Around here head gear is not an option. If you don't want to freeze your ears off (OK, they won't actually fall off, they'll just feel like it), then you have to wear either ear muffs or a hat, better known as a toque.
I found THIS amazing and totally FREE pattern a few weeks ago from Heidi and Finn. You can also find it on my FREE Sewing Patterns Pinterest Board. (If you love to sew you really need to follow this board, it is full of awesome Free patterns.)
It's actually a kids pattern but the largest size fits my head perfectly. I made one for my boss from a T-shirt with our company's logo on it and it fit him too (and he loved it).
This comes together so fast that I went on a sewing spree and started using up all my scraps to make as many as I could. The 2 at the bottom are for my niece and nephew and the rest will be donated to a local daycare that's used mainly by mom's who need all the help they can get.
If you follow me on Instagram you might remember that I was gifted an entire box of T-shirts from work. I figured refashioning them into kiddie hats was the best use for them.
I still have a few more cut out from my scraps left over from my Nordic Leggings too.
These will make great gifts at Christmas. Head over to Heidi and Finn and start making your own batch of beanies to keep your ears nice and toasty warm this winter~