Sew a simple beanie to wear under a bike helmet, to beat cold winter temperatures. The holes in the helmet catch the wind and the helmet itself does not cover the ears close enough to be warm.
So, we’ll have to sew one. To make a first try, I chose an old T-shirt, to be able to try the fit and size.
Supplies to sew a beanie to wear with the helmet.
- An old T-shirt
- Mettler Seralene for the BERNINA L 460 and Mettler Seraflock on the BERNINA L 890.
- Download the pattern: Beanie in bike helmet
Start to copy the pattern on the fabric:
Copy the pattern part for the beanie on the back of an old T-shirt with a quiet firm jersey fabric.
Cut out all parts.
Pin 2 parts, right sides together.
Overlock with a 7 mm seam, that means you will cut 3 mm. An overlock stitch is always better when you cut a few mm from the fabric.
Add a third pattern part and overlock the seam. That means, you have sewn half of the beanie already. Repeat these steps for the other parts.
Pin both parts right sides together and overlock the seam.
It’s time to try the beanie. If you think it is too big, you can adjust one of the seams with a new overlock stitch and cut a few more mm of the fabric.
How to finish:
Fold the edge 1 cm and fold again 2,5 cm. Iron the folds and pin.
Sew the folds on the right side of the beanie with a coverlock or use twin needles. The Clear Overlock Foot #L27 gives me a nice view on my work.
Cut threads and knot on the inside.
The beanie is ready!
Next time I’ll make one in fleece, that seams even a lot warmer!