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    Blackrock beanie fix

    I love both my original and 2nd generation BlackRock Down Hats, but I stopped wearing them in windy weather because the wind would just fill up the inside of the hat and it would not keep me warm, but I found a fix.
    See in the photos how I put 2 layers of 1/4 flat elastic on to pull the beanie tight on my head and ears. The elastic is a double but I cut them at 5 inches (which when stretched after being doubled to almost 5 inches), figured by trial and error where to put the first sice and stitched in in, then stretched it to where I wanted it to be on the other side and stitched that side. I like it on the first so I did the second too.
    Then I cut a piece of lightweight fabric 1 1/8 wide by 5 1/8 long for each hat and stitched one end then the other then while holding the hat with the double band of elastic taught, I stitched the sides enclosing the elastic. I used the fabric from a Frog Togs bag. The elastic now puckered the hat nicely and when I put it on it is wind proof and also feels better on my head. I was always wondering if it were down on my head all the way, now I know it is.
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    Blackrock beanie fix

    Huh. I have never had that problem. My wife bought me a medium for Christmas which was way to tight so she kept that one and I bought a large one which fits great. Though it does stand pretty tall.
    Great fix for your problem. Thanks for sharing.
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    Great little fix there Mule and it looks simple enough (even for me)!
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    Blackrock beanie fix

    Nice simple yet functional modification.
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    Wow ... I've not had any problem remotely like that but dang if that isn't a simple well thought out fix!

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