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#105156 - 10/20/08 01:05 PM I have a head cold.
Dracon Offline
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Registered: 06/29/08
Posts: 7
Can someone give me suggestions on a good head piece? Materials and styles preferred? I'll buy or build myself so save a few pennies, but the sewing will require a pattern or good pictures for me to follow. Thanks.

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#105157 - 10/30/08 08:27 AM shelby Kaava [Re: Dracon]
JoeF Offline
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Registered: 07/21/08
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I've used this free pattern a few times with Stretch fleece. I found it worked best with a serged flat seam but you could just size up if need be.

JFF

Shelby Kaava
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#105158 - 10/30/08 11:10 AM Re: shelby Kaava [Re: JoeF]
robi Offline
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Registered: 05/29/03
Posts: 312
Loc: budapest, hungary
I have made about 15 of the mossa 4 found here

http://www.andersj.se

go to the Gor Dat Sjalv


I do not speak swedish at all and understood the pattern andpictures...

I have several guages of polarc and use these hats under my cycling helmet from October to March,

I use a very thick one on super cold days... great hat... easy to make...

robi

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#105159 - 10/30/08 05:15 PM Re: shelby Kaava [Re: robi]
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Registered: 01/04/02
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Loc: Eastern MA, USA
robi-

Thanks very much for the link. I just spent at least a half-hour perusing the site. Fascinating! It was so cool to see someone on the other side of the planet (more or less) posting about similar efforts to what we are making over here.

Did anyone else see the pillow pics? It looks as if this fellow is using kids' arm floaties, the flat side cut off, very much like our own StoveStomper posted a few years back. The twist is that this guy made a sack for a pair of them and ran the drawstring under the sleeping mat back to the other side of the sack to anchor the "pillow" in place. Brilliant!

Oh, yeah, he had a reference to a lightweight backpacking site in the UK.

Gotta love it!

CamperMom

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#105160 - 10/30/08 06:46 PM Re: shelby Kaava [Re: CamperMom]
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Registered: 12/31/01
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Loc: Washington
NIce Robi, thanks!!
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#105161 - 10/31/08 04:53 AM Re: I have a head cold. [Re: Dracon]
TurkeyBacon Offline
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Registered: 10/04/02
Posts: 524
Loc: Boston
Is this a european themed post???
The andersj site is incredible and I need to check out more of shelby kaava.
I have made a couple fleece hats that I simply traced the pattern from an existing hat. While they did not turn out perfect, they worked. Unfortunately I prefer hats I aquired along the way, so do not use any homemade hats. Simple patterns from your local fabric store would work and be fairly cheap. Ever concider knitting?
Scott
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#105162 - 10/31/08 04:55 AM Re: I have a head cold. [Re: TurkeyBacon]
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Loc: Boston
That last post was my 500th post!!! I feel like celebrating. Ok celebration over, time to go to work.
Scott
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#105163 - 10/31/08 06:35 AM Re: shelby Kaava [Re: pennys]
robi Offline
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Registered: 05/29/03
Posts: 312
Loc: budapest, hungary
There are four places I go on line when I need help.

Here,

Penny's

shelby.fi

and Anders site.


There really is no reason to look at any other sites regarding sewing gear...

robi

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#105164 - 10/31/08 12:40 PM Re: I have a head cold. [Re: Dracon]
Dracon Offline
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Registered: 06/29/08
Posts: 7
Thanks, everyone. It gives me a place to start.

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#105165 - 11/01/08 04:29 AM Re: shelby Kaava [Re: robi]
Catnip Offline
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Registered: 07/01/06
Posts: 3
Loc: Central Florida
Quote:
I have made about 15 of the mossa 4 found here
http://www.andersj.se
go to the Gor Dat Sjalv
I do not speak swedish at all and understood the pattern andpictures...
robi
Google Translate works pretty well on this site. Lots of info!
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#105166 - 11/01/08 06:10 AM Re: shelby Kaava [Re: Catnip]
robi Offline
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Registered: 05/29/03
Posts: 312
Loc: budapest, hungary
I will give google translate a try.... but i like trying to figure the stuff out... much of it is possible, heck, it is a Germanic language, like English.... I look at it like a crossword puzzle.... kind of fun to muck aroudn with....



robi

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#105167 - 11/01/08 12:00 PM Re: I have a head cold. [Re: Dracon]
hoz Offline
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Registered: 10/31/02
Posts: 138
Loc: midwest
I recently made a "Buff" from a piece of remnant fleece. Simply cut a piece off that will go around your head by 16-18" long, then sew it up in a long tube. It is a versatile piece of headgear and can be worn as a cap, a hat, a headband, a neck warmer, or a balaclava.

Check out the Buff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yydanA59X0U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UojaxRLeb78
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#105168 - 11/06/08 01:06 AM Re: shelby Kaava [Re: robi]
TJA Offline
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Registered: 09/10/03
Posts: 25
Loc: Sweden
Quote:
I will give google translate a try.... but i like trying to figure the stuff out... much of it is possible, heck, it is a Germanic language, like English.... I look at it like a crossword puzzle.... kind of fun to muck aroudn with....



If you guys get stuck with the puzzle just let me know and I'll translate for you.

/The Swede

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#105169 - 11/06/08 12:14 PM Re: I have a head cold. [Re: Dracon]
chaz Offline
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 1149
Loc: Tennessee
Sewing a hat shouldn't be that difficult and won't take a lot of material. I'm gonna make some sleeping fleece socks cause I have a feet cold. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#105170 - 11/08/08 04:32 AM Re: I have a head cold. [Re: chaz]
Dracon Offline
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Registered: 06/29/08
Posts: 7
Well, I was going to make a cap, but like you now I may be getting cold feet!

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#105171 - 11/08/08 04:34 AM Re: I have a head cold. [Re: hoz]
Dracon Offline
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Registered: 06/29/08
Posts: 7
Thanks, Hoz! I believe that is EXACTLY what I am looking for. It is multifunctional. Just the thing. I might even be able to mothball my bandana? It looks like the microfleece being used for these is stretchy?

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#105172 - 11/08/08 12:24 PM Re: I have a head cold. [Re: Dracon]
hoz Offline
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Registered: 10/31/02
Posts: 138
Loc: midwest
yes, the fleece I used had it's usual stretch. The "commercial made" buffs use microfleece. Mine is made from regular old WalMart fleece. Of course it has a seam down the length but I don't feel any pressure points or headaches.

I paid 2 bucks for the remnant and have enough material to make 2-3 more Buffs!!!

Maybe I'll make some matching mittens next.
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#105173 - 11/09/08 03:04 AM Re: shelby Kaava [Re: JoeF]
TurkeyBacon Offline
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Registered: 10/04/02
Posts: 524
Loc: Boston
A note about the shelby kaava pattern. It claims it can be used for non-strech, but you definately need to size it much bigger. Last night I made an insulated bomber hat with the pattern. I am a size large so I added a half inch seam to the xl. The xl fit tight so I used that cap for the inside. I made the pattern a half inch bigger yet (1 inch total) for the insulation and outer nylon. It fits but its very tight. I might add a spacer to make it more comfortable.
So the pattern does work, but give it a 1.5 inch extra to make an insulated hat with it.
It looks like an old school leather football helmet. I like it even though its tight.
Scott
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#105174 - 11/09/08 04:15 AM Re: I have a head cold. [Re: Dracon]
Dracon Offline
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Registered: 06/29/08
Posts: 7
Thanks everyone for your wonderful suggestions. Now I have inspiration and ideas of lots of different ways to go with this. Already I'm warming up to the idea of making a few! Also, I want to thank everyone for indulging a noobie question and not getting all hot-headed with me.

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