The winter wind is horrible in Cleveland by Lake Erie. The wind blows by my ears and I get immediate knife-stabbing ear aches, and they last for hours, even when I get out of the cold. I’ve always been super sensitive to cold, even air-conditioning will shrivel up my fingers and make them numb. It’s torturous. If I put plugs in my ears, then I can’t hear. Those knit caps are practically useless, since they keep inching up off my ears. The point is to keep my ears covered, not to set on top of my head.
So I bought a couple of scarves, thinking I’d do a wrap around my head and ears, mostly my ears. It worked, but it takes a long time to wrap it so it fits, while not being so tight on my head that it gives me a headache. And I don’t want to have to keep adjusting it.
I’d like to buy a wrap that keeps my ears covered tightly to keep out the wind, and doesn’t flop over my face so I can’t see when I’m crossing the street. Nobody makes one that I’ve seen, and even if they did, I don’t know what they’d call it.
Anyway, here’s my version of basically what I want to be able to purchase.
Now, because it’s early Fall, I don’t need to completely cover my ears, so I can raise the flaps a little. But should I need them, I can pull them down enough for full ear coverage, without upsetting the rest of the scarf. The top of my head is bare – hair showing on the entire crown. I’m not sure if I’ll like that in Winter, but then it’s not the top of my head that hurts from the cold. I’ll be testing it when the weather cools.
This is a hat I can wear inside, if going to a restaurant, theatre etc. In winter, when wearing a knit cap, I feel compelled to remove it when inside – only to expose my flattened hair style. Not good. I’m perfectly comfortable wearing this inside.
Of course I want different colors – solids and prints. Different fabrics as long as they all have some stretching capabilities.