I’m not a hat person. Never have been. Whether it’s a wide-brimmed sun hat, a fascinator, a beanie or a bobble hat, I always look like somebody’s maiden aunt. Worse, particularly when I remove the hat, I get a glimpse of my future eighty-year-old self. A baseball cap is slightly better but jars with a smart coat and has few insulating properties. However, the head band has solved most of those problems.
Apart from on the ski slopes, I spotted one, sported by a sharp dresser on the high street. I looked online, gasped at the cost and, naturally, began to search for woolly DIY equivalents. There is nothing that cannot be made with yarn and needles, and given the size of the thing a head band doesn’t take forever – exactly my sort of project.
Head band, ski band, ear warmer (or is that a pair of ear warmers?) – call it what you like, it keeps my ears and the back of my head snug. Not wearing formal dress very often these days, a head band goes with my current ‘style’ (such as it is); and hat hair being an unavoidable consequence of anything on the head, the only requirement is that, once it’s on, it stays on until I get home…
Pretty, practical or fun, there’s a pattern out there for you.