How to Keep Your Guy Warm in His Baseball Cap at a Football Gamecomments (11) December 13th, 2008
Here is something to make for the guy who has everything or wants nothing for Christmas...the gift of warmth at a game! I have a drawer full of hats, mittens, and headbands, but this is special...it's a headband that's designed to be worn with a baseball cap. Everyone knows someone who can't be seen without his favorite team cap on this head. Even if it's 20 below! For me, it's my brother. He's a diehard Red Sox fan who would rather freeze his ears off than be without his team cap! The wonderful people at Great Copy Patterns have been kind enough to offer you this pattern for free! So, click here to download a pdf of the pattern. And, as a bonus, you can visit them at www.greatcopy.com and order a kit including Polartec Polarfleece and fold-over elastic to make a headband ear warmer for just $6.00...that's a $21.00 retail value!
Here's what you'll need:
- The pattern
- 1/8 yard Polarfleece (or the kit from Great Copy)
- 1 yard of 1-1/4-inch-wide fleece binding (I cut strips of fleece myself; you could buy some ready to go or get the kit!)
- Thread to match your fleece
- Sewing machine
It's important to cut the pattern pieces out on the line before you position them on the fleece. When you're working with a heavy fabric such as fleece, pattern pieces can rip if you try to cut through the paper and the fabric at the same time.
Program your sewing machine to a zigazag stitch. Set the stitch length at 3.5 mm and stitch width at 0.5 mm. This narrow, stretched-out zigzag has some give, so you won't pop stitches when you are wearing your headband.
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