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DaniVerde
September 24th, 2012, 10:16 AM
Winter is approaching in the Northern Hemisphere....and the further north you are, the more quickly it seems to get here :p

So what do you, if you live in a place with hat weather, choose to wear on your head?

Most of the hats that I see around here in Helsinki are wool or synthetic, and frankly, I can tell right now that they're going to cause my curls to go completely frizzy.

Any suggestions or helpful hints? Curlies, any special advice?

Thanks :) :flower:

Vrindi
September 24th, 2012, 10:28 AM
Choose any hat you like, and then line it with silk. Probably the easiest way to deal.

DaniVerde
September 24th, 2012, 10:36 AM
Choose any hat you like, and then line it with silk. Probably the easiest way to deal.

I should probably specify that I don't sew, will never sew, don't know anyone who does and buying a new hat would be cheaper than paying to have someone do it :p

Darkessa
September 24th, 2012, 10:42 AM
KITTEH HAT!

Cause its cute. :D

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a93/avril_kss/Mee/La%20Pine/2011/IMG000075.jpg


I also want this.... It has paws!

http://www.amazon.com/Husky-Animal-fleece-lined-interior/dp/B005P784OW/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1E142773KEG92&coliid=I1VAPK5IGIQ1EE



I know.... Not necessarily hair helpful.
But I just had to share teh cute. :p

Dovetail
September 24th, 2012, 10:45 AM
Oh I love winter hats! Maybe you could find or make a silk "skull cap" to put under your hats so you don't get the frizzles? Last winter I didn't give two sheets to the wind about my hair, so we'll see how I fair this year. I have a white "bear" "soviet" hat and a ton of cute berets my mommy made me, and then a black knit visor beanie. The berets dont mess up my hair at all, but the other two really do. I wonder how much damage hats really cause?

DaniVerde
September 24th, 2012, 10:48 AM
Darkessa, cute! :D

Dovetail, berets may not exactly cut it up here...we have serious winter, and we need serious hats! ;) But I may look into the pre-made silk thing....

shutterpillar
September 24th, 2012, 10:51 AM
I am not a curly, but I just use a regular old cotton beanie. :) I have a couple other hats with ear flaps and they have silky lining, so I will probably wear those as well. That's only when its REALLY cold out and I will be shoveling snow or outside for a long time. Most of the time I just throw on a scarf and brave the cold without headgear. I'm usually not out in it for very long anyway.

Darkessa- LOVE kitteh hat! I saw a panda bear version that I am desperate to have.

afu
September 24th, 2012, 10:59 AM
I'll be keeping an eye on this thread. I usually just wear wool/acrylic knit hats and I don't remember having an issue, that said I did spend half of last winter straightening my hair (until christmas 2011).

The main problem I have is my fringe, because it is blunt like shown here (https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/20839_1500465718789_2551024_n.jpg) (picture from my naughty days of straightening!) but so many hats squish it and make it look stupid (like this (https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/253309_2208092449015_5313172_n.jpg)!) but avoiding the squishing (like here (https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/71753_1643977426492_2412815_n.jpg)) mean I don't get maximum warmth out of the hat and if it rains it can be useful to have the fringe covered to avoid crazy curling.

Oh yes, you have addressed an issue which haunts me each winter!

Darkessa
September 24th, 2012, 11:01 AM
Hehe.
I love furry animal hats!

Tota
September 24th, 2012, 11:30 AM
I don't like to wear hats because they kill the volume of my hair and make it static. I'll be looking for something like this when I go shopping for winter stuff:

http://cdn1.siol.net/sn/img/10/338/634270589802795720_shutterstock_61461628.jpg

I hope I can find something subtle:)

afu
September 24th, 2012, 11:31 AM
oooo yes earmuffs - i will be needing some of those this year

jacqueline101
September 24th, 2012, 11:45 AM
I must be blessed I wore a stalking cap last winter.

In2wishin
September 24th, 2012, 11:55 AM
I live in stocking cap land. Depending on what I am doing, how my hair is styled, and how long I will be outside I may wear a wool stocking cap, a panta, or a scarf. I just recently crocheted the coolest neckwarmer which can be pulled up to cover the head if needed. i'll try to get a photo.

Tabitha
September 24th, 2012, 12:13 PM
Silk scarf tied under a hood would work for you.

I love hoods, even though they look nerdy when they're not worn up.

itdontmatter48
September 24th, 2012, 12:16 PM
I usually go without, even though it gets bitter cold here. I may consider silk inside a fabulous hat, and will check back for answers in case of the fabulous idea.

PolarCathy
September 24th, 2012, 12:19 PM
No winter hats for Cathy. In -30 I put on the hoodie. LOL.

Iolanthe13
September 24th, 2012, 12:23 PM
Silk scarves are fantastic, though cotton and cashmere ones work well for me, too. I find hats difficult to wear, so when it's really cold I just use a wool scarf and ear muffs. It looks a little old-fashioned, but I think hoods look worse - particularly if you're going anywhere formal.

jeanniet
September 24th, 2012, 12:34 PM
Pretty Antoinet's has silk beanies and they are fabulous. I use them for sleep caps. You could put a wool cap over one as well. In the winter, I use wool Buffs as beanies, but last year a friend knitted me a beautiful grey wool hat that I can use this winter. I probably won't wear a silk beanie underneath because it doesn't get that cold here.

Link for silk beanies:
http://prettyanntoinets.com/category_4/Beanies.htm
I don't know if they ship overseas. If they don't, and you really want one, let me know. I can get one or two and send them to you.

Tisiloves
September 24th, 2012, 12:49 PM
I'll be keeping an eye on this thread. I usually just wear wool/acrylic knit hats and I don't remember having an issue, that said I did spend half of last winter straightening my hair (until christmas 2011).

The main problem I have is my fringe, because it is blunt like shown here (https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/20839_1500465718789_2551024_n.jpg) (picture from my naughty days of straightening!) but so many hats squish it and make it look stupid (like this (https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/253309_2208092449015_5313172_n.jpg)!) but avoiding the squishing (like here (https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/71753_1643977426492_2412815_n.jpg)) mean I don't get maximum warmth out of the hat and if it rains it can be useful to have the fringe covered to avoid crazy curling.

Oh yes, you have addressed an issue which haunts me each winter!

Have you tried hooded scarves (http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/320615180510?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&adtype=pla)? Or just wrapping a scarf/pashmina around your head? It's fringe friendly and keeps your ears warm.

RubySlippers
September 24th, 2012, 12:50 PM
Pretty Antoinet's has silk beanies and they are fabulous. I use them for sleep caps. You could put a wool cap over one as well. In the winter, I use wool Buffs as beanies, but last year a friend knitted me a beautiful grey wool hat that I can use this winter. I probably won't wear a silk beanie underneath because it doesn't get that cold here.

Link for silk beanies:
http://prettyanntoinets.com/category_4/Beanies.htm
I don't know if they ship overseas. If they don't, and you really want one, let me know. I can get one or two and send them to you.

Oh no!

I definitely didn't need to 'meet' a new shop full of lovely things! Tose beanies look gorgeous, and the sleep caps and loc covers too!

TeaEarlGreyHot
September 24th, 2012, 12:53 PM
I live in super windy and sometimes blustery cold/windy Madison, WI (only a zillion lakes here to fuel the wind). My daughter and I wear a Buff first and then a hat. http://www.buffwear.com/

We use it to cover our neck and then pull it up over our heads to the front of our hairline, it keeps all your hair contained in the style you put it in that day and safe from the elements. Then warm hat on top! We might look goofy but when it is that cold people only care about getting inside and not what you are wearing!

bunzfan
September 24th, 2012, 12:56 PM
I normally wear these http://www.emilysmusings.com/2010/01/04/the-adult-brain-squeezer/ then you can wear it up or down.

Kizuna
September 24th, 2012, 12:58 PM
I wear earmuffs when it's not too cold.
If it does get too cold I've resigned to wool caps (I love the one with ear flaps cause it's great when the snow storms).. But maybe I'll start tying a scraf around my head underneath. :)

Kizuna
September 24th, 2012, 01:00 PM
I normally wear these http://www.emilysmusings.com/2010/01/04/the-adult-brain-squeezer/ then you can wear it up or down.

I really like the style of the head bands but my head is not shaped to hold headbands :( They're quite popular and come in may styles and material. :)

afu
September 24th, 2012, 01:06 PM
Have you tried hooded scarves (http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/320615180510?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&adtype=pla)? Or just wrapping a scarf/pashmina around your head? It's fringe friendly and keeps your ears warm.

I used to have a hooded scarf but it never felt right. I did buy a chunky knit cardigan last month which has a huge (and very bun friendly) hood so I might just take to always wearing that under my coat and backing it up with earmuffs (i seem to get ear-ache at the slightest bit of wind). I think I'll also experiment with some of my silk scarves which hardly get worn in preparation

afu
September 24th, 2012, 01:08 PM
I normally wear these http://www.emilysmusings.com/2010/01/04/the-adult-brain-squeezer/ then you can wear it up or down.

I LOVE these on other people, I just can't work out how i'd wear one with my fringe to contend with

OhioLisa
September 24th, 2012, 01:09 PM
Calorimetries are my choice 99% of the time. HERE (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=38109)

hanne jensen
September 24th, 2012, 01:11 PM
When we have freezing temperatures, I wear a very sily hairnet. On top of that I wear a sports cap that is breathable but wind resistant. It's ugly as sin, so on top of all that I wear a woolen beret. No frozen hairs for me!

PraiseCheeses
September 24th, 2012, 02:13 PM
I have one of these (http://www.etsy.com/shop/EmmasLittleCreations?section_id=10579473) and I love it. Warm, plenty of room for a bun with a stick or a fork, or for a braid. She does custom orders too. :) I've gotten a lot of compliments on it, including "You should lose the hat before you go break up with your boyfriend unless you *really* want to rub it in, because it's just too cute! :lol:

This winter I'm going to line mine with silk (I got the double-fleece for warmth) and attach some sort of a chin strap so my coat collar doesn't push it up when I'm riding my bicycle. Perfection!

fairhairedthing
September 24th, 2012, 02:17 PM
Any wool hat will do for me. As long as it does not interfere with my braids, it works.

redsonjared
September 24th, 2012, 02:23 PM
Pretty Antoinet's has silk beanies and they are fabulous. I use them for sleep caps. You could put a wool cap over one as well. In the winter, I use wool Buffs as beanies, but last year a friend knitted me a beautiful grey wool hat that I can use this winter. I probably won't wear a silk beanie underneath because it doesn't get that cold here.

Link for silk beanies:
http://prettyanntoinets.com/category_4/Beanies.htm
I don't know if they ship overseas. If they don't, and you really want one, let me know. I can get one or two and send them to you.

They do ship overseas, :D I've just ordered one. I've tried a scarf underneath a hat, but it's just not practical when I'm out walking.

longNred
September 24th, 2012, 02:35 PM
I usually stick to knitted beanies, but this year I need to find a slouchy hat, with room to accommodate a bun. Hoods create mass static for me, and I absolutely hate wearing a huge puffy coat while driving, especially on my hour long commute to work, so usually I wear hats, and ditch the big coat/hood as soon as I'm in the car. My bangs have finally grown out, so I won't have to worry about the squashed, or dreaded hat-head, fringe, yay!

AlleyKitten
September 24th, 2012, 03:01 PM
Between a bun and my cartilage piercing, hats don't work very well for me. I bought a cheap coat at Goodwill and cut off the hood along with two strips of cloth down the front to make my own hooded scarf. It's a lot more forgiving of stuff going on under it and it keeps my ears warm.

In2wishin
September 24th, 2012, 04:36 PM
Calorimetries are my choice 99% of the time. HERE (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=38109)

I have heard them called Calorimetries and I have heard them called Panths. Is one actually correct or are they interchangeable? (I have often heard calorimetry referring to knitted and panth to crocheted but that just could have been the forum.)

torrilin
September 24th, 2012, 05:13 PM
I live in super windy and sometimes blustery cold/windy Madison, WI (only a zillion lakes here to fuel the wind). My daughter and I wear a Buff first and then a hat. http://www.buffwear.com/

We use it to cover our neck and then pull it up over our heads to the front of our hairline, it keeps all your hair contained in the style you put it in that day and safe from the elements. Then warm hat on top! We might look goofy but when it is that cold people only care about getting inside and not what you are wearing!

While a Buff isn't my default second layer... we live in the same town and have the same solution. I layer my hats too!

TeaEarlGreyHot
September 24th, 2012, 05:29 PM
While a Buff isn't my default second layer... we live in the same town and have the same solution. I layer my hats too!

I've only lived here for not even a year (moved last November) and I caught on very quickly. No one ever told me how dang windy it is here! My hair ends up in one huge tangle.

torrilin
September 24th, 2012, 05:58 PM
I've only lived here for not even a year (moved last November) and I caught on very quickly. No one ever told me how dang windy it is here! My hair ends up in one huge tangle.

Um, I hate to tell you this, but... last winter was super mild and warm.

And yeah, it's really windy here. There are *reasons* I love updos.

TeaEarlGreyHot
September 25th, 2012, 06:58 AM
Um, I hate to tell you this, but... last winter was super mild and warm.

And yeah, it's really windy here. There are *reasons* I love updos.

Oh I know last winter was extremely mild! I'm from PA and my husband is from MA (his mom lives in ME now). We both met and lived in NC and this past winter here in WI was like a NC winter! I'm gearing up (literally) for this winter though. I might want to look into getting myself snow pants for the walk to and from my kids' bus stop, although my boots come up nearly to my knees.

gossamer
September 25th, 2012, 08:45 AM
My favorite winter head accessory is a crocheted calorimetry made from a wool blend. The pattern is famous among knitters and crocheters, perhaps you have a friend who could make one for you?

http://x25.xanga.com/be2e2147d7634283479369/m226075744.jpg
Keeps my ears and head warm while leaving room for my bun.

In2wishin
September 25th, 2012, 10:47 AM
I've only lived here for not even a year (moved last November) and I caught on very quickly. No one ever told me how dang windy it is here! My hair ends up in one huge tangle.

Just wait until you get a real Wisconsin winter. Do you drive? Madison rarely uses salt because of how it affects the lake water so the streets can be really fun at times. Cold wind is normal. Heavy snow is normal. Ice storms and freezing rain are normal. Temps below 0 are normal.

In the winter, just plan on rarely wearing your hair loose outside. I usually wear my hair in a bun with a panth (or calorimetry depending on the pattern) to keep the ears warm. Otherwise, a hat large enough to cover my hair and a scarf to protect the face. When I take the hat off, I dampen my hands to pat down the flyaways and just live with "hat hair".

TeaEarlGreyHot
September 25th, 2012, 10:57 AM
My favorite winter head accessory is a crocheted calorimetry made from a wool blend. The pattern is famous among knitters and crocheters, perhaps you have a friend who could make one for you?

http://x25.xanga.com/be2e2147d7634283479369/m226075744.jpg
Keeps my ears and head warm while leaving room for my bun.

Yes! I only crochet (I CAN knit but it takes me too long and I used to have a business making custom crocheted items) and I love this Calorimetry. I'm off to look on Ravelry.




Just wait until you get a real Wisconsin winter. Do you drive? Madison rarely uses salt because of how it affects the lake water so the streets can be really fun at times. Cold wind is normal. Heavy snow is normal. Ice storms and freezing rain are normal. Temps below 0 are normal.

In the winter, just plan on rarely wearing your hair loose outside. I usually wear my hair in a bun with a panth (or calorimetry depending on the pattern) to keep the ears warm. Otherwise, a hat large enough to cover my hair and a scarf to protect the face. When I take the hat off, I dampen my hands to pat down the flyaways and just live with "hat hair".

Oh yes, I drive. Luckily I'm out in West Madison near Verona/Fitchburg and I've seen them brine the roads every few hours when the weather called for snow (all 3 times last year, lol). I also lobbied for an elementary bus stop at the front of my apartment complex this year so I didn't have to drive to another neighborhood. If need be I don't HAVE to drive anywhere if it is bad. I see many french braids and layers of hats in my future! We didn't know anyone here before we moved so we're totally going into winter blind this year since we didn't really have a winter last year!:cheese::cheese::cheese:

Lisabunny
September 25th, 2012, 11:00 AM
If I am in the truck I wear my woolen calorimetry. But if I am taking the bus this is what i do. I use my spray leave-in (live clean) then I put on my Ron Weasley hat and then my tub scarf. :)

Ocelan
September 25th, 2012, 01:06 PM
Another Finn here!

I have a hooded scarf and lots of different woolly hats. However I like the idea of lining it with silk or something like that since I do need layer to keep my ears from freezing since they're extra sensitive (already at 10 degrees if it's windy or if I'm cycling, my ears start to hurt). Luckily I do sew and knit a lot. :)

OP, if you can't find or get a hat you like or a silk underlayer, I could line a hat for you if you'd like or even knit a whole hat :)

Hiriel
September 25th, 2012, 01:19 PM
Calorimetries are my choice 99% of the time. HERE (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=38109)

Me too. I bought one off Etsy and when I showed it to mum and explained how it didn't get in the way of my bun but was easier to put on than a headband earwarmer she thought it was so clever she immediately knitted three more for me :)

Indigo Girl
September 25th, 2012, 01:22 PM
I have one of these (http://www.etsy.com/shop/EmmasLittleCreations?section_id=10579473) and I love it. Warm, plenty of room for a bun with a stick or a fork, or for a braid. She does custom orders too. :) I've gotten a lot of compliments on it, including "You should lose the hat before you go break up with your boyfriend unless you *really* want to rub it in, because it's just too cute! :lol:

This winter I'm going to line mine with silk (I got the double-fleece for warmth) and attach some sort of a chin strap so my coat collar doesn't push it up when I'm riding my bicycle. Perfection!

Ohhh I like this! :bluesmile

In2wishin
September 25th, 2012, 04:29 PM
Yes! I only crochet (I CAN knit but it takes me too long and I used to have a business making custom crocheted items) and I love this Calorimetry. I'm off to look on Ravelry.





Oh yes, I drive. Luckily I'm out in West Madison near Verona/Fitchburg and I've seen them brine the roads every few hours when the weather called for snow (all 3 times last year, lol). I also lobbied for an elementary bus stop at the front of my apartment complex this year so I didn't have to drive to another neighborhood. If need be I don't HAVE to drive anywhere if it is bad. I see many french braids and layers of hats in my future! We didn't know anyone here before we moved so we're totally going into winter blind this year since we didn't really have a winter last year!:cheese::cheese::cheese:

I lived in Sun Prairie and worked near Hilldale. Trying to get up and down the hill on Midvale Blvd. just north of the Beltline was a real treat since they only use sand in the city :steam:

I have 2 different crochet panth patterns I can send you if you like. I have the one gossamer is wearing, the other one I made up myself.

Here is my made-up one
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk315/eclctcmnd/Picture107-1.jpg

TeaEarlGreyHot
September 25th, 2012, 04:57 PM
Thanks for enabling me whoever posted that fleece double lined hat! Sheesh, I ordered everyone in the family one I liked it so much. Sheesh. At least it will fit over my hairsticks, right?!




I lived in Sun Prairie and worked near Hilldale. Trying to get up and down the hill on Midvale Blvd. just north of the Beltline was a real treat since they only use sand in the city :steam:

I have 2 different crochet panth patterns I can send you if you like. I have the one gossamer is wearing, the other one I made up myself.

Here is my made-up one
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk315/eclctcmnd/Picture107-1.jpg

Oh many thanks! I'd love some patterns. I've written a few myself and boy is that a daunting task. I usually just spend time on Ravelry favoriting stuff and never getting around to making it. My kids go to school nearer to Hilldale but we live even further west in what I call "The Mountains of Madison". It is seriously hilly in a one mile radius of our current residence!

ladycaladium
September 25th, 2012, 05:38 PM
Usually I'll do a topknot or a high bun and throw on a wool tuque. I do have a fleece one with a ponytail opened that velcros shut, but I don't wear it often. If I am skiing I will wear my hair in a braid, cover my head with a buff and throw on my helmet. I find the wool doesn't really bother my hair.

Kiwiwi
September 25th, 2012, 05:55 PM
I bought a cute one just two weeks ago. I never used to wear hats but I really wanted one this winter. Because I just want to be warm but also to protect my hair. It's just wool and nothing special. It's super warm and tight in a nice way. I absolutely love it!

Oh, and I don't even bother trying to wear my curls while wearing a hat that day. Not gonna happen. Will make my hair too flat. But I always have my hair up or in a braid so I never wear my curls out anyway.

https://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/91b9ea4eff4311e1a8ab22000a1e957a_7.jpg

gossamer
September 25th, 2012, 09:52 PM
Yes! I only crochet (I CAN knit but it takes me too long and I used to have a business making custom crocheted items) and I love this Calorimetry. I'm off to look on Ravelry.


Awesome! btw, my Rav name is gossycrafts. :)

Shepherdess
September 25th, 2012, 09:59 PM
Awesome! btw, my Rav name is gossycrafts. :)

Your crocheted calorimetry is very nice! I love crocheting and knitting! I just added you on Rav if that is okay (I'm Tipusee). I'm still somewhat new to the place, but I love it there with all of the patterns! :D

akilina
September 25th, 2012, 10:16 PM
I have two hats I desperately want to crochet :) I am good at crocheting but sometimes I need help with new tricky patterns. Once my mom is home I am going to ask her to help :]
I can not wait to wear hats and scarves this winter!
I have a beanie that has a bill that I can not wait to wear. First cold day and it is going on my head.

fairhairedthing
September 25th, 2012, 10:27 PM
I think I'm going to crochet myself something creative to wear this winter, thanks to this inspirational thread. Why buy new headgear when one can simply make a beautiful, customized piece of head-art? :)

Sarahlabyrinth
September 26th, 2012, 02:21 AM
You knitters and crochet - people are so fortunate to have this skill and be able to make lovely things for yourselves. (And others). Whenever I try knitting it all turns to custard - well, either great knots or falling apart, neither of which is very useful. Being left handed in this case is no help,lol.

clairenewcastle
September 26th, 2012, 04:27 AM
I've only taken up knitting and crocheting recently so hopefully I'll be able to produce some cosy hats soon that won't squash my bun but the minute I saw these wide headbands I had to have one -
http://www.longhairedjewels.com/shop-headgear.html

They're fastened at the back and I like how wide they are. I think it'll keep my head and ears warm while showing off my hairsticks.

TeaEarlGreyHot
September 26th, 2012, 06:40 AM
Awesome! btw, my Rav name is gossycrafts. :)


Your crocheted calorimetry is very nice! I love crocheting and knitting! I just added you on Rav if that is okay (I'm Tipusee). I'm still somewhat new to the place, but I love it there with all of the patterns! :D

I'm going to add you guys in a minute! My name is Aintnogranny (I had JUST had like 10 people tell me, "Oh... my grandmother crochets!" when I told them about my business, I think I was a little bitter (and like 25 at the time)). You will be able to see all the lovely patterns that I love but have no time to get to anymore. I'm trying to do at least one thing for all my family members for Christmas this year so I hope to be crocheting up a storm!



I have two hats I desperately want to crochet :) I am good at crocheting but sometimes I need help with new tricky patterns. Once my mom is home I am going to ask her to help :]
I can not wait to wear hats and scarves this winter!
I have a beanie that has a bill that I can not wait to wear. First cold day and it is going on my head.

I don't know about other people but I've done TONS of patterns and a new one is always a little tricky. It depends on the author. You second guess what they mean, or if something is implied. Then I have to google their terms, etc. Don't get me started on authors that are Aussie- that's totally a foreign pattern language to me!



You knitters and crochet - people are so fortunate to have this skill and be able to make lovely things for yourselves. (And others). Whenever I try knitting it all turns to custard - well, either great knots or falling apart, neither of which is very useful. Being left handed in this case is no help,lol.

You know, I have NEVER made something for myself?! It is always for gifts for others.



I've only taken up knitting and crocheting recently so hopefully I'll be able to produce some cosy hats soon that won't squash my bun but the minute I saw these wide headbands I had to have one -
http://www.longhairedjewels.com/shop-headgear.html

They're fastened at the back and I like how wide they are. I think it'll keep my head and ears warm while showing off my hairsticks.


Okay, that one is totally awesome and I might have to break out the knitting needles for that. I LOVE how intricate knit looks. I'd love to be able to do a Celtic Knot type cable in knit! Or something like this: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aran-scarf-2

This is the hat all the females in my family will get this year: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/diamond-ridges

DUH! You guys might not be able to see those- here's the hat I'm making http://www.flickr.com/photos/25082638@N02/3186166478

and this is what I want to learn how to knit! http://www.flickr.com/photos/14812139@N05/3144197477

longNred
September 26th, 2012, 07:04 AM
I'm totally joining the knitting group at the local library. I need to learn.

RavenBaby
September 26th, 2012, 07:15 AM
I recently bought a fab beret styled black hat, it's quite thin and it's not see through. it's also pretty light, it only cost 3 euro in primark ^^ I think it's made of cheap polyester :P

In2wishin
September 26th, 2012, 07:57 AM
For those who knit and crochet: there is a thread for each over in the Crafts section of the Off Topic board.

Ocelan
September 26th, 2012, 02:11 PM
I'm on Ravelry too if someone wants to add! The name is Ocelan, just like here. :)



Okay, that one is totally awesome and I might have to break out the knitting needles for that. I LOVE how intricate knit looks. I'd love to be able to do a Celtic Knot type cable in knit! Or something like this: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aran-scarf-2

This is the hat all the females in my family will get this year: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/diamond-ridges

DUH! You guys might not be able to see those- here's the hat I'm making http://www.flickr.com/photos/25082638@N02/3186166478

and this is what I want to learn how to knit! http://www.flickr.com/photos/14812139@N05/3144197477

Those cable things actually look harder than you think, but they're in fact quite easy as long as you have a pattern to follow or understand the mechanics of the pattern.
I've also fallen in love with celtic patterns and am about to add an easy hat pattern of my own once I manage to take pictures of the finished hat. This is my take of my favourite celtic type thing so far, a hooded scarf: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Ocelan/lanthir-lamath Just wore it today since it's getting quite cool here and I still love it! :)

jeanniet
September 26th, 2012, 02:21 PM
My friend who knits and I have a deal: she knits me something, I take her out to lunch at our favorite restaurant. She's not working, and the restaurant is fairly pricey, so it works for her (and I get double rewards 'cause I get lunch, too!). So far I've just asked for smaller things--scarf and hat. If I wanted a sweater I'd pay her for it.

Hollyfire3
September 26th, 2012, 02:37 PM
KITTEH HAT!

Cause its cute. :D

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a93/avril_kss/Mee/La%20Pine/2011/IMG000075.jpg


I also want this.... It has paws!

http://www.amazon.com/Husky-Animal-fleece-lined-interior/dp/B005P784OW/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1E142773KEG92&coliid=I1VAPK5IGIQ1EE



I know.... Not necessarily hair helpful.
But I just had to share teh cute. :p


I want this, where did you get it?! :D

Long_hair_bear
September 26th, 2012, 02:59 PM
I just bought one of these and am having it made in shades of purple! The pencil holder will be my hairstick holder! :) https://www.etsy.com/transaction/95743941

MORE
September 29th, 2012, 01:01 AM
I just bought one of these and am having it made in shades of purple! The pencil holder will be my hairstick holder! :) https://www.etsy.com/transaction/95743941

Ohh, in love!!!:crush: So cool.

My right finger is shaking, lol, it really wants to click the order button:p

Will hide my wallet from myself now, but Nice Buy Long_hair_bear!:)

sarelis
September 29th, 2012, 02:13 AM
I love the look of those scoodies too, however a brief Google search comes up with lots of different tutorials for making your own, some even have free printable patterns :)

molly_grue
October 1st, 2012, 03:58 AM
I have this hat: https://www.etsy.com/transaction/69587217

minxe
October 1st, 2012, 08:50 AM
Personally I wear earmuffs. I can't stand hats.

clairenewcastle
October 29th, 2012, 01:05 PM
My hand-knitted hair bands arrived from http://longhairedjewels.com/shop-headgear.html on Saturday and I love them!

I'm trying to upload a photo but its not working........:(

clairenewcastle
October 29th, 2012, 01:39 PM
http://min.us/l1MA4Fi701IMz

cmg
October 29th, 2012, 02:13 PM
I used to have knee-length hair (shorter now). I dont like wearing hats or anything in winter because it makes my hair go damp and flat on top (I bicycle throughout the year). But there is no way I can go without one during winter here near the polar circle. Lately I have been using some combs pulling the hair in odd directions underneath the hat, opposite from the way it goes flat, if you get how I mean. Also I can take one bit of a hair length and swirl it around on top of the head, which makes the head appear less limp after removing the hat. If the temperature goes below 30-35 celsius below zero then I usually cover the hair entirely though. I'm afraid it will get brittle and split from the ice-frosting.

Another problem is that the forehead looks boring with a hat. I caved in last week and cut a little fringe again. This I pull forward in the front.

I wear woolen barets or hats, mostly ones I have crocheted myself. You can see some of them in my albums. I make a few new ones every season. Some of them I make with lots of space, others just fitting and elegant. For some strange reason they have a tendency to dissapear (end up with my friends and collegues) :D . If the weather is really crappy, then a hood from a softshell comes on top. When the temperatures reach minus 45 celsius or below, then usually fur hats are the best option though. I once experienced -56 C below zero, phew. :mad:

Love the calorimetry-thing but I don't think its a safe option in this climate. If you get lost or something, you will loose way too much energy at the head area. Very risky to slow down brain capacity when youre in the mountains. Not so silly thoughts here where I live. It's important to keep alive!

Needless to say, NO METAL near the head or skin during winter. This goes for hairthingies too.

/CMG

lostchyld
October 29th, 2012, 04:36 PM
I used a lot of scarves last year because I loathe hats. Last year, I draped them loosely over my hair, but this year I raided youtube for videos on how to wrap hijab and have been doing that. I'm considering getting some silk scarves to go between my hair and the pashmina wraps, but I've had pretty good success with it. It fits like a hood, maybe a little tighter, stays clear of my peripheral vision, and covers everything I want covered with just the scarf instead of trying to keep track of a hat and a scarf.

truepeacenik
October 29th, 2012, 07:59 PM
I should probably specify that I don't sew, will never sew, don't know anyone who does and buying a new hat would be cheaper than paying to have someone do it :p

Prana makes a wool newsboy cap with a silky slick lining. It fits over my bun WITH a hair toy. I picked mine up at AnyMountain, but any retailer of Prana might have it.

Mine is green. Grey and purple were also available.

battles
October 31st, 2012, 02:30 PM
This is what I've decided to do for winter. :p

http://i49.tinypic.com/9iqlgw.jpg

I just twist my hair up into a low bun and set it inside this slouchy cap. The hat is really soft. :)

Hosta
October 31st, 2012, 03:28 PM
I love hats and I have some I have lined with silk. I found an easier way though. A couple of weeks ago we went camping and I grabbed one DH's stocking caps. I didn't have time to line it and he probably wouldn't have been happy if I did, so I pinned my silk sleep cap in it. It worked great! I am going to do this in my hats from now on. I love that I can wash it and I didn't have to mess with sewing it in.

Metallia
November 16th, 2012, 09:11 AM
I wear my Calorimetry all the time. It's not only good for when my hair is up- I have curly hair and when I wear it down, this lets me cover the top of my head and ears without crushing my hair and making it tangled. I've actually been meaning to make more of them.
If my hair is 'flat' (like in braids), I'm all for hats though. I have several cadet/newsboy caps, beanies, earflap hats, and I have an alpaca fur hat I especially like, for when it's super sub-zero.