We were planning an epic camping road trip this summer and between that and our new boat, we did a lot of shopping at a large chain outdoors store. Near the cash, there was a display of "Buffs". I thought it was a clever use of a bit of fabric. But the price?! $25Cdn, aprox. Sure, it's a "high tech fabric" and seamless, but really...I could probably make one, right? Especially since I have a serger! I've been using wide headbands (almost like a bandana shape but the back is elastic, not a big knot) to protect my head from the sun (and cover up on bad hair days LOL). But a multi-purpose item would be even better!
Pinterest to the rescue to find the sizes, and see if others have actually done this. Sure they have!! This was my starting point.
I dug through my knit fabric stash and found some I bought for a shirt but then found some holes in it. It wasn't a big piece to start with so I wasn't sure I'd be able to cut a shirt around those holes. But I didn't care if the holes ended up in the buff, so I went ahead. Cut, cut, serge. I didn't finish the ends.
I made one from the left over fabric from a dress for Lucy. I wear this one a lot too. I really like them when I'm driving. I can wear it as a wide headband, but then if I have to open the windows (I have no AC), I can stretch it out so it really contains my hair and stops it from blowing in my face. Also, at work (supervising kindergarten kids outside at lunch--I get to do the whole hour outside now!), it works so much better than a hat!! Although I loved sewing the hats (well...more on that later), these just seem so much more practical for my lifestyle!