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    I've been toying around with this idea myself. I have more than enough salvaged down. How much fabric would you say you had to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackleberry View Post
    I've been toying around with this idea myself. I have more than enough salvaged down. How much fabric would you say you had to use?
    ~.75yds YMMV
    "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is STOP DIGGING "

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    Nice work turnerminator. If hammock forums had a "Like" button you'd be getting lots of hits.
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    That is terrific ye of the warm noggin.........
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    Just praise from ye master Blackrock toter.

    i can't believe the box baffling is needed for such a small area. i like the idea of a 2.5oz XP puffy hat like this as there is no worries of insulation shift and it should weigh in less than down in those quantities but there is something cool about down and even when synthetic makes more sense i tend to favor the good old goose.
    -Tim
    Synthetic makes more sense to me too,but theres something special about adorning your head with plumage. I'm thinking that the box baffle constuction could make the shape a bit easier to get right and would make something more distinctive.

    I made a prototype, which I may bequeath to Shug (pics to come), using poly batting to test size and shape. I then made some adjustments and made one with Prima-Loft. Came out nice...kinda (more pics). I'm still snowed in here so I may attempt the down version today. All pics will be in final cut.
    Looking forward to the pics, jealous of the snow!

    How much fabric would you say you had to use?
    I used a strip of material 65" wide x 10" high, folded into 6 for cutting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Nice work turnerminator. If hammock forums had a "Like" button you'd be getting lots of hits.
    Thanks knotty.

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    Great DIY, always a proud moment when you can say "look what I made".
    I have no sowing skills, so I got the last 1oz fill Sportsman Beanie from BlackrockGear Produced this year. The sportsman is a superior hat! I hardly take it off.
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