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October 22, 2010 9:39 AM   Subscribe

Need to fine-tune your bike riding warmth? Here are three great patterns (last link opens as PDF) for making your own cycling cap, plus one very good video tutorial.
posted by peachfuzz (13 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Happy crafty Friday!
posted by peachfuzz at 9:47 AM on October 22, 2010


I can use these! Thanks!
posted by ardgedee at 9:56 AM on October 22, 2010


I know what all my cycling friends are getting for Christmas this year.
posted by Drab_Parts at 10:05 AM on October 22, 2010


yeah, I'm pretty psyched about making some. The linked hats in the comments to the pattern on Flickr look awesome!
posted by peachfuzz at 10:12 AM on October 22, 2010


That dudecraft blog is pretty great.
posted by OmieWise at 10:12 AM on October 22, 2010


Doesn't cover your ears, though. Riding in cold New England weather leaves me with numb ears. I end up opening up the webbing in my helmet and stuffing this bad boy in there.
posted by backseatpilot at 10:17 AM on October 22, 2010


That being said, I may try to make one of these. Our sewing machine has been going disused lately...
posted by backseatpilot at 10:17 AM on October 22, 2010


If your ears are cold, try these knitted bike helmet ear warmers. I made a pair adapted to knitting in the round, and they turned out well and knitted up quickly.
posted by JiBB at 12:38 PM on October 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Thanks for this. For some reason I want to make one of these in yellow and red then put a felt propeller on top.
posted by TooFewShoes at 8:56 PM on October 22, 2010


How are you supposed to wear the caps? Under a helmet? The bill looks like it would get in the way.
posted by bluefly at 3:11 AM on October 23, 2010


How are you supposed to wear the caps?
On your head.
Normally they'll fit under a helmet, I've never found the peak to get in the way.
Here's another tutorial from Threadbanger.

Traditionally in winter you'd wear a wool cap which would cover the ears, but this was pre-helmet days so most people use backseatpilot's solution.
posted by SyntacticSugar at 4:08 AM on October 23, 2010


Want. May need to find a used sewing machine. Of course, it would likely provide more comedy than needlecraft.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 5:22 AM on October 23, 2010


How are you supposed to wear the caps? Under a helmet? The bill looks like it would get in the way.

Yes, they fit under a helmet. The bill is short so that you can see where you're going but still keep the sun out of your eyes. Also if you are bald like me they keep you from getting helmet ventilation shapes burned into your skull.
posted by bradbane at 7:22 PM on October 24, 2010


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