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Snowsports Headphone Hat

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Earbuds and skiing or snowboarding; they just don't mix. After an hour or two your ears can start to hurt, and if the earbuds get dislodged your options are limited. You can try and worm your gloved hand up into your helmet to fix them, or you can remove your whole helmet. Since both options are pretty annoying I had a quick look around online for toques with built-in headphones, but I didn't want to pay $35.00 plus shipping so I decided to make some myself. Plus, they are a pretty good way to listen to music when walking around in the cold too!

If you choose to listen to music while skiing, snowboarding or doing any other sport please use your common sense. Keep the music low enough that you can hear what's going on around you.
 
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Step 1: What You Need:

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- An old toque
- An old pair of over-the-ear headphones or a super cheap pair
- Needle and thread, of a colour similar to that of the toque
- Fabric (I used felt) of a colour similar to that of a toque
- Pliers (or anything else you need to break apart your headphones)

Step 2: Removing the Speakers

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- Take your headphones and carefully break apart the headband to reveal the wire connecting the two speakers
- Snap apart the speaker housings so that you can remove the speakers
- Remove the speakers, and the wire connecting them, from the body of the headphones and break away any excess plastic

Step 3: Preparing the Toque

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- Turn the toque inside-out and put it on
- Roughly mark the location of your ears with something that shows up on fabric
- Take off the toque, but keep it inside out
Awesome goggles dude! Whered u get em? Oh and nice idea!
M3G (author)  NVDevastator1 year ago
Thanks! I got the goggles at the turkey sale in whistler bc. The stores all come together and sell their gear for cheap.
Too bad you have to wear a helmet in my state. :(
Guess I'll just use earbuds.
I'd be dead without a helmet. :)
too bad my parents make me wear a helmet in my state
M3G (author)  TheBlackSharpie1 year ago
I've worn it under a helmet, it's pretty comfortable.
thinking about make one of those for winter!
mistic1 year ago
Good idea. will swet or moisture get into the speaker cones?
M3G (author)  mistic1 year ago
It hasn't for me so far.
mistic M3G1 year ago
excelent
builderv1 year ago
sweet bro . gonna make one for the slopes this year
Genius
M3G (author)  Synonym-of-Antonym1 year ago
Thanks!
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