It gets cold here in Vermont although this year has been usually warm, it still get down there and since I love to take dog walks even in the cold, I need gear. I've bought the hats with the ear flaps but they are always to small so when I saw a coworkers bomber hat made of knit and fleece a lightbulb went off.
I can make that!
I took an old sweater that had shrunk in the wash and doesn't fit anymore to use for the knit part.
(You didn't think I was actually going to take the time to knit did you?)
Found a free pattern online which by the way was terribly written. The pattern pieces didn't tell you to cut on folds, one piece was missing. Really? There are only 5 pieces and you miss one? Anyway, I figured it out.
Since the sweater could be
a pain in the ass challenging to work with, I took the time to first cut out the pattern pieces (bigger than the pattern to fit my fat large head) from regular fabric for a foundation to stabilize. That worked really well.
I won't go into detail on how to make it but if you have made lined tote bags you will get the construction process easy. This is the outside. Then you make a lining the same - I used a shearling type fabric.
Then you turn.
Zu Zu wanted to help and kept eyeing this new chew toy that she thinks I am making for her.
It actually worked!
Side view - this puppy is going to be warm!
Although the front flap falls in my face.
Problem solved - just call me Carol Kardashian the Vermont fashionista - lol!