George Bernard Shaw
Since it was a long weekend, I decided to try something new and make myself some scrub hats. I am tired of the flimsy, disposable blue bouffants at work, and the strange propensity for nasty hair tangles to form beneath them. Plus, what can make a child more at ease before surgery than seeing his anesthesiologist in a colourful and fun scrub hat? Look, dancing monkeys! Enjoy your myringotomy tube insertions!
So after a thorough but low-yield google search on how to sew scrub caps, and a trip to Fabricland, I went from this:
Note: on careful inspection, you may observe a copy of Smith's Anesthesia for Infants and Children, unopened and abandoned on the table. Making scrub caps counts as studying, no?
Here are the others I made:
Interestingly, the blue scrub cap has a picture of a cat about to dig into a bottle of "fever candies". I find this a bit questionable. Sure I want children to take their pre-op acetaminophen, but do I want them to think it's a tasty treat? There's also a depiction of a cat and dog shooting through the sky on a syringe. It's possible that while designing the pattern, the creator of this fabric was taking some "fever candies" of his own.