I take the inspiration from an old military balaclava hat I had, and I simplified it.
I really like balaclava hat!
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Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED
-Thick wool felt or thick wool fabric;
-piece of scrap plastic sheet for make the visor;
-double folded fabric border (not in the picture);
Step 2: THE PATTERNS
Take the measurement on your head but try to keep the proportion of my drawing.
Step 3: CUT THE MAIN PART
If you are using regular wool fabric you need to do zigzag stitches all over the edges (of every piece you will cut from now on), if you use felt you don't.
Step 4: SEW IT
Step 5: MAKE THE VISOR
Cut the visor shape on a flat piece of scrap plastic (if is too soft you can cut more pieces for add strength).
Cut the visor shape on the wool fabric, 2 pieces (leave some edges).
Sew the round part of the fabric together.
Insert the plastic visor.
Sew the visor inside of the fabric and cut away left over (leave a little border).
Step 6: ATTACH THE VISER TO THE BAND
Pin it to the top part of the visor.
Step 7: ATTACH THE VISOR TO THE BALACLAVA
Sew it in place with a really small zigzag stitch. Sew only top side of the band and the lateral sides, not the bottom side (the side sewn to the visor).
Step 8: SEWN THE FRONT PART
Step 9: FINISHING TOUCHES
Pin the double folded border on the bottom part of the face hole and sew it in place.
Step 10: HOW TO WEAR IT
1- Fold the bottom part up, on top of the visor;
2- fold half of that part down trough the visor.
Step 11: DONE!
It look nice booth like hat or balaclava.