PDA

View Full Version : Keeping my head warm this winter



LaurelSpring
September 9th, 2008, 10:57 AM
I started my LHC journey in March when it was beginning to get warm. It was not too difficult to loose the hair dryer or let my hair air dry. Now that it is starting to get cool again I am feeling concerned about how I am going to keep my head warm this winter. Last winter I wore a knit cap all of the time but now I will be wearing updos and this will mess it all up.

I have one hooded scarf so I guess that will work and maybe a lighter scarf to wear around my neck inside.

I can deal with shampooing at night and sleeping in a mircfiber turban maybe?

I appreciate any suggestions.

Haith
September 9th, 2008, 11:07 AM
I looked all over for a hooded scarf last year to no avail so I knit my own. I do exactly as you were pndering: hooded scarf with another scarf around my neck if its windy. This works for me when I'm just travelling from one place to another.

If I'm going to be spending an extended period outside and I really need to keep warm, I'll do a braid of some type and wear a wooly toque.

Islandgrrl
September 9th, 2008, 01:03 PM
I don't think I've ever seen (or heard of) a hooded scarf. Would one of you kind ladies explain (picture maybe?).

I have this dilemma too - what to do for keeping my head warm. I used a knit cap last year as well, and it doesn't fit well anymore due to the size of my bun.

harpgal
September 9th, 2008, 01:07 PM
I live where it is very cold. I have learned to tie a large silk scarf over my head and also pull a parka hood over that. I can wear just about any updo by doing this. However I admit, winter is a pain. :(

camara
September 9th, 2008, 01:32 PM
I made my own knit cap. My buns fit under it, and also it has floppy ear bits, to keep my ears warm. Not exactly fashionable, but warm. If I need something pretty, Im wearing matching scarves, one around my neck and the other around my head. I have to agree with harpgal, though-winter is not the easiest time of the year, hair-wise. :shrug:

florenonite
September 9th, 2008, 01:35 PM
I started a thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=1662) on this sort of thing last winter.

HTH!

LaurelSpring
September 9th, 2008, 02:07 PM
Islandgrrl, Here is a link for some on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=hooded+scarf&x=12&y=17

Anje
September 9th, 2008, 02:11 PM
Calorimetries (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTcalorimetry.html) and head/ear bands work well in moderately cold weather. My bun is still small enough that a large stretchy knit hat fits over the whole thing. It's a little messy, but it works. (I wear more braids in the winter, which helps.)

Nightshade
September 9th, 2008, 02:18 PM
icydove made me a beautiful knit headband last year :) I wear it rather than a hat or a hood to and from work and it doesn't mess with my updos at all. I don't have a photo of it at the moment, but it's lovely and soft and warm.

Hypnotica
September 9th, 2008, 02:25 PM
There is also a cap with a bun-hole on Ravelry that I will knit to myself this winter.

LaurelSpring
September 9th, 2008, 02:27 PM
Thanks for the thread link. I love the calorimetry pattern! A new project!

1nuitblanche
September 9th, 2008, 02:35 PM
There are things called ear bags, which are like earmuffs, but just go over your ears without a band or anything attached--my mom loves these. I just use a hood and scarves to keep the wind, snow, ice, rain, etc. out--the hood is usually loose enough that it doesn't mess up my hair going on or coming off--the scarves just hold it in place after.
As for when to wash, I go for nighttime because then my hair can dry while I'm warm under lots of covers, and it won't freeze when I step out the door which I bet would be mighty damaging.

Nightshade
September 9th, 2008, 03:07 PM
icydove made me a beautiful knit headband last year :) I wear it rather than a hat or a hood to and from work and it doesn't mess with my updos at all. I don't have a photo of it at the moment, but it's lovely and soft and warm.

Here it is! She said she used suede yarn (:ponder: I know nothing about yarn, so hey, I may be wrong). It's soft and wonderful as I can't stand wool or anything scratchy.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=1726&pictureid=20662

Inset is the detailed shot of the button.

Katze
September 9th, 2008, 03:10 PM
Washing nights works best for me too; I get warm before I go to bed, and my hair is dry when I wake up. I have to be really careful with being cold when my head is wet, because I get earaches really easily. Honestly, a blowdryer on low, focused on the ears and scalp, is not a terrible sin!

As for hats, I wear my hair down most of the time, so I like to pile it on my head then pull a knit hat over that. When I get to where I am going and take my hat off, my hair has nice waves. The more often I do this, especially because I sweat while biking, the better waves I get. Since I do bike, hoods fall off but a knit hat stays on well.

If I do wear my hair up, I prefer braided, pinned 'dos in the winter. Two braids also work well under a hat, up or down. If it's really cold, I will wrap a scarf over them and have that under my coat.

Islandgrrl
September 9th, 2008, 03:13 PM
Calorimetries (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTcalorimetry.html) and head/ear bands work well in moderately cold weather. My bun is still small enough that a large stretchy knit hat fits over the whole thing. It's a little messy, but it works. (I wear more braids in the winter, which helps.)

Oh, I love this. I think I want a dozen of them! Now I just have to learn to knit. :magic:

Islandgrrl
September 9th, 2008, 03:18 PM
Islandgrrl, Here is a link for some on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=hooded+scarf&x=12&y=17

Thank you so much for the link! These are beautiful.