Sunday, August 12, 2012

How to Apply a Button to a Chemo Cap

In the video and photos below you will see how I secure flowers and embellishments to the chemo caps I make. I use a small yarn needle for the button on the front of the flower and a regular needle and thread for the back buttons (which will be inside the hat when finished.)

Most people who have lost their hair due to cancer related treatments have no problem with the buttons touching their scalp, however everyone has different sensitivities and some may choose to remove the flower if the interior buttons irritates their scalp. A suggestion would be to use smooth surface buttons when finishing your flowers. 

This is a smaller flower and the hat has tighter stitches so I sewed two smaller buttons to the backside instead of one large button
using a regular needle and thread.

The small buttons fit nicely into the double crochet stitch of the hat to secure the flower. They will also work on a half double stitch 
and even a single crochet stitch. 

The inside of the cap.

The final product.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or post a comment below. 


  1. that is a great idea, I have used fabric glue to add flowers to the hats I have made but this would give them a choice...Thanks for the tip

  2. That is a great idea! Thanks for sharing this!