"Nobody wants FAT hair"
"Not my natural color!!"
"Hair today, gone tomorrow"
Samples made by 'Snowbird'
One size fits most. The measurements are for fleece or fabric with a similar stretch. Cotton or other non-stretch fabrics should be cut on the bias, and may have to be an inch or two longer. The finished headband will be approximately 2 3/4" wide.
Cut one piece 6" x 20", with the stretch of the fabric running with the longest measurement.
If embroidering, mark the lengthwise center 1 1/2" in from long edge.
This will be the center point for your embroidery design.
Lettering should be done left to right with the widest margin at the top.
To assemble, stitch the two long sides, right sides together, using a 1/4" seam allowance, forming a tube. Turn. Finger press. With a straight pin, mark the fold at the top of the headband. With right sides together, match seam (bottom of headband) and top. Carefully stitch seam. You should be able to maneuver the fabric to stitch at least half to three-quarters of the way around the seam. Finger press, and hand stitch the remaining opening.
If your fabric doesn't have enough 'give', you can make the headband adjustable by adding a strip of Velcro at each end.
If you want a wider finished headband, increase the width to the finished size plus 1/2" seam allowance. For a 4" finished headband, cut a piece 8 1/2" x 20". Headbands are very forgiving. Have fun with them, add a flower, a pin, embroidery. Just remember to keep the inside smooth... no seams or knots to rub against tender skin!
These headbands can best be worn alone or with hats made with eyelash yarn as in the photos above. See "The 'No-Hair-Day' Hairy Chemo Cap" (Knit pattern #10).