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Earmuff Hat (made from an old sweater)

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What do you get when you take a wooly, outgrown sweater and roll it up in various ways? An Earmuff Hat! No more hats that don't cover your ears! No more earmuffs over short hats! With the Earmuff Hat, earmuffs are built in! You don't have to worry about outgrowing the earmuff hat--just adjust the hat by tucking in more fabric into the earmuffs! For a fashionable flare, try varying your pallette of sweaters. I used a black sweater with a fur-lined collar for one of my Earmuff Hats!

Materials:
  • Wooly sweater (experiment with different types of sweaters for unique effects!)
  • Your handy dandy hands!
 
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Step 1: Roll Up the Sleeves!

Flatten the sweater out on a large surface. Starting at the bottom, tightly roll up each sleeve. Keep rolling until you get to the shoulder.

Step 2: Roll Up the Main Section

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Now, starting at the bottom of the main section of the sweater, roll it up. This will be the brim of the hat, so make the fold as wide as you like. Stop when you are about to roll it into the sleeves.

Step 4: You are done!

If you want, you can sew the hole on the top closed. Otherwise, it doesn't really matter. The extra material along with the hole will just hang in the back. If you want to change the size of your Earmuff Hat, just tuck more of the material into the earmuffs! Now your entire head will remain warm in the cold, rather than having freezing ears! Enjoy! :)
bajablue1 year ago
Clever YOU!!!!
neil17011 year ago
A great idea,i suppose you could use a kids jumper to roll up for a kids hat....
Thats funny it makes you look like princess Lea from star wars
That was my thought exactly. I'm going to find a brown sweater at the thrift store for this!
capricorn1 year ago
Smart smart smart. I love this.

Two high thumbs up for you M'Lady :)
So cute and so easy. Thanks for sharing!
bwandino1 year ago
Cute and pretty smart
seamster1 year ago
Ha! When I went swimming as kid we used to roll up our towels to wear on our heads, and it looked just like this! We called it Princess Leia Towel Head.

Your hats look great. Good use of an old sweater!
eeeeeee! How cute. :D Super useful, too!
Jessie Marie (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
Thank you!! :)