Search for a Head Covering – McCalls 4116


Eureka! I think I have finally found a head covering that will work for me. I have tried several different things, wide headbands, tichels, hats, and scarves.  Nothing seemed quite right for my tiny head.  

It may not seem like a big deal to you but it has been to me.  All that fabric gave me a headache and slipped off and the headbands I could only wear for so long. I have one hat that doesn’t look like I am wearing a helmet as most are too big.  I was getting to the point where I was beginning to argue with Yehoveh about it and didn’t have the right heart.  And if I didn’t have a right heart of obedience then why was I doing it?

The other day I pulled out a pattern I had purchased for my mother when she had cancer, McCalls 4116.  I had never sewn any of coverings as she didn’t like them.  I decided to try view E.  I only had 1/2 yard of fabric so I made it without the attached braided piece to see how it looked and fit.


I made the size small and had to take it in about 1/2″.  I figured I would have to cut the top circle down but because it is made of knit fabric that wasn’t an issue.  The end result was wonderful.


I watched this video yesterday and decided to try tying a contrasting scarf I had over it and really liked the look.  I will be making more of these in different colors and using different things to brighten them up. YEAH!!

For those who are wondering “why” even wear a covering I will explain why I do.  I knew in my heart that Yehovah had been convicting me for a long time and when I finally sat down and began to dig into I Corinthians 11 I knew “I” was to be obedient.  Some may say that I am being legalistic. I would say if you feel the freedom not to wear one then don’t I have the same freedom to wear one without being criticized?

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5 Responses to Search for a Head Covering – McCalls 4116

  1. Joann Trawick says:

    You certainly do! I’ve wondered about 1 Corinthians 11 and related scripture for years. Have worn a head band for about 10 years just to keep my hair back. But lately it’s taken on a spiritual significance. We do have freedom and it seems like it’s right for some women. It’s become a matter of further study and prayer for me.

    • There have been several times that I looked at the scripture and sought advice and everyone said “oh it doesn’t apply to today”. But every year or so it kept coming back to my mind. I finally decided to look at it through new eyes and put aside all that I had heard about it and decided for myself what it was really saying. There are many things that we are free to do but we don’t receive a blessing. I know that I am receiving a blessing for being obedient to what Yehovah has asked of me. We are all at different places and I can not expect anyone to follow that path that Yehovah has chosen for me. God bless you!

  2. Glad you found a covering that works for you and is easy to wear! 🙂

  3. Linda says:

    Yeah, does it cover all your hair when you wear it for head covering to church

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