How to Make a Silly Hat to Cover a Ski Helmet

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Make ski pictures more memorable with silly helmet covers.
Make ski pictures more memorable with silly helmet covers. (Image: Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Ski helmets can be a plain and unattractive necessity for this downhill sport. You can bring a touch of whimsy into any ski outing with the addition of a comical helmet cover. Covering your helmet also helps keep the cold out when you’re on those blustery slopes. You can put together a silly ski helmet cover in just one afternoon. You might enlist the help of others in decorating the helmet hats with all the silly accessories.

Things You'll Need

  • Fleece
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Ribbon
  • 2 large buttons
  • Needle and thread
  • Pom-pom
  • Embroidery floss
  • Darning needle

Measure the circumference of your helmet and add 1 inch. Lie the fleece out flat on a hard surface. Cut a piece of fleece, using the width previously measured, and the length of 1 yard.

Place right sides together and sew up 24 inches of the side, leaving 12 inches not sewn. Turn the hat wrong-side out. Fold the sewn end of the hat up 6 inches and sew ½-inch from the edge. Turn the hat right-side out. Turn the bottom of the hat up, forming a rim.

Lie the hat out with the loose end facing you. Cut ½-inch strips of fleece 12 inches down. Place the hat onto the helmet. Gather the fringe up like a pony tail and tie with a ribbon.

Sew 2 large button eyes onto the hat. Sew a pom-pom nose onto the hat. Stitch a scarecrow type mouth on with embroidery floss.

Tips & Warnings

  • Braid some or all of the fringe for different looks.

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