Picture of Custom Fit Media Hat
Stay warm and listen to your tunes in a custom fit hat that holds your earphones, cord, and mp3/media device.

Your device (shuffle, ipod, mp3 player, itouch) can be easily be inserted and removed from hat. The cord runs through the stocking cap and the earphones neatly fit through slits in inner hat band. This hat is made with 3 pieces of fleece (1 hat band and 2 identical long wedge pieces).

Project time: 1 evening.
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Step 1: Supplies list

Supplies needed:

  • 1/4 yd clear table cloth plastic from fabric store
  • Polar Fleece (If your head measures 24"; or less buy 1 yard. Buy 1 1/4 yards if you think you might need more.)
  • (optional) 1/2 yd light wt. fusible interfacing to stabilize polar fleece. This is to press on where you are going to sew. It is good to have it if you can't adjust your presser foot tension.
  • The interfacing keeps the fleece from stretching.
  • Matching thread
  • Fabric chalk, fabric pencil or lead pencil
  • Seam ripper
  • Tape measure
  • Yard stick
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Sharp pointed scissors
  • Square or something with a 90 degree corner (hardbound book)
  • Measuring board if you have it (a real plus)
  • 1 button

Step 2: Measurements

Picture of measurements
1. Measure your head circumference (as shown below). Write down measurement.

2. Measure ear to ear behind neck following the same angle as the head measurement. Write it down (see second picture below).

3. Calculating your measurements: head measurement ____ + 1/2";(1.2 cm) = _______ (ie. 24+1/2 24 1/2") 

This is your measurement A divided head measurement in half ______ + 1"(2.5 cm)= _________" (ie. 12+1=13")

This is your measurement B

Divide your measurement B ______ by 4 ______ and + 1" (2.5 cm)= ________

This is your measurement C Ear to ear measurement _____" divided in half ______ + 1/2" (1.2 cm)= ___________ (10 divided in half= 5 +1/2 + 5 1/2)
With the plastic, does the ipod still work? I know that ipod's are touchy about needing your skin to do the touch stuff.
SueHeiss (author)  foreverxnickyxlove5 years ago
Yes it does, quite well.  You have to feel for the volume and the on/off button however.  To make the best selection of plastic, hold your ipod behind the plastic in the store and try it.   That way you will know that the plastic is not too heavy etc.  I used a medium-light weight plastic. 

Thanks for inquiring.
slrfloyd5 years ago
what a great idea!