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    Fatrocket down beanie

    Because it is fat and looks like a rocket cone (at least in my imagination)!

    I am guessing no one would ever want to wear it in an urban area or when going out unless it is a [put a regular description of Shug in here] just coming back from the wild backcountry in freezing winter. The Fatrocket lofts up to 3cm thick vertical channels, is filled with 20g 700 cuin European rated down, has an extra 8cm wide piece of stretch fleece inside for comfy snugged up ears and weighs 43.6g!

    Wear the FRDB only if your ears do not tend to go up in flames...

    The finished FRDB


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    Fleece liner for the snuggedy ears


    French seams everywhere


    Fatrocket on a weirdo's head


    This is my second experiment. If you happen to have not yet seen my first down beanie have a look here: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=39250

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    Looks very warm! Do you have a down balaclava in the works, cause i'm in the market
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    Very sleek looking. Reminds me, somewhat, of the helmets bicyclist wear in their time trials.

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    That's a warm one there, trinni!
    I love how it covers the ears.
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    I like it, too; being subject to easily chilled ears..any plans to post a pattern/instructions?
    KM(who is totally about DIY)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber View Post
    Looks very warm! Do you have a down balaclava in the works, cause i'm in the market
    One might be already in production, you never know.
    I am sure my fiancee will think I am absolutely mad if I started working on a down balaclava! Imagine what that balaclava would look like worn on ones head!
    Edit: I'm wrong, this needs correction, my fiancee won't think I am absolutely mad -- she already does!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    Very sleek looking. Reminds me, somewhat, of the helmets bicyclist wear in their time trials.
    I am sorry, though the Fatrocket integrates a rocket within its name it is not designed to bump against things.

    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    That's a warm one there, trinni!
    I love how it covers the ears.
    I gave it 3cm more length this time -- now it covers the ears much better than the prototype I.

    Quote Originally Posted by KerMegan View Post
    I like it, too; being subject to easily chilled ears..any plans to post a pattern/instructions?
    KM(who is totally about DIY)
    KM, I've taken some photos of the process and some videoshots are there too. I am not sure when to get enough time to edit that stuff but yeah, there hopefully will be a write-up in German-English (my vocabulary is manageable).
    Last edited by trinni; 09-21-2011 at 06:38. Reason: +fiancee's thinking about me

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    Nice! It's another rocket hat! I've got a few that look just like that. Originally I experimented with everything from six main baffles to 15 and from two panels to 3 to four which looked like a box on your head. I've probably made up around 30 or so prototypes from 'ok' to really bad... Some are really funny and some look sort of promising.

    Still looks good though, but true, I might not wear that one around town

    I just love to see the different Black Rock inspired hats you guys make! Its great! Keep up the good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trinni View Post

    KM, I've taken some photos of the process and some videoshots are there too. I am not sure when to get enough time to edit that stuff but yeah, there hopefully will be a write-up in German-English (my vocabulary is manageable).
    Your vocabulary is more than excellent; far better than my German (scattered remnants from college 20+ yrs ago..) I will be looking forward to your future posts! KM

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    Vo es die Krunckenvagon? That's pretty much the best I can do German wise, but I'd learn more if you post a pattern/ how to. Just sayin...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    Vo es die Krunckenvagon? That's pretty much the best I can do German wise, but I'd learn more if you post a pattern/ how to. Just sayin...........
    I sense a phonetic resemblance... Now, here's a little teaser in exchange for 10 more German words:




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