Easy Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern – Make It And Donate It

Easy Surgical Scrub Cap PatternThis project is an easy surgical scrub cap pattern.  It is for protecting your family, and for donating to the health workers who are having a hard time fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Easy Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern

I have already shared a pattern for a pair of scrub pants and a mask that are very easy to make.  I hope you find this scrub cap equally easy to make.

It is now becoming widely known that every little bit of protection counts.  These homemade projects can make a huge difference in limiting your risk of infection or of disease transmission to others.

Easy Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern

I live very near a large hospital and although it still appears to be mostly empty, according to the government, the shortage of masks and gowns are a huge problem.  Before the world changed, the gowns and masks came from Taiwan and China.  Both countries have stopped shipping to many countries.  So here is a pattern to help your family and the local health community.

Easy Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern

This easy surgical scrub cap pattern consists of only two pieces.  The top part that will keep the hair away from the face, and the bottom piece that will cover the forehead and turn into a tie at the back.

Easy Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern

The elastic in the back will allow anyone with long hair to keep a bun or a ponytail.

Easy Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern


  • 1/2 yard of cotton fabric, see recommendations below
  • Thread to match
  • 4 inches of 1/8″ to 1/4″ elastic


  • Sewing machine
  • Serger or overlocker ideal but not essential
  • Loop turner
  • Pins
  • Scissors

Fabric Recommendations

Experience Level:  Beginner

How To Print Your Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern

Print the pattern using Adobe Reader.  It is free and is the only program you need to download and print the pattern.

Print using Actual Size and Landscape Mode.

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How To Sew Your Surgical Scrub Cap

The seam allowance is included and it is 1/2″.

We are going to serge around all of the edges before sewing.  Do not use the knife on your serger or overlocker.  Let's start with the rounded piece or the cap.

First, serge around the curved side.

Then serge on the straight side.

Easy Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern

Fold the straight side 1/2″ and sew.

Easy Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern

Using your loop turner, insert the elastic.  Sew at both ends to secure the elastic.Easy Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern

Serge the forehead/tie on both sides.  You will sew the straight side to the cap.  Mark the middle.

Easy Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern

Mark the middle of the cap.

Easy Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern

And pin the middle of the forehead/tie on the straight side.

Pin all around and sew at 1/2″.

Easy Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern

Pin and turn the hem 1/2″.  Sew.

Fold the tie from the elastic to the end 1/2″.  Sew.

Easy Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern

And you are done.

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This scrub cap helps to keep your hair from picking up viral particles from your environment, as well as keeping your hair safely away from what you're working on, be it handling food, nursing, or even performing surgery.  Remember, you must properly disinfect the cap every time it may have come into contact with an infectious environment.

Surgical Scrub Caps

Need a pair of scrubs pants and a mask to go along this easy surgical scrub cap?

Unisex Scrubs Pants Pattern – Making Scrubs Quick & Easy

How about the important mask to go with this easy surgical scrub cap pattern?

Here is one below. It's also very easy to make.

Super Simple Face Mask Pattern For Adults And Kids


I hope everyone is staying safe out there.  Feel free to share this project with your friends and family. And, Until Next Time, Happy Sewing.

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35 Responses to Easy Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern – Make It And Donate It

  1. Lynn says:

    A friend’s sister needed hats for work as a dental assistant & says the ones I made for her using this pattern fit better than the commercial ones her employer provided.

    She’s very happy with them, especially since she got fabric prints she likes.

  2. Terry says:

    I have made several scrub hats out of this pattern. I have gotten nothing but rave reviews. I do add buttons on the side. About 4 inches up from the edge and about 2 inches in. I think I might make the ties a little longer next time. Thanks sew much for all that you give of your heart ❤️.

    • Mayra Cecilia says:

      Very happy for your feedback, yes the button on the sides are the a must, yes the ties can be longer for sure!

  3. maryann says:

    Bluprint is ending on the 31st of May. Do you have any other place that you have downloaded these to?

  4. Apolinar Picado says:

    Muy facil de seguir y de confeccionar, muy agradecido por compartir su conocimiento en estos momentos que tanto necesitamos de la solidaridad de todos. Muchisimas gracias, un gran abrazo y fratenal saludo desde Nicaragua

    • Mayra Cecilia says:

      A sido un gusto Apolinar, espero que me dejes saber en que mas te puedo ayudar. Saludos y cuidate!

  5. barbara trevouledes says:

    I’ve made 8 of these so far. They are so appreciated by the nurses who received them.

  6. Cathy says:

    Size Adjustment: I will make them in 2 sizes because the original was huge on my head, but the original size fit my husband (big hat size!). To make it smaller, I marked 1/2 way down each side on the top, then made a 3/4″ pleat (on the wrong side) on each side of the mark; folding towards the half-way mark. That made the sides of the cap a total of 3″ smaller (1.5″ each side), with a flat pleat on the top of the cap. I like the fit on my head now. The ties are the same because all my caps were already cut out. Thank you for the pattern.

    • Mayra Cecilia says:

      Thank you Cathy, I did made the pattern for a large head.

    • Kim says:

      Do you mind me asking what size hat he wears? My husband wears a size 8, so I’m concerned if this will fit him. He can fit into a 7 and 7/8ths if needed.

  7. carolyn3b says:

    I just completed my first one. I haven’t sewn anything in 20 years but being home during this pandemic, I have a little bit of time on my hands. I made one for my daughter, a nursing student working at a local hospital as a PSW. It turned out great! The pattern is easy to follow. She’s so excited to wear it on her next shift. I’m going to make another one tomorrow. The size was perfect for her.

  8. Anita Colbert says:

    Easy to make… just seems a little large Thank you for the pattern!

    • So Sew Easy says:

      That may be. All the people I had around to model the pattern had pretty big heads.. the design should let you tie the cap to tighten it.

  9. Leona Butchart says:

    These are all good ideas and the pattern is easy. Just wondering if, instead of ties, could you not sew a casing and insert elastic from the bottom back (ear to ear) and still include the elastic for long hair or a pony tail?

  10. Sue Royle-Oke aka LBD Sewing & Designs says:

    Thank you so much for the free pattern. I made one up for myself and found that the pattern was too big for my head so I am going to make another one only smaller…i hope . I have been donating the face masks to senior homes, family, doctors, nurses and anyone else that would like them. I will now add these caps to the packages I donate. Thank you again for your pattern.

  11. dianneza says:

    I love it. I made the cap and it was easy to make. My next cap, I will make the ties a little longer.

  12. Nora Nimely says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. I have not tried it yet, but just appreciate your willingness to share with us! Remain blessed and safe!

  13. Gretchen Thill says:

    The pattern was super easy to download and make. I finished it in about 45 minutes, but it was very large for my head. I’m going to try cutting another one in a smaller size.

  14. Delphine says:

    Thank you ?
    Sewing is my hobby, I am a doctor and I cannot thank you enough for sharing your pattern.

  15. Sharon says:

    My daughter who is a nurse says it would be good to have buttons for the mask elastic. Her ears get sore after wearing a mask for an entire shift.

  16. Maureen says:

    Great pattern. I sewed large buttons where the top of the ear comes so the ear elastic attached to the masks can fit over them. The nurses all loved it since it takes care of sore ears when masks are worn for a long time

  17. andy says:

    Suggestion. heck out For The Love Of Scrubs on Facebook the NHS needs Scrubs.

  18. Shirley says:

    thanks so much for this timely pattern.

  19. Charlene W Jutras says:

    Your timing on this is perfect! I have been making the larger more bouffant caps for my daughter’s department at the hospital. We were looking for a close fitting option for some of her team. Thank you so much for sharing.

  20. Sheila Munro says:

    Many thanks for this and the other free patterns, very nice to see someone putting helping others before profit!

  21. Lezlie says:

    Thanks! I hear nurses have requested a button on each side to attach their mask to to save strain on their ears.
    Good idea!


    Thank you so very much for this! Stay safe!!

  23. Barbara says:

    Suggestion. I saw a posting where they were putting large buttons on either side of caps so they could put ear elastic around it instead of wearing on ear. Helps prevent ears getting sore.

    • So Sew Easy says:

      Fantastic idea, Barbara! I’ll give it a try but would be great if other readers could try too and let us all know.

  24. Wendy Stinson says:

    I love it. My daughter works as a nurse and I’m sure she needs one of these, or maybe more. Thanks so much for the pattern.

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