Hey ya'll out there!
I've got a new DIY project done. Always wanted to have one of those down beanies the first time I saw one warming Shug's head in one of his videos...
Now, as a student and an addicted DIYer I had to come up with my own selfmade beanie and after some inspection of photos I found online, some thoughts, tweaks and modifications here and there I am proud to present you my DIY down beanie! Oh yes, this thing keeps your hat warm when you're sleeping in your hammock!
I consider it as a prototype because I didn't want to sew my first try with the originally planned Pertex Quantum "scrap-piece" I have still left from my first TQ-project which is much more lightweight and feels very soft on your skin. So, there's the next DIY-project on my list: A more elaborated down beanie with a grey ultralight Pertex Quantum shell.
On the pictures above you're seeing a down beanie made out of:
10g DIY-Supply 1.1oz/sqyd Ripstop Nylon also used for my TUQ-convertible, 15g of the same down also used there (700 cuin European reated, approx 800 cuin American rated), and a 5g piece of stretch fleece from a pullover. The beanie has been sewn on my footdriven grey Pfaff130. Altogether 31.1g (yes, 10+15+5 = 30, but don't forget the thread).