Make Your Own Scrub Cap with a Ponytail
This Scrub Cap Pattern is FREE to MHC subscribers.
There are other FREE patterns in my GOOD STUFF LIBRARY.
Scrub Cap Pattern Includes Easy to Follow Instructions
This pattern is my own creation. There are 4 pages of detailed written instructions with photos for each step.
Make and sell or donate as many Scrub Caps as you want to. BUT, PLEASE DO NOT COPY AND SELL MY PATTERN!!!
If you learn by watching rather than reading, then here is the video I made for you. It is in real-time.
This Scrub Cap Pattern is for designed long hair or short hair. Great for nurses, food handlers, or just use as a decorative head covering.
It takes 1/3 of a yard of fabric. 100% cotton is preferable.
BIG HAIR??? NOT A PROBLEM!!!
Per your request, I have also made an A PATTERN WITH ENLARGEMENT FOR BIG HAIR. You will need your PASSWORD to access the pattern
If you use the pattern, I would love to see what you create, so post your photo in the comments.
Enjoy! Stay safe!
’til next time,
Judy Neff says
Hello, I am so excited to make this, ease send pattern with instructions asap to my email firstname.lastname@example.org in printable format. Thank you!! Judy
I just emailed the pattern to you. Thank you for subscribing!
Carolyn Barras says
I used your regular scrub-cap pattern to make caps for my granddaughter, who is attending college. She recently asked if I would make the scrub-cap-with-ponytail pattern. I don’t know much about ribbon, so would you please tell me what width and what type of ribbon I should purchase for that ponytail pattern? And what size buttons do you recommend I sew on the cap for mask use?
When I made the caps, I didn’t add any buttons, so my sweet granddaughter had to sew the buttons onto the cap. She said she would rather I sew buttons on the next batch because her buttons were placed unevenly.
Thank you so much for making these patterns available! I have made them for my granddaughter’s friends and for neighbors as well.
Hey Carolyn, well I thought that I replied to you several weeks ago via email. My apologies!
I use 1″ grosgrain ribbon but you can make ties out of fabric. I also used 1″ buttons.
You are a subscriber to my blog so you have access to all of my patterns for free. Your password is at the bottom of any email that you receive from me.
Thank you Nathalie for creating this pattern! I have made 2 scrub caps for somebody I know working in the medical field (https://imgur.com/a/P5ZuOZ2)
Do you have any advice on washing and drying the scrub cap?
For mine, I used 100% cotton fabric and 100% polyester elastic & grosgrain ribbon for the band/drawstring part of the cap. Since the elastic can shrink, and the ribbon can melt in the dryer. Is it best to do a hand wash/wash on delicate using cold water, and then allow it to air dry outside?
Yes, wash on delicate and air dry. Of all the caps that have been made by the 1,000s of people that have downloaded the pattern and made them no one has said anything about shrinking or melting. I assume that they are washing them at home and not in the hospital washer and dryers.
Those are so cute!!! I just saw your photos!!!
Eloise Preston says
Love the scrub hat pattern with the ponytail holder. Just getting 6 more ready for 2 great niece’s, one who is a traveling nurse and they love them thank you so much for the PDF
Eloise, Thank you so much. I love that you are a blessing to those nurses.
I have made several of these for my niece who is a nurse and has long hair. I made three originally for her and just made 5 more. Can’t wait to make seasonal hats for her. They are easy to make. Have noticed on the ones I made recently that the elastic was not quite stiff enough and it came through the holes when I pulled the ribbon to tighten down the bow. Will probably re-do this for her if she is experiencing the same issue.
Thanks for the pattern and the simplicity of it. It makes for a quick project.
God Bless you and Stay Safe.
The best solution for that is no elastic – just a ribbon or fabric tie. 36″ long. and I would do a backstitch at the very bottom of the ponytail – in that seam. That would keep the tie even and keep it from pulling all the way out.
Hope this helps.
I am quite dense, but hoping to make this more my daughter. When you start pinning, is the long piece opened up or still folded. Are wrong sides together or right sides together? Thank you!
Marisa, you are not dense!!! Unfold the long piece and right sides go together. You might need to watch this video. It is long and real-time and should answer most of your questions. But be sure and contact me if you still have questions. I really want you to be able to use the pattern. Here’s the link https://youtu.be/_bRawl31gr4
If i dont want to fold the sides up, can i reduce the height of the sides by 1 inch? Or what length would you recommend? THis will be for someone with a smaller head.
If I understand your question correctly, you don’t want to fold the front edge under. If you don’t fold it under you have no channel for the ties. You could use a larger seam allowance.
Hi. I can’t download the pattern. I’m a nurse. I’m also sewing Masks and scrub caps and giving it free for my co workers. Pls send me. TY.
I just saw this. And I just emailed it to you. If you don’t see it be sure and check your spam folder. it is coming from nkelleywtws @ gmail
today I subscribed to your page and checked my email for the download for the scrub cap with a pony tail. It is not there.It is not in my junk mail either.. I entered the wrong email address . thank you in advance .. Sharon
I am so sorry. I thought I had already sent this to you but did not find it in my sent folder. I just emailed it to you.
Trish Van Buskirk says
I entered my email address and name, but never received the email to confirm. I’ve checked junk, too, just in case.
Well, I see that you subscribed. I am going to send you an email that will have the info and I will attach the pattern for you.
Do you sell them?
Yes, I have a few in my Etsy shop and will have some more this weekend.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/myhallcloset. I will send you an email with the colors I am working on and if you see anything you like, let me know and I will make you a custom listing.
I don’t have any ribbon. What do you suggest?
Bias tape, if you can find it. If not then fabric drawstrings. Cut fabric 2″ wide x 15-18″ long. Fold in half lengthwise (1″) Press. Fold in half again. 1/2″ on each side of the fold. The raw edges of the fabric. will be to the inside along the fold. Stitch on the outer edge. I have that on this video. https://youtu.be/wCN7QNmC39Q the drawstrings are at about 7:30 minutes into the video, stitching is at 12:50
Hope this helps
Paige Hancock says
How long are the ribbons? I think I must keep missing that.
Paige Hancock says
Glad you found it.
Ribbons are 15″. But I see that you figured it out!
Terri Alder says
I’m unable to find and download this pattern. Can you please help with this?
Terri, I just sent you an email with the pattern. Let me know if you have questions
Bonita K Loidolt says
Please send the pattern asap. My daughter is an RN working tonight and cases are coming in rather quickly. Thank you very much.
Just sent it to you. Thanks for subscribing!
This pattern is amazing thank you for giving me the opportunity to use this print
You’re welcome, Bonnie!!!
God Bless you for sharing this pattern. I made for my nieces one is in the front line the other got moved to work in nursing home. They were so grateful that I made these for them so blessed I chose your site. Thanks again stay safe
You are so welcome. I am so glad I could help during this time!
Stay safe and Happy Sewing!