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irodaryne
November 18th, 2015, 10:52 PM
I have a knit beehive hat I made with this pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/slouchy-beehive-hat). It fits over my bun, my hair is knee length.

I kind of want to make one of these.......

Adiro
November 19th, 2015, 12:36 AM
Two Wheels, thank you :blossom:
StormyNights, if by any chance I am included in teh " young ladies" group, I am more then flattered.... Nobody called me that in the last fifteen years...
I don't think that hats can look stupid, not in this kind of climate... But some hats are simply more flattering then others.....

Groovygrany, that looks lovely! I can't wait to see it in use!

Groovy Granny
November 19th, 2015, 01:21 AM
Groovygrany, that looks lovely! I can't wait to see it in use!

Will do :thumbsup:

Groovy Granny
November 19th, 2015, 01:56 PM
LOL I do (and think) the same thing; either a hood or ear muffs :o

However I did make myself a hat last year for walking/snowshoeing and love it!
It covers my ears but is loose enough to adjust my hair in the style I want.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e225/grichardocds/Ravelry/th_hat_zpsr60hw6sr.jpg (http://s40.photobucket.com/user/grichardocds/media/Ravelry/hat_zpsr60hw6sr.jpg.html)

I just need to dig it out,bun my hair, and get a pic wearing it :wink:


Do it! :popcorn:


I will...soon lol

Done :D

Not quite as photogenic as all you lovelies, but it works for me LOL
I'm actually glad for the idea of a bun; I had been doing a french braid ponytail and the tail can get tangled and in the way.
A cinnamon bun or tucked french braid with a few spin pins will be much better:thumbsup:
I didn't even think to try it, expecting it would be too big to fit well; my PUNY bun does the trick :laugh:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19904&d=1447966378

hennalonghair
November 20th, 2015, 07:24 PM
That's lovely GG. So warm looking and cute

Zesty
November 20th, 2015, 07:32 PM
Very cute, GG! Cozy and I love the pom pom. :)

Stormynights
November 20th, 2015, 08:04 PM
http://www.ballstothewallsknits.com/2015/02/iris-bloom-bonnet.html I have been looking at this and thinking about trying it. I think it would fit nicely over a bun but I still don't want to look like the goofy old lady in the silly hat. I live in Oklahoma so the weather isn't extremely cold and some winters we have very little cold weather. It would be nice to have a hat for the cold days we do have. Maybe someone else might like this pattern too.

hennalonghair
November 20th, 2015, 08:30 PM
http://www.ballstothewallsknits.com/2015/02/iris-bloom-bonnet.html I have been looking at this and thinking about trying it. I think it would fit nicely over a bun but I still don't want to look like the goofy old lady in the silly hat. I live in Oklahoma so the weather isn't extremely cold and some winters we have very little cold weather. It would be nice to have a hat for the cold days we do have. Maybe someone else might like this pattern too.
I think this would be very suitable for you and your location. It's certainly stylish. I like it but not too fond of the swirls of colours. I'd prefer a plan toupe or a beige but that's just colour preference. I can't knit anyway.

Groovy Granny
November 20th, 2015, 08:40 PM
Very cute, GG! Cozy and I love the pom pom. :)
Thanks :)

http://www.ballstothewallsknits.com/2015/02/iris-bloom-bonnet.html I have been looking at this and thinking about trying it. I think it would fit nicely over a bun but I still don't want to look like the goofy old lady in the silly hat. I live in Oklahoma so the weather isn't extremely cold and some winters we have very little cold weather. It would be nice to have a hat for the cold days we do have. Maybe someone else might like this pattern too.

That is a cute pattern
You could pull that off!
If I still did knitting, I'd be all over that one :)

Adiro
November 21st, 2015, 12:43 AM
Groovy Granny, live your hat ! ( it does remind me a bit of my children's hats but hey that's quite practical, to have your ears covered! I also love the Pom Pom :)
just bought myself a new hat with a giant pompon from Marshals, don't care that husband is laughing of me....pompon finally !

StormyNights, I actually love the rainbow colors of you example hat.... The style is very unusual for where I live.... I would give it a try, it's so cute!

omega
December 2nd, 2015, 01:14 PM
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll191/sandiegoravelry/Knit/photo-5_zpsjbp0ayeb.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/sandiegoravelry/media/Knit/photo-5_zpsjbp0ayeb.jpg.html)

The beauty of learning to Knit or Crochet is that the skill lasts forever and the power to customize design and fit lies within you. This longer hat is a cross between two free Ravelry patterns; a Snood and a Hat with Pirates...of my favorites for fine Merino wool sock yarn. Complimentary pic of Cable Sampler Afghan in background.

Super idea for a thread. Winter has come.

Groovy Granny
December 2nd, 2015, 01:21 PM
Groovy Granny, live your hat ! ( it does remind me a bit of my children's hats but hey that's quite practical, to have your ears covered! I also love the Pom Pom :)
just bought myself a new hat with a giant pompon from Marshals, don't care that husband is laughing of me....pompon finally !
!

Thanks :)
I love pom poms...some patterns look too masculine without them :shrug:
Enjoy yours :thumbsup:

brickworld13
December 3rd, 2015, 11:59 AM
I need a new hat. My slouchy one doesn't have enough space. I dread adding another half finished project to my basket of yarn crafts. Hmm. I shall have to think about this a bit. I have more than enough yarn to justify making my own stinking hat, but not so much time or motivation to actually finish one and usually take the shortcut of buying one. Somebody hold me accountable to that tote full of yarn.

omega
December 4th, 2015, 04:28 PM
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll191/sandiegoravelry/Knit/photo-6_zpsy1p8olk3.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/sandiegoravelry/media/Knit/photo-6_zpsy1p8olk3.jpg.html)

Store bought Skull Hat lined with an unused Satin Sleep Cap. Another Knit Sampler Afghan made with Llama Wool.

Seeshami
December 4th, 2015, 10:23 PM
I need a new hat. My slouchy one doesn't have enough space. I dread adding another half finished project to my basket of yarn crafts. Hmm. I shall have to think about this a bit. I have more than enough yarn to justify making my own stinking hat, but not so much time or motivation to actually finish one and usually take the shortcut of buying one. Somebody hold me accountable to that tote full of yarn.

I have an idea!!

TaraDanina
January 26th, 2016, 12:31 PM
I usually just wear cheap beanies in Winter, but this year they seem to be irritating the skin on my forehead. A customer just gave me a lovely wool knot patterned hat with ear flaps that I like, but I'm not sure if wool is so good for hair...

Oh, wise hair ones, what should I do? Maybe wrap it in a silk scarf before the beanie?Is there a warm fabric that is less abrasive? I'm in NYC so the temperature and air pollution definitely merits a hat.
I can't wait for Spring...

PristineAllure
January 26th, 2016, 12:32 PM
I usually cover my hair with a silk scarf, and then I wear any hat that I feel like, regardless of the material.

Arctic
January 26th, 2016, 01:08 PM
I wear wool hats with no problems, I think much depends on the hairtype, climate, the sensitivity of the skin.

My most hair friendly hat is a big slouchy hat, it's self made from a free pattern called Wurm. I can fit bun and even fork in there, or if I wear my hair loose, I can use it as a snood. The hat is wool, but since it's so loose fitting, it doesn't have any negative effects on my hair or skin (but I've seen people avoiding wool for both hair's and skin's sake, so YMMV). You could knit the Wurm hat from any type of yarn you'd like, even silk-wool mix.

But many people do feel they need silk or silky material between their hat and hair. If you have a scarf or something at hand, you could try it. I have also seen lined wool beanies and slouchy hats, which have the benefit of being double layered, and so warmer than single layer would be.

Groovy Granny
January 26th, 2016, 01:14 PM
I use hooded coats, but when snowshoeing or hiking I throw on one I crocheted
http://s40.photobucket.com/user/grichardocds/media/Ravelry/hat_zpsr60hw6sr.jpg.html?sort=3&o=16
I wear a low LWB with a ficcare with it; this is light but the flaps keep my ears warm without restricting my hair like a tight hat, and the weight of the braids keeps the ear flaps in place.

Christine_O
January 26th, 2016, 01:35 PM
I don't wear wool hats because they irritate my forehead. I don't think they do anything to my hair though. I generally wear wool acryllic blends, or fleece lined knits.

Seeshami
January 26th, 2016, 01:44 PM
I only wear sneeds now from etsy store AJenOfAllTrades.

Not because she is my best friend but because she understands the importance of a cozy and just how freakin huge my hair is.

meteor
January 26th, 2016, 02:31 PM
One can line winter hat with smooth material, like silk, e.g.: http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.ca/2011/12/lining-winter-hats.html

Personally, I wear hoods, because I don't have any hats big enough to fit the updos. I just put a silky scarf on top of hair, under a warm scarf to prevent frizzing and tangling from wool/flannel, etc. This does the trick! ;)

lapis_lazuli
January 26th, 2016, 02:38 PM
My favourite hat is some kind of acrylic/wool hybrid. I will wear it, no problem. I don't see it doing damage :)

Nique1202
January 26th, 2016, 02:48 PM
I think one thing that's important to keep in mind is that a sheep's or any other animal's wool isn't all that much different from your hair. It's not going to be damaging in and of itself any more than the process of your hair moving against itself, but it can on some hair types cause snarls or static or other unpleasantness. Then again, some people have no problems at all with any kind of hat. (Also, some people are allergic to lanolin, basically sheep's sebum, and may have an allergic reaction to hats made out of wool where they touch the skin and scalp. If you've never owned real wool garments before you may want to test your reaction before committing, or stick to acrylic knits as they're non-allergenic.)

Really though, the most important thing is just to have a hat big enough to hold what you want it to, and that won't irritate you (figuratively or literally) but will still keep your ears warm. If it looks nice that's a bonus, but frostbite is significantly not cute in the long term. If you're wearing braids, that's not such a big deal, wear what you like, but as some have pointed out above it can be tricky to find a hat to fit a bun inside.

Kimberly
January 26th, 2016, 03:37 PM
During the winter I wear old-fashioned hats like a fedora or a cloche, as well as a big wool cap with a short brim. These work best with a low bun or braids. If I want to wear a high bun in the wintertime, I wear my big wool cape with the built-in scarf, which is made for pulling up and wearing over the head. This summer I plan to get a low-crowned straw, so I can experiment with hat-pinning it atop a higher bun than I can wear with my current straw. If that works, it's going to open up all kinds of great hat possibilities!

Edit: forgot to mention that hats like the fedora and cloche rest on their internal bands, which are hair friendly, while the cap has a satin lining!

parkmikii
January 26th, 2016, 10:00 PM
I have a white hat from synthetic material. On the inside it's lined with satin. But as I almost always wear my hair up to protect it from zippers and backpack straps, I don't really wear the hat too much.. I don't like how I look with all hair tied back and a hat over it.

chen bao jun
January 27th, 2016, 09:32 AM
Satin sleep cap worn under hat of any kind.
There are also those calorimetry things.

languagenut
January 27th, 2016, 11:16 AM
I usually wear a cheap acrylic knit hat, with my hair down or braided. I can't honestly say it does good things for my hair, though. If I were to go out in winter with a bun, I'd probably wear earmuffs. But then, there's a reason I don't go out in winter with a bun, at least not if I'm going to be outside for an extended period of time.

Hairkay
January 27th, 2016, 11:25 AM
I'm not a fan of hats but I have worn a few in the winter, beanies. I'd go for acrylic because of allergies to wool and other animal based yarns. I like cotton because it's natural and cool unfortunately it's also a bit too rough on my hair. That problem is easily solved by lining the hats with something satin like. I'd love to use silk but that'd get ruined very quickly with oils from hair and the creams that I use. I also use a lot of hooded tops/jackets in winter to avoid using a hat. I've planned to line them since I've been getting lint sticking to my hair from them.

hairandtherian
January 27th, 2016, 08:23 PM
I'm glad this question was posted, I've had a bunch of questions about winter hairdos and hats and some have been answered.

It's nice to see that there are hats that can fit over a lot of hair. When I wear braids sticking out of hats they always get frazzled and felted against the neck of my coat or against my scarf. I'm still thinking that if I want to wear a bun and have it look decent after I take off a hat, the hat might need to be something like an enormous beret with the bottom elastic being what holds it on!

LillithTheFirst
January 28th, 2016, 01:32 AM
Look into "the SLAP" satin-lined cap. Its like a beanie - cotton on the outside and satin lining. Use if for sleeping in and out in summer to protect the hair, keep the moisture and stop it frizzing.

lajsa
January 28th, 2016, 04:31 AM
It's been some freezing times here this past month (up to -30C in some places!), so I've mostly used my warmest hat. Namely, a beanie (? not so good with clothing lingo in English) with fleece lining on the inside. Very warm. Unfortunately it's also a bit tight, so I've been very limited in my choice of hairstyles for cold days. I'm getting kind of bored of the no-nonsense braid that happens to be the only one that will fit, haha. And even then it gets sort of smushed against my jacket collar and such, so it's still not ideal. Problem is that when ten minutes outside without a proper hat makes your ears fall off, there's not much of a choice when it comes to being nice to your hair. :/

It's getting warmer, though, so I'll dump the hat as soon as I can!

Kimberly
January 28th, 2016, 03:21 PM
I'm glad this question was posted, I've had a bunch of questions about winter hairdos and hats and some have been answered.

It's nice to see that there are hats that can fit over a lot of hair. When I wear braids sticking out of hats they always get frazzled and felted against the neck of my coat or against my scarf. I'm still thinking that if I want to wear a bun and have it look decent after I take off a hat, the hat might need to be something like an enormous beret with the bottom elastic being what holds it on!

Might be able to avoid the felting by switching to a different scarf. I had to give up my beautiful cashmere scarf and switch to a smoother acrylic one that doesn't seem to bother my hair so much.

TaraDanina
January 29th, 2016, 04:01 PM
Thank you all so much for your suggestions! I think I'm going to look into the satin lined cap...
My hair is on the finer side, and only BSL, so it fits under most hats in a bun.

Alun
January 29th, 2016, 08:55 PM
I've been thinking I ought to get a fedora, maybe. I don't like hoods, think umbrellas a bit of a bother, and hats without a brim all the way around do nothing to keep rain and snow off if you actually have hair worth speaking of. I wonder what other styles have a brim, and what people think might look nice.

Of course, you can see my piccie, but think guy with beard and waist length hair.

One thing that I wonder is if I wear a hat people might assume that I'm bald on top, even though I'm not.

ETA: I like the idea of a top hat, but doubt if I could wear one too many places without people thinking it was some kind of joke!

neko_kawaii
January 29th, 2016, 09:05 PM
Do it Alun! I love my fedora.

Quixii
January 29th, 2016, 09:06 PM
I'll just go ahead and throw out a suggestion for bun hats. :D
http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/Quixii/338482404/bun_hat_small_best_fit.jpg

dfotw
January 29th, 2016, 09:10 PM
Back when I lived in colder climates, I had a longhair-special fleece hat made by a fellow longhair. It was soft enough that I didn't get any frizz or breakage, big enough that I could fit any combination bun/hair-toy into it without looking like Professor Quirrel, and pretty stylish!

Hang on, let me see if I can hunt a link... it's been years.

Ha, found it! https://www.etsy.com/transaction/38100726

IIRC the seller also offered to line it in satin for extra protection, but I preferred the fleece alone. I loved that hat, I'm pretty sad I don't live somewhere where I can wear it now. HTH!

sumidha
January 31st, 2016, 08:38 PM
*Bumping, 'cause it's that time of year again*

I made a hat! :D

I've never made a hat before... Usually in the winter I just cover my head with a scarf, but where I live now it snows and sleets, so I needed something a little more substantial. I made it out of a wool sweater and lined it with a silk pillowcase that was developing a rip. I think for a first try it came out pretty darn good, but I could still make some alterations, what do you guys think? My husband says it's still a little too slouchy, my Mother in Law says the slouch is good:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21317&d=1454297526
(Sorry about the hugeness, photobucket isn't working right now so I used LHC, and I don't think there's a way to resize them.)

Here's from the front, so I don't post two giant photos here: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=10414&attachmentid=21318

Also, how creepy is that face blurring! shudder:

Quasiquixotic
January 31st, 2016, 08:45 PM
i freaking love it! I think it's adorable! and I love the idea of it being silk lined!

sumidha
January 31st, 2016, 09:03 PM
Thanks! :o

I hate wool on my forehead and ears, so I had to do something about that, so from there it just seemed natural to line the whole thing for extra warmth, and hopefully less frizzy hat hair.

neko_kawaii
January 31st, 2016, 09:29 PM
Cute! Love the reuse of materials too!

sumidha
February 1st, 2016, 01:07 AM
Thanks Neko, I'm pretty happy with that too, it takes the sting out of the pillowcase ripping to be able to reuse it for something else hair related. :)

Adiro
February 1st, 2016, 01:50 AM
Sumidha I love it! What a great project! It turned out adorable!

KittyBird
February 1st, 2016, 12:38 PM
Sumidha, that's lovely! Definitely not too slouchy, but then again, I like slouchy hats. :D

I finally got pictures of the pink and blue slouchy hat I made for myself a while ago. I crocheted it using alpaca yarn, and it's so nice and warm, and very soft. It has plenty of room for my bun. In this picture I'm wearing a twisty bun with two ficcares, and I've worn xxl flexi-8s under it too, without any bits poking through. I love it!

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/KittehBird/Crafty%20stuff/DSC_0054%20copy_zpserfd7zkn.jpg

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/KittehBird/Crafty%20stuff/DSC_0055%20copy_zpsvmgexclh.jpg

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/KittehBird/Crafty%20stuff/DSC_0056%20copy_zpskdkokgun.jpg

dfotw
February 1st, 2016, 01:05 PM
sumidha, great hat, it has the perfect amount of slouch!

And kittybird, very pretty (both you and the hat)!

I live in the tropics now, and my beloved hat (https://www.etsy.com/transaction/38100726) is carefully folded away, but I loved it. Believe it or not, in these pics I was wearing two 6-inch topped hairsticks crossed in a cinnabun.

https://36.media.tumblr.com/b488eaac528abfc6548fa4f69c99ce1b/tumblr_o1vx0qjVht1qfmetxo2_500.jpg
https://40.media.tumblr.com/1e042e4153ed2ce4f36852b750a7f7b3/tumblr_o1vx0qjVht1qfmetxo1_500.jpg

I don't miss the cold, but I do miss my hat...

Laurenji
February 1st, 2016, 01:53 PM
Mmmm, I need a hat that fits my hair. Right now I'm making do with a polar fleece ear warmer headband thing. I did knit this, but I haven't added a pompom or anything to it, and right now it looks like an old-timey pioneer bonnet (or an Amish cap), which is not exactly the look I am going for:

http://images4-d.ravelrycache.com/uploads/Laurenji/325909465/A_Hat_for_My_Head_medium2.jpg

sumidha
February 1st, 2016, 03:58 PM
Thanks you guys. :flower:

Laurenji You have mad knitting skills! I seriously love that hat, I think because it does remind me of a pioneer bonnet, but I get what you're saying about it not being what you're going for. There was one point when my hat was functional, but looking like a Tam O'Shanter/muffin cap hybrid... It was no bueno.

Laurenji
February 1st, 2016, 08:09 PM
If you're interested in knitting your own, it's called the Capucine. The pattern is on Ravelry for free (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/capucine). I think maybe it looks so different for me because I knitted it with a very stiff, thick yarn that makes it have more stiffness and structure than the yarn that they used to make it in the pattern.

I was thinking about knitting this cute little octopus applique (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/demi-octopus) and putting it on -- I may have to dye the hat blue or something first, but I think it would be super cute.

sumidha
February 1st, 2016, 08:57 PM
I lack the words to adequately describe how bad I am at knitting. I'll just say there's a reason I sewed my hat out of a sweater.

That octopus is pretty darn cute, I was actually going to mention before that I think dying it would do a lot to take it away from the bonnet look.

dfotw
February 1st, 2016, 09:06 PM
Laurenji, I also love the bonnet look, and that octopus is impossibly cute, it'd make a great decoration/guardian for your hair!

irodaryne
February 1st, 2016, 10:45 PM
Mmmm, I need a hat that fits my hair. Right now I'm making do with a polar fleece ear warmer headband thing. I did knit this, but I haven't added a pompom or anything to it, and right now it looks like an old-timey pioneer bonnet (or an Amish cap), which is not exactly the look I am going for:

http://images4-d.ravelrycache.com/uploads/Laurenji/325909465/A_Hat_for_My_Head_medium2.jpg

What an interesting take on the pixie hat! It does end up looking very old timey pioneer or Amish, though.

spirals
February 2nd, 2016, 12:00 AM
I wear crocheted cloches. The brim is a bit shorter in back and can be turned up over a bun at the nape. I can fit high buns under them, but that makes for a bumpy hat. :D

http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt170/naturallyfrizzy/IMG_20160121_185233%20-%20Edited.jpg

hairandtherian
February 2nd, 2016, 12:16 PM
OK, I guess I have to learn to knit, especially if one of those great hats is an OK 1st or 2nd project!

KittyBird
February 2nd, 2016, 12:27 PM
Thank you, dfotw! Your hat looks awesome, I love that look!

Obsidian
September 13th, 2016, 06:34 AM
Now that winter is on the way, I'm finding my neck/ears getting cold when I put my hair up. Do any of you have a good way or product to keep warm without interfering with your hair? I'll probably end up with some kind of ear muffs and scarf but it would be great if I could find something better since most ears muffs hurt.

Arctic
September 13th, 2016, 06:39 AM
Google "calorimetry knitting" and see if you like those!

Chromis
September 13th, 2016, 06:44 AM
A few links for you since I am too lazy to want to copy my own post and five million pictures and other people also had great ideas:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=128304&highlight=winter+toque
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=8171&highlight=winter+toque
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=118065&highlight=winter+toque

lithostoic
September 13th, 2016, 08:55 AM
How about milkmaid braids? Don't those normally cover the ears a little?

Obsidian
September 13th, 2016, 09:13 AM
Google "calorimetry knitting" and see if you like those!
Those aren't too bad but I was hoping to find something that doesn't cover the head tightly. I should have also mentioned I can't wear knitted things, for some reason they make me itch regardless of the type of yarn.


How about milkmaid braids? Don't those normally cover the ears a little?

Maybe next winter, still too short with too many layers for braids.

I've been using my buff some, I can pull it over my ears to cut down on wind but the material isn't heavy enough for really cold days. Wonder if I can find one or alter one with polar fleece over the ears?

lapushka
September 13th, 2016, 09:46 AM
I don't think I notice anymore should I venture out in winter. I probably have callouses on my ears & neck. :p :lol: ;) No but seriously, my mom knitted me some nice infinity scarves for winter and of course the calorimetry is a blessing! And I also have a few hats that fit over my bun.

Arctic
September 13th, 2016, 09:48 AM
Maybe calorimetry made of fabric?

Cg
September 13th, 2016, 10:16 AM
They used to be called smoke rings but I don't know the current term. A bit like an infinity scarf but you can pull them up like scarf or cap when you go out and return them to cowl-ish thing when you come back in. Some are knitted but many are of fabric. Maybe like a very high quality buff instead of those unattractive, cheap, flimsy buffs. (I use a buff on weekends, just never to work.)

Chromis
September 13th, 2016, 10:20 AM
Those aren't too bad but I was hoping to find something that doesn't cover the head tightly. I should have also mentioned I can't wear knitted things, for some reason they make me itch regardless of the type of yarn.



Maybe next winter, still too short with too many layers for braids.

I've been using my buff some, I can pull it over my ears to cut down on wind but the material isn't heavy enough for really cold days. Wonder if I can find one or alter one with polar fleece over the ears?

Hit up REI for fabric options that are thicker than a Buff. If you don't have one locally, you can order from their website. Lots of nice options.

missrandie
September 13th, 2016, 11:33 AM
I use a silk scarf and wrap it around my head and neck in the winter.

calmyogi
September 13th, 2016, 12:39 PM
I have seen people alter hats. Like cut a hole in it for your bun to fit in.

Anje
September 13th, 2016, 12:53 PM
Honestly, what I end up doing is switching from hairsticks to ficcares and I wear braids more often. Then I just pull a largish winter hat over everything. If you can knit, Chromis has pointed me to several good hat patterns that are more tam-shaped, which seem to work well over bulkier updos. (I still altered the one I did to be a bit bigger, but that's because I've got a big head. :D ) There's also a hat pattern floating around that has a slot in back for a bun, which buttons underneath. That ones's quite nice as well.

ETA: In windy conditions where your skin hurts just being outside, I tend to add a Buff. I pull it over my head like a hood so my face is sticking out (or at least my eyes), then put a hat over that. It's nice at sealing up all the leaks.

Larki
September 13th, 2016, 12:56 PM
There are hats with silk-lined insides.

Chromis
September 13th, 2016, 01:44 PM
I did land up finding a toque that actually fits well over my head, but only by accident and it wasn't for me. I knit my *ahem* large-brained husband one after getting tired about hearing him complain about the cold and seeing how bad most of the options were in stores:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1561/23774843990_006b9d0dec_z.jpg
I tried it on just to take a picture, and was pretty impressed. I still like my tams more, but knitting a toque several sizes too big works out so long as it as a very long ribbed brim. If you were lucky enough to find a commercial one, that might work too, although the other trick is that the top should be fairly flat, not pointy!

In our last instalment of Chromis blathers on about her knitting, I had mentioned I was still deciding on what do do next. I did indeed decide on a Caller' Herrin tam by my favourite designer, Kate Davies (that's an Owl sweater I am wearing in the picture too haha):
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8612/16389559911_eb916ebd3c.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7391/16203674498_3c95e3bc1d.jpg
And here you can see how gracefully it eats up my bunned hair without looking too bumpy at all! Magic. I knit a size large, which is one size up for what would fit if I had my hair down, and added a couple of pattern repeats before the decrease rounds start. I find this is a pretty easy was to give a little extra space in most patterns without having to totally rework them. This is in my handspun yarn and some of them are not the softest, but there is a softer yarn on the inside because the brim is doubled. It is a neat trick for getting a bit of warmth and softness and looks well finished. (In fact this won an award at our Guild's show against some tough competition!)

For our OP, if you do not like knitted fabric - I use a Thinsulate headband when I run in cooler weather and put up my hood when it turns cold. This works well if you are very active, but would be too chilly for walking around. Depends how cold it gets there and your personal cold tolerance. I am always freezing, so that would not be enough for me in my normal day. When it is very cold here, I still need to put up my hood even with these thick woolen tams though because the of the wind. Rather than focusing on a hat, you might consider what sort of hood your coats have. Lands End and Mountain Warehouse have both had good hoods for updos on me. In fact, one of my coats had a hood that is so deep that I really need to have a nice fluffy bun for it to sit well :D

Silverbleed
September 13th, 2016, 02:18 PM
I'm a big fan of my SLAP (satin lined cap) and since then I've made my own by using my old hats and sewing a piece of satin/silk on the inside. I really like these, also to protect my hair from snow or icy rain.

Obsidian
September 13th, 2016, 02:21 PM
Thanks everyone, you've given me some good options to look into. I do like the idea of a satin lined cap, might have to look into making one.

Silverbleed
September 13th, 2016, 02:41 PM
Thanks everyone, you've given me some good options to look into. I do like the idea of a satin lined cap, might have to look into making one.

It's rather easy. Best advice I can give is to use slightly more fabric on the inside just to be sure it won't get too tight.

Stub
September 13th, 2016, 03:39 PM
I've been using my buff some, I can pull it over my ears to cut down on wind but the material isn't heavy enough for really cold days. Wonder if I can find one or alter one with polar fleece over the ears?

I had a buff that was double length, top was fabric and the bottom was fleece. I ended up cutting the fleece part off and using it for a neck gaiter, (didn't have long hair then) but I'm not sure where it came from, it was a Christmas gift. But they do make them!

spidermom
September 13th, 2016, 04:53 PM
Winter? Are you still in Idaho? Summer hasn't even ended there (or here)!

For a suggestion - scarves. There are a lot of fun ways to wear them - google scarf tying.

littlestarface
September 13th, 2016, 04:59 PM
Winter? Are you still in Idaho? Summer hasn't even ended there (or here)!

For a suggestion - scarves. There are a lot of fun ways to wear them - google scarf tying.

She's from idaho? The way she talks about it being winter I thought she was from australia.

spidermom
September 13th, 2016, 05:07 PM
She's from idaho? The way she talks about it being winter I thought she was from australia.

That's what it sounds like but location says Idaho. Maybe she moved.

sumidha
September 13th, 2016, 05:11 PM
I wear a wool scarf wrapped around my neck and over my head like a hood, but last winter I also joined the DIY silk lined hat club for when it's really really cold.

You can also google 'hats that fit over dreadlocks' (I know there's a word for them, I just forget it right now) for extra roomy hats that will fit over buns and hair toys.

Obsidian
September 13th, 2016, 05:12 PM
Winter? Are you still in Idaho? Summer hasn't even ended there (or here)!

For a suggestion - scarves. There are a lot of fun ways to wear them - google scarf tying.

Yes, still in Idaho. It was 35 degrees last night but it is going to warm back up in a few days. Our fall weather is weird, its hot then suddenly BAM! its cold. Most of my family has already lost their gardens to frost, a bit early this year.


She's from idaho? The way she talks about it being winter I thought she was from australia.

Never said it was winter, said with winter on the way, my neck is starting to get cold. I want to be prepared before the sub zero temps get here.

I'll have to look for a long fleece buff, thanks.

animetor7
September 13th, 2016, 05:29 PM
I like scarves in the winter for my neck and a thick headband for my ears. I have a knitted one, but as others have mentioned, you could always get/make a fabric one. Maybe a polar fleece one lined with satin or silk, warm and protective for your hair. ;)

EDIT: I live in Seattle most of the time, but I spend about a month each winter with my parents in northeastern Washington where it get below zero degrees Fahrenheit, so I understand trying to protect yourself and hair in very cold temperatures!!!

Obsidian
September 13th, 2016, 06:21 PM
Where in Washington if you don't mind me asking? I'm in the Idaho panhandle, just a few miles from Washington.

DweamGoiL
September 13th, 2016, 06:31 PM
I have several of these and love them:

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/242122787

animetor7
September 13th, 2016, 06:41 PM
Where in Washington if you don't mind me asking? I'm in the Idaho panhandle, just a few miles from Washington.

About five minutes from the border, maybe half an hour or so from Coeur d' Alene. A tiny little town. I'm actually here right now for the last week of Summer before University starts up again. :)

Obsidian
September 13th, 2016, 07:37 PM
You are right around the corner. I'm 45 min north of cda in priest river.

animetor7
September 13th, 2016, 07:58 PM
You are right around the corner. I'm 45 min north of cda in priest river.

How funny!! My dad and I drove up to priest river once when I was learning to drive to get some miles in. :)

Larki
September 13th, 2016, 09:53 PM
I have several of these and love them:

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/242122787

Your link doesn't work?

PixieP
September 14th, 2016, 08:38 AM
Those calorimetry things looked so neat! Then I realized that I can't knit. And then I found them on Etsy!!! This will be a lifesaver for me. I have a big head, and all knitted hats and headbands I find in the stores are too tight. I'll definetly order me one of those from Etsy!

maco
September 14th, 2016, 02:47 PM
I made myself one of these Victorian winter hoods (http://romantichistoryclothing.blogspot.com/2009/03/mid-19th-century-winter-hood.html). I used coat-weight black wool on the outside, wool quilt batting in the middle, and grey silk for the lining. My ears are completely unaware of winter's occurrence.

Obsidian
September 14th, 2016, 05:27 PM
I made myself one of these Victorian winter hoods (http://romantichistoryclothing.blogspot.com/2009/03/mid-19th-century-winter-hood.html). I used coat-weight black wool on the outside, wool quilt batting in the middle, and grey silk for the lining. My ears are completely unaware of winter's occurrence.

Oh, those look perfect. Thank you for the link

spidermom
September 14th, 2016, 05:32 PM
It's getting colder at night here, too, but we just had an 80-degree day. Nevertheless, I'm not prepared to talk about winter; we haven't even reached autumn yet.

Cg
September 16th, 2016, 09:45 AM
I made myself one of these Victorian winter hoods (http://romantichistoryclothing.blogspot.com/2009/03/mid-19th-century-winter-hood.html). I used coat-weight black wool on the outside, wool quilt batting in the middle, and grey silk for the lining. My ears are completely unaware of winter's occurrence.

Very pretty! Alas, those wouldn't work in my wind-whipped clime.

maco
September 16th, 2016, 02:17 PM
Very pretty! Alas, those wouldn't work in my wind-whipped clime.

Hey, when I moved to this city, the advice I got was "expect to replace your umbrella 3 times per year, because the wind will destroy them."

Anje
September 16th, 2016, 03:14 PM
I did land up finding a toque that actually fits well over my head, but only by accident and it wasn't for me. I knit my *ahem* large-brained husband one after getting tired about hearing him complain about the cold and seeing how bad most of the options were in stores:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1561/23774843990_006b9d0dec_z.jpg
I tried it on just to take a picture, and was pretty impressed. I still like my tams more, but knitting a toque several sizes too big works out so long as it as a very long ribbed brim. If you were lucky enough to find a commercial one, that might work too, although the other trick is that the top should be fairly flat, not pointy!

Toques are a problem, and I don't have much luck with them. On my head, they have to stretch quite a bit, and rather than slouching they look like they ... ahem... have a reservoir tip.

Lily_white
September 17th, 2016, 09:19 AM
Toques are a problem, and I don't have much luck with them. On my head, they have to stretch quite a bit, and rather than slouching they look like they ... ahem... have a reservoir tip.

I have the same problem, so for the last years I have only worn my homemade hats for winter, at least they fit...
Now I have started knitting a calorimetry headband, I need something that will look good when wearing hair sticks 🙂

mizukitty
December 3rd, 2016, 03:06 PM
Reviving this thread because it's almost that time here!! Humidity is going down, static is prevalent, and ends are getting drier. I think I'm going to oil + bun my hair daily this winter as I really don't want to greet no trim 2017 with tons of breakage!!

Obsidian
December 3rd, 2016, 03:48 PM
I was thinking about this thread yesterday. I just received two of the Victorian bonnets and need to get pictures of them. Very warm and comfy but I feel a bit uncomfortable wearing them, I don't want to get laughed at in public.

catmashie
December 4th, 2016, 11:14 AM
I definately know the struggle of ears freezingbecause I live in Finland and it can get quite cold in here :shudder: I like to use knitted headbands which I have seen in many clothing stores like H&M. Sometimes I just use a very thick knitted scarf to cover as much as I can.

Tassledown
December 10th, 2016, 12:08 AM
I've mostly stopped wearing headscarves in a hijab-like style but that lasted up until temperatures dropped below freezing here and I discovered the fun that is not being able to fit a toque over my hair, yeah. The underscarves and pashminas went back on and around my jawline, lemme tell you. I just can't appreciate the gaps left behind by trying to do a hat + scarf after spending the past four winters tucked into a pashmina nice and tight. I'd been skewing towards 40s styles headscarves lately but my cheeks and ears said noooo to that one.

sumidha
December 10th, 2016, 05:23 PM
I wear this guy a lot, it can be layered over a hat, or over a scarf wrapped hijab style. Or in this case, over a ridiculously tiny pre-existing hood that's too small to fit my head + bun.

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/blackcatpictures1/IMG_1011_zpsmf9odcm8.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/blackcatpictures1/media/IMG_1011_zpsmf9odcm8.jpg.html)

Pardon the creepy face blur, it's the easiest way for me to anonymize pictures!

mizukitty
December 10th, 2016, 07:33 PM
I wear this guy a lot, it can be layered over a hat, or over a scarf wrapped hijab style. Or in this case, over a ridiculously tiny pre-existing hood that's too small to fit my head + bun.

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/blackcatpictures1/IMG_1011_zpsmf9odcm8.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/blackcatpictures1/media/IMG_1011_zpsmf9odcm8.jpg.html)

Pardon the creepy face blur, it's the easiest way for me to anonymize pictures!

That looks really warm and cozy and protective. I will have to try doubling up hoods or layering stuff. Gosh, I wish I did this when I was roaming around in the freezing cold today. My head would've been so happy. Thanks for sharing!

rmani
December 11th, 2016, 04:44 AM
I use a vinyasa scarf from Lululemon which is easily DIY. It's essentially a double-length scarf which has snap buttons on one end so you can make various styles.

How to tie the vinyasa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY8ZtcLrpL0&t=42s

DIY vinyasa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ8hupnMN20

Tassledown
December 11th, 2016, 01:41 PM
Sumidha, do you have a tutorial or link to where you got that hood/pattern? It looks really useful for days I might be going somewhere a hijab-like scarf is a bad idea.

sumidha
December 11th, 2016, 03:43 PM
No problem mizukitty. :)

Unfortunately I don't have a link or anything, it was a gift, but it's just a basic large hood with a scarf at the bottom... I would imagine there's tutorials floating around online. If you can't find anything I'll post some pictures of it, if you like.

Tassledown
December 13th, 2016, 03:50 PM
Sumidha, I know I've seen hood patterns like that around - it's a popular SCA item - but not with a scarf. A larger picture of it spread out would be much appreciated if it's not too much trouble!

Annalouise
December 13th, 2016, 04:53 PM
Sumidha ~ what province or state is that picture taken in? Sooo beautiful!!!!

Kiiruna
December 13th, 2016, 05:25 PM
I live in Finland, so it's pretty much necessity to wear something on your head :D I usually just braid my hair so I can wear hats/beanies/whatever, possibly layered with scarves. I'm not a big fan of buns combined with beanies (I feel like they're too big and clumsy), that's why I prefer braids when it gets cold.

shakenmilk
December 25th, 2016, 11:59 AM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/265/30997646623_f0248540bd_n.jpg
I recently knitted this modified Wurm (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wurm) with a split brim. I think it works well to keep my ears and forehead warm, but it can look a bit like an old-timey bonnet, haha.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/694/30997646873_46888e0ea9_n.jpg

PixieP
October 11th, 2017, 08:46 AM
Someone I know from tumblr has recently started crocheting and selling calorimetry headbands :) These are very hairfriendly because of the button closure, you don't need to redo your hair when taking it on and off. She can make each style in different colours and yarns. I'm gonna buy a style 1 in black :D I have one calorimetry headband already (in a light gray) and I used it so much last winter, I'm looking forward to having more variation ^_^

Buy yours here, they are very reasonably priced :D
http://stitchingyarns.us/webstore/product-category/accessories/headband/

lapushka
October 11th, 2017, 08:52 AM
Yes, they are popular here, and I think we have a thread for them already, PixieP.

My mom knitted me about 5, I think. I have gray ones, blue ones, navy ones, aubergine colored ones, red ones. I think that's about it.

_fred_
October 12th, 2017, 12:24 AM
Those are so neat! Last year I knitted a few headbands, and I'm going to have to try to crochet one like these. I always find commercial hairbands far too tight. I've just taken a look on Ravelry, and there are so many lovely designs.

PixieP
October 13th, 2017, 05:39 PM
I know lapushka, but last I checked, it's allowed to post new threads for new webshops.


_fred_ I'm with you on the tightness, I have a big head!

lapushka
October 14th, 2017, 09:52 AM
I know lapushka, but last I checked, it's allowed to post new threads for new webshops.


_fred_ I'm with you on the tightness, I have a big head!

New webshops? Now I'm curious. :)

PixieP
October 14th, 2017, 11:48 AM
I linked in the first post, to the webshop of my friend, who crochets these :)

tlatzoteotl
November 25th, 2017, 08:43 PM
Is there a particular pattern on Ravelry that is better than others? My husband said he would knit me something like that since hats won't work for me with my hair up.

SwanFeathers
October 15th, 2018, 01:17 PM
here in Texas the temperature just dropped like a rock from 80 degrees to 40 degrees, but this is the first time I have lived anywhere when the temperature dropped below freezing during the winter. so I am seeking advise from the ladies from the colder climes, how do you protect your hair? do you wear hats? if so doesn't that cause friction? is there a safe style of hat? or do you use scarves? how does the cold weather change your routine?
any advice would be helpful!

Milady_DeWinter
October 15th, 2018, 01:20 PM
I use beanies in winter, with braids (that go under my coat). I'll keep an eye in this thread as I'll be interested in more ideas :)

sumidha
October 15th, 2018, 01:23 PM
I have a few satin lined beanies, between those and pashmina type scarves my head is warm all winter. Honestly friction damage from winter hats is something I'm kind of skeptical about; unless you're violently taking them off and on 20 times a day is it really any more damaging that sleeping on a pillow? I have the satin lined beanies mostly to keep my hair from wildly frizzing when wearing a hat. :)

ETA: If you search 'winter hats' there's a couple of pre-existing threads on the subject already that might give you more ideas.

mwallingford
October 15th, 2018, 01:30 PM
I use those calorimetry hats (I hope it's alright to post this link; I'm not trying to sell you guys anything, but this is what it looks like)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/84321013/wool-head-wrap-denim-blue-calorimetry

I wasn't sure it would be warm enough for me since we have super cold winters, but I was nice and toasty! Although my biggest problem has always been my ears getting too cold; I think my head stays warm because of the hair all piled on top of it but I don't exactly have any science to back that up. But this way I can wear my hair in a bun and not worry about messing up my hair (super first world problem) when taking it off and on.

enting
October 15th, 2018, 01:40 PM
Satin lined hats! I don't have any myself, but that's because I wrap my hair a lot with thin scarves when I go out anyway, so I just stick a regular wool hat or earband over all that if I'm really cold.
I'll sometimes switch it up from my thinner wrapping scarves and use a pashmina instead. It can get heavy but it is so warm that way.
Calorimetries are also an excellent option for keeping most of your head warm, but it won't protect your hair all that much. Pairing a bun cover with a calorimetry would probably be pretty protective and warm.
I've been seriously considering making myself a knitted or felt hood for warmth. I just need to find the right pattern.

Zesty
October 15th, 2018, 03:19 PM
I wear a calorimetry that my aunt made me, in the style that mwallingford linked to. I also have a satin-lined fleece hat from Etsy that was made big enough to accommodate a bun, for when it's super cold.

lapushka
October 15th, 2018, 03:36 PM
Here's the show me your calorimetry thread:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=38109

spitfire511
October 15th, 2018, 03:55 PM
Calorimetry here as well! And beanies frequently too - I've never found hats (and I work outside in the evenings frequently) to be an issue for damage.

lapushka
October 15th, 2018, 04:05 PM
Calorimetries are great. I have about 5 in different colors, from navy to gray. All winter-colors. I really have to bust them out this winter, last winter I forgot and just went bear-eared when we went shopping... brrrrr. LOL!

Ligeia Noire
October 15th, 2018, 04:25 PM
I am actually thinking about getting a Cossack style winter hat but I don't know if it will fit with my bun. I do have an Ushanka my husband bought in Ukraine that is super warm as temperature here gets negative quite often all winter but I have to wear my braid down though...I mostly do not wear anything on my head because it does not fit and I do not like beanies or crochet styled ones.... I have to confess.

Zesty
October 15th, 2018, 04:26 PM
I'll also wrap a scarf around my head if it's very cold, for the record. :)

Groovy Granny
October 15th, 2018, 04:32 PM
I either use hooded coats or ear flap hats (http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW3558.pdf) that I have crocheted in different colors (also available to buy online/in stores).

A low/nape LWB with a ficcare is very comfy and secure :thumbsup:

SwanFeathers
October 16th, 2018, 09:20 AM
Do you line the hats with satin yourselves?

Groovy Granny
October 16th, 2018, 12:50 PM
I don't line any of my hats.
My hair is fine silver, and I have no damage....there is little/no friction.

Cg
October 16th, 2018, 01:39 PM
I use satin-lined wool hats and warm scarves as well as lined hoods.

lapushka
October 16th, 2018, 02:57 PM
I don't line any of my hats.
My hair is fine silver, and I have no damage....there is little/no friction.

Same here. My hats aren't lined either. I mostly forget to wear them. :o It's just mostly in & out the car for me, so I'm not exposed to the elements for *that* long.

SwanFeathers
October 16th, 2018, 03:17 PM
Same here. My hats aren't lined either. I mostly forget to wear them. :o It's just mostly in & out the car for me, so I'm not exposed to the elements for *that* long.
My husband and I cant seem to stay inside, once the weather changes we are out hiking and wandering. I suppose I am looking to protect my hair during outdoor activities.

Cg
October 16th, 2018, 03:24 PM
My husband and I cant seem to stay inside, once the weather changes we are out hiking and wandering. I suppose I am looking to protect my hair during outdoor activities.

For warmish weather hiking I use a buff. In winter I top that with knitted caps and/or hoods. I recreate in very cold, so snorkel hood. I think in Texas you could manage hikes with just a buff and cap.

SwanFeathers
October 16th, 2018, 03:38 PM
For warmish weather hiking I use a buff. In winter I top that with knitted caps and/or hoods. I recreate in very cold, so snorkel hood. I think in Texas you could manage hikes with just a buff and cap.
Lol I am from south of the South (aka south Florida) so to me north Texas might as well be the arctic! I love it but most days my teeth are rattling in my skull, DH says my internal thermostat is broken. Anyway, I am very glad for any and all advise.

SwanFeathers
December 29th, 2018, 05:50 PM
So after all the great suggestions here, I decided to take a leaf out of the natural hair movement's book and sew a satin lining into a regular hat. Seems to work well and keep my head toasty too :) total cost = $8
https://i.postimg.cc/ZCpgVsPP/20181229-183911.jpg (https://postimg.cc/ZCpgVsPP)

Linden
November 6th, 2019, 02:28 PM
Over the summer I started taking better care of my hair and wearing it up almost every day, but now that winter has rolled around I'm in a bit of a quandary. When I put my hair up, especially with a hair stick, it won't fit under my touque (That's a beanie or knitted hat for you non-Canadians).:wink:

I don't want to return to wearing my hair down, but my ears have been getting frosty. Has anyone else found a solution for the buns-under-hats, or at least the cold ears problem? Do I just need a really big and stretchy touque?:confused:

Chromis
November 6th, 2019, 02:32 PM
Somewhere around here there are a few winter hat threads where several of us have posted a bunch of pictures, but short answer is that I knit my own in a tam shape rather than a toque. Slouchy toques can often accommodate buns too. I do not line mine with silky material but others here do. I find my hair is just fine with the wool.

I can use shorter sticks under my tams, but usually use a Ficcare instead. You have lots of options though from slides to hair pins to hair screws.

MusicalSpoons
November 6th, 2019, 02:47 PM
Earmuffs, if it's just your ears? Or what are those band things called - calorimetry? Otherwise, just something stretchy - I have a soft chenille beanie hat under which I can wear buns with my usual 4-prong Jeter forks! They do fit better if they're vertical rather than horizontal though.

Panthera
November 6th, 2019, 02:56 PM
I just use big beanies. Usually I do a braided lazy wrap bun and just tuck it under the beanie and it stays there just fine. I might use a flexi clip if the beanie is very loose but most of my beanies are quite tight so no clips or sticks are needed.

neko_kawaii
November 6th, 2019, 03:06 PM
Big slouchy hats, calorimetry, small hat with bun hole, earmuffs, scarf wrapped over head. Lots of options!

WOW there are a lot of threads! Mega merge incoming.

I also added a link to this thread in the Announcements Index to Important Threads and Resources, so it will be easy to refind in future.

Linden
November 6th, 2019, 03:53 PM
WOW there are a lot of threads! Mega merge incoming.

Oops, I should have looked more carefully. The only one I saw was an old 2009 thread about office-specific warm hairstyles. Thank you for compiling all these threads together! Now I have a lot of material to read. ;)

neko_kawaii
November 6th, 2019, 03:56 PM
Oops, I should have looked more carefully. The only one I saw was an old 2009 thread about office-specific warm hairstyles. Thank you for compiling all these threads together! Now I have a lot of material to read. ;)

No worries! They weren't exactly jumping up and down and shouting, "Here I am!"

Chromis
November 6th, 2019, 04:27 PM
Big slouchy hats, calorimetry, small hat with bun hole, earmuffs, scarf wrapped over head. Lots of options!

WOW there are a lot of threads! Mega merge incoming.

I also added a link to this thread in the Announcements Index to Important Threads and Resources, so it will be easy to refind in future.

:thudpile::crush::heartbeat:inlove:

MusicalSpoons
November 6th, 2019, 04:52 PM
:thudpile::crush::heartbeat:inlove:

Couldn't have said it better myself! Awesome Mega Merge warms my little order-craving heart :cloud9:


No worries! They weren't exactly jumping up and down and shouting, "Here I am!"

In the short time I've been here it sort of felt like there's been a new one just once a year, so of course by the time someone comes looking for the info each most recent thread is long sleeping in the mists of tens of pages back on the forum. So extra-YAY it's now in the Announcements! :joy:

Siv
November 7th, 2019, 08:58 AM
It's getting below freezing over here, but I don't find I need to cover my head just yet. When it gets a bit colder I'll wear headbands with buns and ponies, and beanies with braids. When it gets even colder I pull my scarf over my head like a hood when I wear just a headband. If it's really cold I pull my hood up as well. I've found a few jackets with really big hoods so my bun fits :laugh:

TatsuOni
November 8th, 2019, 10:31 AM
I abandoned hat's for hair scarves a few years ago :) They work with sticks too and if it's really cold I just use two scarves.

Groovy Granny
November 8th, 2019, 11:57 AM
I wear ear muffs as it gets chilly.

When temps start to dip in the wind I wear low buns with ficcares and ear flap hats (https://www.yarnspirations.com/red-heart-team-cheers-earflap/RHC0116-020479M.html) that I crochet myself. You can also wear it with a top knot, or a braid.

All my winter coats have hoods for snow or bitter temps and I secure my hair in a bun, braid, or ponytail.

Linden
November 8th, 2019, 11:59 AM
I guess I need to invest in some scarves (Or ask my sister to knit me some :) ). These are all great ideas, but I will miss my touques.

languagenut
November 12th, 2019, 08:57 PM
I would wear my earmuffs, but I can't find them, so I tie my scarf around my head, and if it's really cold, put my coat hood (which is pretty satiny inside) over that.

AmaryllisRed
November 12th, 2019, 09:22 PM
I tried a calorimetry today and my head was so cold! I need a slouchy hat or maybe a scarf with a hood. I wish I were crafty!

Elodea
November 12th, 2019, 09:30 PM
I tried a calorimetry today and my head was so cold! I need a slouchy hat or maybe a scarf with a hood. I wish I were crafty!

I didn't have anything on hand to use as a warm head covering today and my bun won't fit in the hood of my coat, so my ears and neck were cold! I gotta get to the fabric store soon since I think I'm going to try and fashion a scarf out of a square or triangle of fleece (so as not to snag as easily on hair sticks, otherwise I'd crochet something). I plan on wearing/tying it like this: https://uploads.poplyft.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/29134713/419.jpg

Tinyponies
November 13th, 2019, 02:08 AM
Shared this idea before, but this is my latest crochet hat plus liner that I wear daily working outside.

I have my hair bunned underneath and nothing shifts or escapes while I haul / chop / dig etc.

I made the liner out of an old T-shirt.

https://imgur.com/a/aVFClTx