Earmuff Hat (made From an Old Sweater)

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Introduction: Earmuff Hat (made From an Old Sweater)

About: Although I love all art in general, some of my favorites include photography, constructing practical stuff out of duct tape, and sewing up a storm. Before buying something I think twice about it, then usually …
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!

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

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 3: Tuck in the Material

Tuck the rolled up main section into the rolled up sleeves. The sleeves will serve as your earmuffs, so tuck neatly and consider how large to make the earmuffs. Also keep in mind that you want them to be the same size.

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! :)

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    neil1701
    neil1701

    7 years ago on Step 4

    A great idea,i suppose you could use a kids jumper to roll up for a kids hat....

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    StoryAddict
    StoryAddict

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    That was my thought exactly. I'm going to find a brown sweater at the thrift store for this!

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    capricorn
    capricorn

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Smart smart smart. I love this.

    Two high thumbs up for you M'Lady :)

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    bwandino
    bwandino

    7 years ago

    Cute and pretty smart

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    seamster
    seamster

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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!