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.
Step 1: What You Need:
- 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)