My son loves this...hat thingy... He had been using a Loki every day, but we lost it a couple weeks ago. The design is similar to the Balacalavas (AKA ski mask), but less claustrophobic and creepy.
Mom loves this...hat thingy... It keeps his head, ears, nose, mouth and neck protected and warm. It is versatile, which is important for a boy who often gets overheated. Most importantly, it allows him to use his Nana-Knitted hat every day!
Q. - Why not just wear a hat and gaitor, what's all the fuss?
A. - 1. Kids like to lose things!
2. Annoying to adjust and keep in place, especially when playing actively outdoors!
To make this...hat thingy...grab/make a knitted cap that fits just right (see modeled pictures above) and a kids size neck gaitor (make one or buy one - I got mine at Target for less than 3.00 on sale). Because I was working with stretch material, I chose to make tight Vertical zig-zag stitches in the ribs of the knitted cap. They are practically invisible, but each one measures about 1" long. You will want to fit the hat and gaitor to your recipient in order to determine how much of an opening to leave. Basically, you want the...hat thingy...to be able to slip off and be worn in the various styles as shown above. Pretty easy, but let me know if you need more explanation.
Another simple project, blade covers and a carry strap. Super easy and quick.
The blade cover is simply canvas lined with fleece batting. The top edge is sewn over and zig-zag stitched. The strap is black webbing with two heavy-duty snaps. Easy on/off. Classic toss over the shoulder style. Now I just need something for my skates...
I went to the Norman Rockwell Museum recently and was reminded of my pre-baby days when I used to carry a sketchbook with me at.all.times. Now that I no longer need to carry wet wipes and diapers, a bag like this could be considered practical.
The bag pivots at the center allowing it to hug your hip...hey, exactly where a baby used to sit! Maybe that's why I find this bag so comforting.
This pen slip is a quick and easy project - took less than 30 minutes to solve the perpetual case of the lost pen. Maybe I should call it "Case Solved". Ha!