pic of me modelling it, I’d tucked my hair inside.



It only took 1/2 hour and that included tracing the pattern! Much quicker than knitting! I used my Overlocker for all the seams so it’s really neat inside, and there’s plenty of stretch in the seams.

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  1. Agree with sewchet, and why I love & collect similar hat patterns… and try to remember to slip one on even whilst at home, when the temp’s below zero. Really helps retain body heat!

    • Hi, I made view C and the band which fits snug around the head needs to be a soft jersey fabric, but you could get away with using a light weight woven for the top.

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