How to Make a Silly Hat to Cover a Ski Helmet

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Things You'll Need

  • Fleece
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Ribbon
  • 2 large buttons
  • Needle and thread
  • Pom-pom
  • Embroidery floss
  • Darning needle

Ski helmets can be a plain and unattractive necessity for this downhill sport. You can bring a touch of whimsy into any ski outing with the addition of a comical helmet cover. Covering your helmet also helps keep the cold out when you’re on those blustery slopes. You can put together a silly ski helmet cover in just one afternoon. You might enlist the help of others in decorating the helmet hats with all the silly accessories.

Measure the circumference of your helmet and add 1 inch. Lie the fleece out flat on a hard surface. Cut a piece of fleece, using the width previously measured, and the length of 1 yard.

Place right sides together and sew up 24 inches of the side, leaving 12 inches not sewn. Turn the hat wrong-side out. Fold the sewn end of the hat up 6 inches and sew ½-inch from the edge. Turn the hat right-side out. Turn the bottom of the hat up, forming a rim.

Lie the hat out with the loose end facing you. Cut ½-inch strips of fleece 12 inches down. Place the hat onto the helmet. Gather the fringe up like a pony tail and tie with a ribbon.

Sew 2 large button eyes onto the hat. Sew a pom-pom nose onto the hat. Stitch a scarecrow type mouth on with embroidery floss.

Tips

  • Braid some or all of the fringe for different looks.

About the Author

From her home located in the rolling foothills of Southern Ohio, Barb Barker is putting her skills to good use as a freelance writer. Her expertise is in the arts and crafts field with a lifetime of experience. Barker has an Associate of Arts in business management.

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