Surgical Cap Sewing Pattern



This blog has remained dormant for a long time but in today’s world of the Coronavirus pandemic there’s a need to share a pattern for sewing a surgical cap.  My niece works in an urban ICU which is dedicated to patients with COVID-19.  She said they are running out of surgical caps and shoe covers and wondered if her mother and I could sew some from cloth so they can be cleaned and re-used..  I decided to start working on the surgical caps while my sister is working on shoe covers.


One of my favorite retirement activities is a weekly volunteer stint where several colleagues and I teach a group of delightful Southeast Asian refugees to sew.  We work on garment and craft projects.  Several years ago, in response to a request from her daughter who is a surgical tech,  one of the women made this pattern for a surgical cap.  As a thank you for teaching the class, the student gave me one of the caps.   I also had a paper pattern but unfortunately tossed it several months ago. Never did I imagine that there would be a need for this cap pattern.

The Pattern:

Yesterday I took apart the cap SV gave me and I made a pattern.  Then I sewed 17 of these caps for my niece’s unit.  The fabrics are from a thrift store but I doubt that those who use the caps will care.  Maybe they’ll be good for a badly needed laugh?


If someone you know needs surgical caps, all of details you need are in the following pdf,  SV’s Surgical Cap Pattern .

Happy sewing and stay well.

2 thoughts on “Surgical Cap Sewing Pattern

  1. The pattern was not with the instructions. How do I get the pattern. My sister is an RN, brain cancer survivor, and Desert Storm Vet. She’s the front line worker I’m making masks and caps for.

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