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This is an easy and really warm balaclava hat. I take the inspiration from an old military balaclava hat I had, and I simplified it. I really like ...
You need:-Thick wool felt or thick wool fabric;-scissors;-pen;-chalk;-piece of scrap plastic sheet for make the visor;-double folded fabric border (not in the picture);-sewing machine.
These are the pattern you need to make. They don't need to be perfect... I kind of make them roughly myself, but the hat turn pretty nice.Take the ...
Draw the main shape on the fabric and cut 2 equal opposite piece.If you are using regular wool fabric you need to do zigzag stitches all over the ...
sew inside out the top part of the balaclava hat.
(I suggest a shorter visor than the one I made here). Cut the visor shape on a flat piece of scrap plastic (if is too soft you can ...
Cut a band of fabric with the previous band shape you made.Pin it to the top part of the visor.Sew it.
Pin the band on top of the balaclava.Sew it in place with a really small zigzag stitch. Sew only top side of the band and the lateral sides, ...
Pin inside out the front part of the balaclava together like in the photo.Sew together.
Make a fold on the bottom edge of the balaclava (the neck hole) and sew it.Pin the double folded border on the bottom part of the face hole ...
This is how to wear it If you want to use it like a regular hat (see photo): 1- Fold the bottom part up, on top of the ...
Done!It look nice booth like hat or balaclava.
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