𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗲𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘆 𝘀𝗲𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻!
We have a large need for caps for both our patients and staff. Fabric caps offer the benefit of being able to be washed and re-used. We’ve provided a standard pattern, instructions, and some additional guidelines below. Thanks so much for your help and please share this information with your sewing friends. 😊

> Use minimal or non-stretch fabric.
> Use new fabric. Worn or dirty fabric will not be protective.
> 𝗘𝗻𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗮𝗽𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗯𝗮𝗴 𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿.
> You do not need to wash the caps. MHP will launder them as they are received.
> We recommend you wash the material first before sewing anything because it will shrink a bit.

𝗦𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗼𝗯𝗰𝗮𝗽 - 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱’𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗽. If you would add and 1-1/2" to the material and 1” to the elastic it will work better for an adult.
2/3 yard of fabric This will make 2 caps.
¼ inch wide elastic 17 ½ inches long

1. Cut circle 20 inches in diameter.

2. Cut elastic 17 ½ inches long.

3. Fold up ¾ inch casing around the circle. Pin as you fold to hold in place. Sew casing on machine. Leave an opening about 1 inch or 1 ½ inches wide to thread the elastic through. The fabric will gather or pucker as you sew the casing.
4. Fasten a safety pin in one end of the elastic to help thread it through the casing. Begin threading through the casing. Put a pin through the loose end of elastic and the casing to hold it so that it won't pull all the way through the casing as you thread it through. The elastic is much shorter than the casing around the circle.

5. Sew ends of elastic together by hand and overlapping the two ends about ¾ inch.

6. Smooth area of opening and push sewn ends of elastic into opening of casing. Stitch opening closed being careful not to catch in the elastic.

7. Smooth gathers evenly around the circle.

> 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗱𝗿𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗮 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝘁 𝟯𝟭𝟳-𝟰𝟮𝟭-𝟱𝟲𝟳𝟲 𝗼𝗿 𝗲-𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝗹𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗼𝗻@𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹.𝗼𝗿𝗴. She will coordinate a time and location to drop off the masks and caps. Thank you again! 😊

Questions? Contact Linda Bacon at 317-421-5676 or e-mail lbacon@majorhospital.org