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Aug 26, 2007 09:11 AM Indigoblue wrote:
The "wig" issue repulsed and upset me, so I chose to wear light scarves, bandanas, and hats. Nothing was comfortable, until I found an old brimless cotton-lined hat-like cap; I embroidered it, and redesigned amd sewed a few more to fit my head. Sewn in a "football shaped pieces", and secured it with elastic or ribbons at the base, even added lots of ribbons to hang out the back, to tie (had a feminine effect; also used old lace in one). It was so comfortable.
Dharma Trading Post, Dharma Textile dyes; sell a line of wonderful cotton hats, scarves, clothing, etc., which are meant to be used for batik, silkscreen,or tie-dying. I think they have new styles on-line, along with new fabrics like linen, silk, and cotton. Love them.
They also have a diagram on how to tie scarves. If you google bandana scarves, you can also find many techniques for sylish and cool ways to tie the scarves. It was actually fun. Would have been even more enjoyable if my long hair was still there, and had I felt well...
Got so many compliments on my hat/happy hats; wanted to share it with anyone else who doesn't want to wear a hot wig. Nicest thing was the "sweat attacks" from chemo-pause were well absorbed by the cotton lining. Didn't have to worry about the scarf coming off in the wind.
Hope it helps. I always wore bandanas, anyway; for running, cleaning, etc., so it was the most comfortable solution for me.
Hope it helps. If you google the Dharma Trading Post, or just examine the basic design of a base ball cap with out the brim, you might come up with a great design of your own.; Import shops sometimes used to sell similar caps from Indonesia, India, and other countries. In my long search for what to put on my mishapen head, I found ebay had hats, scarves, and a large selection of ideas to use; all kinds of vintage, new, blanks, to chose from.
Be well, be loved, it's a glorious day!